Release: Mar 21, 2013 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version (taken from the Blu-ray) and the Extended Version (taken from the British DVD)
- 15 alterations, 8 of these with alternative footage
- Difference: 239.6 sec (= 1:11 min)
Almost every episode of this sitcom classic was released in an extended version on the US DVDs. For TV some cuts were done in order to trim the episodes to the usual format, however, some censoring can be found as well. In Great Britain, only the TV versions were released on DVD at first yet the newer "15th Anniversary Edition" contains the extended episodes as well and was used as a comparison here.
The new Blu-ray release is identical all around the world and contains – only the TV Versions, the extensions can also not be found in the bonus material. People interested in buying the series now have to decide: Longer episodes or better picture quality? The latter is really great on Blu-ray, rescanning of the original 35mm tape led to a brilliant picture and it is now also in the 16:9 format with more information on the side of the picture. On the other hand, about 2 minutes are missing per episode.
There are four minutes of additional material in the episode 1x06 "The One With the Butt". Most remarkable of those are the additional scene of Joey and his agent and more of his bizarre theatre play. Joey dances a bit and eventually the whole cast sings the song Joey sang with the German accent at the beginning.
Chandler continues to talk in the same shot in the TV Version.
The sentence stays the same but the Extended Version features a side shot in the middle of it.
Ross takes a look at the program: "Look, the a-role of 'man number 3 will not be played by Vic Shapiro'. Well, we came on the wrong night."
Monica: "I can't believe I forgot to bring a magazine."
Rachel: "Come on you guys, this might be good."
Phoebe: "I don't know."
Extended Version 16,4 sec longer
The Extended Version shows some more of Joey before the title sequence.
First, his shocked colleagues can be seen, then he dances weirdly.
After the title sequence, the EV starts with an exterior shot of the theatre instead of the long black screen in the TV Version.
EV 1,8 sec longer
The TV Version shows Chandler leaving in the same shot.
The Extended Version, however, changes to a different shot of Chandler, then Ross says: "Stand back everyone, incoming ego shrapnel."
Chandler shakes a bit: "I can do this!"
EV 5,1 sec longer
Joey is asking with a bad German accent: "Hey, hey about that German accent?"
Rachel: "Oh, ja, ja, all your W's were V's."
Joey can be seen again.
The Extended lacks the first three frames of the following shot of Chandler walking.
The chat continues in the Extended Version.
Joey: "Look, look, it’s a note on the back! 'Loved your work, call me a sap.' She was obviously very moved."
Ross hints at the misunderstanding: "And you should probably call her very fairly quickly..."
Joey: "Ya, as soon as possible!"
Ross leaves the picture and a fade over to a new scene follows.
Estelle is waiting for Joey in her office: "Come in!
Joey, holding the business card: "Hi, um... I’m here to see Estelle Leonard."
Estelle: "Just a moment let me see if she’s in."
She turns around and then greets him: "Hello."
Joey: "You’re Estelle Leonard?"
Estelle: "I know, I know, you weren't expecting someone so fantastically beautiful. So, lump love. Take a load off already, darling. Sit!"
Joey sits down: "Miss Leonard ,I can't tell you how excited I am just to even be here."
Estelle: "Why not?!"
Joey: "Look, what I meant..."
Estelle interrupts: "You don't mind if I eat while we talk, do ya?"
Estelle bites in her sandwich and takes a drag off her cigarette: "So... Joey, sweetheart, let me ask you a question. Did you ever see the movie Sleepless In Seattle?"
Joey: "Yeah! Wow! You represent those actors?"
Estelle: "No! You know at the end of the movie, the part where they’re all so happy with each other? That's going to be you and me."
Joey: "You mean, you want to sign me?"
Estelle: "No I want to go up on top of the Empire State Building and make out! Of course, I wanna sign you!"
Joey: "Oh Miss Leonard..."
He gets up abruptly and wants to shake her hand but pushes the cup with pens over. When he tries to pick them up, he also spills her drink.
Estelle: "Oh boy! Ride them, cowboy!"
Joey: "I'm sorry."
The TV Version uses another shot for the following fade over (Ross is standing differently).
EV 97,6 sec longer
The TV Version shows Chandler coming in an greeting the others ("Hey, kids!"), Phoebe can be seen reading Monica's palm in the background.
