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ALF: The Animated Series

The show was a prequel, depicting ALF's life back on his home planet of Melmac. Since the name "ALF" was an acronym short for Alien Life Form and only given to Gordon Shumway later on Earth, "ALF" is never used in the animated series except for its title. ALF would always be referred to as "Gordon", his true name, or "Gordo" by his friends Rick and Skip. In nearly every episode a live action ALF would appear at the introduction and conclusion of the episode; reading fan mail and saying that this show is a response to a huge demand of people wanting to know what his life was like on Melmac. The show is a prequel to ALF, depicting Alf's life back on his home planet of Melmac.

Show Info

Network: United States NBC (1987 - 1989)
Schedule: Saturdays at 10:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Comedy Children Science-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes
Created by: Paul Fusco Tom Patchett

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Previous Episode

Skipper's Got a Brand New Dad

Episode 2x13; Jan 7, 1989

Larson Petty discovers that his family has left behind a huge fortune, but it can only be turned over to the rightful heir - Larson Petty's son. The only problem is, he has no children. Meanwhile, Gordon and Rick find out that Skip was orphaned as a

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x13: Skipper's Got a Brand New DadJan 7, 1989
2x12: Housesitting for PokipsiDec 17, 1988
2x11: The Slugs of WrathDec 10, 1988
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Alf - Erinnerungen an Melmac (Germany Germany)
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