Is Alf planning a comeback?
Are we cat-atonic, or is ’80s sitcom star Alf trying to mount a comeback?
Fur sure. In addition to those 10-10-220 ads, a Feb. 25 call to ”TRL,” and a slew of new merchandise, the feline-fancying Melmac expat is being pitched for a talk show. (The Hallmark Channel now airs reruns of NBC’s original series.) ”Alf still has a lot to say,” insists cocreator Paul Fusco, who says the still-in-the-works show would find Alf interacting with ”wacky people looking for 15 minutes of fame.” One guest suggestion: ex-”Alf” writer Jerry Stahl, whose 1995 book ”Permanent Midnight” chronicled his on-set drug use. ”Alf is more than an obnoxious and weirdly adorable mutant puppet,” says Stahl. ”He’s a metaphor for the wisecracking id.”
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