Release: Mar 18, 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 thd DVD Box "Volume 6").
* 2 extended scenes plus 2x alternate footage
* 1 blur effect
* 1 audio modification
Difference: 49.6 sec
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.
As usual, the DVD Version has been modified and so is episode 5x15 "Boys Do Cry". The added scenes are a mixture of censorship and cut for time. Furthermore there's an unusual audio modification: a comment of Stewie's with only one different single word has been re-recorded. One can argue about which of the words is worse.
Last but not least the blurred writing in the TV Version is recognizable on the sign, which reads "FUCK", in the background.
Time index refers to the TV Version on the US DVD.
The priest holds an alternate speech. The camera tracks closer in the TV Version, the DVD Version sticks with the previous shot and shows some singling people in between.
"A reading from the letter of John to the couple with the crying baby upstairs:
'Obviously you hear your kid crying and you're trying to break him of some habit. But I got news for you. It's not working. I swear to God, if it doesn't stop I will come up there and show him what real pain is.'"
Priest: "Please turn to hymn number 387."
Lois plays the piano and the people chorus: "God, you are so cool. Although, sometimes it's like, what's the deal? You never answer your cell phone. And your messages are often ambiguous. Amen."
Priest: "A reading from the book of Leviticus:
'Thou shalt not spill thy seed into thy sock and then cramp it to the bottom of the hamper like it's been there a long time.'"
DVD Version 23.9 sec longer
After the cutaway gag of Sneakers O'Toole, the TV Version continues with the news. The DVD Version also contains a quite funny scene of the trip to Texas, a reference to a similar scene (with a more harmless ending) from National Lampoon's Vacation.
A blond chick in a sports car arrives from the back and starts hitting on Peter while she's driving next to him. Peter responds positively but suddenly a semi approaches and rams her off the road. The car blows up in the background.
Peter gets scared: "Holy crap!"
Lois says: "You marry Billy Joel. It's going to happen one way or another."
(Musican Billy Joel is one of Christie Brinkley's exes and it was her who played the chick in the Ferrari.)
The F-Word on the welcome sign has been blurred for the TV Version of course.
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Alternate footage / Audio modification
Stewie's comment is slightly different and so are the animations of his mouth.
TV: "Uh, lovely. A first class ticket to a semen-stained death in the basement."
DVD: "Uh, lovely. A first class ticket to a semen-covered death in the basement."
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