ALF (1986–1990)

TV Series   |  TV-G   |    |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

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  • ALF (1986)
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  • Paul Fusco in ALF (1986)
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Tom Patchett, Paul Fusco

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29 March 2005 | matt3297
A cute, clever sitcom that sold out for the quick buck
ALF was a clever show which contained much of the same formula as such comedy classics as "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Green Acres" in that the main character is out of his normal environment and tries to adjust to living in a new world producing wide-eyed comedic relief. The sad thing about this show is that it should have (and could have) had a longer life. During the first season, ALF, the character, was a cute and adventuresome little fellow who looked at modern society through innocent eyes--the kind of child-like eyes that can see the paradoxes and hypocrisies of society. But from the second season on, ALF became an obnoxious nuisance, an annoying smart-alack in Hawaiian shirts who seemed to know that he was torturing poor old Willie and Kate, but enjoyed frustrating them. His appearances on game shows and talk shows combined to dish out unwelcomed overexposure. ALF was no longer cute, but a show-off busy hocking stuffed self-likeness and lunch boxes. Another example of Hollywood's inability to let a production endear itself to an eager audience and resist the quick buck. How sad.

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