ALF

Help Me, Rhonda

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 11/10/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Willie helps homesick ALF arrange a trip to Melmac.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Fusco

    Gordon "ALF" Shumway [Voice/Puppeteer]

  • Andrea Elson

    Lynn Tanner

  • Benji Gregory

    Brian Tanner

  • Tom Patchett

  • Lloyd Garver

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • WOW great one

    By sremnes, Nov 19, 2014

  • A Pure Tearjerker

    By ScampTVCritic, Jul 17, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (3)

    • It is revealed that ALF's Melmacian name is Gordon Shumway. Also that he turned 228 the day his planet exploded. According to the DVD box that makes his birthday Gary 71st.

    • In the restaurant at Melmac you can read that the Daily 'Stray' Special is "El Gato" Stew. El gato is Spanish for "the cat."

    • ALF's normal temperature is 425ยบ. The scale is not disclosed.

    Allusions (3)

    • When Willie asks ALF "Tell me about Rhoda" and ALF says "I thought she was funny when she was on Mary's show, when she got her own series, they married her off too soon". ALF was talking about The Mary Tyler Moore Show from which Rhoda was a spinoff.

    • When ALF says, "And good night Mrs. Ochmoneck, wherever you are," he alludes to Jimmy Durante, who always signed off his shows with a "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."

    • Help Me, Rhonda: Title The title of this episode is derived from the Beach Boys song of the same name

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