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ALF

2.09 Night Train

Comparison:

  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Mar 10, 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:

7 cuts = 4 minute and 15,5 seconds.
2 alternative scenes = 20 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
Brian: Am I type T? The sentence can be heard in both versions in two different shots. The US Version is also missing some dialog.
Alf: Well, do you enjoy hang gliding off cliffs into rock-filled gorges?
Brian: I don't know!
US Version: 2 sec
German Version: 8 sec

US VersionGerman Version



1 min
Alf is keeping his finger in his mouth a bit longer after he has cut himself.
1 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

7 min
Willie: That's really something, isn't it? You know, that engine alone weighs over 75 tons! You know what would happen if I put a penny on that track?
Alf: The train would derail and all the bums would spill their beans!
Willie: That penny would be flat!
Alf: Willie, pennies are already flat!
23 sec



9 min
Alf is singing a song in the train. He then stops and aks Willie what the next line is. Willie only answers, Just be quiet!
Alf: Really? I'm surprised that song was such a big hit! Danach singt er mehrmals "Just be quiet!" Willie is looking annoyed.
27 sec



10 min
Alf: I'm not sure! Is "impetuosity" a word?
Willie: Yes, it is!
Alf: Then I did it because I'm impetuosity!
10 sec



13 min
Gus: How long you been riding?
Willie: Oh, since I was about 17! Of course, I took a break there for 30 years!
Gus: Thirty years! That's how long I've been riding! I used to work on Madison Avenue! Then one day, I decided to chuck the ad game! And here I am!
Willie: That's a fascinating story!
Gus: Yeah! Too bad it's not true! Actually, I've always been a bum!
Willie: Well, there's dignity in that!
Gus: Not the way I done it!
38 sec



18 min
Alf: Maybe I'll marry Lynn!
Willie: What?
Alf: I'm kidding! Cool down!
Willie: Okay, I'm cool! I'm cool! You are kidding about that?
Alf: Yes!
Willie: Okay, I'm cool!

There are different shots for the following sentence.
Alf: I guess you always knew you were gonna get married and settle down, huh?
US Version: 2,5 sec
German Version: 16,6 sec

US VersionGerman Version



20 min
Alf: Boy, you showed her!
Willie: Well, it's just as well! I found the girl of my dreams! I found that girl that one girl I wanted to spend the whole rest of my life with!
Alf: Joan Collins?
Willie: Kate, Kate!
Alf: Oh, right, yeah!
18,5 sec



22 min
Katherine is sitting at the kitchen table and is writing something down. The phone starts to ring and Katerine answers.
Katherine: Hello? Willie, where are you?... You're kidding!... Honey, I'll be there as soon as I can!... I'm glad I married you too! The connection is loes and Katherine hangs up.
Brian: Are Dad and Alf all right? They're in Barstow! They've been riding the rails!
Lynn: That's fantastic! I mean, that's terrible! Bad Dad! Bad Alf!
Katherine: I've gotta go pick them up!
Brian: What's riding the rails?
Katherine: It's something that your father did a long time ago and that you will never do!
Brian: Oh, you mean like dating Linda Evans?
Katherine: Exactly!
Katherine leaves the house in order to pick up Willie and Alf.



There is a scene change to Alf sitting in the wilderness next to a camp fire. Willie sits down next to him.
Willie: Well, I found a little mini-mart down the road! I called Kate! She said she'd be here in a couple of hours!
Alf: A couple of hours? What are we gonna do till then?
Willie produces a big can of beans and two spoons.
Alf is happy: Beans! Hey, way to go, Boxcar!
Willie: To Gus! You know, I had a lot of fun today, Alf! Thanks!
Alf: My pleasure! Well do this again sometime!
Willie: That's what you think!
Willie tries to open the can of beans while Alf starts singing. Then Willie joins in as well.
138 sec





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