Release: May 02, 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 the DVD Box "Volume 8").
1 new / extended scene
+ 3 audio modifications, one of them with alternate footage
Difference: 2 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.
The latest DVD box of Family Guy is available since 06.15.2010 in the US. "Volume 8" ignores the regular counting again and contains the episodes 10 to 16 from season 7 plus episodes 1 to 8 from season 8. To make it more cunfusing, the equivalent UK release is called "Season 9" and was released 01. November 2010. But then again the fans should already be familiar with that confusion. So let's cut it out and talk about the DVD release itself, which contains longer DVD Versions again (with an average of 1 - 2 more minutes of footage per episode). As in the previous seasons, some of the scenes needed to be removed for time reasons, other were just too rude for TV. That's why they either got cut out or modified. The Original TV Version is also on board.
The amazing season premiere 8x01 ("Road to the Multiverse") doesn't contain many differences in the DVD Version but any difference has been made due to censorship: there's a further sex reference in the Flintstones universe. All those "rock / fuck" phrasing was presumably too much for TV. Furthermore Stewie's comment about Lois in the universe without Christian influence is ruder. Apart from that, there are two beeps, business as usual.
Stewie's comment is milder in the TV Version plus the animations are different (screen: DVD Version).
TV Version: "If you saw Lois, you'd have to put your penis in a wheelchair."
DVD Version: "If you saw Lois, your penis would shoot right off your body."
The old-marked text from Rock-Lois' comment is missing in the TV Version: "I know. I must've had four rock-gasms, I'm glad you wore that rock ring."
Chris / Seth Green uncensored in the Robot Chicken universe: "Fuck you!"
Another uncensored scene in the Washington Post cartoon universe. Stewie says: "Shut the fuck up!"