- "Melmac was the name of my planet. It's also what it was made out of"
- ― ALF
Melmac was a strange? planet located in the Aldente Nebula in the Andromeda Galaxy. It was the homeworld of ALF. Residents of the planet were called Melmacians and they were characterized as being short, furry creatures who have advanced age longevity and multiple stomachs. Melmac was located six parsecs past the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster. Melmac was very much like Earth but it had two moons, it was oddly shaped and made of melmac. Melmac had green skies and blue grass, and it orbited a purple sun. (However, on "Turkey in the Straw: Part 2," ALF claims that Melmac has an orange sky and green clouds).
Melmac's national pastime was mining for yogurt. The planet was once the intergalactic convention site for the Federation of Incredibly Strange Food Groups.
Melmac was destroyed on Gary 71st, 45-7, according to the Melmacian Calendar (1985 on the Earth calendar), although ALF claims his planet exploded on his birthday (28th of Nathanganger), due to nuclear war. ALF wandered through space for a year before crash landing on Earth.
Wildlife and Flora
- Melmacian Cockroach
- Melmassaur (extinct)
- Orbit Gnat (extinct)
Melmac is ran by the Imperial Intergalactic Trade Federation, Due to nuclear war, the Imperial Federation enforced the laws of the surrounding planets, Melmac, Alvin, Alvin Heights, Dave (Object Kowal & Chiron) & Pluto & possibly Mars. The Federation signed the Intergalactic Imperious Constitution, However, due to the destruction of Melmac, The Federation made a new Imperious Constitution, This prohibited starships from Melmac to leave a Federation controlled section of the galaxy, ALF became an outlaw & was pursued by the Federation & sneakily swept down to Earth to avoid persecution.
The Imperial Intergalactic Trade Federation formed the Imperial Senate & made a persecution law during Melmac's destruction, According to the document that restricted this action clearly stated that "no member of the Imperial Senate shall make a law working against the First Amendment", This document was repealed when the Federation made a new one.
The Federation registered a trial for any lawbreaker on any planet under Federation control, This justice system was abolished & replaced when the Federation made the Second Intergalactic Imperious Constitution & was replaced by disciplinary hearings with the Legislative & Executive Branch.
On Melmac, the economic values of various objects are significantly different from Earth values:
Object Rank Value
|Foam Bottle caps||10th||100|
Planetary Motto: Are you going to finish that sandwich?
Melmacian Anthem: "Dance till you drop", by Homer T. Swipe.
Melmacian Currency: Wernicks
National Flower: Roger the Turnip
National Mascot: Buster, the Groundhog
A year on Melmac consisted of 364 days.... 386 days if you include Sundays.
The twelve Melmacian months are: Harble, Tarble, Goruff, Kilmerl, Gagg, Orring, Barp, Twangle, Fanfan, Nathinganger, Anerva, and Fibble.
History of Melmac
Before Melmacians existed, huge creatures used to roam Melmac. They looked like a cross between a dinosaur and an insurance salesman.
Melmac was discovered 23,000 years ago when Harold Twink accidentally took the wrong exit for Neptune.
In 3 A.D., Melmac is owned under government policy of the new trade federation
In 5 A.D., The Federation signs the first constitution
In 6 A.D., The first prince is elected
In 172, Melmacian Water Trumps are no longer to be considered legal in nearby citys or to be concerned as pets or tree plants & cannot be owned.
In 345, Melmacian Cockroaches are discovered
In 1243, The war ends
In 1298, Gwegonians declare war on Melmac, The war begins
In 1306, The war ends In 1633, Bart Humphery's front lawn was proclaimed a national treasure.
In 1736, Green Beans were given the right to vote.
In 1847, Melmacians began using the word, "weenie".
Reginald J. Shank was the first Melmacian to whistle.
Melmacians couldn't pronounce the word "Ohio" until 1956.
In 1923, Melmac won its first blue medal in the intergalactic Olympics for freestyle fainting and guppy chucking.
In 1902, Melmac set a galactic record in the exporting of over two million wind-up brassieres.
In 1980, The Federation declares a nuclear war on the Andromedian Revolt Society, A rebelling group on Torkwrish, Another planet that was from the first war
In 1986, Melmac blew up & the Federation ordered the signing of the second Constitution, also the war ended, according to another source, the planet was also destroyed due to a destructive weapon that was made by a team of robotic hybrid aliens called Zorgulons.
Presumably in 1990 (the year the TV show ended), ALF's friends Skip and Rhonda have explained that Melmacians have bought a new planet to live on. The new planet was already inhabited, so Melmacians negotiated with the native aliens on the planet. This was said by ALF when he decoded the message sent in the series finale Consider Me Gone.
It was against the law for Melmacians to name their children after wood
The biggest cause of arrest on Melmac was tickling a barber.
To operate a gas grill, most Melmacians had to own a license.
On Melmac, it was illegal to juggle your cousins.
On Melmac, dancing with a mailman was a federal offense.
On Melmac, waving at a halibut was against the law.
Ever since 172, Melmacian Water Trumps are illegal to own in a populated area, especially one with a lake or ocean, Any violator of this law shall be severely punished through a possible life prison sentence or a death penalty.
- National Rag on the Martians Day
- Saint Melmac's Day
- Fappiano (similar to Thanksgiving)
- International Pudding Festival
- Sing With A Clam Day