Willie Tanner - ALF

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ALF

ALF

Produced:
1986 - 1990

Number of episodes:
102 Episodes in 4 Seasons
80sComedySitcom

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.

Max Wright - Willie Tanner in ALF
All ALF Episodes with Max Wright


Max Wright als Willie Tanner bei ALF
Image: Max Wright as Willie Tanner in ALF

†  June 26, 2019

as Willie Tanner

101 Episodes (1986-1990)

from Episode: 1.01 - A.L.F.

Birth Name:
George Wright

Born August 2, 1943
in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Max Wright died June 26, 2019, passing away at the age of 75


Staffel 1 - Alle Folgen mit Max Wright


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Willie Tanner

A.L.F.

The whole story starts here as Gordon Shumway, a Melmacian who escaped his planet before it was destroyed, crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners call him "ALF" because he is an Alien Life Form and they decide to keep his presence a secret so that the U.S. Government will not take away the space being and subject him to experiments. From the beginning, there is no sanity for the Tanner family.

Strangers in the Night

Everybody but Brian and ALF are leaving the house for the evening and Kate doesn't want ALF to babysit Brian, so Willie calls their ever-snooping Mrs. Ochmonek from the neighbor. ALF is told to stay in the bedroom, but when Mrs. Ochmonek starts to watch Psycho, which ALF wants to see, he can't resist sneaking out of the bedroom. Mrs. Ochmonek is in for some unusual experiences.

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Willie Tanner

Looking for Lucky

Lucky is missing and the evidence suggests that ALF ate Lucky, although he claims to be innocent.

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Willie Tanner

Pennsylvania 6-5000

Gordon (A.L.F.), having lost his planet in an explosion, becomes very concerned about earth's nuclear proliferation. He uses Willie's short wave radio to contact the President of the United States aboard Airforce One - to the great displeasure of the FBI.

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Willie Tanner

Keepin' the Faith

Gordon (A.L.F.) is insulted when the Tanners consider him a parasite, free-loader, sponger. He tries to make money to be less of a burden on the family, but puts Willie's VISA card over the limit purchasing "Terry Faith Cosmetics" to sell at a house party.

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For Your Eyes Only


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Help Me, Rhonda

Brian's 7th birthday is approaching and it gets ALF depressed, because he realizes he's never going to see his friends on Melmac again - he was finally going to get together with his true love Rhonda and then the planet exploded. In sleep, ALF dreams about his 228th birthday on Melmac, just before the explosion. In order to cheer ALF up, Brian and Willie start broadcasting into space, in hopes of finding another survivor from Melmac.

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?

Lynn is excited because "Scott" wants to keep all his band equipment in the Tanner's garage. Willie is not so excited. Lynn is interested in Scott and begs for Willie to allow Scott to keep the equipment in their garage for just two days. Willie gives her his permission. ALF is not happy - he was supposed to be re-decorating his room with Lynn. And he also has a crush on Lynn, so he proceeds to sabotage Scott's time with Lynn while trying to come up with something to impress her.

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Willie Tanner

Jump

It's Willie's birthday. ALF gives him a box he found in the basement. It's full of photos from high school and college. There's also a menu, on the back of which Kate and Willie both made lists of things they wanted to achieve in life. Kate actually did the things on her list, but Willie did not. This starts to haunt him so badly that he decides to do the list.

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Lynn is going to a concert with her friend and is waiting to get the car for the evening... but Willie and Kate are late and the girls are in danger of being late for the concert. Then Willie and Kate arrive... with the help a tow truck. The tow truck man estimates that the repairs will cost way over 3,000 dollars - not good. Lynn is upset and wishes for another car. ALF asks why Willie doesn't buy Lynn a car and Willie has to explain that they can't afford it - especially since a lot of money went into repairing the garage roof because ALF crash-landed on it. Lynn wants to start saving money by getting a job, but her parents aren't sure she can balance school and work. And she can't. Cue ALF to the rescue... or should we say a disaster?

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Willie Tanner

On the Road Again

Willie suggests that they go to San Diego on holiday. Kate is all for it, but there's a slight problem: what to do with ALF? Since leaving ALF alone is a recipe for disaster, the family takes him along for the road trip. However, the weather turns stormy, ALF gets bored of sitting in the RV and starts complaining. Willie goes mental and shows ALF the door. Defiantly, ALF wanders off.

