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3.19 Superstition

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: May 20, 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 36 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.
3 Min
Willie and the other keep disussing the curse with ALF:
Willie: That fire wasn't a result of any curse!
Alf: How do you explain the timing of that disaster?
Katherine: It's been a couple of hours since your last one! You were due!
Alf: It's the curse!
Willie: It was a coincidence!
Alf: Oh, yeah? That's an electric stove! They're not usually prone to fires!
Katherine: You must have spilled grease on it when you were sautéing!
ALF reacts with anger. He says "You miss my point" and bangs his fist on the table during which he rams the fork in his ball of the hand. ALF says in pain: My hand is impaled on a fork!
Lynn pulls out the fork.
37 sec



6 Min
Lynn keeps talking to Willie: Maybe we could make him think that he's gonna have good luck!
4 sec



10 Min
Lynn: (You sure you don't want me to call a doctor?)
Willie: (No, no! I'm just a little shook up!)
Lynn: (Okay!)
Alf: Don't listen to him! He's dead!
Lynn: I think that falling down the stairs has affected you!
Alf: No, it hasn't!
10 sec



11 Min
Extended shot of Jake's attempt to repair the TV. ALF tells him to worry because he was going to miss his favorite show.
5 sec



14 Min
Extended shot of ALF's attempt to change Willie's mind about the ceremony that is supposed to get rid of the curse:
Alf: Think about the baby! You want me acting like this around it? Huh? I couldn't live with myself if anything happened to little Alf Tanner!
13 sec



15 Min
ALF and Jake, who has wrapped meat around his body for the ceremony, are standing in the garden. Their conversation is longer:
Jake: How long does this ceremony take?
Alf: Not long! Why?
Jake: These steaks are getting a littly gamy!
8 sec



16 Min
After Willie said he felt like an idiot because of the meat wrapped around his body, Lynn cheers him up and says: Come on, Dad! This is very serious to Alf! I don't think we should put him down just because we don't understand the nuances of his culture!
Katherine: No matter how incredibly stupid those nuances may seem!
13 sec



16 Min
Willie: And we have to wear this, right? Because if find out later that this wasn't necessary...
Alf: It is, it is!
9 sec



19 Min
ALF begin with the ceremony. He is reading something from the book out loud: You put your right foot in! Put your right foot out!
The others follow the instructions. Then ALF starts singing: You put your right foot in! And you shake it all about! You do the hokey...
Willie: Hold it! Hold it... This is part of the ritual?
Alf: No, but I always thought it should be!
Willie: Stick with the main text!
Alf: Okay! Okay!
36 sec



21 Min
After the ceremony, ALF sings again: You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in! Everybody! And you shake it all about, you do the hokey-pokey! And you turn yourself around! That's what it's all about!
The other are annoyed and leave ALF behind in the garden. ALF looks aroun and says: Hey, where is everybody?
21 sec

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