Release: May 15, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the uncensored DVD Version.
- 4 altered scenes consisting of four instances of alternative footage and three audio censorings
- difference: 9.7 sec
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
I Am The Walrus (6x13) contains several alterations made for TV, all of them with w sexual background (despite the regular beeping of course). In the beginning, Stan demonstrates his status as a man in the house by leading Steve to the bedroom when he's having sex with Francine. The DVD Version is much more explicit with noises and illustrated positions. When Steve is training for his own coitus, several animations have been removed for the TV Version. The DVD Version is uncensored.
When Steve enters and finds his parents having sex, two closely spaced animations are different. Hard to recognize on the screens but definitely existing: in the TV Version, Stan remains in a sex position while he keeps moving in the DVD Version, which makes it more explicit. The second animation starts from a further distance in the DVD Version and zooms in.
Moreover, only the DVD Version contains Francine making sex noises while she's just giggling in the TV Version (looks like foreplay).
After the (identical) shot of Steve, the DVD continues with wild moves and moaning while Stan is quite and Francine just giggling a little in the TV Version.
Altered Audio Track
Principal Lewis' uncensored comment: "It is a shithole."
Alternate / Altered Audio Track
Roger expresses himself more explicit in the DVD Version.
TV: "I've got just the ladies' man persona who can help you get your shlinker into a woman's shlonker, if you catch my drift."
DVD: "I've got just the ladies' man persona who can help you get your penis in a woman, if you catch my drift."
TV Version 0.9 sec longer
Extended shot of Steven performing his move in the DVD Version. He also lifts his left arm.
The animation of Roger is much longer and he moves differently.
Same with Snot.
When Steve and Toshi get cracking, the animation in the TV Version has been slowed down.
TV Version 0.7 sec longer
Altered Audio Track
Roger's uncensored comment: "Leave that shit right out here on the lawn."