ALF (season 3)

ALF (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Original network NBC
Original release October 3, 1988 (1988-10-03) – May 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)

The following is a list of episodes from the third 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
531"Stop in the Name of Love"Nick HavingaSkip Frank & Gwyn GurianOctober 3, 1988 (1988-10-03)
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)
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)
Trevor and Raquel have a falling-out, so ALF and Jake try to get them back together.
56/574/5"Tonight, Tonight"Burt BrinckerhoffLisa A. Bannick, Steve Pepoon, Al Jean, & Michael ReissOctober 24, 1988 (1988-10-24)
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: This is a one-hour clip show.
586"Promises, Promises"Burt BrinckerhoffBeverly ArcherOctober 31, 1988 (1988-10-31)
ALF reveals that Lynn is dating Eddie to her parents' dismay.
597"Turkey in the Straw: Episode 1"Nick HavingaTom Patchett & Steve HollanderNovember 14, 1988 (1988-11-14)
A homeless stranger named Flakey Pete (David Ogden Stiers) sees ALF and calls the Alien Task Force.
608"Turkey in the Straw: Episode 2"Nick HavingaTom Patchett & Steve HollanderNovember 15, 1988 (1988-11-15)
The homeless man befriends ALF, but the Alien Task Force are still on their way.
Note: Episodes #56 and #57 aired on a consecutive Monday-Tuesday vs. the weekly format.
619"Changes"Nick HavingaLisa A. BannickNovember 21, 1988 (1988-11-21)
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)
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)
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)
Willie introduces ALF to simple magic tricks.
6513"Hide Away"Burt BrinckerhoffSteve PepoonJanuary 9, 1989 (1989-01-09)
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)
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)
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)
When Kate's friends throw her a baby shower, ALF is convinced he is allergic to babies after being made to look after one woman's baby in his room.
6917"Running Scared"Gary ShimokawaSteve PepoonFebruary 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
After experiencing a mild earthquake, ALF prepares for the worst.
7826"Having My Baby"Nick HavingaLisa A. BannickMay 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)
ALF re-enacts scenes from The Dick Van Dyke Show, as Kate prepares to give birth.
Note: Eric William Tanner first appeared at the end of the episode.


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