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Willie Tanner

Oh, Tannerbaum

It's Christmastime. Unfortunately ALF chops the Christmas tree into firewood before anyone notices. The Tanners then have two tasks: to teach ALF all about Christmas and find a new Christmas tree.

Mother and Child Reunion

Kate's mother, who is not on warm terms with Willie, arrives for a surprise visit that forces the Tanners to lock ALF in the garage for "a few days". The problem is that ALF just can't stand being not allowed to roam around in the house, with all the luxuries found there. So he just has to do something.

A Little Bit of Soap

ALF and Kate's mom are arguing about TV. Kate's mom thinks ALF's favorite soap opera, Midwest General, is sleaze, and shows him her favorite, One World to Hope For, which ALF thinks is boring. Angered, ALF argues that he could write a better script for the series than the writers are coming up with. So ALF actually writes a script and sends it in. The production company actually films ALF's script that bears not-so-subtle similarities to the situation at the Tanners' house...

I've Got a New Attitude

Willie catches ALF from eating a box of chocolate that was to be a Valentine's Day present for Kate. This incites Willie to give ALF a lecture on how ALF does not respect private property and needs to adopt a new attitude. Also, Kate's mom is moving out of the Tanners' house. The problem is that her new neighbor, Whizzer, wants to come help Dorothy move her stuff. Which means ALF has to hide from him. Kate likes Whizzer and suggests that they invite him over for a dinner. Dorothy doesn't want that. ALF interjects by claiming to have spoken to Dorothy's dead husband Sparky's spirit, who wants Dorothy to move on. Apparently, all Melmacians have the ability to speak to the dead. Dorothy wants ALF to prove his ability and let her speak to Sparky through ALF...

Try to Remember: Part 1

ALF bumps his head and loses his memory. All he knows is that his name is Wayne Schlagel and that he's an insurance agent. The Tanners try to make ALF remember who he really is - cue clips from earlier episodes.

Try to Remember: Part 2

ALF still believes that his name is Wayne Schlagel and that he's an insurance agent. Worse still, he has called the police to the Tanners. The Tanners have only a short while before the police arrive, so they try to make ALF remember who he really is by telling more stories from the past - cue more clips from earlier episodes.

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Willie Tanner

Border Song

ALF is now into gardening, which means he's turned over the entire Tanner's backyard. Willie has a problem at work: a lost Mexican boy is at his office and Willie is trying to track down his father. When that fails, and Willie's boss couldn't care less about helping the boy, Willie has no option but to bring the boy home.

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Willie Tanner

Wild Thing

ALF starts to go through a phase where his erratic behavior and hunger for cats will, in his own words, make him "ALF to the tenth power". He wants Willie to build a cage where he can be locked in until the phase is over. Will the cage be strong enough? Can they keep him locked in when he tries to plot himself out?

Going Out of My Head Over You

Brian has to lie to his friend who wants to come for a sleepover that the Tanner's basement is flooded, because ALF must be kept secret. Willie then tries to explain to Brian that lying is always wrong even though Brian has to keep lying because of ALF. Lying to the Ochmonecks is also tiring Willie, not to mention having to put up with ALF's antics. Kate suggests Willie talk to Larry, a therapist they know. Of course, Willie has to prove that ALF exists and is not his hallucination, which means that Larry and ALF meet.

Lookin' Through the Windows

There's a power blackout, so ALF is passing the time by watching the Tanners' neighbors, the Ochmoneks, who are fighting. By dinner time, the power has come back so the Tanners can have dinner. Then comes another, short blackout. Trevor Ochmonek appears at the Tanners' door, seeking peace and quiet from the angry Raquel. Soon after, Raquel comes to demand that Trevor return home. The Tanners persuade him to do so. Night falls and ALF hears the Ochmoneks continue fighting. Suddenly it becomes silent. Too silent for ALF, who's convinced that something foul has happened at the Ochmoneks...

It Isn't Easy... Bein' Green

Lynn has introduced ALF to rap music, much to Willie's dislike. Willie himself is making the final changes to Brian's song in the school pageant where the kids dress as vegetables. Unfortunately, Brian is suffering from stage fright, which causes him to forget the lyrics. ALF offers to help...

