Sad news for ALF fans. The man who played the original Alien Life Form in a
number of episodes, Michu
Meszaros, passed away on Monday after being found unresponsive by his
manager, Dennis Varga. The actor was a former circus performer who starred as
ALF in a handful of the 103 episodes. Although the character was often played by
a puppet, Meszaros donned the furry costume to become the
famed alien who everyone wanted as a friend in a number of
amazing moments from the show ALF.
With a penchant for craving cats and getting into a number of hilarious predicaments, ALF (and the man who sometimes played him) weaseled his way into audiences’ hearts in the mid-80’s when the show first aired. And even though every episode of ALF didn’t feature Meszaros’ work, I feel inclined to pay homage to the amazing actor by watching some of the best moments from the show.
From 1986 until 1990 the actor brought ALF to life in a number of episodes, stepping into his furry body as he lived among the Tanner family and did his best not to eat their cat.
So let’s revisit some of the character’s best moments as we remember Michu Meszaros. It was his work, after all, that so often brought the character we all loved to life.
1. The Time He Taught Martial Arts
He didn’t have much motivation in life, but he did have a
lot of street smarts.
2. The Time His Physical Comedy Was On Point
I’m pretty sure Meszaros wasn’t in the costume the moment he
was launched across the living room.
3. The Time He Hosted Hollywood Squares
How he didn’t get this full-time gig is beyond me.
4. The Times He Added Levity To Every Situation
How can anyone be mad at that face?
5. Every Time He Snuck Food From The Kitchen
At least it wasn’t the family cat.
6. When He Eased The Family’s Worry About Being Found Out
No one cared less about being an alien on earth than ALF.
7. The Time He Broke It Down To Diana Ross
Someone get this guy on Lip
Sync Battle ASAP.
The world will definitely be a little less brighter without Meszaros in it, but it’s comforting to be able to watch these clips from the show and remember his talent.