Aside from Unhappily Ever After, a show in which Bobcat Goldthwait was the voice of a stuffed rabbit who lived in a dude's basement and talked to him, there have been two puppet-based sitcoms of note in TV history: Alf and Dinosaurs. We can talk all day about whether drugs, sexual favors, monetary kickbacks, or good old-fashioned mental illness were behind the initial green lighting of these shows but, in their aftermath two things are clear. First, they actually ended up doing fairly well. Second, they can proudly boast two of the saddest and most disturbing finales of all time.
Cat eating, a near inter-species romantic relationship between a teenage girl and a middle aged alien, and the occasional yet no less disturbing moment when we would see the full body version of Alf running through the house. This show was all fun and games until its depressing finale. Here's what happened. What you're about to see was intended to be a SEASON finale. However, the show was never brough back, thus turning the moment Alf is captured by the government into the SERIES finale. This moment is made all the more gut ripping when paired with an earlier scene in the episode in which a government official describes the horrors that await Alf upon capture.