Reading too deeply into these things since 1981


ALF Reviews!  Every Thursday!  Unless I forget!

A new review every Thursday! Join me as I work my way through every episode of ALF, in order, because you asked me to do this, thereby proving that man gravitates naturally toward evil. Seriously, this show is awful. ENJOY!


Episode 1: A.L.F.
Episode 2: Strangers in the Night
Episode 3: Looking For Lucky
Episode 4: Pennsylvania 6-5000
Episode 5: Keepin’ the Faith
Episode 6: For Your Eyes Only
Episode 7: Help Me, Rhonda
Episode 8: Don’t it Make Your Brown Eyes Blue?
Episode 9: Jump
Episode 10: Baby, You Can Drive My Car
Episode 11: On the Road Again
Episode 12: Oh, Tannerbaum
Episode 13: Mother and Child Reunion
Episode 14: A Little Bit of Soap
Episode 15: I’ve Got a New Attitude
Episode 16: Try to Remember
Episode 17: Border Song
Episode 18: Wild Thing
Episode 19: Going Out of My Head Over You
Episode 20: Lookin’ Through the Windows
Episode 21: It Isn’t Easy…Bein’ Green
Episode 22: The Gambler
Episode 23: Weird Science
Episode 24: La Cuckaracha
Episode 25: Come Fly With Me
Bonus #1: Season One Reviewed
Bonus #2: Character Spotlight – Kate Tanner
Bonus #3: The ALFies, season one


Episode 1: Working My Way Back to You
Episode 2: Somewhere Over the Rerun (aka The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island)
Episode 3: Take a Look at Me Now
Episode 4: Wedding Bell Blues
Episode 5: Prime Time
Episode 6: Some Enchanted Evening
Episode 7: Oh, Pretty Woman
Episode 8: Something’s Wrong With Me
Episode 9: Night Train
Episode 10: Isn’t it Romantic?
Episode 11: Hail to the Chief
Episode 12: ALF’s Special Christmas
Episode 13: The Boy Next Door
Episode 14: Can I Get a Witness?
Episode 15: We’re So Sorry, Uncle Albert
Episode 16: Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 1
Episode 17: Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 2
Episode 18: We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Episode 19: You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog
Episode 20: Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Episode 21: Movin’ Out
Episode 22: I’m Your Puppet
Episode 23: Tequila
Episode 24: We Are Family
Episode 25: Varsity Drag
Bonus #1: Season Two Reviewed
Bonus #2: Character Spotlight – Brian Tanner
Bonus #3: The ALFies, season two


Episode 1: Stop in the Name of Love
Episode 2: Stairway to Heaven
Episode 3: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Episode 4: Tonight, Tonight: Part 1
Episode 5: Tonight, Tonight: Part 2
Episode 6: Promises, Promises
Episode 7: Turkey in the Straw: Part 1
Episode 8: Turkey in the Straw: Part 2
Episode 9: Changes
Episode 10: My Back Pages
Episode 11: Alone Again, Naturally
Episode 12: Do You Believe in Magic?
Episode 13: Hide Away
Episode 14: Fight Back
Episode 15: Suspicious Minds
Episode 16: Baby Love
Episode 17: Running Scared
Episode 18: Standing in the Shadows of Love
Episode 19: Superstition
Episode 20: Torn Between Two Lovers
Episode 21: Funeral For a Friend
Episode 22: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Episode 23: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow
Episode 24: Like an Old Time Movie
Episode 25: Shake, Rattle and Roll
Episode 26: Having My Baby
Bonus #1: Season Three Reviewed
Bonus #2: Character Spotlight – Lynn Tanner
Bonus #3: The ALFies, season three


Episode 1: Baby, Come Back
Episode 2: Lies
Episode 3: Wanted: Dead or Alive
Episode 4: We’re in the Money
Episode 5: Mind Games
Episode 6: Hooked on a Feeling
Episode 7: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s Willie’s Brother
Episode 8: The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
Episode 9: Live and Let Die
Episode 10: Break Up to Make Up
Episode 11: Happy Together
Episode 12: Fever
Episode 13: It’s My Party
Episode 14: Make ‘Em Laugh
Episode 15: Love on the Rocks
Episode 16: True Colors
Episode 17: Gimme That Old Time Religion
Episode 18: Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
Episode 19: When I’m Sixty-Four
Episode 20: Mr. Sandman
Episode 21: Stayin’ Alive
Episode 22: Hungry Like the Wolf
Episode 23: I Gotta Be Me
Episode 24: Consider Me Gone
Bonus #1: Season Four Reviewed
Bonus #2: Character Spotlight – Willie Tanner
Bonus #3: The ALFies, season four


Part 1: Hey, a Movie!
Part 2: Movin’ Right Along
Part 3: Never Before, Never Again
Bonus: Character Spotlight – Gordon Shumway


Season One, Uncut
The 10 Best and 10 Worst Episodes
ALF Reviewed


Misc. 1: Gordon Weston Shumway
Misc. 2: The German Box
Misc. 3: Radio Free Melmac
Misc. 4: “SPEWEY and Me,” Get a Life season 2, episode 11
Misc. 5: Guest Post: A Look at ALF’s Hit Talk Show
Misc. 6: Guest Post: Insight from Bernie Brillstein
Misc. 7: ALF to the Future
Misc. 8: Guest Post: A Look at the ALF Comic Series (Part One)
Misc. 9: Guest Post: A Look at the ALF Comic Series (Part Two)
Misc. 10: Check out this ALF syndication trifold!
Misc. 11: “ALF Loves a Mystery” (1987)

(Hat-tip to the excellent Full House Reviewed blog for the inspiration, and Dylan Savageau for the banner image!)

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