Season 1 Episode 23

The Gambler

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 1987 on NBC
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Episode Summary

ALF develops a gambling habit and winds up in trouble with his bookie.

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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 (1)

    • QUOTES (28)

      • Willie: What are you looking for?
        ALF: Rebate coupons

      • Kate: Willie, isnt there someone we should consult about this?

      • Carl: The thing I want looks like a spaceship
        Willie: Well, the spaceship is not for sale. . . Not that it is a spaceship, could be anything!

      • ALF: I'll slip out the sidedoor
        Brian: We don't have a side door
        ALF: Well, why not?
        Willie: Just finish your will!

      • Kate: Mom, is Nick a violent man?
        Dorothy: Yes, (glances at ALF) but he's fair.

      • ALF: You people are supposed to protect me from myself!

      • Lynn: What is it this time, food or money?
        ALF: Have I become that predictable?

      • Willie: He placed a bet with your bookie and lost six grand!
        ALF: When you say it, it sounds so sleezy.
        Kate: And now the mob is after him!
        Dorothy: Well, at least some good came out of this!

      • ALF: I, Gordon Shumway, being of sound mind and body . . .
        Willie: I beg to differ!

      • Nick the Fish: Come on ALF, just give me the 6 grand so I can go home and use the vaporizer.
        Willie: You think I placed a bet with you and now I owe you SIX THOUSAND DOLLLARS?
        Nick the Fish: Well, thats the GENERAL IDEA.

      • Willie: What bookie?
        (Doorbell rings)
        ALF: That bookie

      • Willie: Kate, no one's buying anything
        Kate: (snapping) I know that!
        Willie: Well, it was just an observation.

      • ALF: Kate, quick question
        Kate: Yeah
        ALF: Hypothtical situation. An indivdual places a bet with a professional bookie for a sizeable amount of money . . . say $6000. And he loses and he cannot cover his losses. Hypothtically, what could happen to this indivdual?
        Kate: Well, hyptothtically he could have his legs broken, why do you ask?
        ALF: Just making conversation

      • ALF: Keep an eye on #9
        Willie: You mean the one who just fell?
        ALF: Yeah
        Willie: He's not getting up
        ALF: Well maybe he dropped something!

      • Dorothy: I think your neighbors are having a garage sale today too.
        Kate: You're kidding
        Dorothy: Yeah, they've gotta couple of beat up chairs and an old sofa out on their front lawn.
        Kate: Oh yeah, that's the way it always looks.

      • ALF: Let's see, 50 bucks at 6 to 1 odds . . . that means I've won 3 million dollars, wow! YE - no, what? 300 dollars?

      • ALF: Hello, is this the fish?

      • Dorothy: Where did you get 50 bucks? Have you been going through my purse again?
        ALF: Yes, but thats not where I got the money. By the way, you're out of tic-tacs.

      • Dorothy: It's my money
        ALF: But its our inheritance!
        Dorothy: For your information, I am planning to leave all my money to the alien task force!

      • ALF: Forgive my ignorance, but what's a bookie?
        Kate: An unsavory element
        ALF: Like oregano?

      • Kate: Mom, since when do you bet on horses?
        Dorothy: All my life.
        Kate: That's funny, I can't picture you at a racetrack
        ALF: I can picture her running!
        Dorothy: I wonder how long it would take to pull all the hair out of your body.
        ALF: About 2 hours.

      • Lynn: Dad, Mom wants me to sell Muffybear
        Brian: And Scooter!
        ALF: NO!
        Willie: Now kids, we have to be strong about this. (Kate walks by with a hockey stick) No, not my hockey stick, Nooo!

      • ALF: (About Willie's ship in a bottle) Hey! Are you selling that?
        Wille: Yes, unfortunetly
        ALF: Shame, it would have been a great bottle if not for the ship inside.
        Willie: It's a Nina!
        ALF: Sorry, on Melmac we didnt name our bottles.

      • Willie: So you understand what a balloon payment is (ALF nods) and you understand what a garage sale is.
        ALF: Yes, now would you please explain secular humanism again.

      • Willie: Look, we can't talk about this now, we've only got a week to get ready for the garage sale.
        ALF: You're selling the garage?
        Kate and Willie: No, no, no
        ALF: Well, thats good, we're going to need someplace to store that balloon!

      • ALF: (Reading the credit card bills) Is this correct? $11,000 for a balloon payment?
        Wille: That's correct
        ALF: Well, you're getting ripped off, you can get an entire package of balloons for 69 cents.

      • Willie: I say Kate, you aren't selling my ship in a bottle, are you?
        Kate: Hopefully

      • Politician: Excuse me Lady. Do you have any more of these $800 screwdrivers.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)