If you’re a child of the 80s you would have grown up with the loveable Alien ALF.
ALF was a cat loving alien from Melmack who landed in suburban American family, the Tanner’s, backyard and turned their lives upside down.
ALF ran from 1986-1990. He never had a proper send off as the network decided to cancel the show after the final episode of the 1990 season had been filmed. Fans were disappointed that they didn’t get closure.
Fans may finally get some sort of closure as Paul Fusco, ALF creator and also the voice and puppeteer behinf ALF, has announced that now may be the time for ALF to make a comeback.
Fusco told The Hollywood Reporter that he feels the world is ready for ALF’s return.
He went on to say, “I think the timing is right. That’s a big important thing, timing. There have been movies out there of characters that I didn’t think were on the same parallel as ALF that got movies made, so I think it’s time. I think it could be a home run on a lot of levels.”
As for the plot, Fusco concedes that it does need to be updated “ALF could be more outspoken now than ever, because the world is a whole different place than the ’80s. And I think the character still stands up and certainly has more to say now than ever,” he says. I think we would approach it in a fresh way. I don’t think we would duplicate the TV show, but I think we would maybe put it in a storyline where we would explain how ALF got here and put him with a new family and let the character speak for himself.”
No studios have shown interest yet but Fusco is knocking on their doors, so who know ALF may be the latest piece of the 80s being brought into the 21st century!
Below are some of ALF’s best bits:
Wonder what ALF has been up to since the series ended, check out this interview he did with Good Morning America in October 2011.