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PEE Poll: Macgyver Vs. ALF: The Ultimate Battle
Macgyver   -13 (68.4%)
ALF   -6 (31.6%)
Total Voters: 19

FishyJoe

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« on: 09-06-2002 01:10 »

Like many kids and their brothers, I used to watch Macgyver with my brother. Fun times, they were. But there was one problem: ALF came on at the same time.

I'd go to school the next day and everyone would be talking about ALF. All the kids were like "ALF this" and "ALF that". I would sheepishly ask "So uh, did anyone see Macgyver?" and the kids would just point and laugh.

Point ALF.

However, Macgyver stayed on the air several years after ALF. Though Macgyver was eventually shamefully cancelled, it wasn't in the middle of a cliffhanger like ALF.

Point Macgyver.

ALF later came back with a TV movie that resolved things. Macgyver actually had two TV movies, but they were both crappy and they resolved nothing. Also, ALF had two cartoon shows and a part in an anti-drug special.

Point ALF.

Currently, ALF is staging a comeback thanks to 10-10-220 commercials. So ALF is the clear winner here, right? Right?

Maybe not!

That's right, a feature length Macgyver movie! I'd like to see ALF pull that one off.

Even though ALF wins on a number of levels, I think this movie puts Macgyver ahead. But obviously, it's open to debate, which is why I'm starting this thread.

MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #1 on: 09-06-2002 01:14 »

I would say that Alf is back... In pog form!

In reality I don't care that much...
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 09-06-2002 01:28 »

MacGyver's biggest fans are Patty and Selma.

Point: Alf.
Tweek

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« Reply #3 on: 09-06-2002 05:15 »

I never really liked either of them  hmpf
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #4 on: 09-06-2002 05:21 »

I hate Alf. Remember?  He even invaded the offtopic bar on the main page.

McGyver, and that guy he worked for, later returned in that sci-fi series.
Jeremy

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« Reply #5 on: 09-06-2002 05:24 »

Damn. I can't decide who to vote for.  frown
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #6 on: 09-06-2002 06:27 »

I don't even know who alf is.. so McGyver!
TSN-Bot
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« Reply #7 on: 09-06-2002 06:38 »

macgyver can like escape from a deserted island with a paper clip and a rubber band and and like shoot him with one of those electric guns or something.
alf eats cats, i believe. if macgyver were a cat, alf might have a chance.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 09-06-2002 11:40 »

Richard Dean Anderson owns you
evan

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« Reply #9 on: 09-06-2002 11:51 »

Personally, I'd like to see Alf and MacGuyver stop their fighting and found a crime-fighting acadamy somewhere in the Northwest.

(cue 80's action series music now)

(cut to the opening montange of the series, with various clips of MacGuyver and Alf sneaking into buildings, defusing bombs, saving the girl from neo-Nazis, sliding across the hoods of cars, and, of course, sharing a good laugh at the end.)
Aleel

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« Reply #10 on: 09-06-2002 11:52 »

Alf eats cats and as cats are my favourite animals I'll know who to vote for...
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #11 on: 09-06-2002 12:03 »

haha, goooo McgALFer
bankrupt

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« Reply #12 on: 09-06-2002 13:08 »

MacGuyver all the way.  I never liked ALF.  I was always hoping that the government guys looking for him would find him.  Then they'd make an episode showing his alien autopsy.  That would have been cool.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #13 on: 09-06-2002 14:52 »

Never seen either. I hate Milhouse so Ill vote MacGuyver.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #14 on: 09-07-2002 06:48 »

You know what I would really like to see? Alien vs. Alf. Mwahaha.
Guy

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« Reply #15 on: 09-07-2002 09:46 »

Alf is just such a stupid charecter.

Alf vs. Howard the Duck.
Just Chris

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« Reply #16 on: 09-07-2002 19:24 »

I just remember that my dad used to watch MacGuyver. Can't say much about the alien life form, though. I vote for the terran action-guy form.
Teral

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« Reply #17 on: 09-07-2002 19:54 »

Never watched MacGyver, preferred The A-team. It's practically the same thing, but at least H.M.Murdoch was funny.

Alf was pretty funny too, so he'll get my vote.
Ben

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« Reply #18 on: 09-07-2002 19:56 »

Oh come on. ALF was cool. I can't remember ever watching MacGuyver when it was first aired, so I only have memories of it as a lame afternoon repeat.
nixon!

