Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1986
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.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1986
ALF decides to have some fun while a nervous Mrs. Ochmonek baby-sits Brian.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 6, 1986
When Lucky the cat disappears, everyone pins the blame on ALF.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1986
ALF calls the president to address his concerns about nuclear weapons.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1986
ALF takes a job selling cosmetics over the phone.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1986
ALF befriends a lonely blind girl.
Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 10, 1986
Willie helps homesick ALF arrange a trip to Melmac.
Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 17, 1986
ALF has a crush on Lynn, so he makes a music video to impress her.
Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 24, 1986
On his 45th birthday, Willie feels unfulfilled, so ALF suggests he go skydiving.
Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 1, 1986
ALF sells parts of his spaceship to buy Lynn a Ferrari.
Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1986
Willie loses his temper with ALF during a family camping trip.
Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 22, 1986
It's Christmas time. Unfortunately ALF chops the Christmas tree into firewood before anyone notices. The Tanners then have two tasks: to teach ALF all about Christmas and find a new Christmas tree.
Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1987
ALF heads for the garage when Kate's mother pays a visit.
Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 19, 1987
ALF submits scripts to his favorite soap opera.
Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Feb 2, 1987
ALF plays matchmaker for Kate's mother.
Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1987
ALF hits his head and is convinced he is an insurance salesman. The Tanners try reviewing past events to try and jog his memory.
Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1987
The Tanners continue to try and jog ALF's memory, and deal with the police at the same time.
Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Feb 16, 1987
ALF befriends a young Mexican immigrant.
Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Mar 2, 1987
ALF goes through a 24-hour period of bizarre behavior.
Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Mar 16, 1987
Willie and ALF both talk to a psychologist.
Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Mar 23, 1987
ALF thinks he witnessed a murder at a neighbor's house.
Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Mar 30, 1987
ALF comes to Brian's aid when the boy has to play an asparagus in the school play.
Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Apr 6, 1987
ALF develops a gambling habit and winds up in trouble with his bookie.
Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Apr 13, 1987
Brian causes trouble at school when he repeats some of ALF's intergalactic knowledge.
Episode: 1x25 | Airdate: May 4, 1987
Episode: 1x26 | Airdate: May 11, 1987
When Mr. Ochmonek becomes sick during a flight, ALF flies the plane.
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 21, 1987
ALF is relocated to the family garage as a result of his mischievous behavior.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 28, 1987
ALF dreams he visits "Gilligan's Island", with castaways Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor and Mary Ann.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 5, 1987
Mrs. Ochmonek thinks she's gone crazy when she spots ALF in the backyard. She takes her story to a TV-show and is devastated when nobody believes her. ALF decides to make things right by talking to her again.
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 12, 1987
ALF joins a monastery after learning that his parents were married before he was born -- a disgrace on the planet Melmac.
Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 19, 1987
The Tanners become a TV-ratings family and ALF decides to rig the system so that his favorite program becomes a hit.
Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 26, 1987
ALF becomes the star attraction at the Tanners' Halloween party.
Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 2, 1987
ALF helps Lynn boost her self-confidence by enrolling her in a beauty pageant.
Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 9, 1987
ALF gets a severe case of hiccups after being excluded from Dorothy and Whizzer's wedding party. According to Melmacian medicine there are two cures: fresh cat juice and something so disgusting that ALF does not want to mention it. In order to save the wedding the Tanners try to give him fake cat juice.
Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1987
Willie and ALF hop on board a freight train in search of adventure.
Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Nov 23, 1987
ALF and the Tanner kids give Willie and Kate a second honeymoon.
Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Dec 7, 1987
Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Dec 14, 1987
The Tanners decide to spend Christmas in a cabin in the woods when Alf suddenly gets lost.
Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Dec 14, 1987
ALF is still in the hospital with Tiffany and Mr. Foley. He convinces Tiffany to help him get back to the Tanners, but changes his mind when he hears about Tiffany's condition.
Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Jan 4, 1988
Mr. Ochmonek's nephew Jake comes to live with the Ochmoneks. The Ochmoneks tell the Tanners that Jake is a problem kid and ask their advice on how to deal with him. ALF can't resist investigating Jake's persona.
Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Jan 11, 1988
When a football shatters the Ochmoneks' picture window, ALF gets the blame and he demands his day in "Tanner Family Court".
Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Jan 25, 1988
A visit from Willie's Uncle Albert surprises the Tanners and causes ALF great distress.
Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Feb 8, 1988
A series of robberies in the neighborhood prompts ALF to want to help with Neighborhood Watch, when Willie is voted block captain.
Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Feb 15, 1988
Neighborhood Watch volunteers quit as the robberies continue. ALF decides to take direct action, causing chaos at the Ochmoneks' house.
Episode: 2x19 | Airdate: Feb 22, 1988
Jody loses her apartment when the building becomes a condominium, so ALF tries to help her "adjust" to a new home.
Episode: 2x20 | Airdate: Feb 29, 1988
A stray dog makes ALF jealous, so he gives her to the first (and obviously wrong) person who responds to a "found dog" poster.
Episode: 2x21 | Airdate: Mar 7, 1988
It's the Tanners who learn a lesson while trying to passively resist a belligerent father and son.
