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Kryten

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« on: 03-25-2002 17:56 »

According to the Daily News, ALF may be hosting a talk show in the future.

Is this the greatest thing to happen in the history of TV, or just one of the top 3?

homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #1 on: 03-25-2002 18:02 »

What about Mr.T?
Tzlk
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« Reply #2 on: 03-25-2002 18:02 »

you have got to be kidding.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #3 on: 03-25-2002 18:10 »

I smell a conspiracy. I think Chevy Chase is secretly funding this show, so people will finally start making fun of a talkshow other than his.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 03-25-2002 18:24 »

Who's ALF, don't tell me it's an American thing?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #5 on: 03-25-2002 18:31 »



^ALF^
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #6 on: 03-25-2002 19:39 »

This Alien Life Form (ALF) was the star of a sitcom many years ago, in which his spaceship crashed into the home of a Typical White Suburban Family (TWSF), who kept him hidden from the Evil Government Conspiracy (EGC).

ALF is currently appearing in a TV commercial for a long-distance telephone service, alongside other Long-Forgotten Has-Beens (LFHBs).   

"Heed your own advice once in a while and you won't come over as such an arrogant pr*ck."
Allen

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« Reply #7 on: 03-25-2002 20:08 »

Hey, I liked him when he was on. I also liked the tv movie. I think his time has come and gone though.
VelourFog

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« Reply #8 on: 03-25-2002 21:00 »

well I disliked him in sitcom form, and I hate him in commercial form.  But talk show form! now that has promise
Allen

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« Reply #9 on: 03-25-2002 21:16 »

Do I detect sarcasm VF? smile
Nixorbo

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« Reply #10 on: 03-25-2002 21:28 »

::Wipes the mess from Velour's sargasm off himself::
FishyJoe

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« Reply #11 on: 03-25-2002 21:29 »

So is he going to replace Ted Koppel? Or Rosie?
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #12 on: 03-25-2002 22:16 »

Rosie.  Ohplease ohplease ohplease.  smile

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Ben

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« Reply #13 on: 03-25-2002 22:34 »

This is f*%king awesome!
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #14 on: 03-25-2002 23:10 »

There IS a god!!
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #15 on: 03-25-2002 23:11 »

If Space Ghost can do it so can Alf.
Just Chris

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« Reply #16 on: 03-26-2002 00:24 »

Remember the muppets variety show with Fozzie, Kermit, and a whole buch of other guys? It was from the 70's. Then they tried to do a new version of it in the late 90's, complete with today's best celebrities. That one didn't last very long.
Ben

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« Reply #17 on: 03-26-2002 00:26 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2002 00:26 »

That's because people aren't as stupid as they were in the 70's. Just look at the clothes.

:get's hit in the head by a flying brick from Sarge's direction:
dschomburg

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« Reply #18 on: 03-26-2002 00:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
That's because people aren't as stupid as they were in the 70's. Just look at the clothes.

You mean like Hip-Huggers, Bell Bottoms, Corduroy, and Fro's?
Ben

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« Reply #19 on: 03-26-2002 01:33 »

Actually, people still wear those...
dschomburg

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« Reply #20 on: 03-26-2002 01:41 »

That's my point  smile
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #21 on: 03-26-2002 02:08 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
If Space Ghost can do it so can Alf.
And ALF can pull it off too!!!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #22 on: 03-26-2002 02:28 »

Only if he tugs too hard. Wait. What are we talking about? ...never mind.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #23 on: 03-26-2002 02:35 »

ALF ... those were the days ... we had no TV so i had to stay at friends till 8pm to watch it ...

For the new members who haven't noticed: ALF (and Lynn + Kate) are in the header of the offtopic board:

I don't really know if a talk show can work ... after all it was a scripted show and i doubt the poor small guy in the costume could match up the facial movements alongsides spontanious jokes ...
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #24 on: 03-26-2002 02:57 »

My favorite quote was; "an obessive-compulsive with time on his hands."
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« Reply #25 on: 03-26-2002 04:31 »

I was never that big a fan of ALF, it was ok, but not great.
cellery

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« Reply #26 on: 03-26-2002 10:08 »

ALF was okay, but I don't know about the switch to a new show format. It could be decent but very well could be a stinker. For some reason it reminded me of "Gentle Ben" from The Simpsons, that bear with his own talk show. "They'll give anyone a show these days!"   smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #27 on: 03-26-2002 13:39 »

Now I've seen the picture of ALF at least I know what he looks like smile I've never seen or heard of him before though, and yes I have seen The Muppets.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #28 on: 03-26-2002 14:55 »

I don't think Alf would last very long in a talk show.  He's better suited for dumb 10-10-220 comercials.

FYI- Am I the only one who liked Muppets Tonight?  Just wondering.  smile

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #29 on: 03-26-2002 19:57 »

Hey, I liked Muppets Tonight too. Sigh...people just don't appreciate a quality puppet show these days.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #30 on: 03-26-2002 20:33 »

Sounds like an HBO project.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #31 on: 03-26-2002 20:37 »

Who is that Glick guy anyways?
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #32 on: 03-26-2002 22:10 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2002 22:10 »

Jiminy Glick? That's Martin Short in a fat suit and makeup. Comedy Central actually found a bald guy to do some Oscar special and prove anyone can do the same wildly-stereotypical fat obnoxious fey idiot shtick for a LOT cheaper.

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TheMadCapper

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« Reply #33 on: 03-26-2002 22:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
::Wipes the mess from Velour's sargasm off himself::

Nix, you stole my word. Darn you! Darn you to heck!
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #34 on: 03-27-2002 01:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Fishy Joe:
Sigh...people just don't appreciate a quality puppet show these days.
I know.  And those who attempt to make one, try way too hard or too little.  I think the makers of "Greg the Bunny" need to watch MST3K and take some notes.  I'd rather watch Mr. B Natural than a vampire puppet in his underwear.

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Kryten

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« Reply #35 on: 03-27-2002 11:53 »

*Reminded of the "Mr. B. Natural" film, Kry breaks down into helpless laughter*
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #36 on: 03-28-2002 01:31 »

Mr. B-Natural...that ain't right.  Anyway, ALF can't be a talk show host and I watched Greg the Bunny!  There!  I said it!  smile
Venus

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« Reply #37 on: 03-30-2002 21:49 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2002 21:49 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
  

Alf, an alien hanging out right behind Mulder and Scully and of course they don't know it.    laff gotta love it.
anyway, as a cat person i am insulted by Alf's very existence.


The last time i tried to kill myself was about an hour ago. I jumped off this really tall building. But i ended up doing a triple backflip and landing on my feet. No one saw it of course, except for two little kittens and one kitten turned to the other and said "See? That's how you do that."
Just Chris

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« Reply #38 on: 04-16-2002 00:15 »

Yup, I remember that Alf likes to eat kittens just like Morbo. Doesn't give him gas, though.
Koekwaus

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« Reply #39 on: 04-16-2002 11:22 »

Alf Rules! Alf for President!
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