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Cats Beware!! An ALF Movie May Soon Come Our Way...

Published at: May 23, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

Longtime Aint It Cool readers may recall in decidedly crass and unaffectionate terms that I am not, by any measure, a fan of cats.   I loathe nearly everything about them, despite being forced to endure the presence of two of them in my home.  

Thus, it is with no small amount of enthusiasm that I greet news that the brilliant Paul Fusco is looking to bring his television series ALF to the big screen.  Fusco was the co-creator, a producer, and a writer for the series, which ran from 1986-1990 on NBC, before jumping to ABC for a TV movie which attempted to resolve the NBC iterations' decidedly grim cliffhanger.  The franchise also spawned an animated series,  numerous video games, comic book adventures, and the ALF character briefly hosted a talk show on TV Land. 

For those who don't recall the show, ALF chronicled a family's encounter with an abrasive, feline-hungering extraterrestrial called Gordon Shumway...nicknamed ALF ( Alien Life Form)...which was performed by Fusco.  THIS interesting piece over at THR discusses the series in quite some detail...providing a great deal of interesting insight into both the concept's history, and where it might be going.  

Regarding the possibility of an ALF feature film, Fusco says...

"I think the timing is right. That’s a big important thing, timing...”

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“There have been movies out there of characters that I didn’t think were on the same parallel as ALF that got movies made, so I think it’s time. I think it could be a home run on a lot of levels.”

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“ALF could be more outspoken now than ever, because the world is a whole different place than the '80s. And I think the character still stands up and certainly has more to say now than ever..."

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"I don’t think we would duplicate the TV show, but I think we would maybe put it in a storyline where we would explain how ALF got here and put him with a new family and let the character speak for himself.

 

The way I see it:  an ALF movie would almost certainly be as 'good' as the recent MUPPET film, if not considerably better.  How could it not be? And if this potential ALF movie maintained the general vibe/cultural commentary of the original show, it might feasibly find a broader audience than Kermit and Co. managed in their latest big screen outing.  

Come what may, I always thought Gordon Shumway looked kinda like Gordon Ramsay...

 

 

 

 

 

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  • May 23, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    ALF is due for a gritty reboot.

    by Ribbons

  • May 23, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    liked the show,but no

    by Stifler's Mom

    BATTLESHIP proved that not everything has to be a movie.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    @stifler's mom gets it.

    by TheMachinist

    While some things are WAY past due for an adaption(Can anyone say Neuromancer?), I'm afraid to say ALF isn't one of them. Though, the article makes a good point with the Muppets movie.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Forget ALF & Bring Back...

    by DangerMan

    SLEDGE HAMMER!

  • May 23, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Alf was outspoken

    by adzigjo

    at least in that youtube video where he drops a word to describe a certain race that isn't very PC....

  • May 23, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Hell, Yeah - Give Me Some ALF

    by THX1968

    I still think the show is hilarious. Inane hilarity. Just be sure to get Max Wright back as Willie, if that's even possible. His was one of the best straight men ever to Alf's shenanigans.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    i also don't need a CGI alf... seeing the muppets

    by adzigjo

    legs really annoyed the piss out of me

  • May 23, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I'm reading this talkback in ALF's voice.

    by TheMachinist

  • May 23, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Well the 80's needs more a-raping

    by donkey_lasher

    so I don't have a problem with this. I won't watch it though. Watching The Muppets only reminded me how hard it is to laugh at a piece of fabric with eyes.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Gordon Shumway Ramsey?

    by Chris Moody

    LOL! That was a good catch! They DO look alike!

  • May 23, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    NO way Max Wright will return

    by eric haislar

    He fucking hated making that show. After the last take the story goes he said fuck you! grabbed his shit and left the lot. ALF was apparently a very hard show to make and there was alot of downtime.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    HARD R OR NOTHING

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • May 23, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I had a crush on the chick from the old show.

    by Just_Some_Guy

  • yeah, don't think he's coming back. and it needs to be updated with new people that sell tickets...there are tons of straight-man and losery husband types to choose from right now. ok maybe not tons, seems like the same handfull of apatow guys are getting all the comedies anymore.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Alf was racist

    by c4andmore

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EHoOo5ZmFI

  • May 23, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Always loved that ALF's real name was Gordon Shumway

    by Beezbo

    And not some crazy alien name that's impossible to pronounce. It was a perfectly acceptable name - why didn't they just call him Gordon?