Episode: 2x22 | Airdate: Mar 14, 1988
The Tanners may need to sell their house because Willie has been promoted to a supervisory position in San Deigo.
Episode: 2x23 | Airdate: Mar 21, 1988
ALF tries ventriloquism. The attitude of his new "friend", Paul the dummy, turns contentious - then things get weird.
Episode: 2x24 | Airdate: Mar 28, 1988
ALF assists Kate's alcoholic friend realise that she needs help.
Episode: 2x25 | Airdate: May 2, 1988
A dejected Gordon (A.L.F.) wants to expose his existence to the world. Willie has an idea to help him through the crisis.
Episode: 2x26 | Airdate: May 9, 1988
ALF discovers that he is responsible for Lynn not being able to attend Amherst College, and makes another attempt to find employment.
Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Oct 3, 1988
Lynn breaks up with her boyfriend and becomes depressed. ALF gets a self-help book of love for her and asks her to confide in him. When Lynn reveals she likes a guy, ALF decides to help her get his attention literally by the book. Uh-oh.
Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 10, 1988
With the help of his guardian angle, ALF finds out what life would be like for the Tanners if they had never met him.
Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 17, 1988
Jake pops by because Raquel and Trevor are fighting. This time she throws him out. Kate offers to let him stay in their house. Trevor soon becomes a nuisance, so ALF decides to solve the problem.
Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Oct 24, 1988
"And heeeere's Alfie!" ALF hosts The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson instead ofJohnny Carson. Is it a dream? Is it an "What if...?" story?
Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Oct 24, 1988
ALF fills in forJohnny Carson on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, alienating regulars and guests alike.
Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Oct 31, 1988
Lynn has barely turned 18 and she's already moved on from boys her own age to - a man of Willie's generation. Lynn is forbidden from seeing this Eddie again. Will she obey her parents?
Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 14, 1988
ALF already ate the Thanksgiving turkey - raw. Willie fails to find a new one, so Raquel invites the Tanners over. A storm arrives as does the neighborhood bum ("a homeless person"), since ALF has been leaving food and clothes for him.
Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Nov 15, 1988
Pete has called the Alien Task Force. He has been told to keep ALF occupied until Sergeant Fox and his men arrive to capture him. Dead or alive. Will Pete sell ALF out after he's talked with him for a while? Will he?
Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Nov 21, 1988
The social workers, which includes Willie, go on a strike that may last a while. Kate decides to take a job in order to bring money into the house. ALF is concerned about the repercussions. Well, about those that will affect him.
Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Nov 28, 1988
When Kate and Willie stop ALF's rummage in the attic, they find Willie's movie of Woodstock and want to watch it. When Willie tells ALF what he was like in college, ALF points out that Willie has turned from an idealist to a sell-out.
Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Dec 5, 1988
ALF reads a tabloid article about a couple in Barstow who live with a space alien, who sounds to ALF like his cousin Blinky. ALF persuades Willie to drive him there and to go investigate the couple. *Big* trouble ensues.
Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Dec 12, 1988
ALF gets interested in magic tricks, so Willie gives his old magic trick set to him. When ALF discovers he is no good at magic tricks even though he has the desire, he naturally concludes that he needs proper magician's tools.
Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Jan 9, 1989
ALF has ordered a non-refundable satellite dish. Willie carpools with a talkative guy Jim, who manipulates Willie into inviting him for dinner. There's more to Jim than meets the eye.
Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: Jan 16, 1989
Willie realizes his car repairman is scamming him and decides to do something about it. While Willie refuses to admit that The System Has Failed, ALF and Jake set out on their own to acquire some hard evidence against the conman.
Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Jan 23, 1989
ALF has started to believe in one of the biggest urban legends - that Elvis is alive. When Raquel describes their new neighbor, ALF is convinced the man is Elvis. Since nobody believes ALF, he decides to venture into the man's house.
Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: Feb 6, 1989
Now that Kate is pregnant and the focus is on her unborn child, ALF feels neglected. Raquel throws a surprise baby shower, to which Andrea from the neighborhood brings her baby. ALF, meet baby. Baby, meet ALF.
Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Feb 13, 1989
An anonymous caller demands $3,000 from ALF - otherwise he will turn ALF to the authorities. On the second call, the extortionist adds that the Tanners will go to jail for harboring an alien. ALF decides to take action.
Episode: 3x18 | Airdate: Feb 20, 1989
Jake has a *huge* crush on a girl called Laura, but freezes every time he tries to approach or contact her. ALF offers to write a letter in Jake's name to Laura. Poor Jake still hasn't learned *not* to enlist ALF to help.
Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Feb 27, 1989
ALF accidentally burns Brian's History book in the oven. He then insists that he's now under a Melmacian curse: 14 years of increasing bad luck. First, the food on the electric stove bursts into flames. Then other things start to happen.
Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Mar 6, 1989
Lynn ends up with two dates for a dance through ALF's mishandled phone message
Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: Mar 20, 1989
ALF wants a pet, so Willie decides to buy him an ant farm. ALF doesn't appreciate his new pets at first, but it will change.
