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2.21 Movin' Out

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Apr 14, 2015 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the cut episodes on the US DVD by Lions Gate / FOX and the uncut episodes on the German DVD by Warner Home Video.

The differences:

10 cuts = 3 minutes and 7 seconds.
1 alternate scene = 12 seconds.

There is no need to make many words about the hilarious TV show "ALF". You doesn't know it has at least heard of it even though it has been quite some time since something new from the ALF universe was released. Anyway, the show consists of 4 seasons and aired in the late 80s and early 90s. Furthermore, there are two animated series ("ALF: The Animated Series" & ALF Tales) and a motion picture from the mid 90s.


As to the US Versions, a few minutes of each episode were cut for syndication in order to show more commercials. Unfortunately, these syndication versions were also released on DVD. Understandably, the fans were disappointed that the DVDs do not contain the uncut episodes. Whether or not the uncut episodes will be released one day (perhaps on Blu-ray?) is the million dollar question.
1 Min
Brian: We can't move! I've put down roots here!
Lynn: And next year is my last year of high school!
Brian: You don't wanna move either, do you Alf?
Alf: I'm ambivalent! On one hand, I could use the change of scenery! On the other hand, I'm terrified of Shamu!
Willie: Hey, Lynn, we're not gonna move until after the end of the school year! In the meantime, I'll commute!
30 sec



2 Min
The opening is slightly shorter: the shot from ALF's POV opening a door and entering the room is missing.
3 sec

2 Min
Further missing part of the opening: the shot of ALF trying to grab the pie in the fridge plus Kate slapping on his hand because of that is missing.
8 sec

4 Min
When ALF enters the kitchen singing, Kate arrives on the scene: I told you, Alf, we're not moving yet! AL is sitting at the kitchen table and keeps singing.
8.5 sec



6 Min
Willie: You're right about that drive! I better get going!
Brian: Bye, Dad!
Lynn: Don't forget your tapes!
Katherine: Drive carefully, sweetheart! We'll see you tonight!
Willie: Yeah! Goodbye! Goodbye everyone! And say goodbye to... anyone else who might miss me!
Katherine: We will!
Trevor: Good luck, Tanner!
Trevor puts his cookies on the window sill and gives Willie his hand when he says goodbye. ALF secretly reaches for the cookies and puts them back after a little while. When Willie has left, Trevor reaches for his cookies and realizes that a piece has been bitten off. He is confused.
40 sec



10 Min
Kate says goodbye to a couple who were looking at the house because it is for sale. Kate goes back in the house then.
Katherine: I'm not letting anyone turn this place into a bed and breakfast!
Alf: Did someone mention breakfast? I'll be having the bacon and eggs and sausage and...
Katherine: Alf, it's 4:00 in the afternoon!
Alf: ...ham and liver and chicken potpie!
Lynn: You know, I hate the thought of someone else living here!
Alf: I hate the thought that it's 14 hours till breakfast!
Lynn: Will you stop thinking about your stomach? We're going through a traumatic experience here!
Alf: Hey, hey, hey, I can relate! This place means a lot to me too! The garage I crashed into, the bathroom I flooded, the kitchen i blew up! Let's sell this dump!
63 sec



11 Min
After the exterior shot of the building, a small shot of Jack and Denis at the office is missing.
3 sec



12 Min
Willie: (You were supposed to have sent her a check for 482 Dollar!)
Jack: (I think I sent it! I remember sending something... to somebody!)
Willie: Well, she said she didn't get that check!
Jack: Well, she probably blew it on lottery tickets, forgot about it!
10 sec



12 Min
Willie: (When?)
Jack: When what?
Willie: When are you going to get right on it?
8 sec



13 Min
ALF's phone conversation with Willie is longer:
Alf: (I thought you were a social worker!)
Willie: I am, but at the moment I'm assigning parking spaces! What do you want?
Alf: Two more couples saw the house today!
Willie: Really? Did any of the couples make an offer?
Alf: Nothing worth considering!
16 sec



14 Min
Willie: (Do you have any explanation for this?)
Jack: (Jack!)
Willie: "Oops!" That's it?
Jack: Oops, sir!
5.5 sec



21 Min
Alf: (What was number nine?)
Willie: The time you stuffed my shorts in the Thanksgiving turkey!
ALF nods affirmatively. Then alternate footage when Willie says "What possible reason could you have had for this?".
US Version: 5 sec
German Version: 17 sec

US VersionGerman Version



21 Min
Willie: (You know, I also have to find a shortstop for the office softball team!)
Alf: Try the Dominican Republic!
3 sec





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