ALF Reboot is on the Way From WB TV Because Why the “F” Not?

ALF RebootStop the bloody presses, Warner Bros. TV just announced they have an ALF reboot in production.  ALF was a brief cultural milestone only remembered because it existed. It was a family sitcom with a muppet that lasted from 1986 to 1990. Back then live action shows with characters that were either cartoons or puppets was kind of a thing in the late 80’s and the 90’s. Lucky for Pop Culture it wasn’t a thing that was oversaturated in media. Referring back to Lyndsay Ellis awesome essay on the timeline of Nostalgia, According to the examination of 30 and 40-year timeline, I guess it’s been long enough so we’re getting another ALF show.   The premise of the show was simple; alien lands in the backyard of a typical 1980’s TV family named The Tanners.  (Not to be confused with the Full House Tanners). He was a smart talking, cat eating creature who lives for hundreds of years and decides to hang out with the Tanners because he’s hiding from the government. This was the era of E.T. and Close Encounters so the government coming for the hapless alien pal was a thing in TV and movies. Like I said before, ALF was a very brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it thing that sold a lot of toys and comics and books and t-shirts. He had his own catch-phrase and everything and, according to the Simpsons, he had a brief comeback as a Pog collection. (Look it up, kids.) He even had a talk show for a brief minute.  And then he went fading into to obscure memories only to become nostalgia fodder for today’s Pop Culture consumer.  According to WB ALF is going to live with another family, which means this will probably be Modern Family with a Muppet. I don’t know how I feel about an ALF reboot, but I can’t wait for them to do it for Dinosaurs. (Again, look it up, kids.)



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