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2.16 Someone to Watch Over Me: Part 1


  • US Version
  • German Version
Release: Apr 05, 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:

5 cuts = 3 minutes and 18,5 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
Lynn cuts Alf's hair. Then Katherine appears and goes Willie, asking, Does it work?
Willie: Yeah, I've got the dial tone!
Katherine: Great, I'll toss the box!
Alf: Why don't you toss it in a salad, Kate! I could use the fiber!
14,5 sec

2 min
Raquel on the phone adds: Fine, fine! We'll be here!
2 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

8 min
Lynn, Brian and Jake are playing cards in an additional shot, Alf can be seen in the background with binoculars at the window.
Jake: Gin!
Lynn: Not again!
Jake: Hey, you wanna go double or nothing for a trip to paradise?
Lynn: Either way, I lose!
Alf: Can you knock off the double entendres? You're steaming up the windows!
Cut to the neighborhood watch meeting.
Raquel: Officer Griswald, how often would you say the perpetrators return to the scene of the crime?
Griswald: Well, I'd never say it, because I can't pronounce it! (Gelächter) But I know what you mean! It does happen! And if the crooks missed something of value, they might come back for it!
Trevor: That does it! I'm putting my six-pack of Billy Beer in a safe deposit box!
Mrs. Byrd: You're an idiot!
Trevor gets up and angrily says, Who do you think you're talking to?

Cut to Alf and the others, he watches the meeting with his binoculars.
Brian: Now what are they doing?
Alf: Mrs. Byrd's trying to hit on Trevor!
Cut to the meeting.
Griswald: Let's just settle down here!
Trevor: Well, she started it!
And again a cut back to Alf.
Alf: Now Trevor's trying to hit Mrs. Byrd!
Cut to the meeting.
Griswald: Now, it would be helpful if the people who are out on patrol could report back to a central base station! So does anybody have any radio equipment? A shortwave citizen band, that sort of thing?
Raquel: Willie has a CB radio in his garage!
Trevor: Yeah!
Griswald: Your garage would probably make a good headquarters! Would you be interested in being the block captain?
Willie: No, not really!
Trevor: He's just holding out for a captain's hat!
Raquel: I nominate Willie Tanner for block captain! And I move that we buy him a hat!
Mrs. Byrd: Second!
Trevor: All in favor?
People: Aye!
Mrs. Byrd: Settled! Let's hit the bricks, nail this scum! Do we get to carry clubs? Willie and Katherine look unsettled.
59 sec

13 min
At first there is an exterior shot of the house, then there is a fade over to the inside with the Tanners sitting at the dining table.
Katherine: Oh, Willie, will you tell Alf that dinner is ready?
Willie: He doesn't want any dinner!
Lynn: Alf is turning down a meal?
Brian: Quick, call Geraldo Rivera!
Willie: He's too busy being The Sentinel!
Katherine: He calls himself The Sentinel?
Willie: Yeah! Silly, isn'tit?
Lynn: Alf is really getting into this neighborhood-watch thing!
Katherine: Tell me about it!
Lynn: During yesterday's inspection he told me that we didn't have adequate exterior lighting!
Brian: He said he was gonna have my bike impounded if I didn't get it registered!
Lynn: He wanted me to go to the pet shop to price pit bulls!
Brian: What did he tell you, Dad?
Willie: Oh, he told me to go back to my family and leave the crime fighting to the professionals!
Katherine: You know, maybe what we're seeing here is the dawning of a new Alf! More responsible, more mature!
Everyone answers with a decisive "No".

Cut to Alf in the garage talking into the radio.
Alf: This is The Sentinel calling citizen Ochmonek! Are you at your post? Over!
Man: I'm in the can, Tanner! I'll be out there at 7!
Alf: From now on please address me as The Sentinel! And you forgot to say, "Over!" Over!
Man: Give me a break, huh?
Alf: How would you like to walk the graveyard shift? Over! A toilet can be heard being flushed.
Alf: And don't forget to wash your hands!
Man: Okay, okay! Over!
98 sec

17 min
Willie is playing the piano while singing (or trying to). Lynn looks at him and then goes to the door after the door bell has rung.
25 sec