Release: May 11, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version.
- 2 altered scenes consisting of two instances of alternative footage and one change concerning the audio track
- no difference in time
From the series Family Guy, fans are already used to extensions and uncensored sequences on the DVD box sets since the release of the 4th season. With Seth MacFarlane's other baby - American Dad - they do a similar thing. However, not too many episodes per DVD box are different in comparison to their TV version; probably also because the series isn't as rude as the one starring the Griffins. As a result, there's not too much that needs to be censored.
Similar to Family Guy, the release policy for American Dad is equally confusing. Instead of an entire box set for one season, the releases are divided in volumes (unlike Family Guy the volumes are identical in each country). The first season for example consists of 23 episodes, while the "volume 1" set only includes the first 13 episodes; thus, the following volumes often include episodes of 2 different seasons.
Vol. 1 and 2 didn't include episodes that were different to TV versions except for one: the episode Tears of a Clooney (1x23) on Vol. 2 has a censored and an uncensored soundtrack. Since this censorship only involves beeping out curse words, we decided not to release a report for this episode.
Additionally, we took a closer look at Vol. 2's episode Finances with Wolves, since the official rating entry listed that the episode was about 2 minutes longer than an average episode. However, it is highly possible, that the entry is simply faulty, since the episode actually has an average runtime and does not at all differ from the TV version - neither on the German, nor on the US DVD.
The seventh box contains all 19 episodes of the 6th season. The different numbering is still annoying, but at least a whole season is included in its entirety as in the previous volume.
This release is the first once to contain only the extended versions and not the original TV broadcasts as a bonus. This may be because the 15 of the 19 episodes are featured in an extended version and this probably would have exceeded the discs' limit.
Episodes which only contained beeps that were removed are - as usual - not included in our comparisons. The list of those can be found below.
Episodes with new audio track without beeps
6x06: There Will Be Bad Blood
=> 2nd minute: 2x "fuck" ; 9th minute: "motherfuckers" / "goddamn" / "shit" / "asshole" ; 10th minute: "shitbags" ; 12th minute: "dick"
6x09: Fart-Break Hotel
=> 11th minute: "fucking"
6x12: You Debt Your Life
=> 14th minute: "fucking" ; 17th minute: "fucking fuckers" / "goddamn" / "asshole" / "twat" ; 18th minute: "fuck"
6x15: Licence to Till
=> 14th minute: "fucking"
6x19: Gorillas in the Mist
=> 17th minute: "fucked"
The episodes with alterations are not listed here because they are so many, the what is following instead is the list...
Episodes with no alterations at all
6x08: For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls
6x10: Stanny Boy and Frantastic
6x17: Home Wrecker
6x18: Flirting with Disaster
About this episode
Stan's Food Restaurant (6x04) contains two differences. The first one is quite trivial; the word "ass" has been replaced by the more harmless expression "butt" for TV. The second one contains pretty interesting alternate footage. Only in the DVD Version, Steve may drops his pants in joyful anticipation of gettind laid. In this context, I have to mention that the alterations in the TV Version are incredibly sloppy because Steve has dropped his pants for no reason in the following scene of the TV Version.
Alternate / Altered Audio Track
Roger expresses himself more bluntly.
TV: "I managed to wipe my butt with it."
DVD: "I managed to wipe my ass with it."
When Ashley finds the bogus letter of her doll Julia, which has been made up by Steve, the DVD Version contains different animations.
In the DVD Version, he drops his pants and makes destinct moves while he just remains in the same pose in the TV Version.