Release: Dec 04, 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.
6 cuts = 117.5 seconds.
3 alternate scenes = 1 Minute and 42.5 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.
Willie: Goodness, that is exciting!
Katherine: Who's Scott?
Lynn: He's that guy I told you about from school!
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: Yeah! I mean, let't dip into your past! What did Willie do to sweep you off your feet?
Katherine: Let me see! Yeah! Yeah, we had been going together four or five months, and thos one day we were talking about food or something, and I mentioned that I liked crea, of mushroom soup! So the next day I go to my car, and inside are 500 cans of cream of mushroom soup!
Alf: You're saying I should do something pathetic?
Katherine: It wasn't pathetic! It was romantic!
Alf: What would you suggest other than soup?
Katherine: Oh, I don't know! Flowers, candy! How about a poem? I mean, that's personal!
US Version: 2.5 sec
German Version: 53 sec
Alf polays his saxophone a little longer.
Willie makes a play for Katherine and wants to kiss her. Katherine stops him in the process.
Willie: Yes, I'll wear the red pajamas!
Katherine: No, are you sure that Alf is in the garage?
Willie: Let's just for a moment not think about Alf! Let's say to ourselves, there is no Alf! There is no Alf!
Willie moves his mouth to Katherine's. When Alf interrupts them, the two versions are back in sync.
Willie asks Alf what he is doing here. Alf answers that he was searching for Lynn. Willie says that she is with Scott. In both versions, the scenes look slightly different, while the dialog stays the same.
No difference in time.
Katherine: (You make a rock video?)
Alf: Yeah, and it wasn't easy, either! That equiqment of yours is hardly state of the art!
Katherine: Willie, he made a rock video!
Willie: Will you try to show a little sensitivity?
The shot of Alf at the end, after Willie left the screen, is slightly different. The German Version then offers a longer scene with Willie and Katherine in their bedroom.
Willie is lying in bed, while Katherine comes out of the bathroom.
Willie: Say, you're not really upset because Alf has a crush on Lynn, are you?
Katherine: Yes, I am!
Katherine: But it's not because it isn't me! I don't like the idea of Alf having a crush on our daughter!
Willie: Well, it couldn't possibly lead to anything! Could it?
Katherine: I hope not! I'd like to be able to show people pictures of our grandchildren! But as long as there's no romantic involvement, I'm okay!
Willie: Well, does that go for you and me right now?
Willie gets out of the bed and puts his bathrobe on.
Katherine: Not at all!
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 54 sec
At the end of the episode the US Version misses out on the entire scene of Wille at the keyboard and Alf at the camera. Alf starts the camera and tells Willie to get started. Willie starts playing around on the keyboard while singing. Alf tells him to put some more emotions into it. However, it just does not seem to work out right.
Alf: Okay, cut, cut! Now, that's where the smoke pot's gonna go off, okay?
Willie: Gee, I don't know, Alf! This is just supposed to be a little something for Kate!
Alf: Don't think little! There are no small videos!
Willie: Just small director's!
Lynn joins them: What're you guys doing?
Lynn: You're making a video, aren't you?
Willie: Yeah! We are! I was hoping we'd surprise your mom!
Lynn: Oh, she'll love it! Are you guys using smoke pots stuff like that?
Alf: Yeah! And computer animation!
Lynn: How about rear projection? Dad could be water-skiing!
Alf: Or swimming in lava!
Willie: In lava?
Lynn: This is gonna be great! Good luck, Dad! I can't wait to see it when it's done!
Alf: All right, come on! Back to work! An action!
Willie starts playing, however, he stops after a few seconds and tells Alf: Alf, I think I'm just gonna stick with the red pajamas!
Alf: I'll bring the camera!