Release: Feb 26, 2014 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the Extended Version.
10 differences, among them three with alternative footage
Difference: 110.5 seconds (= 1:51 min)
The Blu-ray release only contains the TV versions of the episodes, as was the case with the first season. Those who know the DVD releases from the USA or Great Britain will surely miss the extended versions, which can be found on these DVDs.
Episode 2x11, The One with the Lesbian Wedding, contains about two minutes of additional footage, with the conversation between Rachel and her mother standing out the most. In general, Rachel's mother gets more screen time.
The extended version has a closer perspective in the last shot before the opening credits, while the TV version keeps the same perspective as in the preceding shots.
No difference in running time
Black screen after the opening credits in the TV version.
+ 1.2 sec
Joey repeats in the Extended Version: "Smell-the-fart-acting."
Cut to the confused rest of the group.
The following shot of Joey begins a few minor frames earlier in the TV version (no pictures).
Extended Version 3.3 seconds longer
Phoebe says something about Mrs. Adelman: "Uh, I'm sorry. At least you guys don't have to hear the stuff she says in my head."
Cut to Rachel.
Rachel's mum talks a bit longer. She still hasn't understood that Rachel is working in the café.
Mrs. Green: Yes. Oh let's make a day of it. We'll have lunch, we'll shop, we'll get our nails done...whatever you want!"
Rachel: "Ok, mom, uh, I have to work."
Mrs. Green: "What, no one else can serve coffee?"
The picture fades to black at this point in the TV version - commercial break.
The Extended Version contains a smooth transition to an exterior shot, and then a short additional scene of Rachel and her mother. They're still talking about the divorce:
Mrs. Green: "Oh, honey, I am sorry. Please don't be mad at me. What can I do? Do you want me to make those little marshmellow treats you used to like? I can call up Carnel and find out how."
Rachel: "Mom, I just don't understand. I thought you were happy."
Mrs. Green: "Yeeeah. Well, so did I. But you know how sometimes you're driving on the highway and you get home and you can't actually remember having driven there."
Mrs. Green: "That's what my life has kind of been like."
Rachel: "But couldn't you listen to the radio more?"
Mrs. Green: "I wish it were that easy. But then I see you here and I keep thinking 'Why can't I have this? I want adventures, I wanna hang out, I wanna Chandler!'"
Rachel: "Mom! Mom, believe me Chandler is no reason to leave daddy! I mean... You think this looks like I am having a lot of fun but it's really hard, really hard. I got this lousy job. I barely know if I am going to make rent, and forget about buying stuff."
Mrs. Green: "Oh honey, you don't understand. I'd be doing what you are doing...but with money. It's very different."
Next is an exterior shot of the café as introduction to the next scene.
Extended Version 77.4 seconds longer
Different shots of the apartment. The dialogue in brackets comes up in both versions, but in alternative shots.
(Mrs. Green: "Look at this."
Rachel: "These are from Halloween three years ago.")
Mrs. Green: "My little martini. I love your olive head. (Oh, look, here's Barry.)"
Extended Version 5.2 seconds longer
Rachel comments Barry's disguise ("He's actually an orthodontist, but he came as a regular dentist.") in a critical voice: "Yeah, he thought that was really funny."
Rachel asks in shock: "Did my mother just ask if we had pot?"
The tracking shot starts a bit closer to the cake in the extended version, and the camera moves quicker and further backwards than in the TV version.
No difference in running time