Release: Mar 18, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both included in the US Box "Volume 5").
- 2 altered scenes
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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 5" contains the episodes 7-20 of season 4. There are 9 altered episodes in total on this box, although 5 of them only have a uncensored audio track and are otherwise identical wiht the TV version. As already mentioned, comparisons were only created for episodes with more than just beeped out words.
For these episodes you can choose to watch the "Original Televised Episode" by selecting it in the bonus menu. If you don't do that you will always see the uncensored DVD version; the UK box set only includes the DVD versions, the TV versions can't be chosen.
About this Episode
Chimdale (4x08) features on slighly diffferent animation. Roger does some sexual movements with his groin when he kisses Francine in order to prove his point to the private investigator. His comment that they should at least keep their pants on also makes more sense then. In addition to that, at the end of the episode Stan is showing his middlefinger without blur effect.
In order to convince the hotel investigator, Roger kisses Francine. In the DVD version, he also makes some movements with his groin (he's humping Francine's leg), on TV he stays still.
This can of course not be seen very good on the still pictures here. Roger moves pretty fast and changes several times between the two positions that can be seen here.
no difference in time
Stan shows Steve his middlefinger.
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