The BEST Episodes of ALF

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Network: NBC

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 - Aired Dec 14, 1987

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 8.32
198 votes
Writers: Steve Hollander
Break Up to Make Up

#2 - Break Up to Make Up

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1989

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

star 8.31
199 votes
Directors: Tony Csiki
Writers: Anne Meara
Superstition

#3 - Superstition

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 27, 1989

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

star 8.31
285 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Steve Pepoon
Live and Let Die

#4 - Live and Let Die

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 1989

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

star 8.27
281 votes
Directors: Tony Csiki
Writers: Steve Pepoon
Baby, Come Back

#5 - Baby, Come Back

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1989

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

star 8.23
303 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
Keepin' the Faith

#6 - Keepin' the Faith

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 1986

ALF takes a job selling cosmetics over the phone.

star 8.18
595 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Laurie Gelman
Tequila

#7 - Tequila

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 28, 1988

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

star 8.17
271 votes
Writers: Art Everet
Happy Together

#8 - Happy Together

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1989

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

star 8.15
220 votes
Directors: Paul Fusco
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
La Cucaracha

#9 - La Cucaracha

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired May 4, 1987

A cockroach from ALF's spaceship grows to gigantic proportions

star 8.13
251 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Jerry Stahl
True Colors

#10 - True Colors

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 22, 1990

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

star 8.13
249 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
Funeral for a Friend

#11 - Funeral for a Friend

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 20, 1989

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

star 8.11
228 votes
We're in the Money

#12 - We're in the Money

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1989

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

star 8.11
232 votes
Come Fly with Me

#13 - Come Fly with Me

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired May 11, 1987

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

star 8.10
243 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Nelson Costello
Having My Baby

#14 - Having My Baby

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired May 8, 1989

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

star 8.10
225 votes
Hide Away

#15 - Hide Away

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 9, 1989

ALF is convinced gangsters are chasing the Tanners' houseguest.

star 8.08
242 votes
Writers: Steve Pepoon
Lies

#16 - Lies

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1989

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

star 8.05
265 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Writers: Jordan Tabat, Wesley Stern
Fever

#17 - Fever

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 1989

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

star 8.02
227 votes
Mind Games

#18 - Mind Games

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 1989

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

star 8.02
253 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Jerry Stahl
Shake, Rattle and Roll

#19 - Shake, Rattle and Roll

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired May 1, 1989

ALF prepares for the worst after experiencing a mild earthquake.

star 7.99
258 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Ron Burla
Turkey in the Straw (1)

#20 - Turkey in the Straw (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 1988

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

star 7.99
270 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Steve Hollander
For Your Eyes Only

#21 - For Your Eyes Only

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 1986

ALF befriends a lonely blind girl.

star 7.98
490 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Adrienne Armstrong, Mitzi McCall
Running Scared

#22 - Running Scared

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 13, 1989

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

star 7.98
285 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Steve Pepoon
The Gambler

#23 - The Gambler

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 6, 1987

ALF develops a gambling habit and winds up in trouble with his bookie.

star 7.97
283 votes
Directors: Gary Shimokawa
Writers: Laurie Gelman, Thad Mumford
Make 'em Laugh

#24 - Make 'em Laugh

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 8, 1990

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

star 7.97
223 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Howard Bendetson
Turkey in the Straw (2)

#25 - Turkey in the Straw (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 1988

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

star 7.96
288 votes
Directors: Nick Havinga
Writers: Steve Hollander