  • May 23, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    scuse me, but isn't ALF a Racist?

    by Stalkeye

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=she9JyxX_iY Judge for yourself. lol

  • May 23, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    WTF

    by Tom Fremgen

    Seriously WTF Hollywood is not only dead- it wants to rub our faces in it- oui!

  • May 23, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I thought this was the twist in Prometheus

    by Domi'sInnerChild

  • May 23, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Lemme guess, Seth Rogen as the voice of Alf?

    by Spandau Belly

    And he goes on a hilarious roadtrip? Am I getting warmer?

  • May 23, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    "Numerous video games"?

    by zastrow

    I don't recall any at all.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Look Dad, it's a Chef!

    by StarWarsRedux

    No, honey. That's an ALF. Chefs wear hats.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    The Saturday morning animated Alf was pretty good

    by Crimson Dynamo

    The one where he was an Elvis-like singer, and all of his songs had the same words, was pretty funny

  • May 23, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I KILL MYSELF

    by Axl Z

    hopefully he does at the end..

  • May 23, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Loved ALF

    by quicksilver80

    And to this day I prefer ALF's voice in spanish, I don't know why it's funnier to me...weird

  • And no, I'm not kidding. He really did. Look at what ALF did to this man and ponder whether it's a good idea for that fucking puppet to be unleashed unto the earth again.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Cat Whisker Omlette

    by old_man_and_the_sea

    Oh Yes!

  • May 23, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    This better be edgy. And proactive.

    by JV

    You've heard of "getting busy?" This is an alien that gets "Biz-zay". Consistently and thoroughly.

  • May 23, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Remember ALF? He's back. In Pog form!

    by F-18

  • May 23, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    theypeedonyourfuckingrug

    by eric haislar

    Dude i thought you where kidding then i goggled it and saw the pictures. HOLY SHIT!

  • May 23, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    mr spork, I salute you. Excellent reference.

    by keyserSOZE

    THRILLHOUSE!

  • May 23, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    As long as they cast a gay, crack-smking dad, I'm in

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

  • They hate cats because they are independently minded and cannot control them.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Andy Serkis cast as ALF.

    by thedarklinglord

    Also, the Avengers proved that superhero movies are still going strong, so the timing is right for a Greatest American Hero comeback. Now if someone can just get Hasselhoff and KITT a cameo in the next Fast & Furious, we can really get this shitty 80s revival kicked into high gear.

  • This is thing that's extremely important to get right.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    One of the best exchanges on My Name Is Earl

    by bah

    Guy 1: No, Alf was from the planet Melmac he's a alien. Guy 2: I thought he was a monkey. Guy 1: A monkey ? No. He ate cats. Why would a monkey eat a cat ? Guy 2: Your monkey ate my cat. Guy 1: Fine, but at least my monkey wasn't sarcastic and cracking jokes all the time.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    RE: zastrow

    by Incomplete Gamer

    They you must not have owned a Sega Master System. ALF on the SMS was ... weird.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Freak out

    by Jay Garrick

    The funny thing is two days ago the thought going through my head was, "I wonder when ALF is getting to get the reboot treatment?" I must be clairvoyant.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    it was kind of depressing that he was the only one left alive from his planet...

    by 6000_little_griglets

    You'd watch the cartoon and just see dead people everywhere... all his friends, his family and loved ones...

  • May 23, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    With Alf gettin the reboot treatmnt...this only opens the door for the NC-17 reboot of...

