ALF is a sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. The title character is Gordon Shumway, an alien nicknamed A.L.F. (Alien Life Form). ALF crash-lands into the garage of the Tanners, a suburban middle class family. They take ALF into their home and hide him from the Alien Task Force and their nosy neighbors. ALF's body is covered with orange fur. He has a rippled snout, facial moles, eight stomachs, and he likes to eat cats.