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Family Guy

7.03 Road to Germany

Comparison:

  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: Apr 14, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both included in the DVD Box "Volume 7").



11 new/extended scenes (5 of them offer alternative footage)
+ 2 scenes with auditory censorship (1 of them offers alternative footage)

Difference: 192.7 sec (= 3:13 min)


Family Guy is a very successful show aired on FOX. Since some jokes are simply too rude to air them on national television, the producers have to censor/cut scenes from time to time. However, they sometimes also cut some jokes away in order to reach the appropiate length for a TV-episode. Therefore, not all the changes that were made are a result of censorship. Nevertheless there still are enough hilarious, outrageous jokes in the show - fans will be in for a good time, weven when watching the TV Version on FOX. (I'm speaking from experience.)

BTW, it airs every sunday evening on FOX. That's really nice because you can also watch the new American Dad episode as well as the new episode of The Cleveland Show. So you've got a terrific triple feature. If you're watching FOX anyway, you can also watch the latest Simpsons episode. After all, what's better than spent your whole evening laughing your ass of while watching the latest episodes of the series by Seth MacFarlane plus some new adventures of Homer & Co?

The US box-set "Volume 7" includes all the TV Versions in the bonus material section.
Unfortunately they took small pains to warp the DVDs this time. All the previous box-sets had a slim case for each disc of the set plus a little slipcase to hold them together. The "Volume 7"-discs were all packed together in one amaray-case. The set does include a listing of all the episodes (without a summary) - however, this listing is on the backside of the cover. An o-ring encases the whole thing. What a pitty.
Besides this minor matter, the rest of the box set is just great - it includes lots of bonus material plus an audio commentary soundtrack for every single episode!


The DVD Version of the 3rd episode of the 7th season - "Road To Germany" - is more than 3 minutes longer and offers several scenes that differ from the TV Version. Overall, the amount of cuts due to censorship and cuts in order to reach the allowed runtime balance each other.

The most remarkable thing of this episode probably is the auditory censorship of the word "cunt" which is used for the first time in Family Guy. In the audio commentary there's a little discussion going on about this.
What's interesting about this censorship is the fact that this scene (plus the producer's commentary) is responsible for a censored release in the UK - according to the website of the BBFC, 46 seconds were cut out of this episode; fortunately, this only affects the audio commentary of the episode.



Time index refers to the TV Version.
Alternative Footage
00:52-00:58

The first animation right after the exterior view of the house is different - you'll recognize it when you look at Quagmire who lowers his arm a little earlier.
(In both versions Lois says: "Okay, everyone. Hurry up and hand in you oscar picks before it starts.")

Above all, the cut was made in order to trim the scene a little. Even though both versions end with the same frame, Lois says her last sentence a little earlier in the TV Version; also, only the TV Version offers the first 2 words from the Academy Awards ceremony.

TV Version 1 sec longer

TV VersionDVD Version




00:58

The reason for the previous change: Before they watch the Academy Awards ceremony with Scarlett Johanson, Peter shows off his knowledge of movies.

Peter hands Lois his paper. She comments it: "Peter, for Best Picture you wrote Wild Hogs!"
Peter: "Lois, 'Four guys from the suburbs hit the road - and the road hit back.'"
Lois laughs and then says to Joe: "Peter knows the advertising log lines for every movie. Blades of Glory."
Peter immediately responds: "'Kick some ice.'"
Lois: "Entrapment."
Peter: "'The trap is set.'"
Lois: "RV."
Peter: "'On a family vacation, no one can hear you scream.'"
Lois: "Philadelphia."
Peter: "'Poop chute lawsuit.'"
Quagmire: "I don't remember that one..."
Joe: "That one doesn't sound real."

28.3 sec




01:23

Steve Buscemi's tooth jumps away.
At the same time, another tooth in the left part of his mouth says: "You guys have fun, I'm going for Scarlett."
Then, he jumps in Scarlett Johansson's cleavage and immediately out of it again; "Ah, it smells like Josh Hartnett's balls in there."

5.9 sec




Alternative Footage
07:25-07:28

In Hitler's telegram they had to edit out one of the letters - anyone familiar with nerdy chat abbreviations should now what the F stands for.

No difference in time.

TV VersionDVD Version




Alternative Footage
11:57-12:06

In the TV Version there's a dissolve - Mort, Brian, and Stewie are already standing on the brink.
Stewie: "Oh, nazis, that's refreshing."


On the DVD there's an extensive argument between Mort and Stewie. Then, they walk way longer whereby Stewie and Brian have to catch Mort who drops with exhaustion.
Therfore, the last scenes where they arrive at the brink and spot the Nazi base - they carry Mort and when they arrive, he kneels down.


