ALF (season 3)

The following is a list of episodes from the third season of ALF.[1] Most episode titles are named after popular songs.

Season 3
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 3, 1988 (1988-10-03) –
May 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)
Season chronology
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List of ALF episodes

Broadcast historyEdit

The season aired Mondays at 8:00-8:30 pm (EST) on NBC.

DVD releaseEdit

The season was released on DVD by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.


  • Paul Fusco as ALF (puppeteer, voice)
    • Lisa Buckley as ALF (assistant puppeteer)
    • Bob Fappiano as ALF (assistant puppeteer)
  • Max Wright as Willie Tanner
  • Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner
  • Andrea Elson as Lynn Tanner
  • Benji Gregory as Brian Tanner
  • Charles Nickerson as Eric Tanner (debuted in "Having My Baby")


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
531"Stop in the Name of Love"Nick HavingaSkip Frank & Gwyn GurianOctober 3, 1988 (1988-10-03)29.6[2]18.3/29[2]
Lynn's date at the drive-in goes well until she discovers ALF hiding in the back of the car.
542"Stairway to Heaven"Burt BrinckerhoffPhilip WhitehillOctober 10, 1988 (1988-10-10)28.7[3]17.6/27[3]
ALF meets his guardian angel who makes him see life without the Tanners, and vice versa.
553"Breaking Up is Hard to Do"Nick HavingaSteve PepoonOctober 17, 1988 (1988-10-17)30.2[4]18.6/30[4]
Trevor and Raquel have a falling-out, so ALF and Jake try to get them back together.
"Tonight, Tonight"Burt BrinckerhoffLisa A. Bannick, Steve Pepoon, Al Jean & Michael ReissOctober 24, 1988 (1988-10-24)30.2[5]18.5/28[5]
ALF hosts The Tonight Show with Ed McMahon and promotes ALF with clips from Season 2. Frederick de Cordova, Teresa Ganzel, Tommy Newsom, Rich Little, Joan Embrey, Tim Wade, Joyce Brothers and Eugene Greytak (as Pope John Paul II) also appear.
Note: one-hour clip show.
586"Promises, Promises"Burt BrinckerhoffBeverly ArcherOctober 31, 1988 (1988-10-31)24.2[6]15.1/24[6]
ALF reveals that Lynn is dating Eddie (Michael Des Barres) to her parents' dismay.
"Turkey in the Straw"Nick HavingaTom Patchett & Steve HollanderNovember 14, 1988 (1988-11-14)
November 15, 1988 (1988-11-15)
Part 1: The Tanners are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner with the Ochmonek's bizarre relatives.
Part 2: ALF must avoid the Alien Task Force when a homeless guy blows the whistle on him.
Guest Stars: David Ogden Stiers as Flakey Pete, Michael Champion as Sgt. Matt Fox
619"Changes"Nick HavingaLisa A. BannickNovember 21, 1988 (1988-11-21)29.9[8]18.0/28[8]
Kate starts working and then discovers that she is pregnant.
Note: The plot device of Kate being pregnant was written to accommodate Anne Schedeen's real-life pregnancy.
6210"My Back Pages"Burt BrinckerhoffRon BurlaNovember 28, 1988 (1988-11-28)24.2[9]15.6/23[9]
Seeing Willie and Kate reminiscing over their old stuff in the attic and show the family film footage of them attending the Woodstock festival, ALF asks Willie about the 1960s, causing Willie to ponder if he abandoned the ideals he held during those years.
6311"Alone Again, Naturally"Burt BrinckerhoffPaul FuscoDecember 5, 1988 (1988-12-05)24.0[10]15.5/23[10]
ALF mistakenly believes his cousin Blinky is living in Barstow, getting himself captured by a deranged freak show owner (Kathleen Freeman).
6412"Do You Believe in Magic?"Tony CsikiScott Spencer GordenDecember 12, 1988 (1988-12-12)30.9[11]18.6/28[11]
Willie introduces ALF to simple magic tricks.
6513"Hide Away"Burt BrinckerhoffSteve PepoonJanuary 9, 1989 (1989-01-09)28.7[12]17.6/26[12]
After a verbose houseguest of Willie's reveals he is in the Witness Protection Program, ALF is convinced gangsters are stalking the Tanners.
6614"Fight Back"Nick HavingaSeth WeisbordJanuary 16, 1989 (1989-01-16)30.8[13]18.1/27[13]
When Jake easily repairs Willie's car, he and ALF think the mechanic may be sabotaging the car for needless repeat business, so they start Operation Sam-Scam to furnish proof.
6715"Suspicious Minds"Nick HavingaAl Jean & Michael ReissJanuary 23, 1989 (1989-01-23)34.0[14]20.4/30[14]
ALF believes that a reclusive new neighbor is Elvis Presley, and is further convinced when the man displays Elvis-like tendencies.
6816"Baby Love"Nick HavingaLisa A. BannickFebruary 6, 1989 (1989-02-06)38.9[15]22.8/32[15]
Raquel and Laverne plan a surprise baby shower for Kate. Andrea brings her baby and lays it in the crib. When ALF has an allergic reaction to a baby, he tries to move in with Jake, but Willie convinces ALF that it is psychosomatic.
6917"Running Scared"Gary ShimokawaSteve PepoonFebruary 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)30.0[16]17.8/27[16]
The extortionist Lee Fraser threatens to turn ALF in to the immigration authorities for being an illegal alien.
7018"Standing in the Shadows of Love"Nick HavingaDavid Cohen & Roger S.H. SchulmanFebruary 20, 1989 (1989-02-20)30.7[17]18.4/27[17]
Jake has a crush on a girl at school named Laura (Carla Gugino) but cannot express his feelings. ALF, inspired by the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, ghostwrites love letters for Jake.
7119"Superstition"Gary ShimokawaSteve PepoonFebruary 27, 1989 (1989-02-27)29.1[18]17.6/26[18]
ALF blames his streak of bad luck on a Melmac superstition of burning a history book.
7220"Torn Between Two Lovers"Nick HavingaBeverly ArcherMarch 6, 1989 (1989-03-06)34.2[19]20.7/30[19]
Thanks to ALF's mismanaged phone calls, Lynn gets two dates for a dance.
7321"Funeral for a Friend"Paul FuscoScott Spencer GordenMarch 20, 1989 (1989-03-20)30.0[20]18.0/28[20]
ALF acquires an ant farm and then arranges a funeral after the ants die.
7422"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"Nick HavingaAlicia Marie SchudtMarch 27, 1989 (1989-03-27)28.0[21]17.1/27[21]
To prepare Brian for his Boy Scout trip, ALF and Jake camp out to overcome his fear of the outdoors at night.
7523"Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"Howard StormPaul Fusco & Lisa A. BannickApril 10, 1989 (1989-04-10)28.1[22]17.6/28[22]
Jake's mother visits him and ALF catches her stealing Kate's brooch.
7624"Like an Old Time Movie"Nick HavingaNelson CostelloApril 17, 1989 (1989-04-17)22.7[23]14.7/26[23]
While the Tanners are away and leave some old movies to entertain him, ALF imagines in black and white that he and the Tanners are silent-movie stars.
7725"Shake, Rattle and Roll"Nick HavingaRon BurlaMay 1, 1989 (1989-05-01)24.0[24]14.5/24[24]
After experiencing a mild earthquake, ALF prepares for the worst.
7826"Having My Baby"Nick HavingaLisa A. BannickMay 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)25.1[25]15.7/27[25]
ALF re-enacts scenes from The Dick Van Dyke Show, as Kate prepares to give birth.
Note: Eric William Tanner first appears at the end of the episode.


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