The beleaguered Tanner family continues to conceal the presence of their resident space alien from the authorities as ALF
begins its second season. Series co-creator Paul Fusco
is back as the voice of the pint-sized, giant-nosed extraterrestrial ALF, who in his efforts to "do right" by his adoptive family succeeds only in causing chaos whenever he moves a muscle. In the season's opening episode, Willie Tanner (Max Wright
) becomes so fed up by ALF's antics that he exiles the alien to the family garage, whereupon ALF tries to get back into Willie's good graces by promising to be a good little...whatever he is for a whole week (fat chance!). The season's second episode is the now-classic spoof of Gilligan's Island
, in which TV addict ALF finds himself marooned in an island of his own making with Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Dawn Wells, and Russell Johnson! And in episode three, snoopy next-door neighbor Raquel Ochmonek becomes convinced that she's off her trolley when she accidentally sees ALF -- compelling the alien himself to convince Raquel that she's of sound mind (sort of). These three episodes pretty much set the tone for the rest of the season. New to ALF
during Season 2 is Josh Blake as Jake Ochmonek, the 15-year-old son of the Tanners' neighbors. Also new was the series' elevated spot in the Nielsen ratings; it ranked in tenth place, up from 28th place during its first season.