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16.05 Three Directors


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Release: Jan 07, 2019 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Asphyxia - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV version and the DVD version, the latter represented by the US DVD set "Season 16"

- 8 different deviations, including 2x alternative material and one audio censor
- Difference: 130.1 sec (= 2:10 min.)

Same procedure as every year: The next DVD set of Family Guy available since December 2018 in the USA contains all episodes of Season 16. Here, too, the episodes are in an extended or simply uncensored version compared to the original TV broadcasts. A sticker on the plastic foil reveals this again. On the DVD set itself there are no further hints.

Episode 5 ("Three Directors") follows the quite nice premise to show a storyline (Peter loses his job) episodically in the style of three cult directors. Quentin Tarantino is followed by Wes Anderson and finally by Michael Bay. This of course offers room for many small allusions and so it's not surprising that the TV version had cut-backs here and there for tightening reasons respectively that the deleted material has now reinserted on DVD again. All three segments thus get useful additions and in the one from Bay you can find a short alternative course as well as an audio censorship.

As always, care must be taken with the German release with the same name "Staffel 16", which has been available since August 2018 - in the box-set are actually only the episodes from Season 14.

Side-note: Episode 4 ("Follow the Money") only has a beep tone censorship in the 13th minute when the black dolphin comments "Oh, shit". Therefore a separate cut-report was not included here.

In the Tarantino segment there is an additional scene after Peter has just arrived in the office.

Opie joins in and once again speaks incomprehensible stuff.
Peter: "Ah, you're sick, man."
He stretches out his hand quite low and they slap their hands.
Joe takes a critical view and says after a short measurement: "That's too low of a five, Griffin. I've warned you before."
Peter: "You know what my least favorite part of a peach is? The fuzz."
Joe: "Sounds like you would enjoy a nectarine."

18.5 sec


In the Wes Anderson segment, the animation outside is softly blended into a journey through the interior, where Stewie introduces the different floors via off-commentary. So a small tribute to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Stewie: "After a lifelong battle with malaise, Mother had a world-renowned Norwegian neurosurgeon design her a room in which to take refuge. On a trek through Patagonia, Father had fallen in love with freshly loomed clothing. From that point forth, all our clothes were made daily and only from natural fibers."
Consuela also hums "La Marseillaise".

34.4 sec


After Brian was called in, the corresponding scene for Meg is missing on TV. She gets the message by letter from an eagle, who then signals with a cough that he wants to get some reward for his work.

Stewie: "My sister Meg had left home at a young age with a goal of hitting a golf ball off of every glacier."
In the beginning, she does that from a glacier before the bird comes along.

21.2 sec


We are in the Michael Bay segment. After the last barrel of beer has landed in the truck, the TV Version offers a short animation in which Peter hits a hole in another barrel with his fist and drinks the beer.

In the DVD Version , Opie will also appears in a cameo here instead.

The workers cheer, but from the crowd a woman shouts: "Help! Opie's trapped in the tank."
Immediately Peter spurts off to his Ferrari, hits the rpm upwards and after a circular movement drives just one meter further to get out again and run up to the tank. He opens the tank with a punch and the wobbly breasts of the watching girl are shown in between. Peter carries Opie raised head outside and the girl is delighted.

DVD version 24.6 sec longer


How Angela fires Peter and that he kisses her is consequently animated in a different way.

No difference in time


Audio censorship

Lois means without a beep: "Save that fucking basilica."

Image for classification


The Scene from Peter to the scene in Istanbul is softly blended on DVD. In the TV version, there is a short black screen instead.

TV Version 2.2 sec longer

In the TV version, the end credits are already running above the last scene - another sign that the scarce broadcasting time has really only just been exhausted here. On DVD afterwards as usual on a black background.

33.5 sec