Alf Saums

A super-intelligent, fast-talking monster, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed in a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he is ugly, short, he has a nasty temper and he is, well, pretty unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat out of an airtight box, of course, and enjoy the crude comedy that accompanies this oddball.

 

What really makes this show work is its witty writing and its ability to draw you in. Produced by two guys that are friends, Matt Baer and Jason Hawes, the two teamed up in the early 1990s to create this oddball humor. They started doing their own humorous writing and sketch comedy shows in order to put food on the table for their families. It all started with a live comedy show in a club in Van Nuys, but their distinctive take on live television is unique in that it takes you right into the center of the action – or as some might say,” in the know.”

 

The premise of the ALF TV show is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence in the head of an unsuspecting citizen. The”body” then starts to ramble while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In each episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we encounter from the series join the fun. It’s like being part of an all-star group of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everybody here, folks, from spins with major characters to humorous one-liners targeted at everyone.

 

I’ve seen some folks compare the ALF TV series to an Orphan Ship, which is obviously a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this production. However, that comparison could be somewhat misleading. The assumption of Orphan Ship was that an unknown boat crashed on earth and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any way of travel. In the ALF TV series, the ship landed on earth before being salvaged and later found to be owned by an eccentric billionaire (based on the novel Beneath the Fall by Stephen King). Thus, this rich but eccentric character started a company to mine for artifacts in various lost civilizations.

 

This crew of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of this series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season one featured a few different characters than have been featured in every subsequent season.

 

It features some very exciting story elements that keep you interested in what is going on in each episode. The majority of the content is written in a script and filmed using the same effects and special effects as regular films, making it feel like a legitimate science fiction program.

 

As well as featuring a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also offers some of the greatest actors from television now. They have superb roles as the two chief characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis. The supporting cast is also fantastic, including the likes of Kate Beckinsale, John Hartley, Craig Bierko, and Dexter Darden. These great actors easily steal the show, as each character is brilliantly portrayed.

 

As you can see, there’s a good chance that you may enjoy the ALF television show highest. When you have not seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it whenever possible. The initial episodes feature some terrific twists and turns which fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.