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2.11 Hail To The Chief

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Mar 15, 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 = 2 minutes and 38 seconds.
1 alternate scene = 16 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.
0 Min
ALF wants to join in the election but Willie explains to him that he could not because he was not a registered citizen. Their conversation is longer in the German Version.
Alf: I know! I'll marry Lynn, become a citizen, vote, then drop her like a hot potato!
Willie: Alf!
Alf: Sure, it'll be hard on her at first! She'll cry, drink a little too much, take up with a bongo player named Joaquin!
Willie: Alf!
Alf: You'll like Joaquin! He doesn't eat beets!
Willie: Neither you nor Joaquin may marry my daughter! And you may not vote!
Alf: Oh, great! I have no voice in government! Joaquin will get deported, and they'll make him eat beets!
Willie: How many cups of coffee did you drink today?
Alf: Forty! Why?
Alf is screwing around at the table and Willie tries to calm him down.
46 sec



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

1 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

3 Min
Missing shot of Brian.
1 sec

5 Min
ALF and others are watching an interview of the two presidental candidates on TV. ALF says he had never seen legs as unattractive as the ones of the preseidental candidate. The following conversation is missing.
Willie: Could we hold the discussion, please?
Alf: What's to discuss? The guy's legs look like toothpaste!
7 sec



5 Min
The interview on TV is longer:
Host: Issue: federal budget! How would you balance it? Your answer, senator?
Senator: Well, we must first consider the ramifications of any measures taken to restrict spending without disregarding the impact of any plan to increase revenues!
Cut to ALF:
Alf: Well, it that isn't a pile of smoked lunch meat!
Katherine: Alf!
Alf: Come on, if you wanna balance a budget you just spend less money than you make!
Willie pulls up his pants leg which is commented by ALF as follows:
Yikes, talk about toothpaste legs!
Katherine: Turn that back up! I wanna hear this lunch meat!
40 sec



6 Min
Alf: (Preventing war is easy! Just tell the people who are mad at each other to kiss and make up!)
Willie: You expect Reagan and Gorbachev to kiss?
Alf: Not on the lips!
6 sec



9 Min
Host: (What would you do about it?)
Katherine: Saving the liberal?
Host: I'm referring to pollution!
5 sec



16 Min
Alf: I just got into the biz! I didn't know images needed consulting till I got a whiff of Kate!
Katherine: That's very flattering!
10 sec



17 Min
Katherine: I don't need an image consultant!
Alf: Sure you do! Ask Geraldine Ferrari!
Willie: Ferraro!
Alf: See? She didn't have an image consultant! Now people think she's a car!
16 sec



18 Min
Longer shot of Kate sleeping. The following shot of her dreaming of ALF being President is longer as well.
12 sec



19 Min
Kate keeps dreaming about ALF as President. She pays him a visit which is longer in the German Version.
Alf: Oh, I hope you're not too upset that I beat you 150 million to one! By the way, that was kind of tacky, voting for yourself!
Katherine: Well, I was mad at you! You kept waking me up all night!
Alf: You know, I thought the election would be a lot closer! Especially after they accused me of eating Donna Rice's cat!
25 sec



23 Min
Katherine: It's too bad life here isn't that way! It would be nice to have people dancing in the streets!
Alf: Huh?
Katherine: Alf, I dreamt you were president! And you were right about everything! Every problem had a simple answer!
Alf: Sound nice!
Katherine: Yeah! It was!
When ALF wishes Kate a good night, either of the version contain an alternate angle.
US Version: 4 sec
German Version: 20 sec

US VersionGerman Version

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