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Willie Tanner

The Gambler

The Tanners are preparing for a garage sale to get some money for house payments. ALF discovers the alluring world of horse racing thanks to Kate's mom who bets on them. When the concept of a bookie is explained to ALF, he gets the bright idea of getting the Tanners some money through betting. When his initial bets yield only profit, the plan seems good... at that time.

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Willie Tanner

Weird Science

When the living room TV breaks down, Willie declares that he won't have it fixed, despite ALF's complaints that he has nothing to do but watch TV. ALF keeps pressuring Willie, who discovers that the TV is still under warranty and he can have it sent to the factory for repairs. Except that the factory is in Libya and Willie would have to pay for shipping... ALF thinks Willie has been conned, so he calls Consumer Ed, the guy who fights for consumers' rights on TV... Brian announces that he needs to come up with a project for the Science Carnival. On his own, Brian creates a model of the Solar System. ALF points out that there are inaccuracies and offers to help.

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Willie Tanner

La Cuckaracha

An insect from Melmac has an unexpected reaction when exposed to earthly chemicals.

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Willie Tanner

Come Fly with Me

ALF thinks he's won in a publisher's sweepstakes, but the actual truth is that he subscribed to "hundreds of magazines" (Willie probably exaggerates here)... The next leaflet ALF gets his hands on *does* promise free gifts, but only if the family comes to listen a sales pitch for vacation homes. The Ochmoneks are going there, so Trevor invites the Tanners to come along. Turns out he is a pilot who flew in the Korean war, so they are able to fly instead of a seven-hour drive. The reluctant Willie eventually warms to the idea, but ALF has to stay home. Or is it that he should stay home?

Staffel 2 - Alle Folgen mit Max Wright





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Willie Tanner

Wedding Bell Blues


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Willie Tanner

Prime Time



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Oh, Pretty Woman



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Night Train


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Isn't It Romantic?


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Hail to the Chief




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The Boy Next Door


Can I Get a Witness?

When a football shatters the Ochmonek's picture window, Gordon (A.L.F.) gets the blame and he demands his day in "Tanner Family Court".

We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert

A visit from Willie's Uncle Albert surprises the Tanners and causes Gordon (A.L.F.) great distress.

Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 1

A series of robberies in the neighborhood prompts Gordon (A.L.F.) to want to help with Neighborhood Watch, when Willie is voted block captain.

Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 2

Neighborhood Watch volunteers quit as the robberies continue. Gordon (A.L.F.) decides to take direct action, causing chaos at the Ochmoneks'.

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Jody looses her apartment when the building becomes a condominium, so Gordon (A.L.F.) tries to help her "adust" to a new home.

You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog

A stray dog makes Gordon (A.L.F.) jealous, so he gives her to the first (and obviously wrong) person who responds to a "found dog" poster.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

It's the Tanners who learn a lesson while trying to passively resist a belligerent father and son.

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Willie Tanner

Movin' Out

The Tanners may need to sell their house because Willie has been promoted to a supervisory position in San Deigo.

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Willie Tanner

I'm Your Puppet

Gordon (A.L.F.) tries ventriloquism. The attitude of his new "friend", Paul the dummy, turns contentious - then things get weird.

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Willie Tanner

Tequila

Gordon (A.L.F.) assists Kate's alcoholic friend to the realization that she needs help.

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Willie Tanner

We Are Family

A dejected Gordon (A.L.F.) wants to expose his existence to the world. Willie has an idea to help him through the crisis.

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Varsity Drag

Gordon (A.L.F.) discovers that he is responsible for Lynn not being able to attend Amherst College, and makes another attempt to find employment

Staffel 3 - Alle Folgen mit Max Wright



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Willie Tanner

Stairway to Heaven





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Promises, Promises




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Changes


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My Back Pages




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Hide Away


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Fight Back


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Suspicious Minds


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Baby Love


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Running Scared



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Superstition








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Having My Baby


Staffel 4 - Alle Folgen mit Max Wright


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Willie Tanner

Baby, Come Back

When Kate has to unexpectedly go in to work, she has no choice but to leave ALF in charge of the baby. While babysitting, ALF faces a huge dilemma when he goes outside and finds the baby missing.

