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Quote1 Willie, I explained it was all Lucky's fault! I say we sauté him... with a dash of paprika! Quote2
-- Alf

Appearing in "Stand-In by Your Man"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Alf
  • Willie Tanner
  • Kate Tanner
  • Lynn Tanner
  • Brian Tanner
  • Lucky

Other Characters:

  • Talent Show Announcer

Locations:

  • San Fernando Valley, California

Items:

  • Mr. Joe Bangles Ventriloquist Dummy

Vehicles:

  • Tanner Stationwagon

Synopsis for "Stand-In by Your Man"Edit

ALF is startled when he sees Brian playing with his new ventriloquist dummy, Mr. Joe Bangles. Brian explains to him that the dummy isn't alive, and that he's entering the school's talent contest with his act. ALF tells him that if he wants to win the contest, he's going to have to make some changes to his act like singing, impressions, and definitely some jokes. ALF begins to tell him a dirty joke about a traveling salesman but Willie fortunately stops him before the punch line. ALF agrees to help Brian polish up his act and to teach him about show business.

Over the next few days, as the talent show draws near, ALF lends Brian his expert advice and consent. He teaches him about make-up, lighting, costumes, and contracts. When performance day arrives, however, Willie is a nervous wreck while Brian is cool as a cucumber. As Brian finishes up getting dressed, he walks into his bedroom to find that Lucky has used Mr. Joe Bangles' head as a scratching post, and it isn't a pretty sight. Brain freaks out, but ALF has the perfect solution - he'll stand in for the deceased Mr. Joe Bangles! ALF climbs into Brian's suitcase before Willie and the others can see him.

An hour later, at the school auditorium, the talent show is underway. Willie, Kate, and Lynn sit in the audience waiting for Brian's turn to begin. Willie is the proud parent, but his nerves are getting the better of him. He brags about his son to everyone around him, annoying the other audience members. Finally, the announcer introduces Brian Tanner, who walks out on stage dragging his huge suitcase. He opens it up, and pulls out ALF! Willie and Kate screech in terror! Brian and ALF's act is a hit with the audience, although Willie is overcome with nerves and passes out halfway through. ALF tries to end the act with the joke about the traveling salesman, but Brian clasps his hand over ALF's mouth and quickly walks off stage.

A short time later on the way home, Brian shows the others his trophy for first prize, while Willie scolds ALF for putting them through all that. ALF tries to explain that it wasn't his fault, it was Lucky's for destroying the dummy in the first place. Kate tells them both to be thankful it all worked out. She's curious about the traveling salesman joke, and Willie whispers it into her ear. Kate blushes, and tells both Willie and ALF they can sleep on the couch tonight for telling such a dirty joke. As the women go to bed, ALF tells Willie that it must have been his delivery!

Appearing in "Mind Your Manners!"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Alf
  • Willie Tanner
  • Kate Tanner

Other Characters:

  • Rhonda
  • Various Melmacians

Locations:

  • San Fernando Valley, California
  • Melmac

Items:

  • Proper Manners etiquette book
  • Melmacian Manners by Ann R. Key

Synopsis for "Mind Your Manners!"Edit

Willie enters the kitchen to find Kate and ALF at the table reading. Kate explains that she had bought ALF a copy of "Proper Etiquette" to read, and that he had went out to his spaceship and brought him a book called "Memacian Manners" written by Ann R. Key.

Kate reads a few chapters to Willie. On Melmac, belching is a must at mealtime, but it's rude to defoliate your host's fresh flower arrangement. Second, when serving slimeballs, the spoon is always placed on the left hand side, which makes it easier to start food fights. Third, it is considered polite to bring a magnet to dinner, because it prevents you from swallowing silverware during the feeding frenzy. Also, if you're dining out, always speak clearly when ordering your meal, and always throw bare bones over your right shoulder which means you enjoyed your meal. Never throw them over your left shoulder, which means "your wife and daughters are bowsers and I challenge you to a duel". Finally, a special reminder to seniors over 500 years - don't pick your teeth at the table.

