Who doesn't love that rascally ALF? Star of his own sitcom between 1986 and 1990, Alf made America - and the world - laugh. Wait, what? You've never even heard of ALF? Well, that can't be true!
ALF (Alien Life Form) traveled to Planet Earth from the far off distant Melmac, drawn to our world by an amateur radio station. Adopted by the Tanner family, ALF is in hiding from the Alien Task Force - a government organization investigating just his kind. ALF's wisecracking and his near obsession with cats delighted fans for 102 episodes. If you missed the show during its original run, it is not difficult to find in reruns or on dvd. Of course, you can always just come to the American Treasure Tour and check him out in his classy Hawaiian shirt. No problem!
- ALF was the first program on television recorded in Dolby Surround Sound
- The set for ALF required the use of trap doors in the floor so that puppeteers could control the rascally alien, making for many hazards for the human actors intent on not falling into the holes.
- When the script called for a full body shot of ALF, actor Mihaly 'Michu' Meszarus, measuring at two feet nine inches tall climbed into the costume and worked his magic.