All we know is that all of these new shows are getting a little overwhelming. Luckily, many streaming services are now realizing that all of these new shows are proving too much for us to handle, and are offering us the chance to step away from modern adaptations and step into the past to get our nostalgia on. Our favorite retro TV show? It just has to be the sitcom, ALF.
Retro sitcoms are making an epic entrance back into our lives thanks to streaming services that allow us to watch shows whenever we want, wherever we want. You can keep up with Will during his time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you can get a sneak peek into the life of the Tanner’s in Full House, and you can even take a trip to Central Perk to hang out with your Friends.
Yet, we love nothing more than checking in with our favorite puppet, ALF. This hilarious sitcom first dawned on our television screens in 1986, and has since made a name for itself as one of the greatest shows ever created. Although the show was only commissioned for four years, it highlighted the talent and the craft behind puppetry and introduced this awesome art within a medium that could resonate with everyone.
Although sitcoms such as 3rd Rock From the Sun and My Parents are Aliens have all followed the lives of extraterrestrials as they make their way towards earth, they focused on aliens passing on humans, while ALF’s extraterrestrial exterior kept him (mostly) confined at home, creating a cabin fever-level of intensivity among their relationships. This show follows the life of the Alien Life Form (ALF) who finds himself in the garage of a suburban family after crash-landing his spaceship. Yet, instead of zapping the Tanner family with his alien weaponry, ALF decides to give human life a go, and soon becomes an integrated member of their family… and what a family they are! In fact, the cast of ALF helped to score millions of viewers across the world, and people tuned in every single day to keep up with what ALF and the Tanners were getting up to. As it is with all of us, the cast of ALF certainly has changed in the years since it aired. But what hasn’t changed is their on-screen chemistry, and the special place we continue to hold for them in our hearts.