ALF Tales

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ALF Tales
Created byPaul Fusco
StarringPaul Fusco
Peggy Mahon
Tabitha St. Germain (as Paulina Gillis)
Thick Wilson
Dan Hennessey
Rob Cowan
Ellen-Ray Hennessy
Noam Zylberman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21
Running time30 minutes per episode
Production company(s)DIC Animation City
Alien Productions
Saban Entertainment (1988-1989)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1988 – December 9, 1989

ALF Tales is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series that aired on NBC from September 10, 1988 to December 9, 1989. The show is a spin-off of ALF: The Animated Series which featured characters from that series play various characters from fairy tales. The fairy tale was usually altered for comedic effect in a manner akin 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".



Season 1 (1988–89)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Robin Hood"September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)
22"Sleeping Beauty"September 17, 1988 (1988-09-17)
33"Cinderella"September 24, 1988 (1988-09-24)
44"Legend of Sleepy Hollow"October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)
55"Jack and the Beanstalk"October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
66"The Aladdin Brothers"October 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)
77"Rapunzel"October 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)
88"Rumplestilskin"November 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)
99"The Princess and the Pea"November 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)
1010"John Henry"December 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
1111"The Three Little Pigs"December 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)
1212"Alice in Wonderland"December 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)
1313"Peter Pan"January 7, 1989 (1989-01-07)

Season 2 (1989)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
141"Hansel and Gretel"September 16, 1989 (1989-09-16)
152"The Wizard of Oz"September 23, 1989 (1989-09-23)
163"The Elves and the Shoemaker"September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
174"The Emperor's New Clothes"October 14, 1989 (1989-10-14)
185"Goldie Locks and the Three Bears"October 28, 1989 (1989-10-28)
196"Little Red Riding Hood"November 11, 1989 (1989-11-11)
207"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"December 2, 1989 (1989-12-02)
218"King Midas"December 9, 1989 (1989-12-09)

Home release[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Damian Inwood. "Pi Theatre, Independent Vancouver Theatre >> The Baroness and the Pig". Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. 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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