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    Quentin Tarantino Presents: Growing Pains

  • May 23, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Never Trust a Cat Hater.

    by cutest_of_borg

    And guys that hate cats usually have compensation issues. So, never trust a small-dicked cat hater.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I Smell a New Studio Tentpole

    by Rufus Roughcut

    ...it should cost $225M. Michael Bay should direct it. It should open internationally first, with an enormous marketing push. Then it'll open in America and tank. That's the only way a studio can make this film. Studios only know how to make $225M tentpole films.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    F cats...no loyalty, and they crap in a box YOU keep INSIDE the house...

    by obijuanmartinez

    Do they save people's lives? NO Ever hear of a Police cat? Guard cat? Bomb-sniffing cat? Seeing-eye cat? Hell no!

  • May 23, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Everyone knows that retro fashion is a cyclical period of 20 years.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Therefore ALF should have been released six years ago. Same thing happened during the 90's when 70's retro was all the rage. "Dazed and Confused", "The Stoned Age", "Brady Bunch Movie", and many other 70 themed tv shows and movies happened during that decade.

  • May 23, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Remake all the weekend 80's syndication sitcoms.

    by mjgtexas

    Chloe Moretz in a dark, gritty Small Wonder...Dakota Fanning in Out Of This World...Katherine Heigl in She's The Sheriff.

  • May 23, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    David O. Russel returns to Spanking the Monkey form in 'Family Ties'.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • May 23, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    ALF was great but

    by J

    Why not spend the money to do a reboot of a truly groundbreaking series like BJ and The Bear. Or Manimal. Or........Airwolf. Bosom Buddies? Am I getting warmer? Charles In Charge? Max Headroom? Anyone? C'mon guys. How 'bout Doogie Houser? No? OK, last one....Hardcastle & McCormick? Right? That would work, wouldn't it? Right? Just sayin....

  • The show's been off the air for over 20 years. If the "timing" didn't work itself out by now, what makes you think it ever will? And how do you sell such a product when ALF isn't nearly as well-remembered from that time compared to the likes of Transformers, GI Joe, or TMNT?

  • May 23, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    My brother used to get high as a kite...

    by Frat Boy

    and laugh his ass off at ALF. Thought it was the funniest thing in the world. HA!

  • May 23, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    We already had this, it was called Paul and it sucked!

    by Joe Plumber

    CGI ALF = FAIL BIG TIME

  • May 23, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    ALF actually has Donald Trump's hair

    by Joe Plumber

    moreso than Gordon Ramsey's.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Pee Wee and Alf in a buddy cop film.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • May 23, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Yep, these are the end times

    by Jaster Mareel

    There can surely be no doubt now. As soon as The Facts of Life movie is announced, I will bid you all adieu and hang myself.

  • there you were. I salute you.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    We have a Simpsons reference, but no "Hey Willie" yet?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Now we do.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Paul Rudd in Manimal

    by mjgtexas

    Instead of transforming into a tiger or hawk, the Apatow produced comedy would turn our hero into a sparrow or cocker spaniel.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I read a sex story with ALF...

    by Bass Ackwards

    ...and the ladies of the household. It was pretty hot.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I used to collect Bouillabaseball cards.

    by elsewhere

    They were like Garbage Pail Kids cards, but with Melmacians. Wish I had kept them. http://alf.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Bouillabaseball_cards

  • May 23, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I was a child of the 80s . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and ALF is on my list of shows I have NEVER seen. Never watched a second of it. The other biggie on that list is Growing Pains. Not one second. . .

  • It was a stuffed animal but you could like push a button on his belly and any one of like 5 prerecorded Alf lines would the thing speak. I wanted it so badly I was willing to get that and ONLY that toy on that year's Christmas. I even remember printing up a little sign that I hung on the outside of my bedroom door pointing out how much Woolworth's had the thing for, and just saying "please".<br> <br> And by motherfuckin god, I GOT my toy, yes I did. and I think I played with it about 3 times lol

  • May 23, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Ha! I kill me.

    by Dollar Bird

    One of my favorite shows as a kid until I just lost interest. But the cartoon was great. I loved the one where he had to win a competition by finding the only open spot in a parking garage. (If memory serves, he smelled it out.) Then came the TV movie which was an abomination. "Why don't you get a vacuum cleaner so you can clean my lap she she has some place to sit." Or something like that was said. Then, today, I'm sitting in the doctor's waiting room in a small town in Slovakia and on the wall are several ads for local companies, and one of the companies is called "ALF" and they used a photo of the puppet in the ad. (I don't know what the company does, my Slovak is pretty weak.) I sat there thinking, "Who remembers _him_ in Slovakia?"

