ALF (season 2)

ALF (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Original network NBC
Original release September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21) – May 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)

The following is a list of episodes from the second season of ALF.[1]

Broadcast history

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

DVD release

The season was released on DVD by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.



No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
271"Working My Way Back to You"Nick HavingaSteve PepoonSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)
ALF has to last one week without destroying anything in the Tanners' house.
282"Somewhere Over the Rerun"
"The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"
Nick HavingaScott Spencer GordenSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)
After becoming addicted to reruns of Gilligan's Island, ALF dreams that he has joined the castaways. Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells appear.
293"Take a Look at Me Now"Gary ShimokawaSteve PepoonOctober 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)
Raquel's claim of seeing ALF makes her subject to ridicule and prone to depression, so ALF decides to defend her.
304"Wedding Bell Blues"Burt BrinckerhoffLisa A. BannickOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)
ALF, after being deeply saddened by the fact that his parents got married before his birth (which is a taboo on Melmac), runs away to a monastery.
315"Prime Time"Burt BrinckerhoffLisa A. BannickOctober 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)
When the Tanners become part of the new Thompson Rating System, ALF rigs the ratings in order to prevent his favorite show, Polka Jamboree, from being cancelled.
326"Some Enchanted Evening"Gary ShimokawaSeth WeisbordOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
Not allowed to go trick-or-treating, ALF attends Willie's Halloween party and tries to convince this boss to give Willie an overdue promotion.
337"Oh, Pretty Woman"Burt BrinckerhoffAlicia Marie SchudtNovember 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)
Lynn is depressed over being dumped by a boyfriend for a prettier girl, so ALF enters her in a beauty pageant to increase her self-confidence.
348"Something's Wrong With Me"Burt BrinckerhoffSteve PepoonNovember 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)
Dorothy is planning to marry Whizzer, but ALF's Melmacian hiccups put the wedding in jeopardy.
359"Night Train"Burt BrinckerhoffBob BendetsonNovember 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)
Reminiscing his younger and more carefree days when he was known as "Boxcar Willie", Willie takes ALF to the train switchyard where they jump a moving freight train.
3610"Isn't it Romantic?"Gary ShimokawaSeth WeisbordNovember 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)
Seeing that Kate and Willie have been arguing of late, ALF and the Tanner children plan to recreate the couple's Niagara Falls honeymoon.
3711"Hail to the Chief"Burt BrinckerhoffLisa A. BannickDecember 7, 1987 (1987-12-07)
After watching a presidential debate, Kate has recurring dreams of running against ALF.
38/3912/13"ALF's Special Christmas"Burt BrinckerhoffSteven HollanderDecember 14, 1987 (1987-12-14)
ALF and the Tanners prepare to spend Christmas in a cabin. ALF accidentally ends up with a group of toys, then befriends a terminally ill little girl in a hospital.
Note: This is a one-hour episode.
4014"The Boy Next Door"Burt BrinckerhoffAl Jean & Michael ReissJanuary 4, 1988 (1988-01-04)
ALF befriends Trevor and Raquel's nephew Jake from New York.
4115"Can I Get a Witness?"Gary ShimokawaNelson CostelloJanuary 11, 1988 (1988-01-11)
ALF is put on trial for breaking the Ockmonecks' window.
4216"We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert"Nick HavingaPaul FuscoJanuary 25, 1988 (1988-01-25)
Willie's Uncle Albert (Elisha Cook) visits the Tanners, and collapses from a heart attack after getting a glimpse of the alien, causing ALF to feel grief thinking he caused the death.
Note: This episode is rated TV-PG.
4317"Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 1"Gary ShimokawaLisa Stotsky & Wendy GrafFebruary 8, 1988 (1988-02-08)
Willie is chosen by the neighborhood to lead a neighborhood watch. But ALF takes control of the radio and starts to talk as if he was Willie.
4418"Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 2"Gary ShimokawaLisa Stotsky & Wendy GrafFebruary 15, 1988 (1988-02-15)
ALF spots a criminal by his neighbor's house, and walks inside to investigate.
4519"We Gotta Get Out of This Place"Gary ShimokawaMarjorie GrossFebruary 22, 1988 (1988-02-22)
ALF joins Jody in a condo.
4620"You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog"Gary ShimokawaScott Spencer GordenFebruary 29, 1988 (1988-02-29)
The Tanners take in a stray dog, much to ALF's dismay. (Featuring Anne Ramsey in her last television role before her death)
4721"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"Gary ShimokawaKevin AbbottMarch 7, 1988 (1988-03-07)
Willie tries to teach Brian nonviolence in dealing with a school bully, but changes his ways when the bully's lowlife father comes to the Tanner residence and insults the entire family.
4822"Movin' Out"Tony Csiki and Nick HavingaAlicia Marie SchudtMarch 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
Willie gets a promotion that relocates him to San Diego, however despite hating the new job and proclaiming how much he loves the house they currently live in, it takes drastic moves by Alf to make him realize what he's doing.
4923"I'm Your Puppet"Burt BrinckerhoffAl Jean & Michael ReissMarch 21, 1988 (1988-03-21)
ALF gets a ventriloquist dummy in the mail that takes control of him.
5024"Tequila"Nick HavingaTeleplay: Art Everett
Story: Sandy Gillis
March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28)
ALF goes full-on pink elephant for Kate's alcoholic friend Maura, and frightens her into getting assistance.
5125"We Are Family"Nick HavingaSteve PepoonMay 2, 1988 (1988-05-02)
The Tanners plan a party for ALF, who is depressed that he is the only one of his species. Sandy Duncan appears as herself.
5226"Varsity Drag"Gary ShimokawaLisa A. BannickMay 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)
After realizing that Willie and Kate have emptied Lynn's college fund to support him, a guilty ALF gets ten newspaper routes to earn money for the family.


  1. "ALF". TV Guide. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
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