My memory is not as sharp as it once was. I recall watching a program, comedy or a dramatic; it was a movie or TV show in which one of the charactors claimed to be a writer/creator of the ALF television show. In this program he was not proud of his achievement as i recall, his creation repulsed him. I think he was an alcholic. I myself was never a fan of the program. I much prefered Robin Williams' alien "Mork", and thought ALF was a copy cat. Then again few of us remember My Favorite Martian, or the one that started the Alien visitor comedy syndrome, "A Visit to a Small Planet" A movie made by, and staring Jerry Lewis.