Release: Apr 16, 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.
2 cuts = 1 minute and 34 seconds.
2 alternate scenes = 51 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.
ALF is working on his "vehicle" in the living room.
Alf: Nothing like the smell of a new car! He honks several times.
Kate and Lynn come out of the kitchen.
Katherine: What... is that?
Alf: My new wheels! This will really impress the chicks! Are you impressed?
Alf: I was talking to the chick, not the mother hen!
Lynn: What is that thing?
Alf: It's not a thing! It's an Alf Romeo!
Lynn: How did you make it?
Alf: Well, out of a bunch of useless junk! I got the brakes from your bicycle, the engine from Willie's lawn mower and the seat cover from Kate's wedding dress!
Alf: Were you planning to wear it again?
Katherine: >Get the car out of the living room!
Alf: Fine! Clear the crosswalk!
ALF starts his vehicle and it drives off. Then a loud crashing noise. The camera sticks to ALF though and he looks startled. His vehicle hit a table and destroyed it. After a shot of Kate and Lynn, ALF says: Great! Now I have to build a tow truck!
The opening is missing here - later in the US Version though.
Now the opening in the US Version. But as always, the opening is slightly shorter: the shot from ALF's POV opening a door and entering the room is missing. Also business as usual: the shot of ALF trying to grab the pie in the fridge plus Kate slapping on his hand because of that is missing.
Kate goes around the corner.
Alf: Kate, Kate, can you hold off on the vacuuming? We're in the middle of something here!
Katherine: I'm not going to vacuum, you are!
Katherine: Yes, you! And as my mother once said, "Those who don't work don't eat!"
Alf: Sweet, lovable Grandma said that? I'm surprised!
Kate enters the kitchen without saying a single word.
Lynn: You heard the lady! You'd better put that thing away!
Alf: It's not a thing! It's my new pal!
Alternate footage during the following dialog.
Alf: What do you think I should name him?
Lynn: I don't know!
US Version: 4 sec
German Version: 40 sec
After ALF's performance as ventriloquist, the others are cheering.
Willie: Very nice! Very nice show! Only cost me 29,95!
Alf: Encore! Encore!
Katherine: No, no, no, not now, Alf! The food's getting cold!
Alf: But we haven't done our showstopper!
In the US Version, the shot of ALF and his dummy is longer.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 47 sec
ALF shows Larry what he can do with his ventriloquist's dummy. The shot of Larry laughing and his following comment are missing: Hey, you're a pretty funny guy!
Alf with his dummy: Just wait, you'll be mad at me soon enough!
Larry: Now why would I do that?
Alf: Because you're an egg-sucking bonehead!