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John*P

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Very exciting news! This was my absolute favorite childhood show, and I can't wait to own the seasons on DVD. This show is much funnier/wittier than some people give it credit for. I think it ran for 4 seasons, so hopefully the whole series will be available in about 2 years?

Man, there are lots of great 80s shows coming to DVD...
 

streeter

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ALF even makes a joke about Willy's crack habit on the ALF Files commentary track.

Max Wright has been arrested a few times for drunken driving (the most recent being less than a year ago), but I don't think he has ever served time.

A web search shows that you can read the entire article from the National Enquirer at this page (third table) - link
Edit: warning, link contains explicit content towards the bottom of the page. You can go to the article, but I don't recommend scrolling further down the page.

This was probably about three or four years ago. His wife said in the article that he was recovering and that they were trying to save their marriage.

I don't know if the tape was made before or after he was on The Norm Show (I think before), but Max Wright has since then appeared on Norm MacDonald's other show, A Minute With Stan Hooper.

I doubt that the DVD will have commentary from him, but hopefully ALF and the show's creators will do more tracks. I loved the one of The ALF Files.
 

streeter

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If so, I hope it gets fixed. The commentary abrubtly ends while the creators are talking about their plans for an ALF movie, and there are also a few lines from the commentary that are repeated for some weird reason.
 

Scott Temple

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From 1986 to 1990 on NBC. I even remember the day of the week and time it aired. Monday at 7:00 PM Central.

This is easily one of the funniest TV shows of the '80s. It really sucks that NBC never gave it a proper sendoff. There was that 1996 ABC-TV movie "Project: ALF" but it blew wind. Not having the Tanner family really killed it, IMHO. Sure, ALF is the star, but he needs his family.

"Before you get up for that final snack, I want you to know I'll be right back. HA!"

or

"Before you get up for that final snack, I want you to know I've got your cat. HA!"
 

Scott Temple

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Here's the rundown on Season 1. :emoji_thumbsup:



Original
Episode # Prod # Air Date Episode Title
_____ _______ _________ ___________ ______________________________________________

1st Season 1986-1987

1. 1- 1 1001 22 Sep 86 A.L.F.
2. 1- 2 1004 29 Sep 86 Strangers in the Night
3. 1- 3 1006 6 Oct 86 Looking for Lucky
4. 1- 4 1003 13 Oct 86 Pennsylvania 6-5000
5. 1- 5 1008 20 Oct 86 Keepin' the Faith
6. 1- 6 1005 3 Nov 86 For Your Eyes Only
7. 1- 7 1010 10 Nov 86 Help Me Rhonda
8. 1- 8 1011 17 Nov 86 Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
9. 1- 9 1009 24 Nov 86 Jump
10. 1-10 1013 1 Dec 86 Baby You Can Drive My Car
11. 1-11 1002 8 Dec 86 On the Road Again
12. 1-12 1012 22 Dec 86 Oh, Tannerbaum
13. 1-13 1014 12 Jan 87 Mother and Child Reunion
14. 1-14 1015 19 Jan 87 A Little Bit of Soap
15. 1-15 1017 2 Feb 87 I've Got a New Attitude
16. 1-16 1023b 9 Feb 87 Try to Remember (1)
17. 1-17 1023b 9 Feb 87 Try to Remember (2)
18. 1-18 1016 16 Feb 87 Border Song
19. 1-19 1018 2 Mar 87 Wild Thing
20. 1-20 1019 16 Mar 87 Going Out of My Head Over You
21. 1-21 1021 23 Mar 87 Look Through Any Window
22. 1-22 1007 30 Mar 87 It Isn't Easy... Bein' Green
23. 1-23 1022 6 Apr 87 The Gambler
24. 1-24 1020 13 Apr 87 Weird Science
25. 1-25 1025 4 May 87 La Cuckaracha
26. 1-26 1024 11 May 87 Come Fly With Me

1st Season 1986-1987
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


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regulars:


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 [ 1-2 ]
Josh Blake as Jake Ochmonek [ 2-3 ]
JM. J. Bullock as Neal Tanner [ 4 ]
J.R. Nickerson or Charles Nickerson as Eric Tanner [ 4 ]

1. "A.L.F."
gs:
Gordon Shumway, last known survivor from the planet Melmac, crash-lands his spaceship into the Tanner family's suburban garage. Willie dubs him "ALF", short for Alien Life Form. After convincing a military officer that they are not harboring a space creature, the Tanners decide to take ALF in as a member of the family.

b: 22 Sep 86 pc: 1001 w: Tom Patchett d: Tom Patchett
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2. "Strangers in the Night"
gs:
ALF decides to have some fun while a nervous Mrs. Ochmonek baby-sits Brian.

b: 29 Sep 86 pc: 1004 w: Paul Fusco, Thad Mumford d: Peter Bonerz
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3. "Looking for Lucky"
gs:
When Lucky the cat disappears, everyone pins the blame on ALF.

b: 6 Oct 86 pc: 1006 w: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson d: Peter Bonerz
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4. "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
gs: Richard Sanders [ Unknown ], Harry Shearer [ Unknown ]
ALF calls the president to address his concerns about nuclear weapons.

