ALF (1986-1990) is the name of a popular TV sitcom series produced by NBC, inspired by and spoofing the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). It first aired September 22, 1986. It is about a furry alien survivor from Melmac, a nuclear exploded planet, whose spaceship crushes into the garage of an average American family. They then let him live in their house and try to hide him from their nosy neighbors and the rest of the world. This wise cracking alien makes it hard by being adventurous and always looking to have a good time (and trying to catch the family's tasty cat...).