Max Wright played the nerdy father Willie Tanner on the 80s TV series Alf, and Christopher Kimball is the nerdy host of America's Test Kitchen on PBS, but to me they could be one and the same! Or at least, brothers.
Alf was just one of the best shows ever. It was certainly a lot more creative (and funnier) than any of the reality poop on the tube today. You can catch full length episodes on Hulu and now YouTube.