Scorch, the ALF Who Couldn’t Get Off the Ground

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Back in 1992 some people tried to replicate the success of ALF, by replicating many of the show’s concepts. The show was titled “Scorch”, and was about a dragon who crash landed in the home of a guy and his young daughter. Scorch himself is a puppet portrayed by ventriloquist Ronn Lucas (who doesn’t appear in the show himself). In an odd case of art imitating life, Scorch pretends to be a ventriloquist’s dummy in the show. Brian Stevens (the guy whose house he landed in) winds up getting a job as a comedic weatherman (weather forecasts are a joke to begin with, so the idea is perfect!), pretending all the while that Scorch is a mere puppet instead of a real dragon. There are other
characters in the show, but unfortunately we don’t get a chance to learn much about them, the show was cancelled way too soon. They recorded 6 episodes, but only ever aired 3 of those (the first 3 can be found on YouTube, the unaired 3 don’t seem to be available anywhere).

Here’s part 1 of the initial episode:

Scorch (along with Ronn Lucas this time) also appeared on an episode of Xuxa:

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2 thoughts on “Scorch, the ALF Who Couldn’t Get Off the Ground

  1. Kudos to you for convincingly creating a 90s show out of thin air, replete with archival footage and superimposing those people into an episode of Xuxa.

    Seriously, I don’t remember a thing about this show. This is obviously as fake as the moon landing!

    This truly is a long con!

  2. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    Yeah this is one of the more absurd shows among a plethora of absurd syndicated shows in the late 80s and 90s.

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