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Willie Tanner

Lies

After ALF invites a tabloid crew over to the Tanner household for an interview, they take a few photos before Willie asks them to leave. However, when it is learned that ALF might be in one of those photos, Willie must stall the crew so that ALF and Brian can go into their van and destroy the film.

Wanted: Dead or Alive

After ALF watches "Crimestoppers" and sees a guy resembling Willie who is wanted for polygamy, he tries to hide Willie. When the FBI takes Willie in for question following an anonymous tip, everyone assumes that ALF called it in.

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Willie Tanner

We're in the Money


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Willie Tanner

Mind Games

With ALF feeling bored and useless, Larry advises the Tanners to ask for his opinion on their problems and make him feel more important. However, this plan backfires when ALF decides that he wants to become a shrink and starts to analyze everything they say and do.

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Willie Tanner

Hooked on a Feeling

When ALF develops an addiction to eating cotton balls, Willie and Kate decide to invite a support group over to the house and have Willie convey ALF's feelings to the group.

He Ain't Heavy, He's Willie's Brother

ALF gets upset when Willie's emotionally depressed kid brother spends lots of time at the house, leaving him to take quarters in the garage.

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

With ALF upset over Willie's brother frequently coming to the house, Willie decides that the best thing to do is finally introduce his brother to ALF.

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Willie Tanner

Live and Let Die

When the Tanners' cat Lucky dies, ALF decides to answer a giveaway ad in the paper for kittens so that he can eat them, only to find out that he likes having them as pets.

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Willie Tanner

Break Up to Make Up

ALF gets upset when his anniversary party is interrupted by Kate's mother who flies in after a fight with her husband.

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Happy Together

Following a fight with Willie, ALF decides to move in with Neal. It doesn't take long for him to wear out his welcome.

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Fever

When ALF gets really sick, Willie and Kate consider taking him to a doctor.

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It's My Party


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Make 'em Laugh


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Love on the Rocks

When Neal decides to drive to Las Vegas and remarry his ex-wife, ALF sneaks into the back of their car in a effort to try and talk Neal out of it.

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Willie Tanner

True Colors

ALF develops an interest in art after one of Lynn's professors compliments one of his paintings.

Gimme That Old Time Religion

In order to become a minister, ALF must preside over a ceremony. So he suggests that Willie and Kate renew their vows on the 22nd anniversary.

Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Realizing that he will outlive the Tanners, ALF dreams about what life will be like when everyone gets old.

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Willie Tanner

When I'm 64

With Willie and Kate going out for the night, ALF sneaks into a retirement home in the hopes of meeting a once-famous actress, whose glory days are far behind her.

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Mr. Sandman

When Willie finds a map from one of his dead relatives, he and ALF trek to Death Valley to try and find a possible treasure. Things don't go as planned when ALF drinks all the water beforehand and then gets too hot from the sun.

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Willie Tanner

Stayin' Alive

When ALF finds out that a local corporation is using CFCs that pollute the environment, he writes several letters of protest, all under fake names. When the corporation threatens with legal action, Willie goes over to meet with them only to have them try to buy his silence by offering him a high-paying job.

Hungry Like the Wolf

Fearing that he might "internally blow up" due to his high calorie consumption, ALF decides to cut meat from his diet. However after a few days, ALF turns into a "wolf" and steals the Tanner's car in an effort to hunt for food.

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Willie Tanner

I Gotta Be Me

Lynn and Kate have a disagreement after Lynn floats around the idea of moving in with her boyfriend.

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Consider Me Gone

When ALF picks up a signal on the Tanner's radio, he realizes that it is someone trying to get in touch with him through Melmacian code. He cracks the codes and finds that it's two of his friends who want to pick him and take him to their new planet. He agrees to meet them unaware that the Alien Task Force is onto them.



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Max Wright als Willie Tanner

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Max Wright als Willie Tanner
Max Wright als Willie Tanner.


   ALF
1986
  | 4 DVD | EUR 8.58
1987
  | 4 DVD | EUR 6.96
1988
  | 4 DVD | EUR 6.96
1989
  | 3 DVD | EUR 3.99