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ALF

2.10 Isn't It Romantic

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Mar 12, 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:

3 cuts = 1 minute and 56 seconds.
2 alternate scenes = 23 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.
1 Min
The opening is slightly shorter: the shot from ALF's POV opening a door and entering the room is missing.
3 sec

2 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

8 Min
Alf: You know what they say, two's company, three's a crowd! Four is two companies! Five is a crowd and a company! Six--Six could either be three companies or two crowds!
Willie: I think I'll have my burger medium!
Alf: Medium? They're all the same size, extra large!
20 sec



15 Min
Alf: Willie's Uncle Ned makes a scene when he pops his suspenders doing the twist!
Willie: You remember that?
Katherine: I remember the look on Aunt Agnes' face when Uncle Ned mooned the room!
Alf: Stretch, get them out of here! Show them to their honeymoon suite!
Willie: Stretch?
Alf: Yeah, we couldn't get the real Stretch! He tried going over the falls in a barrel in '72! I emphasize the word "tried"!
US Version: 3.5 sec
German Version: 26.5 sec

US VersionGerman Version



18 Min
Willie: (I bet you didn't know I bought that sign for Lynn for her first Christmas!)
ALF looks surprised.
Willie: And I bet you didn't know that I paid 200 Dollar for it either!
6.5 sec



20 Min
Alternate footage of ALF hosing Willie and Kate.
no difference

US VersionGerman Version



20 Min
Exterior shot of the house. Cut to the kitchen. After the shower in the garden, Willie is sitting at the kitchen table, shaking and wearing a bathrobe. Kate, freezing as well, is bringing a pot of tea.
Katherine: You want some more tea, honey?
Willie: No, thanks! But leave the pot, I wanna bask in its warmth!
Alf: Question!
Willie: Shoot!
Alf: No, don't shoot! I just wanna ask you a question!
Katherine: Ask!
Alf: Are you mad at me?
Katherine: You mean, because you soaked us with a hose ruined our mattress, destroyed our wallpaper and warped our floor?
Alf: Hey, don't forget I shorted out that hotel sign!
Willie: How could we forget? That's when the fire department hosed me down for the second time!
Alf: So you are mad!
Katherine: No, we're not!
Alf: Boy, what does it take?
Katherine: The reason we're not mad at you in spite of that hideous chain of events is because you were trying to do something wonderful for us! And I think you did! You helped us put romance back in our lives!
Alf: You mean, I don't have to do anymore?
Willie: What else have you got planned?
Alf: Oh, nothing!
Katherine: Let's think for a minute! After the sturgeon in the tub! We went to dinner at that darling little cafe!
Willie: We went to dinner, the table collapsed, everything fell on the floor!
Katherine: Yes!
She puts her mug on the table, then the table collapses.
Alf: Pure coincidence!
ALF leaves while Willie and Kate are standing in front of the collapsed table speechless.
90 sec

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