ALF: Season 1 (1986 - 1987)

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Air date: Sep 22, 1986

A UFO crashes into the Tanner's garage and they suddenly have a friendly alien living with them.

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Air date: Sep 29, 1986

"Strangers in the Night" is the second episode of the NBC sitcom ALF's first season and finds the Tanners employing their neighbor Mrs. Ochmonek (Liz Sheridan) to baby-sit for Brian. ALF is told to stay out of trouble so as to keep his presence a secret from the snoopy neighbor, but he has trouble resisting the temptation to wreak a little havoc.

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Air date: Oct 6, 1986

Though it's customary to eat cats on Melmac, ALF has had to curb his appetite for felines ever since landing on Earth. But when the Tanner family's cat goes missing, the obvious culprit is the furry alien. Can ALF convince his adopted human family that he's innocent?

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Air date: Oct 13, 1986

When ALF monkeys around with Willie's radio, he ends up talking to the President on Air Force One. Before they know it, the government has shown up at the Tanner home and fingers Willie as a terrorist. Can they clear Willie's name while also keeping ALF's existence under wraps?

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Air date: Oct 20, 1986

"Keepin' the Faith" is the fifth episode of the NBC sitcom ALF's debut season. This time around, ALF is feeling entrepreneurial and decides to try making some dough by becoming an over-the-phone cosmetics salesman. As one might expect, things don't go quite smoothly.

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Air date: Nov 3, 1986

When ALF hears a blind woman talking about how lonely she feels in the world, he thinks he's discovered a kindred spirit and calls her up. The two hit it off and decide to go on a date. However, even with her being blind, it proves to be a challenge for the little, furry alien.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1986

A lonely ALF tries to contact his friends on Melmac when he starts to miss his girlfriend, Rhonda. Surprisingly, he actually makes contact with Rhonda and his pal Skip. The Tanners are happy to meet some other Melmacians, but does this mean ALF will be leaving them to return home?

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Air date: Nov 17, 1986

When ALF begins to feel romantically toward Lynn, he searches for a way to show her his feelings. Eventually he decides to record a music video in which he sings and plays all of the instruments. "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?" was written by Jerry Stahl, who would go on to write the memoir Permanent Midnight.

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Air date: Nov 24, 1986

In "Jump," Willie is going through a bit of a midlife crisis when his 45th birthday arrives. In order to help him recapture his youthfulness, ALF encourages him to try skydiving. It seems like a good idea at first, but will Willie really go through with it? Football legend Joe Namath guest stars as himself.

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Air date: Dec 1, 1986

When Lynn decides she wants her own car, she gets a job and starts pinching pennies to save up the money. She doesn't have to work long, though, as ALF hocks some of the valuable parts of his spaceship and makes enough money to buy her a pricey sports car. "Baby, You Can Drive My Car" originally aired on December 1, 1986.

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Critic Reviews for ALF Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

[ALF is] the story of a smart- aleck creature from outer space with a big nose that crash-lands into a garage and moves right into Max Wright's average suburban family with the stupidest jokes in the galaxy.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the season of family sitcoms, featuring hordes of adorable little ones. One of the better, simply because it's kind of cute and a bit offbeat, is ''ALF,'' making its debut on NBC at 8 this evening.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This is another of those TV comedies that simply aren't funny.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This creature will be fun to have around if he makes plenty of snide, acerbic cracks about earthly social and political foibles.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

ALF wasn't the total embodiment of the 1980s nor was it the biggest series, but it does capture much of the era.

Aug 28, 2018 | Rating: 6/107 | Full Review…

ALF the alien did endear himself to me with one habit: He likes to eat cats. But otherwise, ALF's just another UFO-unimpressive fuzzy object.

Aug 28, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

ALF himself generates some laughs, and there's just enough silly insanity in the show to make it worthwhile. It also has one of the most unintentionally depressing series finales ever.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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