Release: Apr 04, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version ("Original Televised Episode" from the DVD's bonus material) and the extended DVD Version (both included in the DVD Box "Volume 7").
14 new/extended scenes (4 of them offer alternative footage)
+ 3 scenes with auditory censorship (2 of them offer alternative footage)
Difference: 154 sec (= 2:34 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 9th episode of the 6th season - "Back To The Woods" - breaks the first ground of the "Volume 7"-box-set. This episode was altered heavily.
On the one hand, the DVD Version is 2.5 minutes longer and includes lots of altered scenes.
But there is more. As Seth mentions in the audio commentary, there's more than one TV Version. The one that is included in this box-set is said to be the "original televised episode" - and it differs heavily from another televised version that was also available for this report. As you can see on imdb.com, the TV Version from the bonus material is the one that is always shown when the episode is rerun on TV.
Several cuts were arranged differently - the rerun-version only misses out a part of a scene while the first run misses out on the complete scene. Additionally, both of the episodes miss out on several scenes that were then included in the other one. An especially conspicuous scene is the one where James Woods tells Chris about his sex life. In the first run he talks Kate Moss who has the same coke dealer as Woods does. The TV Version from the bonus material he talks about Heather Graham.
The hint at the infamous "2Girls1Cup"-video was completely cut out of the first run. The version from the bonus material mitigated the scene differently.
This time, the TV Version ("Original Televised Episode" from the DVD's bonus material) is compared to the extended DVD Version. If you're interested in the differences between the two TV Versions, check out the other report of the 9th episode of season 6.
Time index refers to the TV Version ("Original Televised Episode" from the DVD's bonus material).
After you saw Peter with his second family, the TV Version misses out on a scene inside the "Drunken Clam" where Peter remembers several occasions where he didn't have his wallet with him.
Joe: "So, Peter, any luck finding your wallet?"
Peter: "No, and it's getting to be a pain in the ass. I got no money. I couldn't even afford to get my hair cut yesterday."
Cut to the hairdresser who's just finished his job.
Hairdresser: "That'll be five dollars."
Peter (indifferent): "Sorry, lost my wallet."
Friseur: "But I already cut your hair!"
Peter: "Yeah, well, guess there's nothing you can do about it now."
Then you see Peter leaving the hairdresser's with very long hair.
Peter: "That son of a bitch."
Cut back to the bar.
Peter: "And then I got pulled over for speeding."
Flashback, a police officer come to Peter.
Police officer: "License and registration please."
Peter: "Uhm, I lost my wallet, so I kind of don't have my license..."
Police officer: "Well, I'm sorry, sir. You know what that means."
Then you see Peter at the police officer's apartment doing the dishes.
Peter: "I don't understand why I gotta do dishes at your house just 'cause I..."
Police officer: "Keep washing!"
Peter does so for a short moment. Then he adds: "Seems like more of a restaurant thing..."
Police officer (louder): "Keep washing!"
Back to the bar again.
Peter: "And I can't rent movies anymore."
Then we see Peter at the counter.
Peter: "Uh, yes, I'd like to rent this copy of Garden State."
Employee: "Okay, I'll just need a picture ID."
Peter: "Oh, I don't have one."
Peter sadly lowers his head when suddenly the customer behind him joyfully says: "I'll rent it then."
Moments later you see Peter reading the newspaper. One of the articles says that the customer from the video store died after watching the movie.
Peter (anxiously): "It could've been me."
All in all 65 sec
The conversation was slightly shortened. In the DVD Version, Lois says: "Peter, this is serious!"
When the camera pans back and Brian reaches for the newspaper, the animation is slightly different:
In the DVD Version Lois distorts her mouth.
DVD Version 1.6 sec longer
For no apparent reason, the DVD Version's animation is 0.5 seconds longer.
Alternative Footage / Auditory Censorship
Slightly different animation since Peter phrases his sentence a little more directly.
TV: "I'm gonna get revenge. Just like I did against that pigeon that pooped on my car."
DVD: "I'm gonna get revenge. Just like I did against that pigeon that crapped on my car."
No difference in time.
The animation of James Woods is slightly different. In the TV Version, he lowers his eyelids a little earlier.
Additionally, he only in the DVD Version says "Fuckers." (we only included 1 image, since he lowers his eyelids while saying this word).
"So get ready. Fuckers."
DVD Version 0.6 sec longer
In the TV Version, Stewie phrases the video's title differently (probably in order to hinder younger viewers from googling the video...).
TV: "Because you made me watch that video with the two girls and the cup."
DVD: "Because you made me watch 2Girls1Cup."
TV Version 0.8 sec longer
After Peter mentioned "Meg's pole", the TV Version directly cuts to the scene where Brian is untied. Brian says: "Listen, you gotta get out of here, if James Woods sees you, he's gonna call the cops."
In the DVD Version Peter at first says something different, followed by a flashback to Quagmire.
Brian: "James Woods did it. Hey, where'd you get the clothes?"
Peter: "I always keep a spare at Quagmire's. I gotta tell you though, there was some weird stuff going on over there today."
Flashback, Peter enters Quagmire's apartment completely naked.
Peter: "Hey, Quagmire, can I...?"
Quagmire does something very unusual: inside his house there's a sort of book club meeting.
Quagmire: "Hang... Hang on a second. And that's why I contend that when Frost speaks of birch trees, he may very well be talking about himself."
A woman wants to say something: "No, Glenn, that's not..."
Quagmire: "Gloria, please. You wanna hear my interpretation, or are you simply going to tell me that I'm wrong?"
Gloria: "I'm simply pointing out..."
Quagmire: "Yes. We know, you're very well read. But this is poetry we're talking about, and I think when it comes to poetry, you can't be wrong. What, Peter?!"
Peter turns around: "Nothing, nothing. Sorry to interrupt. The cedars represent society. Sorry to interrupt."
DVD Version 35 sec longer
A short missing statement of James Woods when he talks about his encounter with Heather Graham.
"She didn't even make me use a rubber."
Chris thanks the Woods. Then he jumps up and happily dances through the room.
"Thanks, Dad. I feel better. Off I go on my merry way. Life is great and I'm happy with my dad."
After James Woods gave Lois the wedding photo (he added his own head to the picture) he passes a different comment in the DVD Version.
"Wow. Same old pussy."
After the girl went away, Spider Man says something after having rather short sex with her (resp. shooting net at her).
"You know, some people say that's good for your hair."
Woman (off-screen): "Yuh. Thanks."
There's a beep during James Woods' dialogue.
"That skinny chickenshit."
No difference in time.
Subsequently, only the DVD Version cuts to David Letterman. There's a little reference to Seinfeld-Star Michael Richards' faux pas during a comedy gig - he said the N-Word.
David: "I think we've heard enough of this. Now let's go back to Michael Richards for his apology regarding the incident at the Laugh Factory. Michael, why don't you explain exactly what happened, for the folks who don't know?"
Split-Screen with Richards.
Richards: "I... I lost my temper on stage. I... I got heckled, and went into a rage... and, uh, said some very, uhm... nasty things to some Afro-Americans."
The audience mumbles.
Peter (whispering): "Stop laughing, it's not funny..."
Brian and Peter look at the TV slightly longer.
Another beep during a dialogue: "You're in a lot of trouble, Griffin, you motherfucker!"
No difference in time.
Alternative Footage / Auditory Censorship
Brian is insulted differently. The DVD Version's sequence is shorter - just as the word that is used.
TV: "...piece of stool."
TV Version 0.4 sec longer