Release: Apr 29, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both available on the DVD Box "Volume 8").
7 new / extended scenes, one of them with alternate footage
+ 3 audio modifications with alternate footage
Difference: 113.5 sec (= 1:54 min)
Family Guy is a huge success on FOX. But some modifications need to be made to get permission to air it on FOX because some gags are too rude for TV. Other gags have only been removed to reach the appropiate length for an episode on TV, which means not all the differences were made due to censorship. Nevertheless there are still enough hilarious, outrages gags in it so that fans are gonna have lots of fun with 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 and new episode of The Cleveland Show. So you've got a terrific triple feature. And when you're watching FOX anyway, you can also watch the latest Simpsons episode. I can really imagine worse evening than watching the latest episodes of the series by Seth MacFarlane plus some new adventures of Homer & Co.
The latest DVD box of Family Guy is available since 06.15.2010 in the US. "Volume 8" ignores the regular counting again and contains the episodes 10 to 16 from season 7 plus episodes 1 to 8 from season 8. To make it more cunfusing, the equivalent UK release is called "Season 9" and was released 01. November 2010. But then again the fans should already be familiar with that confusion. So let's cut it out and talk about the DVD release itself, which contains longer DVD Versions again (with an average of 1 - 2 more minutes of footage per episode). As in the previous seasons, some of the scenes needed to be removed for time reasons, other were just too rude for TV. That's why they either got cut out or modified. The Original TV Version is also on board.
Episode 7x15 ("Three Kings") tells three well-known stories written by Stephen King but the creators were guided by the movie versions. All the stories contain extensions, primarily some more plot. The added footage is quite funny and worth being watched. Especially the encounter of Carter, Doc Hartman and Shamus (as self-critical mentioned in the audio commentaries, the voices sound pretty much the same) is really hilarious.
Moreover we have the obligatory audio modifications: swearing has been censored twice, a rude comment once.
Stand By Me
The DVD Version contains a different exclamation of Cleve / Cleveland.
TV Version: "My ass!"
DVD Version: "Fuck that!"
Additional scene at the bonfire at night.
Narrator-Peter / Richard Dreyfuss: "We talked into the night, the kind of talk that seemed important until you discover girls."
Petey / Peter: "This House Un-American Activities Committee is a travesty."
Joey / Joe: "And if we go into French Indochina, it'll take us 30 years to get out."
Quag / Quagmire: "Levittown-type housing communities will replace individualism with fear and conformity."
Cleve: "What do you think of that new kid at school, Marty McFly? Seems like he just showed up out of nowhere."
Extended conversation between Stewie and Paul / Brian who realizes there's no other way to communicate / escape because Stewie comes up with an excuse for anything like a shot.
Stewie: "You know, I am a huge Snuggly Jeff fan, I've read all the books."
Paul: "Great. Hey, can you hand me my cell phone? I gotta call my agent. She's probably worried sick about me."
Stewie: "Oh, it was destroyed in the accident."
Paul: "Well, can I use yours?"
Stewie: "No reception up here."
Paul: "Regular phone?"
Stewie: "Lines are down."
Paul: "Pay phone?"
Stewie: "Road's closed."
Stewie: "Paper jam."
Paul: "Morse code?"
Paul: "Brain-damaged bicycle-courier?"
The camera tracks backwards to the guy in the room. He stutters awkwardly: "I'm not quite so sure I can find my way."
He slowly starts and tumbles immediately.
Stewie: "Yeah, you're gonna be here for a while."
Extended shot of Stewie sucking his thumb.
The Shawshank Redemption
Two added scenes. Guard Carter Pewterschmidt appears for the first time. He greets the inmates. Plus the remaining first evening in the cells.
Carter: "Welcome to Shawshank Prison. I'll be your warden. And even though I'm the only character in this movie who's not a criminal, I will be the bad guy. Tomorrow's lunch is American chop suey, so you came here on a good day. Good lunch. Ah, look at those smiles."
Naked Peter is being brought in his cell.
Shamus steps up as further guard and says: "All right, lights out, ladies."
From a corner in the off, the guy who always explains obvious gags says: "Haha, it's funny because we are not ladies, we are men."
Shamus tells him to "Shut up!" and the man remains silent from now.
Peter explains that he was just screwing with Carter in other words in the DVD Version. The animation is slightly different, screen only taken from the DVD Version.
TV Version: "I'm just tweaking your bum."
DVD Version: "I'm just jiggling your balls."
Shamus continues before he leaves: "Hey, you know what'd be funny? You should take one of those records and play it over the PA system. No, you shouldn't do that, but it'd be funny. Okay, I'll be back in three and a half minutes, the average length of a song on any long-playing album."
The tracking shot of Peter starts from a further distance, even though the footage itself is equal. The reason for that is the following extension.
During the tracking shot of Peter, he refers to the hidden stone: "Its black volcanic glass has no business being there."
In the TV Version, Carter says immediately: "I want him found now!"
In the DVD Version instead, he says to Shamus: "Hey, we have almost the same voice."
Doctor Hartman (whose voice sounds pretty much like the voices of Carter and Shamus) arrives and says: "Excuse me, I'm the prison doctor. I'm here for Andy's check-up."
Carter: "Andy Dufresne?"
Hartman: "Yeah, Andy Dufresne."
Shamus: "We can't find him."
Hartman: "Well, that's no good."
Carter: "All right, you two are gonna have to leave."
They leave and now Carter says to the guards: "I want him found, now!"
DVD Version 10.4 sec longer
Red's / Cleveland's exclamation, when he realizes ha can't remember the name of the Mexican village, is different. Slightly different animation as usual, screen only taken from the DVD Version.
TV Version: "Crap!"
DVD Version: "Shit!"