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3.23 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?


  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: May 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:

9 cuts = 1 minute and 29 seconds.
1 alternative scenes = 12 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.
0 min
Alf: (You're just in time for brandy and cigars!)
Willie: No brandy! No cigars!
Alf: Philistine!
Jake: Well, I can't stay anyway! Aunt Raquel wants to know if you got any fresh fennel! Uncle Trevor hates the dry kind!
Katherine: I'm afraid we're fresh out of fresh fennel!
Jake: Well, I tried! Thanks anyway! Bye!
Alf: Hey, where you off to?
Jake: Home!
23 sec

1 min
Jake: (Yeah, well, uh, someone's been staying in our house for a couple days!)
Alf: Willingly?
Willie: Alf!
4 sec

6 min
Lynn: (I brought your supper, Alf! I had to sneak it past the Ochmoneks!)
Alf: Thank the warden for me!
Lynn: Come on! At least Mom and Dad agreed you could stay up here instead of the garage!
Alf: That's only because the dungeon isn't finished yet!
Lynn: Stop complaining!

Then there are alternative shots of the following sentence by Alf: How's it going down there?
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 14 sec

US VersionGerman Version

6 min
Alf: See, Jake's father isn't really in jail! He's masquerading as his mother to avoid doing hard time on the Rock!
Lynn: Now, that sounds like it couldn't possibly not be true!
13 sec

11 min
Raquel: Several items were simply delicious, Kate! You shouldn't feel bad about the chicken!
Katherine: Thank you!
8 sec

11 min
Jake: (Come on!)
Trevor: What's your hurry?
Jake: I got homework!
Trevor: Homework? Since when have you been an overachiever?
6 sec

13 min
Willie: You better be right about this! You know, it's very dangerous to wrongfully accuse people of misdeeds!
Alf: Misdeeds? What are you, writing commandments now?
15 sec

14 min
Jake: (So talk!)
Alf: (You start!)
Jake: I don't have anything to talk about!
Alf: Nothing you wanna say to me?
7 sec

15 min
Alf: (I'm glad you could steal some time to talk with me!)
Jake: My pleasure!
Alf: I mean, I don't wanna rob you of any time with your mother!
7 sec

19 min
Jake's Mom: (I'm better! Well, I'm almost better!) And it would be a lot easier if you were there with me!
Jake: We tried that before!
6 sec