ALF was a popular TV series in the late 1980s that followed the life of ALF, which stands for Alien Life Form, although his real name is Gordon Shumway. The wisecracking extraterrestrial being from the planet Melmac (who speaks English) crash-landed on Earth in the garage of the Tanner family, who live in a California suburb.
Throughout the show, the Tanners try their best to keep ALF’s existence a secret from the outside world and keep ALF from eating their pet cat, Lucky.
ALF, of course, often gets into humorous and sometimes troublesome situations due to his alien nature and lack of understanding of Earth’s customs.
The show ALF was a mix of family comedy and science fiction elements, and the character of ALF quickly became a cultural icon during its original run. The series aired from 1986 to 1990 and remains fondly remembered by many fans to this day.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is bringing ALF back to life through his Maximum Effort Channel in collaboration with ALF creator Paul Fusco and Shout! Studios.
Old episodes of ALF are airing alongside shorts promoting brands including Mint Mobile as seen in the video above, in which ALF writes a letter to Reynolds and makes some classic ALF wisecracks about Reynolds’s name and movie career.
Note: That really is Reynolds’s name and it was Ryan Gosling who starred in The Notebook.