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1.24 La Cuckaracha

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Dec 30, 2014 - 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:

13 cuts = 2 minutes and 26 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.
1 min
Alf: (Roach? Well, I think someone's been slacking off on her housekeeping!)
Katherine: It came from your bag!
Alf: Well, needless to say that's the last time I shop at Ed's Bakery!
8,5 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
Alf: (Of course it does! It's a roach!)
Lynn: Alf, roaches don't have blue eyes, they have... I don't know what they have!
Alf: Well, on Melmac, their eyes are blue!
7 sec



3 min
Lynn: Do you have to kill it? Couldn't you just... I don't know, like, let it loose in the yard!
4,5 sec



4 min
Brian: Mom, you didn't have to kill it!
Katherine: Roaches are filthy, disgusting creatures that carry disease!
Alf: I thought we were talking about doughnuts!
Willie: There is no doughnut!
Brian: Can we give the roach a funeral?
Willie: We shouldn't bury it! We should keep it for study!
Alf: Well, I'm just curious! What kind of doughnut would it have been?
Katherine: Plain!
Alf: Plain? With all the choices they have nowadays?
Willie: Can we forget about this doughnut?
Alf: Well, you got me going!
21 sec



6 min
Lynn: Mom, why do we have to take so much? I mean, we're coming back! We are coming back, aren't we?
Katherine: Yes! When the cockroach is killed!
Brian: But it was killed before!
Katherine: This time I wanna see a body!
14 sec



8 min
Alf: Oh, great! The one place roaches always go!
Willie: Would you rather hide back there?
6 sec



9 min
Willie: (Actually, there's just one!)
Exterminator: One roach?
Willie: Just the one! Yes!
Exterminator: What are you? Some kind of phobic?
Willie: Phobic? Yes!
9 sec



9 min
Willie: (You can't use that spray!)
Exterminator: (Why not?)
Willie: Because who knows what effect it will have on the roach?
Exterminator: Well, if history's any teacher, the general effect will be death!
Willie: Ideally, yes, but this is a special roach!
Exterminator: What is it? A pet?
Willie: Don't use the spray!
Exterminator: Fine, I won't!
Willie: I don't believe you!
28 sec



10 min
Exterminator: Oh, I'm sorry! I left my heat-seeking missile in the car!
Willie: Oh, now you're making fun of me!
7 sec



10 min
The Exterminator gets to work. Then there's a cut to Alf talking to Willie.
Alf: Psst! Did you warn him?
Willie: Yeah, but I don't think he believed me!
9 sec



14 min
Trevor: (You took a step, it was like walking on crackers!
Willie: This is not interesting!
Trevor: There's more!
Willie: I'm sorry! Please go on!
Trevor: We used to have to go to sleep with our boots on, because you know, the Oriental ones when they bite, they secrete this weird saliva! Kind of like meat tenderizer!
Willie: Oh, no!
Trevor: Yeah!
21 sec