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3.03 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

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  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Apr 24, 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.

The differences:

5 cuts = 56,5 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.
4 min
Some more dialog during the discussion about who is sleeping in Brian's room.
Brian: What a bummer!
Lynn: Just don't snore! It's like sleeping with a buzz saw!
Alf: I'll trade you! I'll sleep with the buzz saw, you sleep with the lawn mower!
Brian, Lynn and Willie are walking out of the house. The US Version is showing Katherine and Trevor walking into the other room.
US Version: 1,5 sec
German Version: 16 sec



6 min
After Trevor has left the kitchen, Alf enters.
Alf: I say we lock the door, throw away the key and move!
Katherine: I assume that we have you to thank for this mess!
Alf: Hey, it was time for my bimonthly feeding frenzy! Except, he interrupted me! So this one doesn't count, okay?
Willie: It counts, okay?
Brian: Morning!
Willie: Morning, Brian! Lynn!
Lynn: Feeding frenzy?
Alf: Yeah, but this one doesn't count!
Willie (angry): It counts!



Katherine: Brian, how come you're not dressed?
Brian: I was to tired! I didn't get any sleep!
Lynn: Yeah, we kept on hearing Mr. Ochmonek moaning and groaning: "Ugh, how could Raquel do this to me?"
Alf: Actually, that was me!
Brian: You kept singing "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"?
Alf: This is embarrassing!
Katherine: Look let's all just be patient! It's only been one night!
Alf: Yeah, one night and we're already at each other's throats!
Katherine: We're not at each other's throats!
Alf: Lean over!
Willie: Get back to the garage!
Alf: Well, who do I see to file a grievance?
Willie: The Alien Task Force has a grievance committee!
Alf: I withdraw the question!
Alf leaves the kitchen and Willie is still gazing at him angrily.

Die US-Einstellung zeigt stattdessen eine Außeneinstellung von dem Haus.
US Version: 3 sec
German Version: 85 sec



11 min
After dialing the number, Alf speaks: Hello, is this Myrna Byrd?
4 sec



12 min
After Raquel has left the Tanners' house because of Alf, Willie talks to Katherine: Slowly, I turn! I'm going to the garage now! I'm gonna have a word with the town crier! He then slowly walks towards the garage, where Alf is. The camera then fades over to Alf singing at the workbench. Willie enters and walks towards him. The US Version shows an exterior shot of the house instead.
US Version: 3 sec
German Version: 29 sec



14 min
Alf is on the phone again after Willie has left the garage. A part of the call has been removed.
Alf: (Hello? Uh, I'd like to order some flowers for a Raquel Ochmonek!) I don't know, whatever Merlin Olsen would send!
7 sec



14 min
Alf is sitting in the garage with Willie and sings "Swing Low Sweet Chariot".
Willie: Alf? Alf? Did you know that Shakespeare said once that: There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so!
Alf: Shakespeare never slept on a cold cement slab!
Willie: Oh, I know!
Alf: Well, he is now, but I...
Willie: Drop it!
32 sec



21 min
Trevor: (Raquel...I meant every word I stole!)
Raquel: Well, I guess times have changed!
Trevor: Does anybody really know What time it is?
7,5 sec



22 min
After Raquels and Trevor's reconciliation, Raquel leaves the room. Trevor happily says, Oh, I missed you, Raquel! You're a hard habit to break, and walks behind her.
6 sec

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