  • May 23, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    @zastrow -- "Numerous Video Games"

    by nssdigitalchumps

    That's probably because your parents hadn't started dating yet. ALF was on... Sega Master System Apple II Atari DOS-based computers It was a long time ago.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Stop mentioning Small Wonder here people

    by lv_426

    That's some scary shit. Don't give Hollywood any ideas. It's bad enough they're remaking ALF, and probably Different Strokes will be next. CGI Gary Coleman anyone?

  • May 23, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Fuck it... I'd watch it!

    by Autodidact

    If it looked half good. This is what they should have made instead of PAUL.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    I can see being apatheic about cats...

    by matthooper8

    But when you hate them, you have mental issues. FACT.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Dear God......Small Wonder....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    ....do not resurrect that abomination of a show. For those of you that have forgotten how annoying that show was, dig up an episode. Bask in the glory of the father's douchebaggery and the fat son's smarminess.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    sheesh

    by smylexx

    “There have been movies out there of characters that I didn’t think were on the same parallel as ALF that got movies made, so I think it’s time." gosh, that sounds kinda cynical. reading between the lines, it reads 'other crappier tv shows got turned into films...i want some of that reboot cash!' to me. it was crap when it came out and it will still be crappy now. I'll wait for the inevitable Metal Mickey reboot.

  • Heed my words!

  • May 23, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    matthooper8, you have it mixed up....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    I avoid people that do not like dogs....something odd and unnatural about those folks....not quite sure what it is. Unconscious fear of unconditional love? Maybe.... Hating cats is perfectly natural. Any animal that requires a shitbox to stink up a room in your house deserves the hate.

  • May 23, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Your cat would kill you the second it had the opportunity

    by Terrence

    Don't act like they wouldn't.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    kudos ultron 2.0

    by Chairman_Kaga

    "Hating cats is perfectly natural. Any animal that requires a shitbox to stink up a room in your house deserves the hate." I could not agree more.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Cat vs Dog

    by J

    Age old debate. Cat Lovers - socially withdrawn, appreciate intelligence, quiet, cynical, obsessive, crave affection from those which withhold it, probably not so good at taking care of others, introspective, trades off litterbox odor for overall cleanliness, respect and self-sufficiency. Dog Lovers - extroverted, require attention lavished on them, open hearted, enjoy caring for the overly needy, loud/abrasive, appreciate action over thought, doesn't mind following animal around to pick up waste, trades off peace and cleanliness for affection, mess and gregarious over-dependency. Those who dress up their cats/dogs/animals - freaks who need to get a life. Those who hate/harm cats/dogs/animals - psychos who need to get therapy or be put down. Just sayin'

  • May 23, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Gordon Ramsey

    by Chris Crocker

    looks like Palpatine right after Mace Windu burns him. I'm bored.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    @nssdigitalchumps

    by zastrow

    Trust me, I was there for the Alf craze the first time around. Just didn't remember there ever being video games. Thanks for the info, though.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks keysersoze and grammaton cleric binks.

    by F-18

    Everything's coming up mr spork!

  • May 23, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Alf discovers a mysterious suitcase containing clues to his secret origin.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • May 23, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    "Don't eat the cat, ALF!"

    by Ye Not Guilty

    That about sums up the plot of every episode of ALF. But yes, by all means bring ALF back as an edgy extraterrestrial with something relevant and humorous to say about life in the 21st century. Oh, and he needs a black, leather costume. For extra edginess.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I got your Small Wonder movie here. Read if you dare...

