Release: Mar 16, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both included in the US Box "Volume 4").
- 9 altered scenes, among them 1 scene with altered audio track and 4 scenes with alternate footage
- Difference: 40.4 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 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 4" includes the episodes 8 + 10-16 of the third season (episode 8 is a christmas special and was included as the last episode of the last disc) as well as the episodes 1-6 of the fourth season. In this box set there are 8 episodes with differing versions. However, three of them only include an uncensored soundtrack while nothing of the imagery was altered. As for Volume 1, 2, and 3 we only created reports for those episodes that offer more than just deleted beeps.
For these episodes you can choose to watch the "Original Televised Episode" by selecting it in the bonus menu. If you don't do that you will always see the uncensored DVD version; the UK box set only includes the DVD versions, the TV versions can't be chosen.
About this Episode
1600 Candles (4x01) contains lots of alterations. Some scenes have probably been removed for time reasons while others have a censorship background. And we've got it all here: blurred things and removed image section for gags with sexual background, an extended poop joke and an alteration of the audio track.
Steve's pants are down to present his very first pubic hair. The blurring couldn't have been completely removed but it's less extreme in the DVD Version.
Altered Audio Track
Steve's uncensored comment: "I'm a goddamn toddler!"
Before Steve talks to Lisa, he sneaks up on her in the DVD Version. He looks in the mirror and says: "You can do this. The playa's a little younger, but the game is still the same. Mm-wah!"
In the TV Version, the following animation of Lisa starts slightly earlier (no screens).
DVD Version 7.8 sec longer
The TV Version only shows old Steve from the belly button tu the top. Only the DVD Version shows what's going on down there after he started moving.
First, Stan talks to someone else on the phone: "Hello, Steve? Who? You're the bubble man? What's a bubble man? Oh, I got another call. Hello?"
Stan: "Come on, Francine. I know how we can get Steve back."
The phone rings again, Stan answers it: "Hello? Bubble man? No, I didn't say, 'Hold on.' I said I had another call. No, I won't apologize. Yeah, I'll fight ya. Yeah, I know where that is."
He hangs up: "Francine, remind me I'm fighting the bubble man on Thursday."
Francine: "You're fighting the poetry guy on Thursday."
Stan: "Let's see if we can move it."
The DVD Version contains a tracking shot across the room before Lisa is being shown.
The guy adds: "A chocolate one!"
(It's all about taking him to the can for a swirlie).