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3.20 Torn Between Two Lovers

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: May 21, 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:

11 cuts = 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
2 alternate scenes = 21 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 is sitting at the kitchen table with several cleaning agents on it. He asks: How come so many of these are lemon-scented?
Lyn: Because lemon smells nice, I guess!
Alf: Well, in that case, why don't they make one that smells like old sneakers? Manly, yes... but I like too!
Willie enters the kitchen and says: Lynn, uh, you want me to dry?
Lynn: Thanks, Dad!
30 sec



7 Min
Randy: (Thinking and stuff, because I'm stupid!)
Lynn: No, you're not!
Randy: Sure I am! Everybody says so!
Lynn: Well, everybody is wrong! You're not stupid, you're... quiet!
Randy: It's hard to think of stuff to say when you're stupid!
18 sec



7 Min
Lynn: (You are not stupid! You're learning these vocabulary words in no time!)
Randy: Well, that's because of you! You're, you know, brilliant!
Lynn: Randy, I'm hardly brilliant!
Randy: Sure you are! And earnest and empathetic... and exorbitant!
Lynn: "Exorbitant"?
Randy: I wasn't sure about that one!
Lynn: You're very sweet!
29 sec



8 Min
Willie interrogates Randy longer:
Willie: Still putting the old shot?
Randy: Yeah!
5 sec



9 Min
When Lynn talks to Randy about prom and she says that she was going to go wuth Dany, a subsequent comment of Lynn is missing: See, we have this understanding, which we...
3 sec



10 Min
Lynn: Oh, and if Mom calls, double-check her flight tonight!
She turns around and goes in the direction of the bathroom. ALF cat-calls at her: Righty-o! Then to himself: Makes cleaning your silver almost as much fun as tarnishing it!

The US Version contains an extended shot of Lynn on her way to the bathroom.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 13 sec



12 Min
Alf: (He didn't sound too mad on the phone!)
Lynn: (What!)
Alf: Of course, he did hang up on me!
Lynn: What?
5 sec



13 Min
Either of the versions contain an alternate angle when ALF says: Hey, nah! Hey, nah! Your boyfriend's back!
Furthermore, there is more dialog between Lynn and ALF in the German Version:
Lynn: I can't believe this!
Alf: I know what you mean! I can't believe Bruce Willie is a star, but there it is!
US Version: 5 sec
German Version: 15 sec

US VersionGerman Version



16 Min
Lynn, Randy and Danny are arguing in the living room. The cut to Brian and ALF is missing in the US Version. While Brian is making popcorn in the microwave, ALF is secretly watching Lynn, Randy and Danny.
Brian: How can you tell when the popcorn's done?
Alf: When it stops popping or when the fire department gets here! Whichever comes first!
10 sec



17 Min
Brian: You want salt on your Popcorn?
Alf: Curry powder!
Brian: Yuck!
Alf: It's good for you! Grows hair in your ears!
10 sec



20 Min
Extended shot of Danny talking to Lynn outside.
4 sec



22 Min
After Lynn and Randy left the scenery, we are with Brian and ALF in the kitchen again. They are sitting at the kitchen table eating poporn.
Brian: They didn't even hit each other once! What a gyp!
Alf: You shouldn't look at violence as entertainment! It's not good for your development! Come on, Geraldo's on Morton Downey! Grab a chair!
They get up and go to the living room.
20 sec



23 Min
ALF tells Willie to check the dishes he did.
2 sec

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