ALF

The BEST episodes of ALF

Every episode of ALF ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of ALF!

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...

Last Updated: 10/1/2022Network:NBC
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Superstition
star
8.26
303 votes

#1 - Superstition

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/27/1989

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

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writer: Steve Pepoon
Watch Now:Amazon
Break Up to Make Up
star
8.25
214 votes

#2 - Break Up to Make Up

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1989

Whizzer comes face-to-face with ALF when he searches for Dorothy at the Tanners.

Directors: Tony Csiki
Writer: Anne Meara
Watch Now:Amazon
Live and Let Die
star
8.23
297 votes

#3 - Live and Let Die

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/13/1989

ALF's attitude toward cats changes after his first encounter with kittens.

Directors: Tony Csiki
Writer: Steve Pepoon
Watch Now:Amazon
Baby, Come Back
star
8.22
322 votes

#4 - Baby, Come Back

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1989

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

Directors: Paul Miller
Watch Now:Amazon
ALF's Special Christmas (2)
star
8.20
218 votes

#5 - ALF's Special Christmas (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/14/1987

ALF is still in the hospital with Tiffany and Mr. Foley. He convinces Tiffany to help him get back to the Tanners, but changes his mind when he hears about Tiffany's condition.

Directors: Burt Brinkerhoff
Watch Now:Amazon
Tequila
star
8.13
289 votes

#6 - Tequila

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/28/1988

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

Writer: Art Everet
Watch Now:Amazon
Keepin' the Faith
star
8.12
640 votes

#7 - Keepin' the Faith

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1986

ALF takes a job selling cosmetics over the phone.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
Watch Now:Amazon
Happy Together
star
8.10
235 votes

#8 - Happy Together

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/27/1989

ALF, on the outs with the Tanners, is offered a place to stay by Neal.

Directors: Paul Fusco
Watch Now:Amazon
Having My Baby
star
8.08
241 votes

#9 - Having My Baby

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/8/1989

ALF prepares for the baby's arrival by re-enacting scenes from "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

Directors: Nick Havinga
Watch Now:Amazon
True Colors
star
8.07
263 votes

#10 - True Colors

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/22/1990

ALF enters the art world after he earns praise for a still life made from food.

Directors: Paul Miller
Watch Now:Amazon
We're in the Money
star
8.07
248 votes

#11 - We're in the Money

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/1989

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

Directors: Paul Miller
Watch Now:Amazon
Funeral for a Friend
star
8.07
246 votes

#12 - Funeral for a Friend

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/20/1989

Desperate for a pet of his own, ALF acquires an ant farm.

Directors: Paul Fusco
Watch Now:Amazon
Come Fly with Me
star
8.06
259 votes

#13 - Come Fly with Me

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/11/1987

When Mr. Ochmonek becomes sick during a flight, ALF flies the plane.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Watch Now:Amazon
Lies
star
8.05
280 votes

#14 - Lies

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1989

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

Directors: Paul Miller
Watch Now:Amazon
La Cucaracha
star
8.03
277 votes

#15 - La Cucaracha

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/4/1987

A cockroach from ALF's spaceship grows to gigantic proportions

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writer: Jerry Stahl
Watch Now:Amazon
Hide Away
star
8.03
258 votes

#16 - Hide Away

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/1989

ALF is convinced gangsters are chasing the Tanners' houseguest.

Directors: Burt Brinkerhoff
Writer: Steve Pepoon
Watch Now:Amazon
Fever
star
8.01
239 votes

#17 - Fever

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/4/1989

The Tanners pamper ALF after he catches his first Earth cold.

Directors: Paul Miller
Writer: Bruce David
Watch Now:Amazon
Mind Games
star
7.98
267 votes

#18 - Mind Games

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1989

After a visit from a psychologist, ALF subjects the Tanners to a barrage of unwanted psychoanalysis.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Writer: Jerry Stahl
Watch Now:Amazon
For Your Eyes Only
star
7.96
535 votes

#19 - For Your Eyes Only

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/1986

ALF befriends a lonely blind girl.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
Watch Now:Amazon
Shake, Rattle and Roll
star
7.95
274 votes

#20 - Shake, Rattle and Roll

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/1/1989

ALF prepares for the worst after experiencing a mild earthquake.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Writer: Ron Burla
Watch Now:Amazon
Turkey in the Straw (1)
star
7.95
285 votes

#21 - Turkey in the Straw (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/1988

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

Directors: Nick Havinga
Watch Now:Amazon
Working My Way Back to You
star
7.94
367 votes

#22 - Working My Way Back to You

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/1987

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

Directors: Nick Havinga
Writer: Steve Pepoon
Watch Now:Amazon
Running Scared
star
7.94
307 votes

#23 - Running Scared

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/13/1989

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

Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writer: Steve Pepoon
Watch Now:Amazon
Make 'em Laugh
star
7.93
238 votes

#24 - Make 'em Laugh

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/8/1990

ALF dreams he's a famous stand-up comic.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Watch Now:Amazon
Hooked on a Feeling
star
7.93
268 votes

#25 - Hooked on a Feeling

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/1989

Willie, in an effort to curb ALF's cotton addiction, holds a support group meeting in his living room.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Watch Now:Amazon

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