Season 2, Episode 2
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Alf reveals himself as a fan of "Gilligan's Island" and dreams himself into the show.
Basic Info
Air Date: September 28, 1987
Written By: Scott Spencer Gordon
Directed By: Nick Havinga
Guest Cast: The Cast of "Alf"
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The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Surviving Gilligan's Island

Somewhere Over The Rerun is the Second Episode of the Second Season of "Alf." It aired on September 28, 1987.


Watching TV, Alf becomes a big fan of "Gilligan's Island" and starts considering it paradise. So, he starts turning the Tanner's home into a shrine to the series by diverting the main water line to the backyard to create a lagoon. Willie is livid that he would do such a thing and orders him to clean the mess, but Alf actually falls asleep and has a dream where he meets Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor and Mary Ann. However, becoming one with the Castaways is not turning out to be the fantasy he hopes for as the Castaways are now chronically depressed from being away from civilization for so long. Gilligan complains of being called "Little Buddy" into his forties, and Mary Ann is only making healthy meals and fruit for dessert, the Professor commenting that coconut cream pies were bad for their blood sugar levels. They have become bored and tired from doing the same thing for over twenty-five years and instead turn to a makeshift TV the Professor built to pick up a TV signal to pass the time. Their favorite TV show is "The Tanners" which reminds them what regular life is all about back home, with the Skipper pining for apple pie. Alf starts screaming at Willie to rescue him just before he wakes up, now disenchanted by "Gilligan's Island" and more appreciative of what he has with the Tanners. Unfortunately, a few days later, Alf has latched into another TV show, turning the Tanner back yard into the Ponderosa from "Bonanza."


Main Cast/Gilligan's Island

Main Cast/Alf

  • Paul Fusco as Gordon "Alf" Schumwey
  • Max Wright as William "Willie" Tanner
  • Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner
  • Andrea Elson as Lynn Tanner
  • Benji Gregory as Brian Tanner

Guest Cast

  • None



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