Phoebe: "Well, this line is passion and this line is...just a line."
The following shot of Chandler starts a bit earlier, he runs his fingers through his hair.
The Extended Version shows an additional scene before and shot of Chandler coming in is different, as it relates to this new scene.
Ross is looking at a 3D book: "I don't see it! I don't see it!"
Joey: "Try to look past the book."
Monica: "You just have to un-focus your eyes."
Ross: "Who’s focusing? There's nothing to focus on!"
Phoebe takes the book: "Oh, the Statue of Liberty!"
Everybody except Ross: "Oh, right!"
Ross takes the book again: "Where's the Statue of Liberty?! Where?!"
Phoebe: "Right there! God, I can’t not see it now."
Chandler comes in in an alternative shot: "Hey, kids."
Ross shows him the book: "Come here. Do you see anything right here?"
Chandler: "Yeah, looks like a boat."
Ross is content: "A boat! Ha!"
Chandler: "Yeah, right there in front of the Statue of Liberty."
Ross is disappointed and puts the book away.
EV 29,5 sec longer
Joey can be seen insignificantly longer in the Extended Version, then Phoebe comments.
Phoebe: "You know, one time I went out with a guy who had just gotten divorced. And it was really hard. His kids liked me better than him."
Monica: "Phoebe, what does this have to do with Chandler's thing?"
Phoebe: "No, nothing. But I didn't have anything on that topic. So I went another way."
Ross can be seen in the close-up earlier before his remark about monogamy.
The TV Version shows a longshot for the transition (laughing about Joey's previous gag).
EV 19 sec longer
Rachel can talk in one go in the TV Version, there is a shot of Monica listening in between. In the Extended Version, however, Monica interrupts Rachel already after her first words ("No problem..."), causing Rachel to say: "I’m not done yet!"
The shot of Monica was changed for this, the following shot of Rachel also starts earlier in the Extended Version, she starts her following sentence from the beginning onscreen.
EV 3,2 sec longer
Monica adds: "OK, I would be fine with that."
Fade Out/In to Black in the TV Version, Fade Over in the Extended Version.
TV Version 1,9 sec longer
First reaction shot of Monica, then Joey adds: "Have you got tweezers? I think I have a rogue hair."
The beginning at the movie set is different.
In the TV Version, Joey walks around and the director can be heard: "Damn it, hire the girl."
Joey is standing at shower, the director asks: "Okay, everybody ready?"
Joey enters the shower and says: "Uh, listen, I just wanna thank you for this great opportunity."
The director calmly answers."
Regisseur: "That would work."
Joey: "Right. Okay. Losing the robe. And the robe is lost."
In the Extended Version, Joey asks one of the workers at the set: "Could you see if they could warm it up in here? I'm a little concerned about goose bumps."
There is no reaction and the director instantly asks: "Okay, everybody ready?"
Joey enters the shower in a different shot and talks longer: "Uh, listen, I just wanna thank you for this great opportunity. Look I mean, listen, I know this is just a first step but I hope this..."
The shot of the director interrupting him starts a bit later: "Lose the robe."
Joey reagiert direkt und in anderer Aufnahme als in der TVF: "Right. Okay. Losing the robe. And the robe is lost."
EV 3 sec longer
The TV Version sticks to the director longer, the Extended Version cuts to Joey earlier.
no difference in running time
Due to the additional scene at the end of the episode, the ending credits are shown there and not when Monica can be seen in bed, as is the case with the TV Version. This also leads to a different transition to the bed scene.
TV Version: A longshot of the group is faded to black and back to Monica in bed.
Extended Version: A different longshot, then an exterior view of the apartment.
TVF 1,7 sec longer
(no pictures of the scene with/without ending credits)
The additional scene: Phoebe starts singing the song from Joey's theatre play and the others start singing as well, only Joey hesitates at first.
Phoebe: "All you want is a dingle..."
Joey: "Oh no, not that song."
The others join in: "All you envy's a schwang...
Joey: "Come on you guys!"
Everybody except him are singing. After a while, Joey joins them.
"A thing through which you can tinkle,
Or play with, or simply let hang...
All you want is a dingle,
What you envy's a schwang,
A thing through which you can tinkle,
Or play with, or simply let hang..."