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Fat Jonah Hill plays the son all growed up. He never amounted to anything in life considering he could never top his fathers zany invention of an android girl. What he doesn't know is that after he dropped out of college and moved into his stoner room mates apartment (James Franco, or his lil bro) his father transplanted Vicki's programming into a 20-somthing year old hot body with new adult programming. Apparently the father dies which activates Vicki's programming to seek out her bro/step son. She is now a party animal, slut whore whom Jonah cannot control. Him and the roommate reboot her programming and are now stuck with a Vicki much like the one from the show. Hilarity ensues. For those of you who think this is stupid/whack/impossible, see Battleship.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    An Inhumanoids movie...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...make it happen.

  • May 23, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Hey Willie!!!!

    by Deano316

    Man I loved watching ALF when I was younger. I was wondering when the show would get remade. Not the popular consensus here but I'd watch a remake. Just don't alter the puppet, it's fine the way it is. New ALF.......HA!!!!

  • May 23, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    A PG-13 ALF movie? HELL YES!!!!!!!

    by Jobacca

    I loved ALF as a kid. As long as they keep the muppet and dont go the CGI route. Based on the real-world nervous breakdowns suffered by the human cast of his show,I've always had an idea for how an ALF revival should work. He goes from family to family,just being ALF and causing havoc,and eventually every human he interacts with goes completely and totally insane. Start the movie by checking in with the cast of the old show....have them all be glorious wretched ruined wrecks. As ALF moves from person to person he leaves nothing but madness and chaos in his wake....he's like the lovable muppet version of Cthulu. When he's managed to turn the entire planet into cross-dressing crackhead cat eating maniacs(much like he did to Max Wright in real life),his negligence causes the entire planet to explode....last shot of the movie is ALF,is his ship,laughing as he seeks out a new planet to destroy. Somebody pitch this to GDT........

  • May 23, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Permenant Midnight

    by King_Ink

    So... for all you guys who are demanding a hard R on your ALF flick... check out Ben Stiller's Permanent Midnight. It's about one of the writers, who was a heroin junky. Alf is fucking terrifying in that movie... seriously. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120788/

  • May 23, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    tikidonkeypunch.....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    you had me at "Fat Jonah Hill"

  • May 23, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Sick fuckers...now you have me pondering a "Small Wonder" story

    by conspiracy

    But not only would it earn me a lifetime ban, but also most likely a one way ticket to hell. Still...it would be a new high in lows.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Needs to be Hard R, directed by Robert Rodriguez

    by Craig Partain

  • May 23, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    wikipedia has no comment on Max Wright's penchant for crack and hobos

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    odd

  • May 23, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by Joe Plumber

    Your audience demands it!

  • ALF always looked like Belzer in shades to me. And now Ebert looks like a LOT like Max Wright.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    And I'd love to see a Different Strokes film...

    by conspiracy

    might be the vehicle to pull Todd Bridges out of obscurity. Willis...the only Drummond to survive the 90's and 00's after their father looses everything in the Dot Com bubble; has learned to live with his personal demons and become a drug addiction counselor. His younger brother, Arnold, who later in his teen years suffered from "little Man" complex, was killed when he pulled out a gun on some cops sent to investigate reports he was running snack out of his Hells Kitchen Apartment. His sister Kimberly was found dead in a Miami night club where she had been turning tricks and Escorting. But now...Willis finds his dreams haunted by what was, and images of his deceased siblings...dreams that turn all too real as he encounters their spirits...the violent Arnold, and the hypersexual Kimberly...spirits who are determined to reunite the Drummond Family...on the other side. William Shatner could play the spirit of Daddy Drummond... NC-17 Bitches.... You know you'd watch this shit...

