Television viewers tuning into RTE on 25 June 1990, hoping to watch 'Alf' were cruelly denied because a World Cup football match ran over.
As one licence-fee payer said on Liveline the following day.
I tuned into RTE expecting to watch 'Alf' and with no warning, it's just cancelled. Deferred they say. It's not fucken' on, excuse my language Marian, but is this what I pay my licence fee for?
[NOTE]: Marian Finucane was the presenter of Liveline back then.
It has even been alleged that RTE never screened the 'deferred' episode of Alf.
Well, here is the episode in question. It was screened on American TV that February and was entitled 'Mr. Sandman'. It was the 20th episode of the fourth and final season of Alf.
In it, Alf and Willie scour the Death Valley looking for buried treasure after coming upon an old map.