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5.11 The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou


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Release: Mar 12, 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 5").

4 new/extended scenes
+ 2x auditory censorship

Difference: 86.3 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 11th episode of the 5th season - "The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou" - offers a few new scenes in the DVD Version. The first 2 alterations can be classified as censorship.
Additionally, there are 2 scenes with auditory censorship and one of them in particular is pretty interesting: In the TV Version we used for this report, the word "god" (in the context of "God damn it") was beeped as well.

Time index refers to the TV Version.
Auditory Censorship

Quagmire in the DVD Version unstrainedly curses - the words that are marked bold are those that were beeped in the TV Version.

"God damn it! Come on, come on! Shit, shit, shit! Come on, Glenn, come on! Get your head in the god damn game!

Interestingly enough, the word "God" can be heard on the censored soundtrack of the US-DVD - not so in the actual TV Version.

No difference in time.


After Stewie looked at himself in the mirror, Brian in the DVD Version comes to him, followed by a typical Family Guy flashback.

Brian: "My god, look at you."
Stewie: "Oh, look at my complexion, Brian. I am hot. I'll be getting more sex than that Wisconsin nymphomaniac who used to live upstairs."
Now you see Stewie in bed and you hear an aroused female voice from off-screen: "Oh god, oh god! Oh, crap! Oh, crap! Oh, crap! Oh, crap! Crap, crap, craaap!"
(A last relieved moan marks the climax.)

22.8 sec


After Brian turned around with the lotion in his hand to say welcome to Mr. Furley, he only in the DVD Version adds "This isn't what it looks like."

Therefore, the ejaculation-gag isn't really there in the TV Version (or rather just subliminally implied).

1.1 sec


Before Peter ties Joe to the car, Brian fulfills Stewie's last desire - he wants to act in a TV commercial. Then follows a little parody:

Brian (looking at the list): "All right. Next up, you want to star in a national TV commercial."
Stewie (inside the living room): "If you're like me, you suffer from chronic back pain."
You see him picking up a crate - he holds his back with pain. His silhouette changes colors and some bolts appear. A speaker comments it with a deep voice: "Uh-oh. Back pain."
Stewie (iside a car): "...and chronic neck pain."
The same thing happens again and the deep voice says: "Uh-oh. Neck pain."
Stewie (writing something inside an office): "...or the occasional wrist pain."
Again the same effect, but this time the voice says: "Uh-oh. One of those parasites that swims up your crank and starts eating away in there."
Then you see Stewie in his regular color and he says: "What? No, I don't have one of those. Just the wrist thing."
The voice: "No, it's in there. Did you go swimming last week?"
Stewie (anxiously): "Yes."
The voice: "Did you pee in the river?"
Stewie: "Yes..."
The voice: "You got one."
Stewie: "Oh, my god! Oh, my god!"
The voice (calm): "I'm just kidding. It's only your wrist."
Stewie (angry): "What? You suck. You're supposed to use your deep voice for good, not evil. You suck, man!"
The voice laughs.

47.1 sec

Auditory Censorship

You see Dick Cheney doing his side job at the entrance of a Wal-Mart, the F-Word was beeped again.

"Go fuck yourself! Go fuck yourself! Go fuck yourself!"

No difference in time.


After Peter said "I'm going to show you how to stand up to a bully" he in the DVD Version plays practical jokes on Chris.

Peter brings out a sweatshirt and says: "But first I'm going to show how when I pull the drawstrings on my sweatshirt and spit out a candy bar, I look like an anus."
This is exactly what he does - he pushes the chocolate bar through the small hole in the hood.
Chris startles and Peter laughs.

(In the TV Version there are a few more frames of Peter with his mouth closed towards the beginning of the scene.)

15.3 sec