Release: May 07, 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").
9 new / extended scenes, six of them with alternate footage
+ 3 audio modifications, two of them with alternate footage
Difference: 131 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.
Episode 8x05 ("Hannah Banana") benefits from the extended DVD Version. Lots of censored scenes and smaller plot cuts are back in the episode, die little Saw hommage and the connected subplot about Brian's brother should be emphasized here. Really good and funny footage.
Also interesting ist der reference to the World Trade Center in the cutaway gag about suicide bombers.
As two of our readers pointed out, there seems to be at least one other version around that was shown on US television and Netflix. The scene with Brian, Stewie and the rest of Miley-bot right before the last scene of the episode is missing here. This scene is included in the "original televised episode" in the bonus section of the DVD which was used for this comparison.
Alternate comment from Brian.
TV Version: "Okay..."
DVD Version: "Jesus!"
Brian responds differently to Stewie's begging for help.
In the TV Version, he says with an annoyed tone in his voice: "Ah, all right, fine..."
In the DVD Version, he casually says "No" and leaves.
TV Version 0.8 sec longer
Here's the xplaination for the alternate behavior of Brian in the previous scene: in the DVD Version, Stewie has an evil plan to make Brian help him --> Brian agrees after Stewie's presentation.
Exterior shot of the house. Then Brian, who comes in Stewie's bedroom while Stewie's sitting in frint of a laptop.
Brian: "You wanted to see me?"
Stewie: "Yes, yes, come in. Close the door. Take a look at this, Brian."
He pushes a button and an image of a chained dog appears on the screes: "Recognize him, Brian?"
Stewie: "It's your brother. I found him for you, buddy."
Brian happily answers: "What? Jerry? That's amazing. Can he hear me? Hi, Jerry."
Then he realizes: "What's that big thing around his neck?"
Stewie reaches for a detonator: "Oh, I'll show you."
At that moment, the collar explodes and Jerry's head spreads all over the room.
Brian is obviously shocked: "Oh, my God! Oh, my God! What did you do?"
Stewie: "I killed him, Brian. And he's the lucky one. He went quickly. There were nine dogs in that litter."
He pushes a button again and the screen shows further dogs in further traps via spiltscreen. One of them in a tank that fills up with water, another one fills up with chocolate.
Stewie: "Now, are you going to help me get those Hannah Montana tickets?"
Brian: "Stewie, you're not going to be able to get tickets. It's, like, the biggest thing in town. It's sold out."
Stewie comes closer to the detonator again: "Then you are going to help me find a way to get in."
Brian: "Okay, okay, I'll help you."
Brian comes up with a justifed statement: "Wait, you managed to hunt down eight dogs that were born years ago on a farm in Texas, and you can't manage to get Hannah Montana tickets?"
Stewie seems to be surprised about that as well: "That's what I said!"
Another weird difference: missing "World Trade Center" sign in the TV Version when Peter is talking about the "mentally challenged suicide bombers".
Stewie and Brian find another way to watch Miley Cyrus in concert.
Stewie and Brian sneak in in the background while the guard is having a smoke.
A brown-painted Brian poses as Kanye West and the guard lets him pass after an incredibly unsuitable song.
Stewie: "Hi, we're on the list."
Security guard: "Names?"
Stewie: "Stewie Griffin and Kanye West."
Brian arrives: "Yo, yo, yo."
Security guard: "You don't look like Kanye West."
Stewie: "That's what I said..."
Brian: "No, I'm him."
Security guard: "Then sing one of your songs."
Brian (after he shortly hesitated): "Freddie Sanford, Freddie Sanford and his son. Freddie Saford. In a junkyard having fun. What the devil will they screw up next?"
Against expectations, the security guard realizes: "You are Kanye West!"
DVD Version 17.9 sec longer
Extended shot of Stewie in the TV Version.
In the DVD Version, Miley says goodbye to Stewie. Brian makes Stewie say sth. incredibly dumb.
Miley: "Stay here. You can watch the show from backstage. And afterwards we'll all hang out."
She leaves and Stewie is happy: "Sweet niblets! This is the greatest day of my life."
Brian: "Sweet niblets?"
Stewie: "Yeah, sweet niblets. That's her catchphrase, sweet niblets. Say it. Say it back to me."
Stewie reaches for the fuze and yells: "Say 'sweet niblets'!"
Brian is frightened and says: "Sweet niblets."
Stewie: "That wasn't so hard, was it?"
DVD Version 18.1 sec longer
Before Chris arrives, the Evil Monkey gets told to come up with some Sarah Silverman anecdotes in the DVD Version.
Meg: "Could you tell us some stories about her?"
Evil Monkey: "Of course I can. Right after I show you how to make homemade root-beer popsicles."
Everybody laughs and Peter says: "You, Sir, are good company."
For continuity reasons, the following animation is different. In the DVD Version, Peter points into the Evil Monkey's direction before he turns around.
DVD Version 11.1 sec
The comment "Ah, I'd get up to hug you, but sitting down is the only thing keeping the poop in" has been renewed and the blod-marked word replaced by the word "shit".
(Different animation, screen from the DVD Version.)
The DVD Version is uncensored: "Come on, you fat fuck...!"
Some more dialog before Stewie goes to Miley. The corresponding scene with Brian's brother is missing in the TV Version, so it would have been pointless.
Stewie: "I don't know..."
Brian: "You killed my brother, you owe me."
In the DVD Version, Stewie gets up. Then a short conversation before Miley attacks again. Stewie warns Brian against his sexual intentions with Miley.
Brian: "Did you do it? Did it work?"
Stewie: "You know, give it a shot, Brian. But I have to warn you, I think her vagina is also a DVD burner."
A chair flies into her direction.
The DVD Version starts earlier. At the Griffins' house, Evil Monkey is watching TV.
Narrator: "We now return to Great Moments In Women Stand-Up Comedy."
Silence for a couple of seconds. Then Lois arrives and says "Sorry to interrupt...nothing...but, Monkey, do you think you could help me?"
The TV Version instead sticks with the Evil Monkey in front of the TV. Lois arrives and asks: "Monkey, do you think you could help me?"
DVD Version 10.6 sec longer