Episode: 3x22 | Airdate: Mar 27, 1989
The start date of Brian's first overnight boy scout camp is almost at hand. But he is afraid of the dark. While Willie reminisces about his own boy scout days, ALF decides to help Brian.
Episode: 3x23 | Airdate: Apr 10, 1989
Jake stops by to tell that her mother has come to the Ochmoneks. She comes to thank the Tanners and Racquel invites her to dinner at the Tanners. Jake, however, starts acting weirdly, and ALF decides to find out why.
Episode: 3x24 | Airdate: Apr 17, 1989
The Tanners are going to a wedding and ALF is left home alone, Willie having rented him silent movies. ALF gets inspired to write his own silent movie. In which he also stars. He then imagines what it would be like.
Episode: 3x25 | Airdate: May 1, 1989
ALF experiences his first earthquake (there were no melmacquakes). When he is told that quakes can be a lot bigger, ALF starts to live in fear of the coming of a big one, even though Willie assures him they are prepared.
Episode: 3x26 | Airdate: May 8, 1989
ALF is preparing himself for the coming of Kate's baby because, in his opinion, Willie isn't prepared enough. Can ALF be persuaded to accept that Dick Van Dyke show is not an educational program that should be followed as an example?
Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 18, 1989
When Kate has to unexpectedly go in to work, she has no choice but to leave ALF in charge of the baby. While babysitting, ALF faces a huge dilemma when he goes outside and finds the baby missing.
Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Sep 25, 1989
After ALF invites a tabloid crew over to the Tanner household for an interview, they take a few photos before Willie asks them to leave.
Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 2, 1989
After ALF watches "Crimestoppers" and sees a guy resembling Willie who is wanted for polygamy, he tries to hide Willie. When the FBI takes Willie in for question following an anonymous tip, everyone assumes that ALF called it in.
Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 9, 1989
Alf thinks that he has found a great new game when he accesses Willie's stock market account.
Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 16, 1989
With ALF feeling bored and useless, Larry advises the Tanners to ask for his opinion on their problems and make him feel more important.
Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Oct 23, 1989
When ALF develops an addiction to eating cotton balls, Willie and Kate decide to invite a support group over to the house and have Willie convey ALF's feelings to the group.
Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Oct 30, 1989
ALF gets upset when Willie's emotionally depressed kid brother spends lots of time at the house, leaving him to take quarters in the garage.
Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 6, 1989
With ALF upset over Willie's brother frequently coming to the house, Willie decides that the best thing to do is finally introduce his brother to ALF.
Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 13, 1989
When the Tanners' cat Lucky dies, ALF decides to answer a giveaway ad in the paper for kittens so that he can eat them, only to find out that he likes having them as pets.
Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Nov 20, 1989
ALF gets upset when his anniversary party is interrupted by Kate's mother who flies in after a fight with her husband.
Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Nov 27, 1989
Following a fight with Willie, ALF decides to move in with Neal. It doesn't take long for him to wear out his welcome.
Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Dec 4, 1989
When ALF gets really sick, Willie and Kate consider taking him to a doctor.
Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1989
Willie and Kate miss the days when they would visit friends' dinner parties and then reciprocate. They decide to host a luau with a roasted pig.
Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1990
Alf thinks he's a stand-up comedian. NBC offers him a show, he's famous and rich and everybody loves him. In his dream he sends Willie and Kate to the attic, where they usually send him.
Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1990
When Neal decides to drive to Las Vegas and remarry his ex-wife, ALF sneaks into the back of their car in a effort to try and talk Neal out of it.
Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1990
ALF develops an interest in art after one of Lynn's professors compliments one of his paintings.
Episode: 4x17 | Airdate: Jan 29, 1990
In order to become a minister, ALF must preside over a ceremony. So he suggests that Willie and Kate renew their vows on the 22nd anniversary.
Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1990
Realizing he will outlive the Tanners, ALF daydreams about the future, after the children have grown up and moved out.
Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1990
With Willie and Kate going out for the night, ALF sneaks into a retirement home in the hopes of meeting a once-famous actress, whose glory days are far behind her.
Episode: 4x20 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1990
When Willie finds a map from one of his dead relatives, he and ALF trek to Death Valley to try and find a possible treasure. Things don't go as planned when ALF drinks all the water beforehand and then gets too hot from the sun.
Episode: 4x21 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1990
When ALF finds out that a local corporation is using CFCs that pollute the environment, he writes several letters of protest, all under fake names.
Episode: 4x22 | Airdate: Mar 3, 1990
Fearing that he might "internally blow up" due to his high calorie consumption, ALF decides to cut meat from his diet. However after a few days, ALF turns into a "wolf" and steals the Tanner's car in an effort to hunt for food.
Episode: 4x23 | Airdate: Mar 10, 1990
Lynn and Kate have a disagreement after Lynn floats around the idea of moving in with her boyfriend.
Episode: 4x24 | Airdate: Mar 24, 1990
When ALF picks up a signal on the Tanner's radio, he realizes that it is someone trying to get in touch with him through Melmacian code.
Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: Feb 17, 1996