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Season 11 UK-Box / Region 2 / PAL (equals the upcoming Vol. 10 in the US)






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Family Guy

9.04 Halloween on Spooner Street

Comparison:

  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: Dec 15, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the uncensored DVD Version.


- 10 alterations, including two instances of audio censorship and three scenes with alternative footage
- Difference in running time: 73,2 sec



Looks like FOX wants to fly high with the Family Guy releases in the UK. While the recently released US box "Vol. 9" at least contains the last episodes of S8 plus the first ones of S9 (available as S10 in the UK since May 2011! / the comparisons are already online), S11 (aka Vol. 10 in the US) is available since November 2011 in the UK. This DVD box contains the remaining episodes of S9. Unfortunately, this DVD release doesn't contain any audio commentaries like the previous releases did. It might be, but that's just an assumption of mine, that the commentaries haven't been recorded so far because the release of the US counterpart "Vol. 10" isn't yet in sight. The episodes themselves are completely uncensored, as usual.

The first episode on the box, 9x04 ("Halloween on Spooner Street"), was mainly extended by adding plot scenes. The additional "Dick Pump" at the beginning could be considered censoring, on the other hand it can it can be seen later on TV as well. -Hinweis zu Beginn könnte auch als Zensur gewertet werden, andererseits ist dies später auch in der TV-Fassung zu sehen. It is possible that the producers were only allowed to use the word once (as it already happened with "retarded" in 4x06 "Petarded"). However, this is only a guess. And there is still some censoring to be found: when Meg and Chris are making out in the wardrobe, they had to carry more clothes on TV.
Alternative Footage
01:35-01:36

The DVD Version shows from far that something is written on Quagmire's parcel, this is missing in the TV Version.


TV VersionDVD Version




01:36

Directly afterwards, the dick pump is alluded to for the first time.

1,6 sec




Alternative Footage
01:46-01:49

Strange alteration: eggs are thrown at Quagmire for a longer time before he holds up the box (it seems that it would be more logical the other way around). Afterwards, a few frames differ as well. The two versions are equally long.


TV VersionDVD Version




Audio Censorship
02:23-02:24

Peter does not get censored when he says: "Happy Halloween, fuck face!"

picture for orientation




04:58

In the TV Version, Meg leaves after describing her costume, but in the DVD Version Lois talks about the new style of Halloween costumes.

"Why has that become what Halloween is for girls today? It's just an excuse to dress slutty. I'm a slutty nurse. I'm a slutty pirate. I'm a slutty cancer survivor."
Then, a bald girl can be seen entering a Halloweeen party, saying: "Who wants to check my boobs for lumps, bitches?"

13,8 sec




05:45

Stewie and Brian walk Quahog's streets longer and come across more celebrities' houses.

Stewie: "How about that house there?"
Brian: "No, that house is no good. Michael Cera lives there. He's just handing out low energy one-liners."
Cera at the door with two children: "Nice costume. I haven't put mine on. Not really. This is my costume."
The two go further and Stewie says: "Wow, nice place!"
Brian: "Yeah. Former heavyweight champion, Floyd Weatherton, lives here."
They ring the bell and Stewie says: "Trick or treat!"
As usually, Floyd is talking weird: "Well, the thing about Halloween, is that the candy corn is particularly, unusually the cause of the determinate factor of timeless tradition, is in contrast to the turkey day."
He then takes a lamp, puts it in front of Stewie and says: "Gesundheit."

41,4 sec




09:49

On DVD, the talk about Mort's niece is longer:

"Like Egon Schiele's expressionistic period."
The girl on the right: "Well, what did you expect? He was a protégé of Gustav Klimt."
Mort's daughter: "Yes, but Klimt was more focused on symbolism and heightened emotion whereas Schiele was purposely vulgar in order to de-mystify the human form."
The girl agrees: "Good point."
Meg: "Am I the only one who wants to wet some knuckle tonight?"


In der TV Version läuft die Szene in einem durch und die ersten Frames, bei denen die DVD Version wieder einsetzt, weichen noch marginal ab (nicht bebildert).

DVD Version 16,4 sec




Alternative Footage
14:56-15:27

When Chris and Meg are in the wardrobe, they are always less dressed on DVD.


TV VersionDVD Version




Audio Censorship
19:43-19:45

Quagmire is not beeped when he says: "Prank's on you, assholes!"

picture for orientation




The credits are already shown during the last scene on TV, the DVD Version rolls them afterwards on a black background.