1 9 8 8 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
21 x 30 minute episodes
Originally incorporated into the animated ALF series – itself a spin-off from the original NBC sitcom – ALF Tales became a series in its own right in September 1988, airing at 8.00 am while the original cartoon continued to air at noon.
Episodes were performed in the style of a theatre company with Gordon (ALF) and Rhonda taking the leading male and female roles.
Gordon/ALF was a 193-year-old high school graduate who lived at home with his folks, Flo and Bob, his brother, Curtis, and his kid sister, Augie.
ALF and his pals re-told famous fairy tales including Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel, The Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Many stories spoofed a film genre, such as the Cinderella episode, which was presented like an Elvis Presley film.
ALF (Gordon Shumway)
Tabitha St. Germain
Bob Shumway/Larson Petty
Noam Zylberman (1)
Michael Fantini (2)