This strip contains an inaccuracy. Humans did try to kill Alf. They wrote a season finale cliffhanger where Alf was captured by government agents who meant to dissect him, planning to make Alf fans wait all summer to see how he escaped.
Unfortunately, the series got canceled over the summer. So a show meant for families with small children ended with the title character fleeing for his life only to be captured by military personnel intent on killing him.
They later made a TV movie that explained how he got away and gave him and the family a happy ending. I kinda wish they hadn’t, but then again, I wasn’t one of the children traumatized by the original ending.
Note from Missy: Panel 3 made me remember the ’80s film Earth Girls Are Easy. Now I feel a horrible urge to watch it and see all of the ways where it doesn’t hold up today.