Release: Dec 22, 2014 - 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.
8 cuts = 5 minutes and 43 seconds.
1 alternate scene = 1 second.
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.
Brian: (Okay, tell me what I'm thinking!)
Alf: Okay! You're thinking of Florence Henderson!
Brian: I was thinking of a fork!
Alf: But wasn't her maiden name Florence Fork?
Brian shrugs his shoulders.
Alf: Close enough! All right, think of something else!
Brian: He's teaching me metal telepathy!
Katherine: I think you mean mental telepathy!
Alf: Maybe it is metal! All he keeps thinking about is forks!
The opening is slightly shorter: the shot from ALF's POV opening a door and entering the room is missing.
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.
Alf: I didn't know she was gonna be naked!
Willie: Don't you ever do that again!
Lynn: Let me get this straight! You're gonna act strange and you're gonna eat cats! So what's the change?
Alf: It's a matter of degree! Imagine Alf to the 10th power!
Willie: It boogles the mind!
Cut to the garage. Willie is working on the huge wooden box. Aftera little while, ALF comes in.
Alf: Excuse me, Willie!
Willie: No, not now, Alf! I'm trying to finish this cage! Will you talk to me later?
Alf: When would be good to tell you it's all wrong?
Willie: What's wrong with it?
Alf: Well, for one thing, it's too small! I'm gonna need much more room for writhing and thrashing
Willie: Oh, Alf, you didn't say anything about writhing and thrashing!
Alf: I thought it was a given! Look, I foung this photo album in my spaceship! I think there's a picture in here of the last cage we built! Yeah, here it is!
Willie: Well, that doesn't look anything like what I've built! That's all iron and steel!
Alf: Yeah! And the inside is padded!
Willie: Well, I haven't got tome now to rebuild this whole cage!
Alf: Oh, look, that's my cousin, Kendall! Step-cousin, actually! That's him with his first car!
Alf: Oh, look, here! Here's my godson, Jed! That must have been taken at his hundredth birthday party! That's me on the pony!
Willie: Oh! Say, you photograph very well!
Alf: You know, I never thought so!
Willie: Look, Alf, what if I just try to reinforce what I've got here?
Alf: Good idea!
Trevor approaches the garage with a song on his lips.
Willie nervously to ALF: Mr. Ochmonek! He's on his way over! Come on, Alf! Get in here! Hide, quick!
Willie opens the box for ALF so that he can hide from Trevor.
Alf: But I like Sinatra! Especially the early years!
Willie: Move it!
Alf: It's dark in there!
ALF gets in the box with a song on his lips. Willie shuts the door behind him, then he pretends to work on the box. Now, Trevor enters the garage. He is still singing and Willie sings along.
Trevor: So you dig the Chairman too, huh?
Willie: The Chairman? Oh, yes, of the board! Yes, yes! I'm quite fond of his work! Especially the early years!
Trevor: Tell me about it! What, are you shipping a monkey?
Trevor takes a look in the box with ALF inside but Willie instantaneously pushes him aside.
Willie: No, no, no! No monkey! No, no! I'm just building a little storage shed! Because I need a little storage!
Trevor: Yeah, I've been trying to get Raquel to build one for months!
Willie: Hey! Hey, Trevor, can I ask you a little favor?
Trevor: Sure, neighbor!
Willie: Well, you know, Kate and I are having our house sprayed for...uh...silverfish! I just wondered if it would be all right if you guys could watch our cat?
Trevor: Oh, well, Raquel's allergic to cats! Her feet swell up! All the Pitzer sisters have it!
Willie: Well, gee, then never mind!
Trevor: You know what? He could stay with me in the bedroom! Raquel could sleep on the couch!
Willie: I couldn't ask her to do that!
Trevor: I could! Don't worry about it! Raquel and I were just saying the other day, we never see you and Mrs. T anymore!
Willie: Well, Kate and I have been up to our necks with Alf...alfa! Alfalfa!
Willie: Yeah, Kate planted all this... alfalfa! That's why we got all those new tools we gotta put in our new toolshed! In face, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the alfalfa... that caused the silverfish!
Trevor: Excuse me!
Then Trevor rushes out of the garage.
Change of scenery. First, an exterior shot of the house. Followed by an interior of ALF and the others gathered around the box.
Alf: Is everything in there?
Katherine: Yes! Pillow, owl costume and hash brown potatoes!
Alf: You didn't crain the grease , did you?
Katherine: No! Oh, and your Danish postcards are in there too!
Willie: Danish postcards?
Katherine: They're pictures of Danishes!
When ALF imitates the others' voices, Willie also says: He's very, very good!
Katherine: He's almost as good as Rich Little!
Now, ALF does Kate and says: Can Rich Little do this? Can Rich Little do this?
After Brian freed ALF from the box:
Alf: (Oh! Thanks! Oh, hey, would you check in that cage?) I left my hash brown bucket there!
After ALF locked Brian in, he says: Save me some hash browns!
The US Version contains a shot of Brian looking through the bars instead.
US Version: 1.5 sec
German Version: 2.5 sec
When ALF leaves, Brian takes another look through the bars.
When Kate and Lynn intend to leave, Trevor comes in and says: Hey, where are you guys off to at 4 in the morning?
Lynn: Oh! Just going out for a drive!
Trevor: Hey, keep an eye out for Raquel's lawn mower, huh?
Willie: Say, Trevor, speaking of eye out, I'm really sorry about what happened to your...
Trevor: Hey, forget about it! I got a drawer full of them! Listen! I know we don't talk much, and this may not be the right time, but I'm not a happy man!