  • May 23, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    The timing is just right, eh? Can someone help here?

    by Darth Macchio

    ALF is essentially a "family show" or, in reality, a kid's show that has enough variable content to keep the rest of the kin entertained. Who wants this? Is it pure "zero creativity"-time in HW so they're literally scrapping the decades year by year to grab any remotely successful property and put it to film? I was a big Alf fan back in the day...but if Alf is a viable property for today's audiences, what about a movie version of "8 is enough"? Or the zany antics of a 'Three's Company'? Perhaps we'll finally get that "Diff'rent Strokes" movie we've all been begging for year after year? Were people clamoring for a Smurfs movie? It did very well from what I hear but prior to release? Are the smurfs still on tv? How would any non-geek below the age of 30 even know of the smurfs? Screw the Avengers...who wants that? I'd much rather watch a movie version of "Silver Spoons" or maybe "The Cosby Show"? And I'll stop short off condemning cat or dog haters specifically...save your free-floating resentments for those who should know better - your fellow man.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    snack=Smack ^

    by conspiracy

    No law against slinging Doritos...yet.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Darth_Meh....No Time these days

    by conspiracy

    ...maybe on my tumblr when I get a free moment...just no time for this place right now.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    @conspiracy Isn't Conrad Bain still alive?

    by tangcameo

    I remember something on TMZ in the last 12 months. Him commenting on something. Might have been Coleman's death but I doubt that was it.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    conspiracy, ) -`:

    by Joe Plumber

    This place just hasn't been the same without you, Fudge Pack Friday and the Choppahs.

  • May 23, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    must have the original theme

    by Monnie Knapp

    Let Kenny G play the sax lead, or zombie Clarence Clemons

  • May 23, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Hey Willie!

    by jimmy

    Alf movie? Fuck Yeah

  • May 23, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    The TV show as movie I've been waiting for...

    by Teddy Artery

    "Mr. T. and Tina". Make it so!

  • May 23, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    And don't forget about

    by Teddy Artery

    "Pink Lady and Jeff", "Joannie Loves Chachi" and "Cop Rock".... Let's make it happen!

  • May 23, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Well, at least there'll be only *one* Muppet in it

    by FeralAngel

    That's a big plus right there.

  • May 23, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    "You're the one who's out of this world, sweet baby!"

    by Cobb05

    As long as the puppet and Fusco voicing ALF are in, I'm up for it. The question is, will he finally get to eat a cat?

  • May 23, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    About that "racist" ALF clip

    by Nem_Wan

    He was imitating a character on a recent episode of L.A. Law who said the N-word in court and in front of Blair Underwood as part of a portrayal of Tourette syndrome.

  • May 23, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Misfits of Science

    by Flutchy

    Just saying. Also had Max Wright in it. I liked Max Wright. Kind of still do.

  • May 23, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Bring back Max Headroom while you're at it.

    by mistergreen

  • Between the ALF movie and your proposed Different Strokes and Small Wonder films, minds would be fucked to oblivion. To quote Sam Niell from Event Horizon: *Do you see!!!!! DO YOU SEE!!!!!*

  • May 23, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Alf needs the Seth McFarlane treatment

    by atlatl

  • May 23, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    *I never met a cat I didn't like...especially with ketchup!

    by DrMorbius

    Does this mean that *Scorch* is next?

  • May 23, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by DrMorbius

    There is a *Different Strokes ... the story of Jack and Jill and ... Jill.* Dana Plato's last movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118979/

  • May 23, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    And it's 'soft core' so she disrobes, repeatedly!

    by DrMorbius

  • May 23, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Re: This Sounds Like Fusco WANTS To Make An ALF Movie ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... but I'm not sure that even a remake/rehash-old-TV-properties hungry Hollywood would cough up the bank for a theatrical movie. Maybe a new series or some direct-to-DVD shit, but you'd better believe they're gonna look real hard at PAUL, THE MUPPETS (which did not do what they thought it would) and Burton's all-star DARK SHADOWS flop when Fusco pops in with his fucking ALF puppet and starts trying to sell a 90 million dollar version of the show. And anyway, I'm also pretty sure most of those dudes saw PERMANENT MIDNIGHT.

