The legendary series Alf may soon be entitled to the reboot
Imagine what is worst in the human being, put some big smiles in the facade and add a laugh track and you will get Alf, the flagship series of the 80s that was a huge ordeal for all the people who participated in it.
It will most likely say anything to the youngest of our readers, but in the years 80-90, the series Alf was unavoidable. Taking the principle of the sitcom in the us (that is to say episodes of 20 minutes in the studio with a ton of laughs, registered), Alf was a hell of a technical challenge for the time if only because its main character was a puppet.
Behind the smiles, the tears
The series, created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett, broadcast in the United States from 1986 to 1990 (before losing in several versions in the video) told in effect to the arrival of Alf an extra-terrestrial from the planet Melmac whose ship crashait in the garden of an american family typically WASP. He was hiding among them to avoid that the authorities do awful experiments on him and we find ourselves therefore in the canvas classic of the stranger who didn’t care the mess in the established order.
Not the mouth of a porte-bonheur
Moderately funny at the time, already and running on a single running gag (wholesale, Alf wanted to eat the cat), the series was a gigantic cardboard as well as a calvary of size for the actors, who all have more or less abandoned the profession after the stop of the show. It is therefore with an enormous fear that we discover the ad site TV Line, says that Warner is currently in full reflection to produce a reboot.
We do not know more for the moment and, quite frankly, we don’t want to find out more. But while the studio is currently in search of writers who can provide the extra-terrestrial the taste of the day, we’re not really surprised that this happens. After all, it is in the air. If the passage, they could turn the laugh track annoying, and take the opportunity to make a parable of good acid on the present immigration policy of the United States, that we would make the project Alf more interesting. But do not dream either.
Eat the cat ! Eat the cat !