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Standing in the Shadows of Love is the eighteenth episode of ALF's third season. It originally aired on Feb. 20, 1989.
Jake has a crush on a girl from school named Laura, but he is too shy to talk to her, so ALF helps him by writing secret admirer letters for him. Willie compares him to Cyrano.
ALF helps Jake meet her by going with him to her house and hiding in the bushes to tell him what to say. They end up going on a date at the movies.
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" is a 1966 hit single recorded by the Four Tops.