Mort: "I want to get back to the motorcycle!"
Brian (annoyed): "I told you, it's out of gas."
Mort: "Why isn't the time machine working?"
Stewie: "I don't know, Mort."
Mort: "I hate it here. I hate this whole goddamn place. It's all a bunch of shit! It's all a bunch of goddamn shit!"
Stewie: "Okay...take it easy, man!"
Mort: "No, fuck you, Stewie! I'm a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe. Fuck you! Fuck the both of you!"
Brian: "I didn't say anything..."
Stewie: "Thanks, Brian..."
Mort: "This is a bunch of shit!"
Stewie: "Okay, Mort, you know what? Shut up, all right! Just shut the fuck up! I don't give a shit about you! You know, we could just leave you here."
Mort: "Yeah, right, just leave me here! That's great. We're in occupied Europe, and if you haven't noticed, I'm Jewish!"
Stewie: "Oh, I noticed... Hellen Keller would notice!"
Brian lacht und Mort mault ihn direkt an; "Eat my ass, Brian!"
Brian: "Don't you mean your 'assneck'?"
Mort: "Shut up, that's a real thing!"

Then follows a montage of their following travel accomanied by music. Mort starts a sit-in, therefore Stewie and Brian have to carry him by turns.
A rabbit terrifies Mort. When Stewie picks an apple from a tree, Mort immediately throws it to the ground. Stewie wants to charge at Mort, but Brian holds him back.

In the end they arrive at the brink and Stewie makes the same comment as in the TV Version - the only difference is that Mort kneels down.


DVD Version 77.4 sec longer




13:07

Mort nags a little more (off-screen) and Stewie reacts to it.

Mort: "Why isn't the time machine working?"
Stewie: "I swear to God, Mort, I will stuff you in the torpedo tube and crush you against the sea!"

5.8 sec




13:45

Blues Brothers-parody underwater: another car crashes into the upper part of the sunken ship.
Inside the car, the man on the back seat talks to the driver: "Can you hand me the radio? Thanks."
He uses the radio and says: "Hi, this is car... What number are we?"
Driver: "Five-Five."
Man on the back seat: "Car 55. We're in a sub."
(The car starts to fill with water)

14.4 sec




Alternative Footage
13:48-13:50

Distinctively different animation when Stewie looks through the loophole.
While in the TV Version you more or less see the real London, the DVD Version shows the white cliffs of Dover.

No difference in time.

TV VersionDVD Version




13:54

Now follows the reason for the previous change; after Stewie said that they're saved, the DVD Version cuts to an additional scene of the white cliffs of Dover talking to each other.

In the previous shot, Mort asks: "Really? Are you sure, it's England?"
Stewie: "Yes, I can see the white cliffs of Dover. Boy, they weren't kidding. Those things are white."
Then you see the conversation of the cliffs.
The left one: "So, we're gonna take the whole family on vacation this summer. Load up the Country Squire and head up New Hampshire."
The right one: "By the way, thanks for the recommendation. Great cheese shop."
The left one: "Yeah. You know, our youngest has been accepted to Northfield Mount Hermon."
The right one: "Oh, gosh, is Lauren in high school already?"
The left one: "Yeah. You know, a funny thing happened to me on the way to middle age. My kids grew up."
They both laugh and then the right one adds: "So, when you know, you take that vacation, don't forget traveler's insurance. A lot of people do and a lot of people are sorry."

34.4 sec




Auditory Censorship / Alternative Footage
14:10-14:12

Winston Churchill's insult is rude.

TV: "Yeah, well, you're a fat bitch."
DVD: "Yeah, well, you're a cunt."

No difference in time.

TV VersionDVD Version




Alternative Footage
18:10-18:14

In the TV Version, our heroes are shown a little longer sitting on the rubber raft, then follows a cut to the welcome sign of Berlin.


In the DVD Version you see a closer animation of the guys on the rubber raft. Stewie says something, followed by a shot of talking trees in the Black Forest (actually we meet the "black dolphins" again).

Brian: "Where are we?"
Stewie: "I think we're in Germany. Look, there's the Black Forest."
The trees' discussion is similar to the one of the cliffs:
*1: "We gonna take the whole family on vacation this summer. The 10 of us gonna load up the Impala and head on down to Hotlanta."
*2: "Hey, I heard that. Hey, thanks for the tip on that check-cashing place. I was in and out with one ID."
*1: "You know, my boy is out on bail next week, right?"
*2: "Man, it seems like yesterday he was in juvie. Hey, say, man, when you on your trip, skip that traveler's insurance. That's a rip-off."


DVD Version 24.4 sec longer




18:38

Only in the DVD Version Brian comments on Stewie's uranium-meter.

Brian: "Hey, where did you get that thing?"
Stewie: "Ah, up your ass!"
Brian: "What?"
Stewie: "What...?"

3.1 sec




Auditory Censorship
20:46-20:48

Mort's sentence was beeped: "Damn it, will you two just get in the fucking time machine?!"

No difference in time.

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