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« Reply #19 on: 09-08-2002 03:20 »

MacGyver! I just worship him and I stil have my Swiss army pocket knife...    big grin

"I am not a crook"
VelourFog

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« Reply #20 on: 09-08-2002 11:49 »

I bet MacGyver could make a radio out of Alf

Allen

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« Reply #21 on: 09-08-2002 14:06 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2002 14:06 »

I liked ALF, didn't even know MacGyver existed back then. Unfortunately, I never saw the end of the series, or the very beginning of the TV movie. Plus I was awed by the fact that the family he lived with had my namesake. Pity I knew nothing of copyright back then. Could have sued their pants off. big grin 

Ah good times! 
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #22 on: 09-08-2002 14:08 »

I don't like the Animal Liberation Front that much.
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« Reply #23 on: 09-08-2002 16:13 »

[Commentator]And the contenders are entering the ring now!!
McGyver's in 1st......now Alf........and before he knows it Alf has been turned into a lethal answering machine booby trap scissors thingy!!!!
ONLY IN AMERICA!!!!!
[/Commentator]

McGyver ownz Alf on resourcefulness, plus I harldy remember any Alf episodes..........or McGyver for that matter.

"Live forever or die trying."
FishyJoe

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« Reply #24 on: 09-09-2002 00:46 »

Teral, how is Macgyver "practically the same thing" as the A-team?
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #25 on: 09-09-2002 04:53 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Teral, how is Macgyver "practically the same thing" as the A-team?

When thety get locked up, there 's always things lying around they can use to get out ot build a weapon.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #26 on: 09-09-2002 08:35 »

But . . . that's like so very many things.  Macgyver is completely different from the A-Team.  The A-Team is a crack team of military commandos convicted for a crime they didn't commit.  Macgyver works with the government.  The A-Team is comprised of 4 people - Hannibal, Face, Murdoch, and Mr. T/B. A. Barrachus.  Macgyver is . . . Macgyver.  The A-Team transforms cars and various other vehicles into moving weapons that will break in/out of any given compound.  Macgyver makes little gadgets that will do almost anything.  The A-Team uses guns in almost any situation, although they never hit anything.  Macgyver abhors guns.
Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 09-09-2002 10:45 »
« Last Edit on: 09-09-2002 10:45 »

Disclaimer: I have never seen a MacGyver episode, I'm going on what I've heard, what I've read etc.

They both fight on the side of good, they both fight for the little people, they both find themself in impossible situations and just happen to have everything they need to escape, just have to use a little engenuity. Both shows have catchy theme songs, they never kill anyone, they're all American, they all wear shoes, etc. The similarities are almost uncanny.
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« Reply #28 on: 09-09-2002 15:14 »

[Lenny] Hey, that guy's right!!! [/Lenny]

"Live forever or die trying."
Teral

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« Reply #29 on: 09-09-2002 15:20 »

And now seriously (you heard me), the basic is the same. Guy(s) help little folks, guy(s) get into trouble, guy(s) manufacture highexplosives from chewing gum and matches/rocket launcher from firwork and balsa wood, guy(s) ride intot he sunset.

Now that's not necessarily a bad thing. I loveŽd The A-team. Don't know about MacGyver. I mean, Patty and Selma! ::Sideshow Bob shudder::
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #30 on: 09-12-2002 08:43 »

I've never seen Macgyver, i only ever heard about it from the simpsons and I used to own a large ALF doll.
'Here's your lock of macgyvers hair'
'I'll add it to the ball'

Ninaka

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« Reply #31 on: 09-17-2002 21:05 »

I remember ALF being on in the afternoons when I was younger. Thinking back it was a big strange - I remember him always having to hide in the kitchen when people came around or in the Garage where he lived. He'd always just pop up behind the kitchen shutters that led into the living room... never got to see his legs... weird huh! Well sometimes you'd see him walking around but it was pretty fake... Also thinking back his voice was pretty wacked... Imagine if you were the voice-for-ALF guy. I wonder what he actually looks like...   tongue Still... I don't know, my memory is a bit sketchy.
Macgyver on the other hand, I only saw very late at night should I still be up flicking channels randomly. It was pretty fake too. I don't buy into that sort of thing really in the first place. He somehow manages to escape or save a girl with photocopier toner fluid and a the nib from his ballpoint pen. Now, I could do that, but I just don't wanna....
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #32 on: 12-23-2008 05:22 »

I'm ready to vote!

ALF!
M0le

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« Reply #33 on: 12-23-2008 05:34 »

ALF gets a do-over. hmpf
Gopher

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« Reply #34 on: 12-24-2008 02:11 »

I hate Alf. Remember?  He even invaded the offtopic bar on the main page.

McGyver, and that guy he worked for, later returned in that sci-fi series.

Huh, it really has always been there.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #35 on: 12-27-2008 17:34 »

I bet MacGyver could make a radio out of Alf



ROFL

Now that you mention that.. with Alf's broken ship he can make a universe-conquer ship ..or a time machine to produce the same result but more easily
DogDoo8

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« Reply #36 on: 12-28-2008 13:35 »

MacGyver hands down.

ALF was crap. He couldn't do any of the things MacGyver did.

He's like a sober version of Roger from American Dad.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #37 on: 01-01-2009 23:37 »

I've always liked ALF.  Never got into Mcgyver. 
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