Release: Apr 23, 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 7").
4 new/extended scenes (2 of them offer alternative footage)
+ 2 scenes with auditory censorship (both of them offer alternative footage)
Difference: 62.5 sec (= 1:03 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 US box-set "Volume 7" includes all the TV Versions in the bonus material section.
Unfortunately they took small pains to warp the DVDs this time. All the previous box-sets had a slim case for each disc of the set plus a little slipcase to hold them together. The "Volume 7"-discs were all packed together in one amaray-case. The set does include a listing of all the episodes (without a summary) - however, this listing is on the backside of the cover. An o-ring encases the whole thing. What a pitty.
Besides this minor matter, the rest of the box set is just great - it includes lots of bonus material plus an audio commentary soundtrack for every single episode!
The DVD Version of the 9th episode of season 7 - "The Juice Is Loose!" - includes a few minor additions/extensions. The audio commentary doesn't really explain why any of the scenes were cut out, therefore we have to assume that they were just cut out in order to reach the appropriate runtime. Additionally, there are 2 scenes with auditory censorship where they slightly altered Stewie's dialogues.
Time index refers to the TV Version.
After the question about Diablo Cody, Stewie's response had to be re-dubbed as well. However, they only cut out the "goddamn".
TV: "She's an over-priced call girl who got lucky once."
DVD: "She's a goddamn over-priced call girl who got lucky once."
DVD Version 0.4 sec longer
Before O.J. Simpson arrives, Joe in the DVD Version calms Peter down over the headphones.
Peter: "Man, I don't think I can do this. Joe, say something to relax me."
Joe (with a calm voice): "Well, I've been afraid of changing 'cause I've built my life around you. But time makes you bolder. Even children get older and I'm getting older, too. - That's right, Peter. - Oh, I'm getting older, too."
Peter's mood changes; "Thanks, I feel better."
Due to continuation, Peter's facial expression is different in both versions - in the TV Version, he still seems rather anxious while in the DVD Version he's more or less relaxed.
DVD Version 29.2 sec longer
In the DVD Version, the dumb beaver comments on O.J.: "O.J. Simpson? I may be a dumb beaver, but I'm smart enough to get out of here!"
He runs off.
When Peter classes O.J. as innocent, the DVD Version includes a little dig at the American judicial system.
Peter: "Yes. The most perfect justice system in the world found him innocent."
The following sentence begins differently in both versions:
DVD Version 3.9 sec longer