Willie finds the strange customs very fascinating. Kate asks ALF how he likes their book. ALF says he finds it very bland, but with a little pepper it could taste better!

Appearing in "Mythed Again"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Alf
  • Kate Tanner
  • Brian Tanner

Supporting Characters:

  • Emperor Rotundos
  • Rhonda

Villains:

  • Purr-Seus
  • Medoozy
  • Minotuarus

Other Characters:

  • The Golden Fleas
  • Rick Chews
  • Chick Chews
  • Mick Chews

Locations:

  • San Fernando Valley, California
  • Isle of Hypochondria, Melmac
  • Isle of Purris, Melmac

Items:

  • Gordo's sunglasses
  • Kate's broom and dustpan

Vehicles:

  • Gordo's sail barge

Synopsis for "Mythed Again"Edit

Brian returns from school and asks his mom what she knows about ancient Greece. He has to do a book report on the old Greek gods, and of course ALF is there to lend a hand. ALF informs both of them that Melmac had a similar period of history where they believed in myths and legends. Despite Kate's protests, he tells the story of the "Quest for the Golden Fleas"...

Thousands of years ago, Melmacian civilization dawned on the Isle of Hypochondria, which was ruled by Emperor Rotundos whose lust for wealth knew no bounds. he assembled the citizens of the isle to challenge the bravest among them to bring him the greatest treasure in the world - the Golden Fleas that live on the back of the giant cat, Purr-Seus. Their reward would be the hand of the beautiful princess Rhonda. One stands out from the crowd, Gordo of Shumwavia, to accept the challenge. He sets out on his barge, sailing for days until his ship becomes ensnared by a huge bed of kelp. He can see the Isle of Purris just beyond the clot of seaweed. As he goes below to retrieve his sunglasses, the hideous creature known as Medoozy climbs out of the sea and onto his ship. One look into her arcane asparagus hairdo will turn a man into a vegetable, which she plants forever in her floating garden. But as Gordo emerges from below, she sees her own reflection in his sunglasses and is immediately turned into asparagus!

Gordo finally lands on Purris and finds a great labyrinth before him. No mere puzzle can keep Gordo from the Golden Fleas, so he runs back to his ship and finds his trusty can of spray paint. As he moves along the complicated maze of passageways, he paints graffiti on the walls to keep track of which way he's gone. But halfway through the maze, he comes snout-to-snout with the Minotaurus, the half-bull, half-mid-sized economy car that guards the maze! Gordo runs for his life, but eventually takes a wrong turn and ends up in a dead end. He quickly paints a fake door on the wall, and when the Minotaurus rushes after him it crashes into the wall and knocks itself out. Gordo emerges on the other side of the maze, and quickly climbs the cliff to try and spot Purr-Sues. The ground begins to shake beneath him, and he realizes that the cliff was the back of Purr-Seus himself! The giant cat scratches his ear, knocking Gordo from his back. He lands on the tail, where he finds the Chew Brothers - Rick, Chick, and Mick - also known as the Golden Fleas! The Fleas ask for safe passage from the island, but the giant cat spots them getting away and tries to claw them. Gordo and the Fleas make a break for it, and after calculating the formula for the long jump, they grab Gordo and leap right over the maze and onto the safety of Gordo's ship.

Back on Hypochondria, Gordo presents the Golden Fleas to Emperor Rotundos. When Gordo asks for his daughter's hand as promised, Rotundos explains that he must have misheard and that the prize was his daughter's sand - forty acres of undeveloped property she bought as a tax shelter!

ALF explains that Gordo went on to rent his land to Melmacians who sold old junk and antiques on weekends, and created the world's first flea market. Brian tells ALF he likes the story, but he can't use any of it for his book report. ALF gets the idea to adapt the story as a made-for-TV movie, and using Kate's candlestick from the table tries to act out the vicious sword fight with Purr-Seus, but only manages to smash Kate's favorite vase. While Kate makes him clean up the mess he made, and punishing him with no TV for a week, Brian decides it would be best to just go straight to the encyclopedia.

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