Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Preview Week: NBC Saturday Morning Preview: Alf Loves a Mystery (1987)

Back to NBC we go for the next installment in Fall Preview Week.

Alf was white-hot leading off NBC's Monday night lineup, such that series creator Paul Fusco and NBC decided to add a Saturday morning animated prequel, which, in turn, would begat a 2nd cartoon, Alf Tales. To set things up for the 1987 season, NBC built their preview special around Alf in Alf Loves a Mystery. Danny Dark (ex-Super Friends), at the time a studio announcer at NBC, handles those chores here.

The animated Alf ended around the same time the Monday show did. New Archies was a bad idea, as DIC attempted to reboot the franchise with Archie Comics' blessing, but it wasn't the same. Most of the kiddo's were gravitating to CBS (Muppet Babies, Pee-Wee's Playhouse) or ABC (Real Ghostbusters) instead.

No rating. No memory of seeing this show.

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