The Best Episodes of ALF

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2019

The Tanner family is an average American family. One day, they discover that they have a visitor. He's small, he's furry, he's arrogant, and he's an alien from the planet Melmac. Unsure what to do, they name him ALF: Alien Life Form. Alf soon decides that as much as he misses his home planet, there's a lot to be said for Earth: the Tanners are willing to concede anything as long as he doesn't announce his presence. Oh yeah, the Tanners also have a cat, which looks rather tasty...

ALF's Special Christmas (2)

#1 - ALF's Special Christmas (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13

ALF tries to escape from the hospital but ends up stuck in an elevator with a woman in labor. After helping the woman to give birth, ALF pretends to be a toy and the cabin owner puts him back in the trunk and they drive away. When the cabin owner is about to jump off a bridge, ALF disguises himself as Santa and convinces the cabin owner to drive back to the cabin, where ALF is reunited with the Tanners.

star 8.18
51 votes
Writers: Steve Hollander
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ALF's Special Christmas (1)

#2 - ALF's Special Christmas (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12

ALF and the Tanners prepare to spend Christmas in a cabin. When the owner comes to visit them, ALF accidently jumps into his trunk and he is taken to a hospital and given away as a Christmas gift to a little girl.

star 8.09
83 votes
Writers: Steve Hollander
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Baby, Come Back

#3 - Baby, Come Back

Season 4 - Episode 1

ALF earns the right to baby-sit Eric, but almost blows it when the child disappears.

star 8.04
76 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Writers: Stephen Sustarsic, David Silverman
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Running Scared

#4 - Running Scared

Season 3 - Episode 17

An extortionist threatens to turn ALF in to the immigration authorities for being an "illegal alien".

star 8.02
58 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Steve Pepoon
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Turkey in the Straw (1)

#5 - Turkey in the Straw (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7

The Tanners are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner with the Ochmonek's bizarre relatives.

star 8.01
67 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Steve Hollander
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For Your Eyes Only

#6 - For Your Eyes Only

Season 1 - Episode 6

ALF befriends a lonely blind girl.

star 7.97
197 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Mitzi McCall, Adrienne Armstrong
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Someone to Watch Over Me (2)

#7 - Someone to Watch Over Me (2)

Season 2 - Episode 18

It's up to Willie to save ALF from the SWAT team surrounding the Ochomonek house, in which ALF had been chasing a prowler.

star 7.96
60 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Lisa Stotsky, Wendy Graf
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Superstition

#8 - Superstition

Season 3 - Episode 19

ALF blames his streak of bad luck on a Melmac superstition.

star 7.95
57 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Steve Pepoon
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La Cucaracha

#9 - La Cucaracha

Season 1 - Episode 25

A cockroach from ALF's spaceship grows to gigantic proportions

star 7.91
76 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Jerry Stahl
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Baby, You Can Drive My Car

#10 - Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Season 1 - Episode 10

ALF sells parts of his spaceship to buy Lynn a Ferrari.

star 7.91
134 votes
Directors: Nancy Heydorn
Writers: Thad Mumford, Laurie Gelman
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Lies

#11 - Lies

Season 4 - Episode 2

Tabloid photographers accidentally photograph ALF, so the Tanners have to get the film back.

star 7.90
65 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Writers: Jordan Tabat, Wesley Stern
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Alone Again, Naturally

#12 - Alone Again, Naturally

Season 3 - Episode 11

ALF mistakenly believes his cousin is living in Barstow, when he reads an article in the National Inquisitor.

star 7.90
68 votes
Writers: Paul Fusco
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Pennsylvania 6-5000

#13 - Pennsylvania 6-5000

Season 1 - Episode 4

ALF calls the president to address his concerns about nuclear weapons.

star 7.89
226 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Donald Todd
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Changes

#14 - Changes

Season 3 - Episode 9

Kate goes back to work when a strike sends Willie home.

star 7.89
71 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Lisa A. Bannick
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Working My Way Back to You

#15 - Working My Way Back to You

Season 2 - Episode 1

ALF is relocated to the family garage as a result of his mischievous behavior.

star 7.88
116 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Steve Pepoon
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Turkey in the Straw (2)

#16 - Turkey in the Straw (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8

ALF must avoid the Alien Task Force when a bum blows the whistle on him.

star 7.88
57 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Steve Hollander
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Wanted: Dead or Alive

#17 - Wanted: Dead or Alive

Season 4 - Episode 3

ALF shields Willie when a criminal resembling him is profiled on a crime-stopper TV show, but Trevor turns him in.

star 7.87
55 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Victor Fresco
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Someone to Watch Over Me (1)

#18 - Someone to Watch Over Me (1)

Season 2 - Episode 17

ALF lends a hand with the neighborhood block patrol and ends up confronting a prowler in the Ochmoneks' house.

star 7.86
63 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Lisa Stotsky, Wendy Graf
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On the Road Again

#19 - On the Road Again

Season 1 - Episode 11

Willie loses his temper with ALF during a family camping trip.

star 7.86
126 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson
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We're in the Money

#20 - We're in the Money

Season 4 - Episode 4

Using Willie's home computer, ALF discovers and later becomes addicted to the art of making stock-market deals.

star 7.86
61 votes
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Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?

#21 - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?

Season 3 - Episode 23

ALF sees Jake's kleptomaniac mother arrive for a visit and steal a broach from Kate.

star 7.85
52 votes
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Hide Away

#22 - Hide Away

Season 3 - Episode 13

ALF is convinced gangsters are chasing the Tanners' houseguest.

star 7.84
69 votes
Writers: Steve Pepoon
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Promises, Promises

#23 - Promises, Promises

Season 3 - Episode 6

Betrayed confidences cause a falling-out between ALF and Lynn.

star 7.84
77 votes
Writers: Beverly Archer
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A.L.F.

#24 - A.L.F.

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.83
505 votes
Directors: Tom Patchett
Writers: Tom Patchett
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Keepin' the Faith

#25 - Keepin' the Faith

Season 1 - Episode 5

ALF takes a job selling cosmetics over the phone.

star 7.83
219 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Laurie Gelman
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