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2.15 We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert


  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Apr 04, 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.
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

2 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

10 min
Willie: Go on! Go back to the tent!
Alf: I can't! I'm bored! I need companionship! I need a woman!
Katherine: What?
Alf: I'm desperate! Species is no longer a priority!
Katherine: Alf, you only have to stay in that tent one more day! Uncle Albert is leaving tomorrow night!
Alf: That's not soon enough!
Katherine: I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow morning that leaves you and Uncle Albert alone in the house! I want you to promise me that you will stay zipped into that tent!
Alf: But I'll miss my soaps!
Willie: You don't watch soaps!
Katherine: He means the one where the coyote tries to catch the road runner!
Alf: Exactly! On Friday, the coyote fell off of an 80-foot cliff! I've got to see if he survived! Well, he's not made of iron, people!
58 sec

15 min
Alf: (Well, I was in the tent, watching TV...) incidentally, the coyote did survive... when Uncle Albert stuck his head in!
7.5 sec

17 min
Willie: (It's true!)
Alf: Told you!
Brian: Told you what?
Willie: Brian! Brian! Uncle Albert has passed away!
Brian: What?
Alf: He's gone! Sleeps with the peaches! He's a Forest Lawn jockey!
Willie: Alf, you're upsetting Brian!
Brian: No, he's not!
Alf: Thataway, Brian! Death is a happy time! A time to celebrate! Die The others blankly stare at Alf.
Alf: Well, at least on Melmac, it was!
Willie: This is not Melmac, this is Earth! And on Earth, death is a very sad occasion!
Alf: Really? Oh, I guess a few of the things I've said could be interpreted as somewhat tasteless!
Brian: I don't get it! Am I supposed to be sad or happy?
Willie: Sad! Brian, someone who loved you is gone!
Alf: I say happy! Look at it from Uncle Albert's point of view! He'll never be sad again! Or tired, or hungry, or late for work! His time came and he went!
Willie: I can't help thinking it was my fault! I should have been more careful! I put Alf in the tent! Now, Albert saw him, and he probably died of shock!
102 sec

18 min
Alf: (Hey, come on, don't blame yourself, Willie! Gosh, if anyone killed Uncle was me!
After Alf's statement that he is probably responsible for uncle Albert's death the US Version misses out on Willie, Katherine and Brian reacting to his statement, as well as a shot of Alf with a horrified look on his face.
6 sec

22 min
Lynn leaves the screen a little longer after she gave Alf the pie.
1.5 sec