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Family Guy Vol. 5 (Season 5 Part 1) [Unrated]


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Family Guy

5.04 Saving Private Brian


  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: Mar 05, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both included in the DVD Box "Volume 5").

2 extended scenes (duration: 53.9 sec)
+ 1 auditory censorship

Family Guy is a very successful show aired on FOX. Since some jokes are simply too rude to air them on national television, the producers have to censor/cut scenes from time to time. However, they sometimes also cut some jokes away in order to reach the appropiate length for a TV-episode. Therefore, not all the changes that were made are a result of censorship. Nevertheless there still are enough hilarious, outrageous jokes in the show - fans will be in for a good time, weven when 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 as well as the new episode of The Cleveland Show. So you've got a terrific triple feature. If you're watching FOX anyway, you can also watch the latest Simpsons episode. After all, what's better than spent your whole evening laughing your ass of while watching the latest episodes of the series by Seth MacFarlane plus some new adventures of Homer & Co?

The DVD Version of the 4th episode of the 5th season - "Saving Private Brian" - offers 2 additional scenes that were probably cut out of the TV Version for lack of time.

Time index refers to the TV Version.
Auditory Censorship

In the TV Version, Lois says what she would do with the marines without getting beeped.
"Now the marines, those are the men you want to fuck!"

No difference in time.


After the external view of the driving car, Brian in the TV Version immediately turns and makes Stewie aware of his plan to drop by the army.
The DVD Version shows the two of them a little earlier in the car and Stewie starts a discussion about "Star Wars: Episode III".

Stewie: "Brian, did you see Revenge of the Sith?"
Brian: "Yeah. I saw part of it."
Stewie: "Why does Emperor Palpatine have a desk?"
Brian: "Huh?"
Stewie: "You know that scene where Yoda comes in and they are about to have that big fight? Emperor Palpatine clearly gets up from his desk. I mean I'm just saying what does he need to have a desk for?"
Brian: "Who the hell cares?"
Stewie: "I'm just saying, it's weird. I mean, what was he doing at his desk? Like right before Yoda walked in. What was he doing? Was he doing paperwork? Was he like 'Oh, Yoda. What do you need and will it take longer than five minutes? I'm absolutely swamped. These requisition forms for new TIE fighters have to be down to Debbie in accounting by 6:00 or Nute Gunray is gonna pitch a tent in my waiting room.'...?"

According to the audio commentary, Stewie's little rant about this scene reflects Seth MacFarlane's thoughts about the movie.

33.8 sec


The TV Version now shows the band playing some music before they turn to Peter.

On the DVD the scene is longer. At first, they play a song, then one of the guys stops and interrupts the others. They have a little debate on principles. In between this conversation, Peter addresses them.

The guy with the guitar on the left: "Hey, wait, wait. Hang on. Are those the right words? 'I wanna rock and roll all night and party the first Thursday of every month'?"
The keyboarder: "Yeah, shouldn't it be 'party every day'?"
The guitarist on the right: "Well, I think the question is if we are rocking and rolling all night, are we gonna wanna party every day?"
Drummer: "Yeah, that's true. How about 'I wanna rock and roll all night, party some days and other days maybe just hang out and watch a movie''?"

DVD Version 20.1 sec longer