Release: Apr 28, 2015 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Mr Miau - 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.
17 cuts = 5 minutes and 9 seconds. (The missing ending credits have not been counted here.)
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.
Alf is talking longer in front of the audience.
Alf: You know, it's great to be here in Burbank! It's just like being back on my home planet, Melmac, after it blew up! The audience starts laughing.
When Alf uses two pencils as drumsticks during the live music and is being interrupted by Carson, he says, You interrupted my drum solo!
Alf: (You start!)
Carson: (Well, gee, I... I don't know where to start!)
Alf: All right, all right, I'll start! Great to be here, Ed! You know, I haven't seen you since I opened my mail this morning! Alf fängt an zu lachen.
Carson: Oh, you got my sweepstakes announcements, did you?
Alf: Yeah! How many jobs do you have, anyway?
Carson: Well... Well, a lot!
Carson: (Well, your show is certainly a hit, Alf!)
Alf: What show is that, Ed?
Carson: Well, Alf! Right here on NBC! Eight o'clock on Monday nights!
Alf: Oh, that show!
After the clip there is a fadeover back to the studio and Carson says, Great! That's Alf, Monday nights at 8:00!
Alf: Good clips, huh?
Carson: Oh, they looked pretty funny!
Alf: "Pretty funny"? If I were Johnny, you'd be doing that ho-ho-ho thing!
Carson: Oh, I'm sorry, Alf! Ho-ho-ho!
Alf: Don't patronize me!
A further clip is shows. Alf is singing (in a previous episode) "Stop in the name of love". Willie and Katherine come into the garage and look at Alf, then Willie switches off the radio.
Alf: Oh, hi! Oh, a house warming gift, how nice!
Alf takes the pillow Willie is holding, but Willie instantly pulls it out of his hands again.
Alf reads what is written on the next envelope:
Alf gets out the note inside and says: "What did Trigger sue Roy Rogers for?" The audience laughs. Alf: I should go back to my old job pulling porch splinters out of Bartles and Jaymes!
Carson gives Alf the next envelope.
Alf again reads out loud what is written on the envelope:
Alf: Rich Little!
Carson: Rich Little!
Alf gets the note out and reads: "Describe Dudley Moore in two words!"
Carson: Rich little!
Carson gives Alf the next envelope.
Alf: What kind of doctor are you?
Joyce: I'm a psychologist! I'm an expert in interpersonal human relationships!
Another clip can be seen, Alf is talking to Katherine in the bedroom.
Willie: Go on! Go back to the tent!
Alf: It's too dangerous out there! I had to kill a 50-foot water snake with my pocketknife!
Willie: There are no 50-foot water snakes in the backyard!
Alf: I'm telling you, it was bright green and it spit water! Alf tut in Willies Richtung mehrmals so, als wenn er spucken würde. Willie hält sich dabei schützend den Arm vor sein Gesicht und sagt: That was my new garden hose!
Alf: Oh! No wonder it was sucking on the spigot!
Alf: So now what are we gonna do? Oh, I know! Let's play Stump the Band! You hold down the band, I'll saw off their legs!
Carson: Oh, my!
Carson points at Joan's cat and talks to Alf: Hey that Alf, that looks like the cat from your show!
Alf: Why, so it is!
Another clip was shortened. Alf and Willie are standing at an old woman's door at Halloween.
Alf: Hello, old woman!
Willie: We're terrible sorry to bother you so late, but we couldn't get out any earlier!
Woman: Oh! Well, I'm afraid that I gave my last candy bar away over an hour ago!
Alf: Oh, shucks!
Woman: Well, I'll see if I can't find something else!
A cat can be heard moaning inside.
Alf: Was that a cat?
Frau: Oh, yes! I have lots of cats!
Alf is looking into her house and sees a lot of cats.
Alf happily says, "Well, I'll take a yellow one!" and holds his bag open. The old woman rolls her eyes and goes back inside.
Whhen Joan angrily leaves the studio, Alf screams after her: Next time you have a cat on the show make sure you bring enough for everybody!
Carson: (You broke Johnny's cup!)
Alf: (Hey, that's nothing! You should see what I did to his dressing room!)
Carson: I've never seen Johnny's dressing room! I mean, I'm not allowed!
Man: (There's a phone call for you!)
Alf: In case you haven't noticed I happen to be hosting "The Tonight Show!"
Alf on the phone: So, Johnny, have you been watching the show?... Yeah, what do you think?... All right, all right, I'm sorry I broke your cup!... Have you been enjoying the clips?... Uh-huh!
Carson: What did he say?
Alf: He said if I don't shape up he'll send over a nearsighted veterinarian to make a few clips of his own!
The picture with Alf freezes and there is an "To Be Continued" overlay. From the off, Alf can be heard: You'd probably like to see how I get out of this mess, huh? No problem, watch the next Alf!
The US Version lacks the ending credits because it shows the two episodes in one go.