Gordon Shumway isn’t like the other aliens from different books and movies. Usually the aliens are not hairy, and often, on the contrary, there are bald. Usually aliens don’t have 4 teeth and 8 stomachs. Usually aliens don’t eat cats. Most importantly, aliens generally do not live humans as Pets. But Alf lives with the Tanner in the position of a pet and does not suffer from this.
In addition, it often happens that the aliens have supernatural powers. For example, Superman has a whole bunch of supernatural abilities: super strength, ability to fly, x-ray vision, telescopic vision, microscopic vision, heat vision, healing factor. This is despite the fact that apparently Superman is no different from Earthling. But with Alf the situation is just the opposite: he looks nothing like the earth, and all the ability he’s got quite earthly.
Finally, the aliens do not appear in the family series. But Alf appeared in the TV series along with the family, the Tanners.
In short, Tom Patchet and Paul Fusco came out very original alien, standing apart from all other aliens.
10 out of 10