Season 3 Episode 1

Stop in the Name of Love

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 1988 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (after Lynn heads upstairs in a huff)
      Willie: I guess Lynn and her boyfriend had a fight.
      Kate: We should go see if she's all right.
      (the two head upstairs)
      ALF: Oh, sure. When Kate makes a rhyme, it's no big deal.
      (Willie stares at him, then leaves)
      ALF: Just for that, I'm eating your meal.
      (he takes Willie's lasagna)

    • Willie: Kate, this lasagna looks really great!
      ALF: Very well worth the interminable wait.
      Willie: I asked you twice to stop doing that.
      ALF: What? We're just having a pre-dinner chat.
      Willie: You know what I mean. Rhyming everything I say.
      ALF: No problem, Willie. Have it your way.
      Willie: Kate?!
      (Kate enters)
      Willie: Kate, he's doing it again.
      Kate: What?
      Willie: He's rhyming the last word of everything I say.
      Go ahead, ALF. (to Kate) He's been doing it all day!
      Now he's got me doing it!

    • Lynn: It's too late, Mom. Donny has already bought us matching bowling shirts
      ALF: That was my idea! I hope you like paisley!

  • Notes

    • This episode introduces a new opening title sequence and an updated version of the theme. The theme has a notable saxaphone presence, and the titles show the Tanners and ALF watching a video of clips from the first two seasons. The font used to display the cast names has also been updated.

  • Allusions

    • When Danny confesses he likes Moonstruck, he alludes to a 1987 movie about a widow who is torn apart by her fiance.

    • At the drive in, ALF tells Lynn he's missing Designing Women.
      Designing Women (1986-1993) was a tv series about the owners of a design company.

    • The title is derived from a Supremes song with the same name.