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n. 1 {{acronym of|(w: Alien Life Form)|dot=|lang=en}} (a TV series) 2 {{acronym of|(w: Animal Liberation Front)|dot=|lang=en}} (name used by animal rights activists engaging in direct action)

ALF (TV series)

ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround.

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. ALF was performed by puppeteer/creator Paul Fusco.

Produced by Alien Productions, ALF originally ran for four seasons and produced 99 episodes, including three one-hour episodes that were divided into two parts for syndication totaling 102 episodes.


Alf or ALF may refer to:

Alf (album)

Alf is the debut solo studio album of British singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, her first since leaving early 1980s synthpop duo Yazoo (also known as Yaz). Released on 9 November 1984, the album, which took its title from the singer's nickname, went to No. 1 on both the UK and New Zealand album charts and includes three hit singles; "Love Resurrection", "Invisible" and "All Cried Out".

The summer of 1985 saw the release of the non-album single " That Ole Devil Called Love", originally performed by Billie Holiday in the 1940s, in some European territories followed by a remixed version of "For You Only".

In 2006, "Love Resurrection" appeared in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The song can be heard on a fictional pop/rock/New Wave radio station called Flash FM.

Alf (name)

The male name Alf or Alv is derived from álf, the Old Norse for " elf". It is also the shortened form of various Germanic names with álf as their first part, notably Alfred, Alfonso, or more directly from Ataulf ( English: Adolph).

There are two kings called Alf in Norse mythology:

  • Alf son of Sigar, a king in Norse mythology
  • Alf son of Alaric, a Swedish king of the House of Yngling

In some cases, Alf may also be derived from Alfons, which doesn't contain the "elf" element, but is derived from adal-fons "noble-ready".

Alf (river)

The Alf is a small river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, a left tributary of the Moselle. It rises in the Eifel, near Darscheid, east of Daun. The Alf flows south through Mehren, Gillenfeld and Bausendorf, where it turns east to flow into the Moselle in the village Alf.

ALF (video game)

, is an action-adventure video game developed by Nexa and released by Sega for the Sega Master System in . It is based on the American television series ALF. Players control the title character as he attempts to locate parts with which to repair his spaceship, so he can meet up with his friends Skip and Rhonda on the planet Mars.

The game is the only home console game based on the ALF television show. Other ALF games have been released for various computer systems, including ALF: The First Adventure, the first ALF game. A couple of edutainment games based on the character were also released in later years: ALF's US Geography and ALF's Thinking Skills.

ALF (proof assistant)

ALF ("Another logical framework") is a structure editor for monomorphic Martin-Löf type theory developed at Chalmers University. It is a predecessor of the Alfa, Agda, Cayenne and Coq proof assistants and dependently typed programming languages. It was the first language to support inductive families and dependent pattern matching.

ALF (season 1)

The following is a list of episodes from the first season of ALF.

ALF (season 2)

The following is a list of episodes from the second season of ALF.

ALF (season 3)

The following is a list of episodes from the third season of ALF.

ALF (season 4)

This is a list of episodes from the fourth and final season of ALF.

Usage examples of "alf".

It appears all over town, thanks to the efforts of a flyposting team recruited by Alf from among his students.

He deliberately avoids the pleading glances of Alf, who is the latest victim Dr Hodgkinson's social round.

She had told Alf, who had a persistent lurid curiosity concerning Robbie's catting about.

Dana's instincts were correct, and the brainwiped, hollow wretch she'd been about to kill was Farnham, once known as Senator Alfonse Napoleon Russo, though now he only answered to the name Alf.

They were cubes of soap he'd had coated at Alf Tremayne's Candy Kitchen.

Such is his concern that he consults Alf Bell (geography) in preference to his usual attempt to win Andrea's attention.

It was plain from the tense instructions Stan issued to both Alf and Joe that he'd had some trouble convincing Moira Winchell, Chief Judge of the Federal District Court, to sign the warrant authorizing installation of the camera.

Alf had a flare pistol Carter just stopped himself from scrambling out of the buggy to hide in the rocks.

Some said Alf had always claimed you couldn't trust no bull, and someone else said he'd often said I was the only one who'd ever gotten along with this particular bull and he was scared all the time I was there for fear the bull would kill me.

He identified himself as Alf Johansson* and said he was a farmer who lived by himself out near the Jordan River Trail Estates between Arlington and Granite Falls.

Alf had a bridge, a memento of his years as a high school ice hockey player in Minnesota, and he had removed his front teeth as part of his disguise.

Alf the Key deer and Ralph Von Wau Wau came out onto my porch together.

There was a glow of light, a faint hissing sound, and Alf Laffer appeared in Sisko's room.

Quark and Alf Laffer soon reached a generous price for Quark's so-called antiques.

Standing in front of them, mounted on a plastic box that put him head and shoulders above the crowd, Alf Laffer was in full voice.