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ALF

1.07 Help Me, Rhonda

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Dec 01, 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.

The differences:

11 cuts = 3 minutes and 12 seconds.
6 alternate scenes = 8 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
In the US Version Willie is shown slightly longer, while the German Version instead shows Alf.
No difference in time.

1 min
Alf: A gorgeous natural and bleached blond! Oh, Willie, she was voluptuous, sultry! She had four sexy eyes and outstanding...
Willie: Alf!
Alf: ...nursing skills!
13 sec



1 min
Brian: It's time to talk about presents! Isn't it, Alf?
Alf: Oh, yeah, yeah! Presents! Right, right! Yeah! Give me the lead-in!
Brian: Oh, yeah! What kind of presents do you give on Melmac, Alf?
Alf: Well, Brian, on Melmac we always give very expensive presents! How was that?
Brian whispers something to Alf's ear.
Alf: Oh, and lots of them! Yeah, expecially on your seventh birthday!
Katherine: Smooth guys! Very smooth!
Alf whispers something to Brian's ear.
Brian: Oh, by the way, we've decided on the two-headed nurse!
Alf: What a surprise!
52 sec



2 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

6 min
Rick: Yeah, 228! Hey, hey, you realize that you've spent a third your life sitting on your duff?
Alf: I haven't been sitting! I've been doing research!
Skip: Yeah, right! The same kind of research we all been doing: Watching girls! I kill me!
21 sec



7 min
Rick: Hey, hey, take a look at those gams!
2.5 sec



8 min
Skip: Hey, it's no big deal!
He and Rick sing the song "Help me Rhonda" by "The Beach Boys"!
Alf: You know... I'm really gonna miss you guys if... If anything ever happens!
Skip: What do you mean? Like if what happens
Alf: Oh, I don't know! Like... Like, if the planet ever exploded or something!
Suddenly, a voice comes out of the speakers: Attention! Attention! Orbit guards, man your battle stations! Nuclear devastation on its way!
Alf: Oh, my gosh! I've gotta go! Listen, if you see Rhonda, tell her I lo... Don't tell her anything! Alf leaves.
Rick: Hey, seeing he's gone, pass me his omelet!
45 sec



9 min
After Willie told Alf that he latter was constantly saying the name Rhonda while he was sleeping, both versions show a different shot of Alf. In the German Version he is shown from futher away, while the US Version has a closer shot.
US Version: 1.5 sec
German Version: 6 sec



11 min
Different shots of Alf and Katherine on the couch. Only in the German Version we see the latter getting up and walking to the kitchen.
US Version : 1.5 sec
German Version: 5 sec



11 min
A longer shot of Willie, while speaking into the radio's microphone.
1.5 sec

12 min
Brian: Let's play it again, Dad!
1.5 sec

12 min
After Willie turned on the tape recorder, we can hear song "Help me Rhonda" by "The Beach Boys". Lynn says: Very scientific! and leaves. Willie and Brian continue listening to the song.
13 sec



14 min
After Alf contacted Skip, asking him if he can hear him, the German Version shows Skip inside his space shuttle. He answers Alf's question: Yeah, yeah, I hear you loud and clear! Who was I talking to before? In the US Version you instead just see Alf and the others standing around the microphone. The dialog can still be heard.
No difference in time.



14 min
When Brian introduces himself to Skip and the latter says hello, both Versions show slightly different shots.
No difference in time.



14 min
Alf: Is everybody okay? Have you heard from anyone else?
Skip: Well, Rick and Stella got married! They opened up a tanning parlor on Mercury!
9 sec



15 min
When Skip tells Alf something about Rhonda, the US Version constantly just shows Alf. The German Version instead shows Skip.
No difference in time.



15 min
Alf is happy to hear Rhonda's voice again after all that time. Then follows some more dialog.
Alf: Rhonda!
Rhonda: Yes, Gordon, it's me! I've missed you!
Alf bowls over her sentences and shortly hesitates.
Alf: What are you doing with Skip?
Skip: Not much!
Rhonda: You're the only one for me!
After Rhonda's statement, Alf has to pull himself together before asking: You mean that, Rhonda?
Rhonda: Cross my heart!
27 sec



16 min
Katherine: I'm sure that he feels just as bad about it as you do!
Subsequently, Alf walks through the screen while singing.
7 sec