Release: Feb 06, 2020 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mike Lowrey - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the bonus version without audio commentary and the original TV/DVD version, both included on the US DVD set "Season 17".
- 4 differences, including 1 audio censorship
Same procedure as every year: The next DVD set of Family Guy, available in the U.S. since December 2019, contains all episodes of season 17, some of which are also available in an extended or simply uncensored form compared to the original TV versions. A sticker on the plastic foil gives this away, but on the set itself there are no further hints.
Episode 17x16 ("You Can't Handle the Booth!") is a curious special case, because already in the original TV version, the title-giving clou is that you can listen to the Griffins in Fox's studio all the time, as they allegedly record a DVD audio commentary. Thus, the actual plot is oftentimes not really understandable, resp. in the audio commentary there is a fight between Lois and Peter, which is the actual center of attention. Between the TV version and the DVD version there is just a trivial deviation, the F-word was beeped once.
As a bonus, the episode can be seen in its original and thus completely normal version. So here, the short intro sequence is missing and also in between, there are small deviations in further animations of the Griffins in the studio. Additionally, there is an instance on the audio track, which will surely be beeped away in case of a possible follow-up airing on TV.
The original version starts with animations from Fox Studios. The Griffins are entering the sound department.
Chris: "It's pretty cool we got our own mural, huh?"
Peter: "Eh, don't get too excited. You know who else has one?
Peter takes out his mobile; "Set in Bridger's Wells, Nevada, in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a tale of cowboys, cattle, and conflict."
Patrick Clark goes over the speaker and the Griffins take their seats. "If you guys could just take a seat. Okay, here we go."
Immediately afterwards, the original version slowly zooms into the television.
07:02-07:09 / 06:34-06:41
Here was an advertising break in the form of a black screen and afterwards the original pans from the studio to the television set.
An audio censorship of Stewie's audio commentary, which is no longer objectionable on DVD: "Brian, seriously, fuck off."
Chris says "Fuck off" to Lois here in the bonus version / in the normal course of the action. But thanks to the audio commentary in the regular version this is completely lost anyway.
In the original version, the credits run over a long animation of laughing Griffins. The bonus version has them on a black background and also a few fade-ins deviate.