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Season 3 Episode 7

Turkey in the Straw (1)

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 1988 on NBC
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Turkey in the Straw (1)
The Tanners are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner with the Ochmonek's bizarre relatives.

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  • Thanksgiving special

    Alf gets in trouble again after eating the family's turkey for thanksgiving and he almost gets turned in to the alien task force. We meet Eddie the bum too, wich is sneaking around the neighbourhood, and we hear the neighbours sing, gross. Awsome humor
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

Josh Blake

Josh Blake

Jake Ochmonek (1988-1990)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • It's strange that Willie would need to give ALF the Ochmoneks' phone number, considering all the times ALF has called over there on his own initiative.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • ALF: (singing to the tune of "Happy Birthday" while in front of a dish of meatloaf) Happy Fappy to me, Happy Fappy to me. Happy Fappy to the alien they kept under house arrest with a long list of "don'ts" and nothing but a plate of cold meatloaf, while they all went to a big party with lots of hot food . . . Happy Fappy to me!

    • Willie: That is the worst thing you have ever done.
      ALF: Willie, every time you say that it loses a little more impact.

    • Kate: Why do we put up with you ALF? Tell me that.
      Kate:I am the sunshine of your life.
      Kate: Right. I forgot.

    • Kate: Why are you putting things in the trash for homeless people?
      ALF: I did it because it's Thanksgiving, and because we should help out those less fortunate…and because pastels do nothing for Willie!

    • ALF: (reading from Willie's list) "Don't call except for an emergency." (looks thoughtful) I wonder if boredom constitutes an emergency. Let's call and find out.

    • Lynn: I smuggled you some dessert.
      ALF: Oh goody, goody, goody, goody! (looks at it suspiciously) What is it?
      Lynn: Guess.
      ALF: Rubber vomit?

  • NOTES (1)

    • ALF tells the Tanners about Thanksgiving on Melmac, which is called "Fappiano." This is named after Bob Fappiano, who was one of the crew members of the series.


    • ALF: (reading Willie's list aloud) Don't call anyone else under any circumstances." looks up Not even Margaret Thatcher?

      Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of England from 1979 to 1990, and an instrumental ally to the United States during The Cold War.

    • Title: Turkey in the Straw
      The title of this episode is derived from the popular folk song of the same name.

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