Darkseid's Couch
A Comic Book Podcast That's Sometimes About Comic Books

Alf Super-Size Holiday Special (1989)

Seven Classic Tales of Yuletide Melmacian Mirth!

Dec 23, 2019

This time on the Couch: Mike, James, and Shée get an early Christmas present with the Alf Super-Size Holiday Special! By 1988, the fuzzy little alien demon had successfully dominated all of American culture. Alf had a hit tv show, a Saturday morning cartoon, a line of comics, and an adoptive human family with whom he shared a complex psychosexual power dynamic. Maybe it's reading between the lines, but try coming up with another reason why an alien who has mastered space travel and weather manipulation would be slumming it with a gang of suburbanites who desperately needed some excitement in their meaningless lives. Plus, a Darkseid's Couch first, as someone finally walks off the show in protest, presumably to go find their lost holiday cheer.

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