A.L.F. stands for Animal Liberation Front. This group wants to save as many animals as possible and disrupt the practice of animal abuse. Their ultimate goal is to end all animal suffering by forcing animal abuse companies out of business. This is done by carrying out direct action against animal abuse in the form of rescuing animals and causing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through the damage and destruction of property. Any group of people who are vegetarians or vegans and who carry out actions according to A.L.F. guidelines have the right to regard themselves as part of the A.L.F. Almost all A.L.F. actions are against the law.

You can read more about this group at www.hedweb.com/alffaq.htm&ti=Animal+Liberation+Front+(ALF)

Alf (real name Gordon Shumway), was born on October 28, 1756 on the planet Melmac. He was named after his grandmother, one of the few women on Melmac who could split a block of wood with her lips. ALF's father's name was Bob. His friends call him B.O. for short. Bob has a wonderful sense of humor and does a brilliant impression of feta cheese. ALF's uncle Goomer once worked as an actor. He appeared in such films as, "Cat on a Hot Microwave Dish", "Gone with the Fish", and "Luncheon Counters of the Worst Kind." ALF's brother Curtis aspires to play in the rock band called "The Soggy Moose." Their only top-10 hit was "I Want to Brush Your Teeth With A Flounder". ALF's aunt Eugene was a famous dancer. She appeared in Melmac's longest-running play, "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Want". ALF's aunt Bubba, was a tree surgeon. One day she met with an accident when she fell out of one of her patients.

He attended Melmac High School, and played on two varsity teams, the Skleenball team, and the BouillaBaseball team. Alf went on to attend college for 63 years, majoring in pedestrian crossing. He was also a member of the college Skleenball team. He met his first girlfriend, Babs, at a Skleenball game. After college Alf went through a series of jobs including playing professional Bouillabaseball, being a sit down comedian, running his own phlegm dealership, and finally as a member of the Orbit Guard, a cross between the National Guard and the Vienna Boys Choir. The Orbit Guard's motto is "Guard the Orbits... Whether they need it or not." During basic training, ALF learned how to pilot a space patrol ship, fire a solar blaster, and burp in three languages.

One night, while ALF was out in his Orbit Guard patrol ship, Melmac exploded in a freak boating accident. Alf wandered throughout the galaxy looking for a new home, stopping once for a warm soda and a cheesedog on Saturn. He eventually made an error at the controls and landed in the Tanners' backyard on Earth.

Alf became a part of the Tanner household. He of course caused all sorts of trouble because of his alien habits and his fondness for cat meat, which according to Alf, "tastes a lot like gerbil".

The TV show also spawned two cartoons, Alf Tales and Alf (animated). There was also a series of Alf comic books (published by Marvel). Topps produced two series of Alf trading cards. Series I in 1987 had 69 cards, and series II in 1988 had 77 cards. There was an Alf video game for the Sega Master System. Finally Coleco produced an Alf board game in 1987, which is hard to find now.


Alf Quotes

"Does Bob Hope still have teeth?"
"On Melmac we have 1st class, 2nd class, Fish, and Ham"
"No Problem"
"I'll take care of it"
"Ha, I kill me"
"Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty"
"It was an accident"
"Before you get up for that final snack, I want you to know I'll be right back"
"I'm a peoples alien"
"Yo, Lucky my man"
"Holy stork invasion, Batman"


Cast

Paul Fusco as the Voice of Gordon Schumway a.k.a. ALF
Max Wright as William "Willie" Francis Tanner
Anne Schedeen as Katherine "Kate" Daphne Tanner
Andrea Elson as Lynn Tanner
Benji Gregory as Brian Tanner
John LaMotta as Trevor Ochmonek
Liz Sheridan as Raquel Ochmonek
Anne Meara as Dorothy Halligan
Josh Blake as Jake Ochmonek
JM. J. Bullock as Neal Tanner
J.R. Nickerson or Charles Nickerson as Eric Tanner

Production Credits

Created by: Paul Fusco & Tom Patchett
Executive producer: Tom Patchett & Bernie Brillstein
Producers: Paul Fusco
Original Music: Alf Clausen
"ALF" Suit Designer: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros


Alf Episode Guide

Almost every episode of Alf is named after a song. Why? I have no idea. What that does mean though, is that most of these episode links actually go somewhere, (even though no one has noded the episodes yet).


1st Season 1986

  1. A.L.F.
  2. Strangers in the Night
  3. Looking for Lucky
  4. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  5. Keepin' the Faith
  6. For Your Eyes Only
  7. Help Me Rhonda
  8. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  9. Jump
  10. Baby You Can Drive My Car
  11. On the Road Again
  12. Oh, Tannerbaum
  13. Mother and Child Reunion
  14. A Little Bit of Soap
  15. I've Got a New Attitude
  16. Try to Remember (1)
  17. Try to Remember (2)
  18. Border Song
  19. Wild Thing
  20. Going Out of My Head Over You
  21. Look Through Any Window
  22. It Isn't Easy... Bein' Green
  23. The Gambler
  24. Weird Science
  25. La Cuckaracha
  26. Come Fly With Me

Saturday Morning Preview Special 1987
  1. ALF Loves a Mystery

2nd Season 1987

  1. Working My Way Back to You
  2. Somewhere Over the Rerun
  3. Take a Look at Me Now
  4. Wedding Bell Blues
  5. Prime Time
  6. Some Enchanted Evening
  7. Pretty Woman
  8. Something's Wrong With Me
  9. Night Train
  10. Isn't it Romantic
  11. Hail to the Chief
  12. ALF's Special Christmas (1)
  13. ALF's Special Christmas (2)
  14. The Boy Next Door
  15. Can I Get a Witness?
  16. We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert
  17. Someone To Watch Over Me (1)
  18. Someone To Watch Over Me (2)
  19. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  20. You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog
  21. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  22. Movin' Out
  23. I'm Your Puppet
  24. Tequila
  25. We Are Family
  26. Varsity Drag

3rd Season 1988

  1. Stop in the Name of Love
  2. Stairway to Heaven
  3. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
  4. Tonight, Tonight (1)
  5. Tonight, Tonight (2)
  6. Promises, Promises
  7. Turkey in the Straw (1)
  8. Turkey in the Straw (2)
  9. Changes
  10. My Back Pages
  11. Alone Again, Naturally
  12. Do You Believe in Magic
  13. Hide Away
  14. Fight Back
  15. Suspicious Minds
  16. Baby Love
  17. Running Scared
  18. Standing in the Shadows of Love
  19. Superstition
  20. Torn Between Two Lovers
  21. Funeral For a Friend
  22. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  23. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
  24. Like an Old Time Movie
  25. Shake, Rattle & Roll
  26. Having My Baby

4th Season 1989

  1. Baby, Come Back
  2. Lies
  3. Wanted: Dead or Alive
  4. We're in the Money
  5. Mind Games
  6. Hooked on a Feeling
  7. He Ain't Heavy, He's Willie's Brother
  8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  9. Live and Let Die
  10. Break Up to Make Up
  11. Happy Together
  12. Fever
  13. It's My Party
  14. Make 'Em Laugh
  15. Love on the Rocks
  16. True Colors
  17. Gimme That Old Time Religion
  18. Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
  19. When I'm 64
  20. Mr. Sandman
  21. Stayin' Alive
  22. Hungry Like the Wolf
  23. I Gotta Be Me
  24. Consider Me Gone

Sources include Google, memory, Alf comics, and Alf cards. Most of the backstory comes from the cards and comics.

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