Release: May 10, 2015 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - 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.
7 cuts = 2 minutes and 53 seconds.
2 alternate scenes = 28.5 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.
ALF reads the manual of the new microwave Kate is checking out.
Alf: "Now hit 1,2,0, enter"... and your dinner will practically cook itself!
Katherine: Well, does it say when it'll be ready?
Alf: Let's see, it's 11:00 now! "Set start time, select mode and speed," carry the four... My guess is a week from Tuesday!
Katherine: Let me see that!
She takes the manual from ALF, reads it and then she says: This is the manual for the VCR!
Alf: Ah, then you might want to take that cassette off the bottom rack!
She throws the manual for the VCR on the table and grabs the right one. Then Willie enters the kitchen.
Willie: Hi, honey!
Katherine: Hi, honey!
Alf to Willie: Hi, honey!
Willie: How's the new electronic top-browning self-cleaning microwave convection oven?
Alf: Doo dah, doo dah!
Katherine: I love it!
Alf: She hates it! You should have bought her a Nuke-man!
Willie: Heh, Nuke-man?
Alf: Yeah! A personal-sized nuclear-power plant! It was the latest fad on Melmac! In fact, it was the last fad on Melmac!
Willie: Kate, if you don't like that oven!
Katherine: No, I love it! It's a matter of getting it going! This is gonna be the first Thanksgiving I don't spend in the kitchen!
Brian: We pilgrims are townsfolk! We know not of the outdoors! How can we survive in this wilderness?
Now the sound of a thunderbolt. Then ALF says: Beats me, and Willie's out there stalking a turkey!
Brian: Alf, that's not your line!
Alf: Well, sorry, Bri! Give me the cue again!
Brian: How can we survive in this wilderness?
Alf: "Perhaps he will give us a sign!"
Another loud thunderbolt. Then Brian says: Wow! Did you see that?
Alf: Two hippopotamus, three hippopotamus, four hippo...
And a third thunderclap. ALF: Yikes!
Brian: How close was that?
Alf: Three and a half hippopotami!
ALF gags two more times.
Kate smashes the door of the fridge with anger.
Willie: I love that sweater, Kate! I really do!
Alf: Sure, Willie, our little secret!
The shot of Willie is insignificantly longer in the US Version.
US Version: 1 sec
German Version: 9.5 sec
Willie gets a cloth out of the trash can.
Willie is standing at the garage door and sees the homeless guy Flakey singing in there. After a while, Willie calls attention to himself and Flakey turns around. Flakey says "Uh, uno momento, bro!" and finishes his song.
Willie: That was very good! Very good, indeed!
Flakey: Thank you, bro!
Trevor: In keeping with the Ochmonek tradition... Dr. Uncle Rocky Ochmonek, a former Army surgeon... will now carve the Ochmonek turkey!
The other people at the table clap. Trevor to Rocky: Break a leg, Uncle Doc!
Lynn walks by the others.
Katherine: Don't be long, Lynn! We'll be eating in just a few...
During the comment, Kate looks at Rocky who is getting ready to cut the turkey at a snail's pace. That is when she ends her comment with "hours!". Cut to Raquel. She puts a few baskets with bread and rolls on the table the children are sitting at.
Raquel: Come on, Brian, you sit over here!
Brian takes a seat at the table as well. Raquel strokes his cheek and says: Oh, he's so cute!
Brian: I love that kind of stuff! I really do! He is grossed out and wipes his cheek.
In the US Version, the shot of Dudley watching Lynn leave after she got up from the table is insignificantly longer.
US Version: 1 sec
German Version: 21 sec
ALF is at the kitchen table with his birthday dinner. He singing a birthday song for himself: Happy Fappi to me, happy Fappi to me, happy Fappy to the alien, they kept under house arrest with a long lost of don'ts and nothing but a plate of cold meat loaf while they all went to a big party with lots of hot food, happy Fappi to me!