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Season 3 Episode 3

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 1988 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The Tanners let Trevor Ochmonek stay at their house after he has a fight with his wife.

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  • Its a great episode

    Here the neighbour moves in With the Tanners after raquel throws him out. As always ALf saves the day.
  • One Of ALF's Weaker Moments

    I found this episode to be my least favorite episode of all of the ones I have watched on The Hub. Simply put, this episode is not funny, and the jokes and running gags on this episode all come across as tired and monotonous. I should probably state a few good things because this episode does have some good moments. I liked the scene where Willie scolds ALF for telling several people about the Ochmonek's relationship. I also enjoyed the scene proceding that where ALF orders Raquel flowers much to the dismay of both Willie and Trevor.

    Other than this, this episode is not funny, and runs across all of the terrible sitcom cliches such bringing up as a stupid running gag that isn't funny, gets tired after a while, and isn't brought back up until the end of the episode. Such as a moose head that Trevor has being brought over to the Tanner's residence, and ALF saying, "You crawl under people's houses, you hear

    Also, some jokes don't make any logical sense. Trevor comes over to the Ochmoneks house and sees Jake there, and at one point ALF, who is under the table, hits Willie in the leg with a fork. Trevor asks Jake who did that, and Jake's response: "I didn't... (pause)... I did" THAT IS NOT FUNNY. That's a confusing joke and it doesn't work. Why the hell would someone say they didn't do something, and then three seconds later say they did? It would've made more sense if they pointed out that someone else did it. But, no, they decided to go the confusing route.

    Overall, I give this episode 2 1/2 out of 10. For a better ALF episode, watch "Tequilla", "We're So Sorry Uncle Albert", "Looking Through The Windows", and especially "Hooked On A Feeling", all of which show ALF at its strongest. Do not look here.moreless
Liz Sheridan

Liz Sheridan

Raquel Ochmonek

Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco

Gordon "ALF" Shumway [Voice/Puppeteer]

Andrea Elson

Andrea Elson

Lynn Tanner

Benji Gregory

Benji Gregory

Brian Tanner

John LaMotta

John LaMotta

Trevor Ochmonek

Josh Blake

Josh Blake

Jake Ochmonek (1988-1990)

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