Release: Dec 24, 2014 - 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.
14 cuts = 2 minutes and 47 seconds.
1 alternate scene = 6 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.
The intro was shortened. We do not see Alf's point of view when opening a door and walking to into the room.
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.
Alf: Hey, Willie, write out a check for 6000 Dollars!
Willie: All right, but, uh, don't cash it till tomorrow!
Alf: It's not for me! I'm ordering a battery powered home-entertainment center! I want to be ready for the next blackout!
Willie: No checks!
Alf: All right, but it's a bad idea to send cash through the mail!
Trever is shown chewing on the corncob a little earlier.
Willie (to Trevor): You can take the corn with you!
After Trevor and Raquel left, Willie closes the door.
Lynn: Well, that was fun!
Katherine: We really should have them over more often!
Willie: Alf, did you hear what Trevor said?
Alf: Who took my corn?
Willie: He said he knows that someone's watching them from this house!
Alf: Okay, I'll try not to do it anymore! Where's my corn?
The conversation inside the bedroom goes on a little longer:
Katherine: Alf, go! Go to bed! Tomorrow morning you'll realize how silly this whole thing is!
Alf: I'll never rest! Not until that murderer's behind bars! All right, maybe I'll take a nap, but I won't enjoy it!
Willie: We've got to get him a hobby!
Willie switches the light off and both go back to sleep.
Alf: (I've been through a trauma!)
Willie: Would it be all right if the rest of us got some sleep?
Alf: Sure, Willie! We wouldn't want you to be cranky tomorrow!
Alf imitates Sammy Davis Jr.: You know, this dude man, and I mean that, she is so...
When Katherine subsequently rants at Alf for Trevor bothering her, both versions show different takes of this scene.
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 8 sec
Alf: (The guy's a murderer!)
Katherine (angry): Trevor is not a murderer! Murderers do not commit crimes in front of windows with the shades pulled up!
Alf: Yes, they do! Leopold and Loeb used to leave their shade up all the time, and their door open! Anybody could have walked in!
Trevor talks to Willie some more about random stuff.
You can see Alf sitting at the kitchen table taking notes.
Willie (inside the other room): Okay, where is he?
Alf: If you're talking about me, I'm in here!
Willie and Katherine enter the kitchen.
Katherine: Honey, what is the matter?
Willie: Him! He's what's the matter! Him! He broke into the Ochmoneks' house, he went through their drawers! I didn't break in, I used a crowbar!
Lynn: Mom, don't you think it's strange that Mrs. Ochmonek would leave the house without her teeth? Maybe she was meeting someone for soup! Never mind!
Katherine: (Well, the lights went out, and Willie's afraid of the dark!) So I thought I'd see if he was okay! Are you okay?
Willie: I'm fine!
Trevor: Yeah, he's fine!
Katherine tells Trevor that Lynn constantly worries and that they therefore have to leave.
After Trevor said that he has to clean his bathroom for being bloodsoaked, Willie and Katherine immediately stop laughing and look rather puzzled.
The light inside the room is switched back on and we see Alf standing in front of the opened front door. In order for Trevor and the police officer not to spot the extraterrestrial, he switches the light back off.
Trevor: Did you see something?
Willie and Katherine both answer: No.
Trevor: Well, I did! What the hell was that?
He goes to the light switch and turns it back on. Instead of Alf we now see Raquel standing at the door. She walks up to Tevor.
Raquel: What are you doing with my teeth?
Trevor: You gotta be more careful when you talk!