  • I'm surprised HW hasn't attempted a Cosby and Happy Days reboot. Cosby Jamie Foxx as Cliff Huxtable Hailey Barry as Claire Huxtable Directed by: Spike Lee Happy Days Paul Giamatti as Mr. Cunningham (Mr. C) Christina Hendricks as Mrs. Cunningham (Mrs. C) Rupert Grint as Richie Cunningham Emma Stone as Joanie Cunningham Anton Yelchin as Chachi Channing Tatum as Fonzie Bob Hoskins as Al Directed by: Ron Howard

  • May 23, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    WHO FUCKING CARES!?!?!?!??!

    by MainMan2001

    Honestly, has anyone tried to watch Alf recently?! It's really really really really bad!! Like am I on drugs bad?!

  • Michael Cera as Potsy. Everyone can tell him to sit on it. You also need to cast hotties as Laverne and Shirley. Special appearance of a CGI Mork, played by Andy Serkis and voiced by Robin Williams.

  • May 23, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    RE: Just_Some_Guy

    by MrMadScience

    Hahaha!...Me too!

  • Get scrapin'.

  • May 23, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    It's Your Move: The Movie

    by mjgtexas

    Matthew Burtman (Jason Bateman) is all grown up and just released from a three year stint in federal prison following his career as a scamming mortgage broker. Unable to find honest work due to his criminal record, he returns to his greatest scam: the reuniting of The Dregs of Humanity. But he faces his old nemesis: Norman Lamb (now played by Michael Keaton), now the CEO of the conglomerate Live Nation...and now husband to his mother Eileen (Kim Basinger). Uniting with his best friend Eli (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) and estranged sister Julie (Maria Bello), Matthew attempts the scam of a lifetime...while sticking it to his arch enemy.

  • May 23, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    "Longtime" readers may recall...?

    by MikeTheSpike

    Jesus Merrick, get over yourself. You've been around - what? - three years?

  • May 23, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Not the Mama! Do a 'Dinosaurs' movie too

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

  • May 23, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    "You are not a cat...you are a BAGEL...!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I loved Alf back in the day like a lot of 80's kids (got a stuffed Alf for Christmas and everything), but honestly....who frigging cares now? The only legacy the series really has is being part of the tradition that every decade had its own "wacky alien living in suburbia" sitcom (My Favorite Martian in the 60's, Mork & Mindy in the 70's, Alf in the 80's, 3rd Rock From The Sun in the 90's). In fact, the 00's have been the only decade since the 60's to *not* have a wacky suburban alien sitcom.

  • May 23, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    "Out of this World" remake ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    From memory it was a show about this half alien half human girl who could freeze time. Near the end of that show I was becomming a teenager and I remember that at the time I was thinking if I had her powers what would I do with it, I seem to recall my thoughts were dominated with going into girls locker rooms/change rooms and also stealing comic books. Thankfully these days I have changed.... I would no longer steal a comic book.

  • May 23, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    OK so.....

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    If this turns out to be just another excuse to take an existing character from years ago and turn it into a scumbag, count me out. For example, Alf moves into a "new home" with a "new family" and the son smokes pot and the sister is making jokes about giving Alf a blowjob or something. Sorry, but no. So, yeah, I guess I won't be seeing it because that's what it's going to be. You know, because, "it's not the 80's anymore and the world is an entirely different place and Alf has 'a lot more to say now.'" ALF DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BAY Starring (whoever the guy that played Alf originally) as Alf Megan Fox as "The Sister" Shia Labouoref as "The Brother" Eugene Levy as "The Father" Roseanne Barr as "The Mother" SUMMER 2013

  • May 24, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    This summer. CAT'S! WILL! BE! PUNCHED!

    by Xenodistortion

    AND THEN BARBECUED! While I totally loved the Alf show (and cartoon, showing the adventures he had on Melmack). There is no reason do to an Alf movie. This shit never works out. Is anyone every going to come up with anything original anymore?

  • May 24, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    "Before you get up for that final snack..."

    by spire_walk

    "...I want you to know, I'll be right back! HA!" or "...I want you to know, I've got your cat! HA!" I had to dig deep because fucking Quick Draw McGraw up there beat me to the fucking pog quote from the Simpsons.

