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There is a touch of darkness to ALF that inspires some interesting episodes. While most of season 1's episodes find the Tanners and their permanent guest struggling with compatibility, certain stories are sharper for indulging a little black comedy. "Looking for Lucky," for instance, finds Willie and Kate assuming that ALF--who is quite open about his fondness for eating cats--made a snack out of the family kitty. In "Pennsylvania 6-5000," Willie is accused of being a terrorist after ALF uses his host's ham radio to contact Air Force One. One of the best episodes, "Wild Thing" (written by David Silverman, later a co-producer on The Simpsons), is a nutty burlesque in which ALF asks the Tanners to lock him in a crate while he undergoes a 24-hour madness peculiar to Melmac-ians. After he escapes, chaos ensues in the community as cats disappear, a gorilla is freed at the zoo, and Willie--looking for ALF--prowls the streets in his pajamas. Fans of Jerry Stahl's book Permanent Midnight: A Memoir, in which the Hollywood writer describes working on ALF while supporting a severe drug habit, will be interested in his season 1 scripts, particularly the surreal "La Cucaracha," in which ALF and Willie do battle with a car-size cockroach. --Tom Keogh
Season one is funny as are all the seasons. The DVD's are in fine condition and whenever my husband is out of town I watch them (he doesn't like the show). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Classic show! My daughter absolutely loves it. As an adult it still makes me laugh.Published 3 months ago by Crystal Hadley
I was just recently introduced to ALF and I loved from the first episode I watched. This DVD is a great buy for a great price. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven B.
My granddaughter loves this series. I have w as etched a few with her and laughed again. 1980's tv that is family friendly.Published 3 months ago by Elmo san diego