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5.09 Rapture's Delight

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  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: Mar 28, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both included in the US Box "Volume 6").


- 3 altered scenes, one of them contains alternative footage
- Difference in time: 29,9 sec.



Background


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 Seht 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.



Volume 6


"Volume 6" contains all episodes of season 5. At least we have an entire season in this DVD set this time but calling season 5 "Volume 6" is still weird.
Here, we have 13 episodes with alternate versions. In this context, I have to mention that the only of difference in 7 of these episode is the uncensored audio track (no different footage at all). As already indicated, comparisons have only been made for episodes with more differences than simple audio track corrections.

Episodes with extended scenes or unncensored footage
- 5x02: Moon Over Isla Island
- 5x07: My Morning Straitjacket*
- 5x09: Rapture's Delight
- 5x12: May The Best Stan Win
- 5x13: Return of the Bling
- 5x14: Cops & Roger

Episodes with additional uncensored audio track (no new footage)
- 5x01: In Country... Club=> 1. Minute: 2x "shit"
- 5x10: Don't look a Smith Horse in the Mouth=> 12th minute: "fuck"
- 5x11: A Jones for a Smith=> 3rd minute: "fucker"
- 5x15: Merlot Down Dirty Shame=> 20th minute: "fucking"
- 5x16: Bully For Steve=> 7th/11th minute: "fucking" ; 12./20. Minute: "shit"
- 5x17: An Incident at Owl Creek=> 16th minute: "dildos"
- 5x18: Great Space Roaster=> 4th minute: "penetrated him with a strap-on" / "shit" ; 5th minute: "cocksucker" / "dick" ;
10th/20th min.: "fuck"

Despite the highest number of episodes with different DVD Versions, this release isn't very popular among fans because, for some reason, several episodes are still censored. This concerns the remaining 5 episodes and also (and now it's getting totally pointless and weird) one of the "Episodes with extended scenes or unncensored footage" - marked with * in the above list. The DVD Version shows an uncensored middle finger but a swear word still gets beeped. Totally absurd, considering the fact that another scene (middle finger) is uncensored now and so are the swear words in other episodes.
Moreover, the DVD Versions have been named differently for this volume. The above-mentioned episodes are either called "Uncensored Audio & Video", "Uncensored Audio" or "Uncensored Video". As a detailed comparison proves, the last name has been has been chosen wisely because, despite the uncensored footage, the audio is still censored.



About this Episode


Moon Over Isla Island (5x09) features one additional dialog scene (concerning the evil combination of homosexuality and religion) and an altered animation showing a butt more clearly. There is also an additional plot scene, in which Roger talks a bit.
06:33

Terry's comment is a bit longer on DVD, the part in bold can only be heard there.
"(Apparently, God does love gays, but only if they're tops.) Take it in the behind, you get left behind."

2 sec.




Alternative Footage
09:29-09:35

When the fake Jesus pulls down his pants in front of Stan, his butt is drawn differently. It can actually only be really seen on DVD:


TV VersionDVD Version




14:57

An additional scene on the way to Satan, the protagonists can be seen on a ship.

Roger: "Okay. Where am I taking you?"
Jesus: "The lair of the Antichrist, the dark epicenter of all that is evil."
Roger: "Of course. Jerry Seinfeld's car garage."
Jesus: "What? No. The United Nations."
Roger: "Really? Seinfeld has his own car garage in Manhattan. Do you know how expensive that is? He bought a whole building in Manhattan and converted it to hold all of his Porsches."
His sidekick says something in a fantasy language, Roger comments: "That's funny, Qui Lo. What is the deal with that?"

27,9 sec

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