  • May 24, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Loved the show, but this spells DISASTER on so many levels

    by RedJester

    Let's see how many smart studios have the common sense to pass on this looming box office disaster.

  • May 24, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I wanted the daughter on the show BAD when I was young!

    by HB_Dad

  • May 24, 2012, 2 a.m. CST

    They should do a movie based on "Out Of This World"

    by HB_Dad

    That chick who played Evie got real hot and naked in the movie "Teenage Bonnie and Clepto Clyde". What a nice rack she developed!

  • some psychotic drug taking (coke?) and trippin' on thinking ALF was alive and talking to him or something? I thought it was the creator but couldn't find anything.

  • May 24, 2012, 4:44 a.m. CST

    snomusic: it's Perminant Midnight with Ben Stiller

    by Cobb05

  • May 24, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    http://www.hark.com/clips/qccxbqkwnr-you-are-a-bagel

    by Pageiv

  • May 24, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Illegal Aliens

    by Pageiv

    Someone needs to get Romney and Obama on record about ALF.

  • May 24, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I'm ok with it ONLY if they show ALF having an erection

    by Ricardo

    A tiny fur penis partially obscurred by his fur rising up, in a low lit environment. Cut to his face smiling. Cut to a sunset.

  • May 24, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Let's hope it's in 3D!

    by charlie frown

    ugh.

  • May 24, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    As an owner of Two Cats, I'm boycotting this Movie.

    by Stalkeye

    That and it looks stupid. What's next, a remake of Miami Vice? Oh, wait..

  • May 24, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I just hope

    by korahn

    I just hope they don't go and make Gordon himself CGI. Plus, Max Wright HAS to make a cameo

  • May 24, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    More ideas for 80s reboots while we are at it...

    by DallasPhoenix

    Since Hollywood is so keen on churning out brainless ideas and reboots, I though I would help them out and suggest... Max Headroom (Quote: Max Headroom: How can you tell a network executive is lying? His lips move!) Moonlighting (Why not, at least it would be more interesting than to see Bruce Willis in the next G.I. Joe movie) Dallas (Wait... they already are) Eye on L.A. 3D Bikini Spectacular (Why not... everything is 3D now and I would love to see Kate Upton on the big screen, if you know what I mean ;-) ) Bosom Buddies (Maybe aging Tom Hanks and John Travolta would make great drag queens trying to find an apartment at GLEH - Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing) Doogie Howser, M.D. (Neil Patrick Harris returns to the big screen as a now successful proctologist in West Hollywood)

  • May 24, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    How could it not be better than the Muppets?

    by JohnnyKrypton

    Because Alf is Alf, and the Muppets are the Muppets. Now put the crack pipe down.

  • May 24, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    It's Alf. Remember Alf? He's back, in Pog form.

    by Royston Lodge

    Ah, Milhouse, you delightful little weirdo.

  • May 24, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Any chance of a nude Andrea Elson cameo?

    by Royston Lodge

  • May 24, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I'd watch a Max Headroom reboot. Seriously.

    by Royston Lodge

  • May 24, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    He better be top half puppet and no cgi, Otherwise no go.

    by Gore_monkey

  • May 24, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    cobb05 - Thanks! Was it any good? <nt>

    by snomusic

  • May 24, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    No, not really

    by Cobb05

    The Alf show is a very small part. It's mostly about Ben Still being a junkie.

  • May 24, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I loved the ALF comics...

    by Jon Forbing

    from the Marvel kids' imprint, STAR Comics. That was honestly probably my favorite comic when I was like 10 years old. It was actually kind of genius, looking back... they had an issue that was a parody of 60's and 70's underground adult comix (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Zippy the Pinhead, R. Crumb stuff, etc)! All that aside, it's gonna take some convincing to get my ass into a seat at an ALF movie.

  • May 24, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Best thing to come out of this tb was mentioning 'Out of This World'

    by adeceasedfan

    Loved that show. Oh, and FUCK an ALF remake!