ALF

Season 1 Episode 21

Lookin' Through the Windows

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 23, 1987 on NBC
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ALF thinks he witnessed a murder at a neighbor's house.

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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

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  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • ALF: First they came for the Communists, but I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jesuits – ALF is alluding to the famous poem, "First They Came," attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoeller.

    • When the police officer is in the Ochmonek's house, Mr. Ochmonek mentions that him and his wife thought that the Tanners were Moonies. The Moonies is a term that refers to members of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Movement.

    • ALF does his impression of Sammy Davis, Jr. Samuel George Davis, Jr. was an American singer, dancer, instrumentalist, comedian, actor and impressionist.

    • Trevor wants to tell the Tanners about something he saw on Benny Hill.
      Benny Hill starred in The Benny Hill Show, which had several runs, the last one being 1969-1989.

    • Having only browsed through the story, Alf compares himself to the 'boy who cried wolf' when no one believes him about Trevor killing Raquel. Afterwards, Willie explains to him that the boy in the story was a liar.
      The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a fable about a shepherd boy who lied about seeing a wolf only to have no one believe him when the wolf finally comes.

    • ALF says he has news that is scarier than Friday the 13th Parts 2 and 3. This alludes to the 1981 and 1982 sequels of the 1980 movie of the same name.

    • When ALF laments, "Alas, poor Mrs. Ochmoneck, I knew her well." he alludes to "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio" from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

    • The plot for this episode was inspired by the 1954 movie Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which a man spies on his neighbors and thinks that one of them has commited murder.

    • This title alludes to the Jackson 5 song of the same name.

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