Favourite Fictional Character is a weekly meme by a blog I've just discovered: wordsmithonia. It's where we discuss our favourite fictional characters from books, tv, movies. So, without further ado here's my first Favourite Fictional Character:
ALF: Who didn't love ALF in the late '80s, he was adorable. Alf landed in the Tanner's garage - well perhaps crashed is a better description and they took him in and protected him from being discovered. He was mischievious, saracastic, slovenly and cynical but he had a heart of gold and would do anything for the Tanner's - particularly the children.
I used to love watching ALF and seeing what he'd get up to next: whether it was chasing the cat around: he had a real hunger for cats; or doing a Tom Cruise in the living room. I'd be in fits of giggles. And I had every kind of ALF merchandise available: the movie, colouring books, the action figure.
ALF was the force behind a show which was filled with comedy, drama and science fiction.