The BEST Episodes of ALF

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 15, 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
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
84 votes
Writers: Steve Hollander
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
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
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
For Your Eyes Only

#6 - For Your Eyes Only

Season 1 - Episode 6

ALF befriends a lonely blind girl.

star 7.96
201 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Mitzi McCall, Adrienne Armstrong
Superstition

#7 - 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
Someone to Watch Over Me (2)

#8 - 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 7.92
61 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Lisa Stotsky, Wendy Graf
Lies

#9 - Lies

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 7.92
66 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Writers: Jordan Tabat, Wesley Stern
Alone Again, Naturally

#10 - 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
Changes

#11 - 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
La Cucaracha

#12 - La Cucaracha

Season 1 - Episode 25

A cockroach from ALF's spaceship grows to gigantic proportions

star 7.88
77 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Jerry Stahl
Turkey in the Straw (2)

#13 - 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
Pennsylvania 6-5000

#14 - Pennsylvania 6-5000

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.87
232 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Donald Todd
Baby, You Can Drive My Car

#15 - Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.87
137 votes
Directors: Nancy Heydorn
Writers: Thad Mumford, Laurie Gelman
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

#16 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Season 4 - Episode 8

ALF gets peeved about having to remain hidden while Willie's brother extends his visit.

star 7.86
58 votes
Working My Way Back to You

#17 - 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 7.86
118 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Steve Pepoon
We're in the Money

#18 - 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
Hide Away

#19 - Hide Away

Season 3 - Episode 13

ALF is convinced gangsters are chasing the Tanners' houseguest.

star 7.84
69 votes
Writers: Steve Pepoon
Wanted: Dead or Alive

#20 - 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 7.84
56 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Victor Fresco
Promises, Promises

#21 - Promises, Promises

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.84
77 votes
Writers: Beverly Archer
Someone to Watch Over Me (1)

#22 - 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 7.83
64 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Lisa Stotsky, Wendy Graf
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?

#23 - 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 7.83
53 votes
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 7.82
511 votes
Directors: Tom Patchett
Writers: Tom Patchett
Tequila

#25 - Tequila

Season 2 - Episode 24

Kate's friend, a known drinker, sees ALF in the kitchen and thinks she's hallucinating.

star 7.82
70 votes
Writers: Art Everet