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Running Scared is the seventeenth episode of ALF's third season. It originally aired on Feb. 13, 1989.
When a crooked immigration agent calls to blackmail ALF, ALF tries several ludicrous schemes to earn the $3000 extortion demands. To keep the Tanners out of trouble, ALF attempts to drive to Edwards Air Force Base to turn himself in to the Alien Task Force.
Willie borrows Trevor's car and finds ALF at a farm, where he has run out of gas. He explains to ALF that the immigration agent thought he was an "illegal" alien and brought him back home.
Lee Fraser, the agent that blackmailed ALF was suspended pending an investigation.
"Running Scared" is the name of a song by Roy Orbison.