Release: Feb 22, 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 US DVD Box "Volume 4").
1 modified scene (no length difference)
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.
There's a tiny scene, that needed to be modified for TV, in episode 4x20 "Patriot Games". In opposite to most of the episodes modified for TV, there's no difference in running time here. Only the footage is different. When Peter is being interviewed for TV and Lois suddenly comes up with the middle finger, the finger is blurred in the TV Version.
Time index refers to the TV Version.
There is no longer / uncensored DVD Version of episode 4x19 ("Brian Sings & Swings".
The DVD Version contains an uncensored shot of Lois' middle finger, which is blurred in the TV Version.
(She wants to show her mother defiantly that she's married to a pro athlete.)