I don't understand why some people hate this. I get that Alfred's later characterization was more enjoyable and insane, but people need to consider that the original draft of a character, more often than not, will have a few differences to the final draft. It is more subdued, but this was long before you found your footing. And besides that, if I were to give AA a timeline, I'd say this could take place before the popsicle incident, when Alfred was only minorly disturbed, but utterly blissful and happy. Simply put, true insanity grows and festers over time. I like both Alfreds, and it is kind of humorous how Phat Dog and Alfred interact, but I guess Phat Dog needed to be cut out so Alfred's later feelings of loneliness could be justified. But I do have a theory that Phat Dog isn't real, and instead represents Alfred's last shreds of logical and moral thinking, the only thing that was keeping him relatively sane, which explains why he only appears in the early animations, because after the popsicle incident and Labby taking over his life, Alfred lost every shred of decency in his mind and soul, causing a big psychological downfall.