Release: Mar 25, 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 6").
3 altered scenes (2 of them with alternative footage)
Difference: 44.7 sec
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 second episode of the 6th season - "Movin' Out (Brian's Song)" - is an interesting and pretty unusual case. Two parts of this episode include include mean references to The Simpsons - FOX (who also air The Simpsons) did not allow the producers of Family Guy to include these 2 scenes in the TV Version. As you could imagine, Seth MacFarlane was pretty pissed off. If you listen to the audio commentary of this episode, you will half the time hear him complaining about The Simpsons as well as Fox' behavior. So, if you want to know a little more about the feud between the two animated series and are especially interested in a few personal comments on it, you should definitively check this audio commentary out.
In a nutshell: Seth gets worked up over the fact that there exist several Simpsons-episodes that make fun of Family Guy - still, they weren't allowed to fire back. He heard some rumors that Al Jean and James L. Brooks personally complained about the scenes and wanted them to be cut out even though Seth has quite a good relationship to Matt Groening (who found the scenes to be quite hilarious).
With all due respect to Seth and his comprehensible opinion, one shouldn't forget that there might be other reasons for Fox to complain about the scenes. After all, you can't deny that the murder of two children and a baby is not quite a harmless topic.
Time index refers to the TV Version.
The first episode of season 6 ("Blue Harvest") was released on a separate DVD and is therefore not included in any box-set.
An unusual extension for the DVD Version (if you read the intro, you already know what this is all about).
Basically, you see the exact same scene - however, in the DVD they added a little banner (American viewers will know these) advertising The Simpsons.
At first you see Marge standing around when suddenly, Quagmire enters the banner. He lashes into Marge and pulls down his pants. She fights back and is able to kick him away. When she runs away, Quagmire follows her with his pants down.
No difference in time.
The images refer to the DVD Version (the TV Version only shows the conversation between Lois and Brian.
At the end of their conversation between Lois and Brian, the "story" of Quagmire and Marge goes on in the DVD Version (this scene was entirely cut out of the TV Version).
Brian, Lois and Peter don't talk at this point. Instead, they just watch Quagmire and Marge.
Quagmire and the dishvelled Marge again walk through the lower part of the screen.
Quagmire: "See, that wasn't so bad, was it?"
Marge (aroused): "I got to say, that was fantastic."
Quagmire: "What do you say, we go back to your place for round two?"
Marge throws herself at him; "Sounds good to me!"
Then they leave the screen on the left.
Now you see the Simpsons' house and you hear the following sentences from off-screen.
Marge: "Wow, three times in a row. You're amazing, Glenn!"
Quagmire: "Well, I just take a lot of pride in what I do."
Homer: "Hey, what's going on here?"
The light is switched on.
Homer: "Get off my wife!"
Quagmire: "Oh, my God! Oh, my God!"
You hear a gunshot and the sound of something heavy falling to the ground.
Marge: "You shot my Homie! I'm calling the police!"
Another shot and this time Marge falls to the ground.
Bart: "Ay, caramba! Mum and Dad are dead!"
Lisa: "Oh, no, who will pay for my saxophone lessons?"
And another shot.
Then you hear Maggie sucking on her pacifier - and after a few seconds a last shot.
Alternative Footage / Auditory Censorship
At the end of the episode, Chris says something different.
TV: "Welcome home, douchebag!"
DVD: "Welcome home, asshole!"
No difference in time.