When ALF enters the garage, he's singing part of the chorus from a Michael Jackson song, Billie Jean.
Trevor Ochmonek has a Masters degree in art history.
ALF: I have powers that you can only dream about.
Jake: Like what?
ALF: (thinks for a moment) I can watch television for ten hours straight and not get up to go the bathroom.
ALF: The only good cat is a stir-fried cat.
Jake: My dad could fix everything, especially horse races.
ALF: That Jake really grows on you, doesn't he?
Brian: Not on me.
Lynn: Don't you think he's a little rude?
ALF (burps): Not particularly.
Jake: My motto is: if I can't fix it, it ain't broken.
ALF: My motto is: I broke it.
Jake: My Dad's motto is: I broke into it.
ALF: On Melmac we only had one guy who could fix things. We put him on display in a zoo, but the door to the cage was broken, so he just walked away.
Trevor: Hey Willie, can we borrow some of your tools?
Willie: Sure, they're in your garage.
Kate: Children can be difficult but at least they don't shed in the milk.
Raquel: I haven't heard that old cliche in years.
Trevor: Who is that comedian?
Lynn: Have you ever heard about Jay Leno?
Lynn: It's Jay Leno.
ALF: Willie, what do you think about it seems a pizza in my mouth right now?
Raquel: What do you think of Jake?
Kate: Well, I just met him, he seems . . . quiet
Raquel: Well, Brian never says a word and you don't see me making a stink about it
Raquel: Jake just flew in from New York. He's staying with us while his father is away.
Kate: Oh, how long will that be?
Jake: Five years.
Trevor: ...unless he gets time off for good behavior.
Kate: ALF, hide in the kitchen
ALF: You know if you werent always sending me to the kitchen, I might not eat so much
ALF: (While the family is playing charades) No fair! You were giving him hand signals to help him guess!
In the episodes order this is the first apperance of Jake Ockmonek.
When Lynn and Willie need to say which comedian was in the tape, they say "Jay Leno." This alludes to Jay Leno, host of The Tonight Show.
At the end of charade, ALF reveals that the movie he was hinting at was The Man Who Would Be King. The 1975 movie based on a short story by the same name is about two former British soldiers who wind up as kings in Kafiristan.
During charades, ALF points at himself as a hint for a movie, which evokes guesses of Hair, and The Brother from Another Planet.
- Hair is a 1967 musical-turned-movie about a young man who goes to New York City and joins a group of hippies, then is later drafted.
- The Brother from Another Planet is a 1984 movie which tells the story of an alien who crashes on Earth and tries to adjust himself.
When ALF pretends to be the television, he first announces Monday Night Football. When reminded that it's a saturday, starts to announce Saturday Night Live. Monday Night Football, running since the 1970's is a live broadcast of the National Football league. Saturday Night Live, also airing since the 70's, is a comedy show.
When Willie tells him "to run and hide, or else" in a threatening tone, ALF asks if that wasn't a Chuck Norris movie. Chuck Norris is a martial arts champion, who has acquired a reputation of being a tough, no-nonsense type guy.
When ALF is calling Scotland on the radio, he starts the conversation by saying: "Hey, Scotty, beam me up." This alludes to one of the most famous phrases from the original Star Trek series.
The title is derived from a song with the same name from the Broadway musical, Meet Me in St. Louis.