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ALF

1.17 Border Song

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Dec 20, 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.

The differences:

6 cuts = 1 minute and 34 seconds.
5 alternate scenes = 1 minute and 34 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

1 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

4 Min
Willie: Listen, why don't you go downstairs, see if you can get him a soda?
Mrs. Wine: Why don't I take him to the basketball game?
Willie: Why donít you take him to the roller derby? He can watch you play!
Mrs. Wine: The pop machine takes two quarters! You know this job is not my whole life! In case you care, my life starts when I walk out that door!
Willie: Mine perks up at exactly the same moment! Er gibt ihr etwas Geld in die Hand und Mrs. Wine geht wieder. Dann telefoniert Willie weiter: Yes, I'm here! I'm here! I'm still holding! Oh, why is that funny? Never mind! Just hurry, please! Please!
Warren enters and says: Unless that boy is now in our employ, I wanna know why he's still here!
Willie: Warren, I'm on the phone with San Felipe! I'm just about to contact!
Warren: Waste of time! Call the Youth Authority and have him picked up!
Willie: They'll put him on the 6:00 bus for home! I'm gonna have this whole thing straightened out in exactly one minute!
Warren: Just wrap it up now and move on!
Willie: Yes, I'm still here!

Willie's last comment is also in the US Version but the shot of Mrs. Wine is a bit longer and the comment is audible during.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 55 sec



7 Min
Alf: You got a little chippy on the side!
2 sec



8 Min
ALF and Willie are longer on the phone:
Alf: Hey, hey, Willie, there's one thing I'm still not clear about! Are you or are you not getting some action on the side?
Willie immediately hangs up. When ALF notices, he hangs up as well and tells Kate: He's probably not!

In the US Version, the shot of ALF is slightly longer.
US Version: 1 sec
German Version: 17.5 sec



9 Min
Katherine: (Luis, it's very good to have you here!)
Willie: Luis doesn't speak any Englisch, Kate!
Kate is surprised at first. Then she says to Luis: Mi casa, su casa! Luis answers: Gracias!
7 sec



14 Min
Willie on the phone: Are you sure? Well, I'll keep trying!

During the following comment, the shots are different: Thank you! Thank you for your help! Gracias! Then he hangs up the phone.
The US Version contains a close-up of Willie while the German Version shows him from a further distance.
US Version: 4 sec
German Version: 9 sec



14 Min
Mrs. Wine: You sure you don't wanna waste more time? So far, I've only missed my break and my lunch!
Willie: I bought you your lunch!
Mrs. Wine: Oh, many thanks for the hot dog! Remind me to have a kid so I can name him after you!
Willie: Don't reproduce on my account!
Mrs. Wine: Maybe I should never leave! Maybe I should sleep here at night too!
Willie: That's a good idea! We wouldn't need the Doberman pinschers!
22 sec



15 Min
Willie: (That's is a funny Story!)
Warren: Hey, I'm a fair man, right, Tanner? Willie nods indecisively. Warren: Well, I used to be! Well, I can be!
9 sec



16 Min
Mrs. Wine: (If anybody will know about this Mancia guy, he will!)
Willie: I don't know how to thank you!
Mrs. Wine: Just try not to embarrass the whole country!

In the US Version, Willie answers the phone.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 5 sec



20 Min
Luis enters the kitchen and says to ALF: Alf, you have to help me! I gotta get out of here!
Alf: Calm down! Take a seat! Let's talk!
Luis: I don't wanna sit down! I wanna get out! I wanna get away!
14 sec



21 Min
Luis adds: But I don't know how to figure thing out!
Alf: You pick it up here and there! What you don't know, you guess at! I still haven't figured out the words to "Louie Louie!" Have you?
Luis: Yes!
Alf: Well, see? You're one up on me already! Ha!

The US Version contains a shot of ALF instead.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 19 sec



22 Min
Alf: Well, you coming over next Sunday or not? You can help me harvest the jicama!
Luis: I hate jicama!
Alf: So don't eat!
Luis: I like hamburgers!
Alf: Then bring the mustard!
Luis: No problemo!
Alf: And don't forget our little secret: I don't exist!
Luis: Who'd believe me?
22 sec

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