ALF Is A Recording Artist And Movie Star In Germany
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Depending on how old you are, you know ALF as either an inexplicably successful '80s sitcom, the basis of a joke about pogs, or a seemingly random collection of letters. The show about a wacky cat-eating alien who gets stranded with a suburban family was largely forgotten after its conclusion. Unless you happen to live in Germany, where the '80s never die (see: The Scorpions).
ALF was such a hit in Germany that the man who voiced the title character in the German version, Tommi Piper, wound up having a brief musical career, and in doing so created one of modern humanity's most challenging philosophical quandaries: If you can become famous only by providing a voice for a dummy that looks like a sentient elephant penis, is it worth it?
The answer is yes, forever.