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2.13 The Boy Next Door

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Mar 24, 2015 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: DaxRider123 - 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 = 3 minutes and 8.5 seconds.

One certainly needs to make no words about the hilarious TV show "ALF". Even those who have not seen it have 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 was 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 for 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.
0 min
When Alf wants to solve during a game of Sharades, the others' reaction was cut out.
Additionally, Alf adds: I know, you're kicking yourselves because it's so obvious!
The US Version instead shows a longer shot of Alf.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 8.5 sec



1 min
The intro was shortened. We do not see Alf's point of view when opening a door and walking to into the room.
3 sec

1 min
Another minor part from the intro was cut out when Alf wants to get his hands on the cake in the fridge, but Katherine hinders him.
8 sec

4 min
Raquel: My, I haven't heard that old cliche in years!
Katherine: Well, if you need any advice, Raquel, I'm right here!
Raquel: Well, I do have a few questions!
She gets out a paper and reads out the questions.
Raquel: Is Jake old enough to date? Should he get an allowance? When do I send him to bed?
Katherine: Well, Brian is a little bit younger, but I send him to bed at 8!
Raquel: So you think! His light stays on till 8:30! And Lynn's doesn't go off until 11 or even later! So I've heard!
40 sec



12 min
Alf walks into the garage and sings "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. While doing so, he dances around. Jake hid behind the handrail and unnoticedly watches Alf.
17 sec



12 min
The radio conversation between Alf and Scotty is longer.
Scotty: Hi, Alf! Good to hear you, lad!
Alf: How'd you know it was me?
Scotty: Because you always start with the same corny joke! Listen, I've just learned a new Madonna song, "Papa don't Preach!"
He starts playing the song on his bagpipe. Alf covers his ears.
Alf: Scotty, let me adjust the volume just a little bit, okay? If I lose you, we'll talk in a few days! Okay, bye!
30 sec



16 min
When Jake throws pieces of paper inside the urn, the US Version does not show Raquel storming into the room and saying Jake, what are you doing? That's my Aunt Ruth! She points at the urn with the paper bits inside.
Jake: Don't worry, I poured her into the Dixie cup over there!
Alf is standing at the window and starts to laugh. Jake hears Alf's laughter and looks into his direction. He sees Alf making a gesture with his hand.
Jake: Auntie Raquel, you should get to the bedroom! I heard Uncle Trevor singing "That's Amore!"
Raquel: That's strange! He usually just sets the egg timer! Trevor! Trevor, wait for me!
Raquel runs up the stairs while Jake walks to Alf at the window.
35 sec



18 min
Willie and Lynn are sitting on the couch and read. Then, Lynn shows Willie something inside her magazine.
Lynn: Dad! Do you think these boots would look good with my blue jump suit?
Willie: Yes! Yes, indeed!
Lynn: I was planning to wear that jumpsuit on my birthday!
Willie: Is it that time of year already?
Alf (singing): Lynn wants boots for her birthday! Lynn wants boots for her birthday!
Lynn: Alf, I was trying to be discreet!
Alf: Say, Willie, wouldn't a pizza look good on my tongue right about now?
There is a knock at the door.
Willie: Go!
Alf: You can't tell me what to do!
Willie: Order your pizza!
Alf: Yes, Sir!
Trevor knocks again and says: Hey, Tanner, let me in, would you? I lost my key!
Lynn: I'll get it!
Willie: He has a key?
47 sec



22 min
After Willie sang "What a Strange Family" and threw something against Alf's head, we the US Version does not show Lynn saying: Which one?
2 sec

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