Release: Mar 28, 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 6").
12 new/extended scenes (3 of them with alternative footage)
+ 2 scenes with auditory censorship
Difference: 123.4 sec (= 2:03 min)
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 4th episode of the 6th season - "Stewie Kills Lois (1)" - suffered a lot from FOX' standards (in terms of censorship); almost all the altered scenes are a result of the American TV's standards (even though they don't say that for each and every one of these changes in the audio commentary. Along with the second part of this episode (episode 5 - "Lois Kills Stewie (2)") this is probably one of the strongest altered episodes of the whole series.
Time index refers to the TV Version.
After Reeves put his penis inside the mailbox in the "The Lake House"-flashback, Sandra Bullock says something different when she looks in the mailbox.
TV: "Oh, my Hickory Farm's package is here!"
DVD: "What the fuck?"
TV Version 1.2 sec longer
In the DVD Version the ship is shown for a few more frames. Then follows an additional scene of Peter watching a naked woman.
The camera pans from the naked woman to Lois.
Lois: "Peter, what do you say we go get some lunch?"
Peter: "Not yet, Lois. I'm watching this woman for three hours waiting for her to turn over."
Lois: "Peter, she knows she untied her bikini. Women don't forget those things."
Peter: "Well, will you go over there and pour a cold drink over her back?"
Peter: "Will you go over there behind her and yell 'fire drill'?"
Peter: "Will you go over there and lift her shoulder a little, so I can see her nipple?"
Lois: "All right, fine."
She leaves the screen and you see Peter's reaction; "Whoo, what a slut!"
Subseqently there's a shot of the ship from bird's-eye perspective.
Stewie says something different.
TV: "And then I'm gonna gag her with her own Brazzier."
DVD: "And then I'm gonna gag her with her own underwear."
No difference in time.
After he said "Smack her ass with a riding crop", Brian adds: "...and watch her go to town on herself."
Stewie: "What the hell does the second part have to do with that?"
Brian tries to explain himself: "No, man, it's your thing. I mean, I don't care if one hand is on her boob and the other hand is down there... It's your project."
Peter repeats the punchline of his story; "The abortionist has one hand. Missing hand on the abortionist. And we're there to get an abortion."
In the audio commentary, Seth says that they were able to say the word "abortion" 8 times. However, 16 times was then too much for American television. This explains the following cut.
The scene goes on. In the TV Version, Peter doesn't talk about Lois' reaction.
"And she says: 'An abortion here? Are you kidding me? The abortionist's got one hand. How do you abort with one hand?' And I says: 'That's what I just said. The abortionist has one hand...'"
After Lois called him gay, Peter says: "Pleasuring a man with a socked foot one time does not make a person gay!"
In the TV Version, Peter says "My date was a stick figure" followed by a cut to this date.
The DVD Version at first shows another date where Peter was meeting a woman who had cancer - he thought that cancer was her asterisk.
Peter: "So, I'm a Leo and your ad said that you're a Cancer?"
Then we see his date, a bald woman; "No, actually, it said I have cancer."
Peter doesn't seem to care; "Not cancer of the vagina, is it? Here, have some more wine."
Then follows an alternative shot of Peter inside the living room where he says "Then, there was that date I had with that stick figure."
DVD Version 10.4 sec longer
The hotdog gag was altered and shown a little less obvious in the TV Version (this is exactly what they say in the audio commentary). The alterations begin with the first sentence of Stewie.
Stewie: "You know, it's funny. From this position I can hear Meg upstairs."
Meg is standing in the hallway, holding a jumbo package of hotdogs.
Meg: "I'm gonna pretend you're the New York Knicks."
Then she goes to her room.
Stewie: "You know, it's funny. From this position I can hear Meg up in her room."
Here, Meg is sitting on her bed, just wearing her pyjama.
Meg: "I'm gonna pretend you're the New York Knicks."
TV Version 0.7 sec longer
Stewie repeats the first word (the one he at first tried to disguise as a verbal error): "Tea bags."
(Another indication of Stewies possible homosexuality. if you don't know what he's talking about, look it up in the Urban Dictionary.)
After the video simulation where Carter Pewterschmidt shoots an Asian prostitute, the camera pans to Carter.
Carter: "That's how it happened. And that Lois was no saint, either. Said she'd give me an over-under for 60 bucks. Got gipped."
Then follows an exterior view of the courthouse.
Before they interrogate Peter you see another flashback of Meg. The flashback is about the American soldier Pat Tillman who was shot by friendly fire.
Lawyer: "Has your father ever killed anyone that you know of?"
Meg: "Well, once by accident when he was in the military."
Cut to Peter as a soldier.
Direct supervisor: "All right, you all know your orders. When you see the Taliban come over the horizon, you open fire immediately."
Peter: "Okay. So when I see Pat Tillman come over the horizon, I shoot him."
Direct supervisor: "Oh, no, no. When you see the enemy come over the horizon, you shoot the enemy."
Direct supervisor: "Good. Now repeat it back to me."
Peter: "Okay. I shoot Pat Tillman and then I run over the horizon."
Direct supervisor: "No! He's on our side! You charge the enemy."
Peter: "Right. And shoot Pat Tillman."
Direct supervisor: "No, no, no, no!"
Peter: "Well, you know what? You're gonna have to explain it to me again, 'cause it sounds to me like I'm repeating back to you exactly what you're telling me and obviously, you're hearing something different, so just one more time."
Direct supervisor: "Okay, when you see the Taliban come over the horizon, you shoot them."
Peter: "All right, so I shoot Pat Tillman and then run when the Talibans show up."
Direct supervisor (screams): "No, you shoot the Taliban! Not Pat Tillman, got it?"
Peter: "Got it."
Direct supervisor: "Sure?"
Direct supervisor: "All right."
Peter: "Hey, you know where I can find Pat Tillman?"
During the judge's dialogue, the F-Word was beeped.
"'Cause the fucking Kool-Aid guy's gonna keep showing up."
No difference in time.