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March 2008

Alftitle

ALF was a television series about a Melmacian alien named ALF (acronym for alien life form) crashing through Willie, Kate, Lynn, and Brian Tanner's garage and living with them for four years. One of the shows creators was Paul Fusco, who also voiced and performed ALF, Lisa Buckley also assisted with the character.

In total, 102 episodes were made and ran from 1986 to 1990. Cast interviews since the show ended have revealed a few details about making the series: to make room for the puppeteers, the entire set was built on a raised platform with dozens of trapdoors in the floor. The trapdoors had to be reset multiple times, sometimes during a single scene, forcing them to shoot each episode over the course of several hours and without a studio audience.

ALF was our featured article from March 7 to 14