Release: May 03, 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.
9 cuts = 3 minutes and 24 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.
Since the two episodes are a one-parter in the US, the entire opening of the seond part is missing (not considered in the calculation of the length difference).
In the TV show ALF gets to host for a change, a clip about a retrospective event is being presented: ALF and Willie are in a wagon of a moving train. ALF is singing: Good morning, America! How are ya? Don't you know me? I'm your native son! Then he stops and says to Willie: What's the next line? Willie: Just be quiet! Alf: Really? I'm surprised that song was such a big hit! He keeps singing: Just be quiet! Just be quiet! Just be quiet! Willie gives him an annoyed look.
Another missing clip: ALF is running in the living room, screaming: Red alert, red alert! Alien coming through!. Then he locks himself in the supply closet. Willie and the others are surprised and follow. Willie knocks on the door to the supply closet and ALF says Occupied!. Willie apologizes and leaves. He turns to Kate and says: Alf knows that's not a bathroom, doesn't he?.
Katherine: I hope so!
Then Willie gets back to the supply closet as fast as possible.
Alf to Carson: (Fine! Well, I've got a better idea! You think you can hold down the fort for a minute?) And don't sit in my chair!
Extended shot of ALF imitating the host of Art-Fern.
Alf: Hi, feature-film freaks! Alf Fern here! We'll get right back to our film: Burns and Allen, Burns and Schreiber, Olsen and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson and Damp the Musk Ox in Rin Tin TIn Makes a Mess, Mess, Mess!
And another missing clip in the US Version. Willie is watching football on TV. ALF arrives and says with enthusiasm: Oh, football! Can I watch too?
Willie: Oh, Alf, last time we watched football together, you belched all through the whole game!
Alf: Hey, that's how we applaud on Melmac!
ALF watches the game and says: Hey, good catch!
He burps, Willie and Kate give him "the look".
Lynn, Alf and Willie are looking at photos of themselves. Lynn holds up a photo of ALF and says to him: What are you doing in this barrel?
Alf: Ah, there I was getting ready to go up Widowmaker Falls!
Willie: You went up a waterfall?
Alf: Yeah! And the ride was so rough, I almost threw down!
A look back at ALF and his ventriloquist's dummy:
Willie: Oh, Alf, what are you doing?
Alf: There will be no talking during tonight's performance! And now our opening joke! Say hello, dummy!
Dummy: Hello, dummy! Alf starts laughing.
Willie: Oh, brother!
Alf: Uh-oh! The crowd looks tough!
Dummy: So does the roast beef! (laughter).
Alf at the monastery. He says to the monk: Are you here because of a painful secret from your past, like I am? Or are you just one of those guys who likes wearing a dress?
The monk turns to ALF puts the finger on his mouth which is a sign for him to shut up.
Alf: Right! We're a silent order! We don't speak! Ix-nay on the eaking-spay!
The monk gives him a serious look and ALF says Got it!. Then he metaphorically locks his mouth but ALF can't keep quite for long and says: Joke time, all right? This one will knock you on your cassocks! What happened when the heater went off in the convent? They had a bunch of blue nuns!
ALF laughs out loud and keeps talking: Blue nuns! Get it?
The monk turns to ALF and gives him another look. ALF only says: Tough room!
ALF is sitting at the kitchen table with Brian and Kate. He is doing a jigsaw puzzle.
Katherine: That piece doesn't fit there!
Alf: Yes, it does!
ALF smashes a piece of the puzzle several times that does not fit because he paced it wrong. When he managed to get it in, he says with satisfaction: Voila!