Release: Mar 11, 2012 - 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 US Box "Volume 3").
- 1 altered scene (including alternative footage)
- Difference: 6 sec
From the series Family Guy, fans are already used to extensions and uncensored sequences on the DVD box sets since the release of the 4th season. With Seht MacFarlane's other baby - American Dad - they do a similar thing. However, not too many episodes per DVD box are different in comparison to their TV version; probably also because the series isn't as rude as the one starring the Griffins. As a result, there's not too much that needs to be censored.
Similar to Family Guy, the release policy for American Dad is equally confusing. Instead of an entire box set for one season, the releases are divided in volumes (unlike Family Guy the volumes are identical in each country). The first season for example consists of 23 episodes, while the "volume 1" set only includes the first 13 episodes; thus, the following volumes often include episodes of 2 different seasons.
Vol. 1 and 2 didn't include episodes that were different to TV versions except for one: the episode Tears of a Clooney (1x23) on Vol. 2 has a censored and an uncensored soundtrack. Since this censorship only involves beeping out curse words, we decided not to release a report for this episode.
Additionally, we took a closer look at Vol. 2's episode Finances with Wolves, since the official rating entry listed that the episode was about 2 minutes longer than an average episode. However, it is highly possible, that the entry is simply faulty, since the episode actually has an average runtime and does not at all differ from the TV version - neither on the German, nor on the US DVD.
"Volume 3" includes episodes 10-19 of the second and episode 1-7 + 9 of the third season (the 8th episode of season 3 can be found on Volume 4). The box set includes 6 episodes with differing versions. However, 3 of these episodes only offer auditory differences (on the menu screen you can choose between "English" and "Uncensored English"). As for Volume 1 and 2, we only created reports for those episodes that offer more than just deleted beeps.
It's interesting to mention that only the three episodes with the uncensored soundtrack are listed as having a "Censored and Uncensored Version" on the cover. The other three episodes which are a little more interesting (since they include uncensored images) are not listed like that. The only thing that tells you about the difference is the option "Play unrated version" on the menu screen.
About this Episode
42-Year-Old Virgin (3x06) is the first episode that includes an extended scene which had to be censored for the TV version. In the audio commentary they briefly talk about Fox not allowing to air the episode uncensored.
Since Stan - in the course of his job - is not allowed to kill a person, Francine doesn't feel attracted to him anymore for a while and even declines to have sex with him. Only in the DVD version we see that she gets a "replacement" for him; thus the whole scene has a whole different meaning.
After Francine crawled away into the bed and covered herself with the blanket, the scene goes on a little longer in the DVD version. You hear a noise that apparently comes from her vibrator.
Francine explains (with some arousal in her voice): "That's my pencil sharpener. Just sharpening my pencils for my meeting tomorrow."
The TV version instead shows the following shot of Stan a little earlier (not illustrated below).
The DVD version is 6 seconds longer.
During the following shot of Stan you - in the DVD version - still hear the noise from the "pencil sharpener".