ALF was a popular sitcom that aired on NBC from 1986-90 about an Alien Life Form named Gordon Shumway that crash landed on Earth in the garage of the Tanner Family.
ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990, created by Paul Fusco. It is the very first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround sound system. The title character is Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family. The series stars Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. The character of ALF is portrayed by a live-hand puppet operated and voiced primarily by Paul Fusco. The series was produced by Alien Productions and all the episodes were produced by Tom Patchett and Fusco. It ran for four seasons and produced 102 episodes. The final episode, which aired on March 24, 1990, left the series at cliffhanger with a verbal contract between Alien Productions, which NBC did not uphold.