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2.17 Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 2

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Apr 06, 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:

6 cuts = 2 minute and 35 seconds.
2 alternative scenes = 8 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
The recap at the beginning of the episode is a bit longer.
20 sec



1 min
Alf: (And that's what happened last week!) Did I miss anything? I was under the dryer!
9 sec



1 min
The intro was shortened a bit. Alf's view of him opening a door and entering the room was removed.
3 sec

1 min
Again a part of the intro is missing. Alf reaches into the fridge for the cake but Katherine smacks his hand away.
8 sec

2 min
The Tanners in the kitchen. A police siren can be heard outside, afterwards the car stops with screaming tires.
Jake: Oh, no, the cops! Whatever it is, I didn't do it!
Willie: Take it easy, Jake! I have a distinct feeling those sirens have something to do with Alf! What is this, false alarm number 27?
Lynn: Whose turn is it to apologize to the police?
Brian: Not me! They're not failing for my cute kid routine anymore!
25 sec



7 min
Grisworld: (Gaffney, get the pizzas!)
Gaffney: (I got the food last week for the sniper!)
Grisworld: All right, all right! Johnson, go get pizzas!
Willie: They like pepperoni! Probably!
Grisworld talks into Alf's direction: All right, we are getting the pizzas! Relax! He then adds to Willie: It puts them off their guard! Now we send for the SWAT team!
Mrs. Byrd (happily): All right! SWAT team! SWAT team! SWAT team!
Willie gets up and wants to walk to Mrs Byrd, but Grisworld screams that he should get back into cover, which he does.
Willie: Let me go in there! I can help! I'm a social worker!
Grisworld: What are you gonna do, give him a welfare check?
Willie: I can reason with him! I know I can! I've dealt with his type before! Time and time and time again!
Grisworld: Sorry, Tanner! We're leaving this for the SWAT team!
Willie: Excuse me, then! I'm gonna make a phone call! Willie läuft weg. Dann wendet sich Grisworld Mrs. Byrd zu.
Mrs. Byrd: You ever kill a man with a spatula?
66 sec



11 min
During the interview, Mrs Byrd tells the reporter how she likes his show.
Gould: Now, you were saying?
Mrs. Byrd: No need to elaborate! Your reporting is nothing but thinly disguised sensationalism marauding in the vestments of mock human interest, peppered with innuendo and served up with saccharin superciliousness and a blatant disregard of substantive prima-tertia! But you're awfully cute! How about a one-night stand? Think about it! I'm a widow! Mrs. Byrd walks on and Gould is looking to the side in surprise.
27 sec



12 min
Alternative takes have been used for the following dialog.
Grisworld: Gonna be a long night!
Gaffney: How come?
No difference in running time

US VersionGerman Version



14 min
Trevor: (Hey, did you see me on TV?)
Jake: (Yeah, you looked a little puffy!)
Trevor: (Well, you know what they say TV adds about 140 pounds!)
Raquel: Oh, not that much!
Trevor: It's true! Nell Carter is really the same size as Diana Ross!
Raquel: Let's not talk about this now!
8 sec



18 min
Willie: Don't do that for my benefit!
Alf: Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! No problem!

The following sentence can also be seen in alternative takes.
Willie: Look, Alf, we've gotta do something!
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 10 sec

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