Season 1 Episode 5

Keepin' the Faith

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 20, 1986 on NBC
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Episode Summary

ALF takes a job selling cosmetics over the phone.

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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

Anne Schedeen

Anne Schedeen

Katherine Daphne "Kate" Halligan Tanner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • ALF: I have a job.
      Willie: A what?
      ALF: A job. I'm in the rouge-slinging game.
      Kate: What?
      ALF: That's trade info for beauty rep.
      Willie: What?
      ALF: I'm a beauty salesman
      Kate: ALF, I thought we decided against you getting a job!
      ALF: This isn't a job. It's a glittering, fast paced, career!

    • ALF: I don't know what to say, I'm floored, I'm a god, I'm silly!

    • Kate: It's too quiet.
      Willie: For reading?
      Kate: No, for the house . . .where's ALF?
      Willie: I don't know, he could be resting, he could be reading, he could be carrying our towels through the den.

    • ALF: For cheek color, Terry suggests something like "Evening Lobster."

    • ALF: I'm a Terry Faith girl.
      Brian: I thought you were an alien.
      ALF: Why can't I have the best of both worlds?

    • ALF: Chores. Fine for the beaver, not for the tycoon.

    • Kate: We'll give you a few chores to do around the house, how would that be?
      ALF: You mean fluffing up pillows? Stuff like that?
      Kate: No, but you could help fold laundry, load the dishwaser. No, no, not that. We'll think of something.

    • ALF: No need to lay it out Kateski, I hear you loud and clear. I need to get a job.
      Kate: A job?
      ALF: Yes, a job, its nose to the grindstone time for this parasite.

    • Kate: I didn't know you could play the piano.
      ALF: Well, I was winging it, its tough to play without the red keys.

    • ALF: I'm starting to see what this is about. The fingers are being pointed in the direction of the furry visitor. You think I'm a parasite!
      Willie: No one thinks you're a parasite.
      ALF: Or a freeloader!
      Willie: Well, freeloader's closer.
      Brian: What about a sponger?
      Kate: Where did you hear that?
      Brain: Its what you called him last week!
      Kate: Let's just settle on parasite.

    • Willie: Let's move onto another problem - food.
      ALF: I'm gonna go get some cookies
      Willie: Now, I'm not sure all of us are aware how much food costs.
      ALF: Hey! We're all out of macroons! All we got are chocolate chips.
      Willie: Let alone, how much food we eat.
      (Everyone stares at ALF eating cookies)
      ALF: Is there a problem?

    • Willie: Why would you even turn on the dryer?
      ALF: To keep me company at night, why? Is 8 hours too long?
      Willie: Yes
      ALF: Even if I leave it on delicates?

    • Willie: Let's look at our electrical bill - its three times higher than it used to be.
      Lynn: Maybe its the porch light you leave on everytime I go out.
      Willie: The porch light is staying.

    • Willie: We'd like to get back to our meeting
      ALF: Oh yeah, the one I wasn't invited too.
      Willie: It's about, it's about our family budget.
      ALF: What did you think I was going to do? Dominate the conversation? Be a nusance?
      Willie: No ALF, nobody thought . . .
      ALF: Throw out a lot of useless suggestions, interupt everybody
      Willie: ALF . . .
      ALF: Never let anyone get a word in edgewise.
      Willie ALF, you can come to the meeting.
      ALF: No thanks

    • ALF: Hey, what's going on in here?
      Willie: We're having a family meeting
      ALF: Oh, I get it, freeze out the alien. Guess I'm not part of the family.

    • Willie: $4000?
      ALF: Yep. That matches my total.
      Willie: ALF! How were you able to purchase $4000 worth of makeup?
      ALF: I put it on your Visa. Oh and by the way. You are over your limit.

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