The most soul crushing series finale - ALF

6:02 PM Priyanka 8 Comments

I maybe 12 years late but I don't think my reaction was any different from those countless kids in the 90s who cried themselves to sleep the night the final episode of Alf was aired. The show has been one of those special childhood memories for me but I'd never managed to see the end. Few weeks back I happened to dig up the old episodes and after numerous fits of laughter, I felt myself falling in love with the furry alien wise-guy all over again!

He stood for everything alien to us, simplicity, innocence, pure joy..I loved to see his take on our day-to-day issues, and realized how easy it all becomes if we for a second, detach ourselves from who we are and think as an alien, like they say, the simplest answer is most likely the right one.

It was heart-wrenching to watch him get caught by the Alien Task Force. I couldn't help but cry and feel this immense hatred for my species..why do we have to complicate everything? Science should be used to help this planet, to help out one another, not to try and probe other life-forms beyond our reach! Reasons like broadening our knowledge, finding the answers..are not worth risking our present for! A recent (and non-fictional) event that comes to mind is North Korea's failed rocket launch that costed them a whooping £535m. Sure everyone's criticizing the action now, but at some point of time a whole bunch of intelligent and powerful people must have deemed it was a great idea! And what if the launch was successful, nobody would've ridiculed the amount of money that was being blown away then! Why is it that we only learn from our mistakes? Why can't we for once take the simpler route? Try the simplest solutions? Stop running after what is just a vague illusion and start nourishing what we already have?

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Sriti Yadav said...

I agree with the conclusion...!! We have millions of people who don't have the the basic necessities for life, and we spend millions of currency notes each year for space research... For our "Hunger for Knowledge"? Ask about hunger to a little kid who begs on streets for food, anyone?

Lets keep ourselves simple and the world will be a far better place... :)

There's so much to think about in this post.

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Terri said...

Awww... this certainly brings back memories! Thanks for sharing it.

Stopping by from Hop Along Friday and glad to have found you!

Okay so you had me at ALF and then you went and blew me away with some unexpected wisdom-- love it.

Following ya now from the hop and am looking forward to hearing more of your "voice", so glad it's out there in the world. =)

We're riding the wave of life at, one little adventure at a time and I'd love, love, love it if you'd join us for the ride. Also, it's Friday today, all day-- whoo hoo. Come join us for the ALOHA Friday HOP! I'd love it if your voice were added to the mix.


We used to watch ALF all the time! We still have an ALF stored away some place:) Following you from a blog hop! Would love if you would follow me too:)

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