ALF Tales

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ALF Tales
Created by Paul Fusco
Starring Paul Fusco
Peggy Mahon
Tabitha St. Germain (as Paulina Gillis)
Thick Wilson
Dan Hennessey
Rob Cowan
Ellen-Ray Hennessy
Noam Zylberman
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Production
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Production company(s) DIC Entertainment
Alien Productions
Lorimar-Telepictures
Saban Entertainment (1988-1989)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 10, 1988 – December 9, 1989

ALF Tales is an animated American series that ran on the NBC television network on Saturdays from August 1988 to December 1989. The show was a spinoff from the series ALF: The Animated Series. The show had characters from that series play various characters from fairy tales. The fairy tale was usually altered for comedic effect in a manner relational to Fractured Fairy Tales.

Each story typically spoofs a film genre, such as the "Cinderella" episode done as an Elvis movie. Some episodes featured a "fourth wall" effect where ALF is backstage preparing for the episode, and Rob Cowan would appear drawn as a TV executive (who introduced himself as "Roger Cowan, network executive") to try to brief ALF on how to improve this episode. For instance Cowan once told ALF who was readying for a medieval themed episode that "less than 2% of our audience lives in the Dark Ages".

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  • SEASON ONE
  • Robin Hood - 9/10/88
  • Sleeping Beauty - 9/17/88
  • Cinderella - 9/24/88
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow - 10/01/88
  • Jack and the Beanstalk - 10/8/88
  • The Aladdin Brothers - 10/15/88
  • Rapunzel - 10/29/88
  • Rumplestilskin - 11/12/88
  • The Princess and the Pea - 11/19/88
  • John Henry - 12/3/88
  • The Three Little Piggs - 12/10/88
  • Alice in Wonderland - 12/17/88
  • Peter Pan - 1/7/89
  • SEASON TWO
  • Hansel and Gretel - 9/16/89
  • The Wizard of Oz - 9/23/89
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker - 9/30/89
  • The Emperor's New Clothes - 10/14/89
  • Goldie Locks and the Three Bears - 10/28/89
  • Little Red Riding Hood - 11/11/89
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 12/2/89
  • King Midas - 12/9/89

DVD release[edit]

The first seven episodes were released on DVD on May 30, 2006 in Region 1 from Lions Gate Home Entertainment in a single-disc release entitled ALF and The Beanstalk and Other Classic Fairy Tales.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Damian Inwood. "Pi Theatre, Independent Vancouver Theatre >> The Baroness and the Pig". Retrieved October 30, 2011. "That’s what Vancouver actresses Diane Brown and Tabitha St. Germain do with the delightful black comedy, The Baroness and the Pig. (...) St. Germain – better known to Vancouver audiences as Paulina Gillis – plays the Baroness as a naïve gentlewoman, full of prissy mannerisms and twittering, bird-like movements." 

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