b: 13 Oct 86 pc: 1003 w: Donald Todd d: Peter Bonerz
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5. "Keepin' the Faith"
gs:
ALF takes a job selling cosmetics over the phone.

b: 20 Oct 86 pc: 1008 w: Laurie Gelman d: Peter Bonerz
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6. "For Your Eyes Only"
gs:
ALF befriends a lonely blind girl.

b: 3 Nov 86 pc: 1005 w: Mitzi McCall, Adrienne Armstrong d: Peter Bonerz
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7. "Help Me Rhonda"
gs:
Willie helps homesick ALF arrange a trip to Melmac.

b: 10 Nov 86 pc: 1010 w: Tom Patchett, Lloyd Garver d: Peter Bonerz
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8. "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
gs:
ALF has a crush on Lynn, so he makes a music video to impress her.

b: 17 Nov 86 pc: 1011 w: Jerry Stahl d: Tom Patchett
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9. "Jump"
gs:
On his 45th birthday, Willie feels unfulfilled, so ALF suggests he go skydiving.

b: 24 Nov 86 pc: 1009 w: Gary Markowitz d: Peter Bonerz
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10. "Baby You Can Drive My Car"
gs:
ALF sells parts of his spaceship to buy Lynn a Ferrari.

b: 1 Dec 86 pc: 1013 w: Thad Mumford, Laurie Gelman d: Nancy Heydorn
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11. "On the Road Again"
gs:
Willie loses his temper with ALF during a family camping trip.

b: 8 Dec 86 pc: 1002 w: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson d: Peter Bonerz
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12. "Oh, Tannerbaum"
gs:
ALF convinces Willie to travel to the mountains to cut down a real Christmas tree.

b: 22 Dec 86 pc: 1012 w: Donald Todd d: Rick Gough
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13. "Mother and Child Reunion"
gs:
ALF heads for the garage when Kate's mother pays a visit.

b: 12 Jan 87 pc: 1014 w: Bob & Howard Bendetson d: Tom Patchett
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14. "A Little Bit of Soap"
gs:
ALF submits scripts to his favorite soap opera.

b: 19 Jan 87 pc: 1015 w: Laurie Gelman d: Tom Patchett
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15. "I've Got a New Attitude"
gs:
ALF plays matchmaker for Kate's mother.

b: 2 Feb 87 pc: 1017 w: Thad Mumford d: Nancy Heydorn
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16. "Try to Remember (1)"
gs:
ALF hits his head and is convinced he is an insurance salesman. The Tanners try reviewing past events to try and jog his memory.

b: 9 Feb 87 pc: 1023b w: Laurie Gelman, Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson, Donald Todd d: Tom Patchett
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17. "Try to Remember (2)"
gs:
The Tanners continue to try and jog ALF's memory, and deal with the police at the same time.

b: 9 Feb 87 pc: 1023b w: Laurie Gelman, Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson, Donald Todd d: Tom Patchett
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18. "Border Song"
gs:
ALF befriends a young Mexican immigrant.

b: 16 Feb 87 pc: 1016 w: Donald Todd d: Tom Patchett
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19. "Wild Thing"
gs:
ALF goes through a 24-hour period of bizarre behavior.

b: 2 Mar 87 pc: 1018 w: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic d: Nancy Heydorn
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20. "Going Out of My Head Over You"
gs: Bill Daily [ Larry ]
Willie and ALF both talk to a psychologist.

b: 16 Mar 87 pc: 1019 w: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson d: Nancy Heydorn
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21. "Look Through Any Window"
gs:
ALF thinks he witnessed a murder at a neighbor's house.

b: 23 Mar 87 pc: 1021 w: Bob Bendetson d: Nancy Heydorn
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22. "It Isn't Easy... Bein' Green"
gs:
ALF comes to Brian's aid when the boy has to play an asparagus in the school play.

b: 30 Mar 87 pc: 1007 w: Wendy Graf, Lisa Stotsky d: Peter Bonerz
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23. "The Gambler"
gs:
ALF develops a gambling habit and winds up in trouble with his bookie.

b: 6 Apr 87 pc: 1022 w: Thad Mumford, Laurie Gelman d: Gary Shimokawa
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24. "Weird Science"
gs:
Brian causes trouble at school when he repeats some of ALF's intergalactic knowledge.

b: 13 Apr 87 pc: 1020 w: Paul Fusco d: Paul Fusco
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25. "La Cuckaracha"
gs:
A cockroach from outer space invades the Tanner home.

b: 4 May 87 pc: 1025 w: Jerry Stahl d: Peter Baldwin
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26. "Come Fly With Me"
gs:
When Mr. Ochmonek becomes sick during a flight, ALF flies the plane.

b: 11 May 87 pc: 1024 w: Nelson Costello d: Peter Baldwin
 

John_Dee

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So so happy about this, 2004 just gets better and better. Was an even bigger surprise for me as it was only a couple of months ago was it not that someone was asked about it in a chat and they said there were no plans for it
 

Magnus G

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Hmm, Lion's Gate. Do you think this release will have english subtitles? I hope so. Subtitles are a must for me.
 

LukeB

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SBTB has subtitles in English and Spanish. Few things in this world or out of it are as excellent as "ALF." August is rockin'!
 

Sam Favate

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Still scheduled for August 10?
There's no sign of this on any of the retailer web sites to preorder.
 

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