Michu Meszaros, who played TV extraterrestrial Alf, RIP


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#2

Wait, so they only used an actor when they absolutely had to use an actor? And SAG didn’t mind?


#3

Puppeteers used otherwise? Plus, you’d only get into a full body teddy suit under the lights if you absolutely had to. I guess…


#4

I don’t want to be one to spread rumors, but I just hope that the police make sure there wasn’t foul play involved…MR TOMPKINS


#5

Nah, SAG wouldn’t mind. Long as SAG puppeteers get paid, SAG stunt performers get paid, and SAG voice actors get paid, it all works out.

I imagine both David Prowse and James Earl Jones got residual payments for Return of the Jedi. Oh, wait…


#6

Shame about Michu Meszaros, but who’s this Maestros character, barging into the middle of an obituary?


#7

This makes me sad. I love Alf. Of course, the Alf Tales cartoon was way better than the show, but… I know this dude didn’t do the voice, but I especially loved Alf because is probably the best impression I can do.


#8

Tonight in his honor we shall DINE ON CAT!


#9

“Meszaros, standing at just 2 feet 9 inches tall, was born in Hungary.”

I was born hungry too.

Badum-ching!


#10

how many boingers have no idea who ALF was?

oh crap, I’m old.


#11

Actually I remembered him from 2nd grade (late 1970s), when we were studying the circus. Someone brought in a Ringling Bros. program/book, and it had a picture of Michu in it. I don’t know how/why I remembered that after all these years.

EDIT: I might’ve watched Alf twice and assumed it was always a puppet.


#12

I have one or two of those old programs, and I remember him being in at least one of them. Along with Gunther Gebel-Williams. Jeez, now there’s another name I’ve not heard in a Kenobi-esque long time.

God, I haven’t been to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows since the 1970s. Back then they were loads of fun.


#13

Holy crap, he was the lion tamer, right? That’s another name I remember from the program. We went to the circus ourselves in 1980; if he was still in the circus at that point, then that was probably the last time I’d heard his name, until now!


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