Release: Apr 27, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both available on the DVD Box "Volume 8").
3 new / extended scenes, two of them with alternate footage
+ 3 audio modifications, two of them with alternate footage
Difference: 2.2 sec
Family Guy is a huge success on FOX. But some modifications need to be made to get permission to air it on FOX because some gags are too rude for TV. Other gags have only been removed to reach the appropiate length for an episode on TV, which means not all the differences were made due to censorship. Nevertheless there are still enough hilarious, outrages gags in it so that fans are gonna have lots of fun with 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 and new episode of The Cleveland Show. So you've got a terrific triple feature. And when you're watching FOX anyway, you can also watch the latest Simpsons episode. I can really imagine worse evening than watching the latest episodes of the series by Seth MacFarlane plus some new adventures of Homer & Co.
The latest DVD box of Family Guy is available since 06.15.2010 in the US. "Volume 8" ignores the regular counting again and contains the episodes 10 to 16 from season 7 plus episodes 1 to 8 from season 8. To make it more cunfusing, the equivalent UK release is called "Season 9" and was released 01. November 2010. But then again the fans should already be familiar with that confusion. So let's cut it out and talk about the DVD release itself, which contains longer DVD Versions again (with an average of 1 - 2 more minutes of footage per episode). As in the previous seasons, some of the scenes needed to be removed for time reasons, other were just too rude for TV. That's why they either got cut out or modified. The Original TV Version is also on board.
The DVD Version of episode 7x13 ("Stew-Roids") is only 2 sec longer but it contains a lot of modifications with a sexual background nonetheless. Really weird is the alternate animation at the end. I figure the audience shouldn't see Chris "Mangina". Furthermore a scene where a woman is being called a slut has been removed. One can only assume why that scene is missing. Either due to censorship or for time reasons. Moreover we have the usual beeped F-Word. Unfortunately there's no audio commentary for this episode, so that we never gonna know for sure.
Peter uses a ruder word for "lesbo" in the DVD Version. As a result of that, the animation of the lip movements is different (screen only taken from the DVD Version).
TV: "Let's see that lesbo Susie Swanson beat him up now."
DVD: "Let's see that little dyke Susie Swanson beat him up now."
Only in the DVD Version, one of the cool guys says sth. to Chris, who's accepted by the group now.
"Hey, Chris, after school today, we're gonna go to the pizza place and make that single mother who works there feel like a slut. She's really sweet and struggling to raise a family. It's gonna be great!"
Peter says a completely different line about Connie. Only in the DVD Version, he mentions his sexual desire. The animations are similar at the beginning, then the TV Version contains an additional animation. Due to the alternate comment, the following gag gets lost in the DVD Version because it would be pointless in the different context.
Peter: "So young and alive. Look at the shape of that body. Look at the shape of that body!"
Then a shot of an amulet from his POV (now we get to know the reason for his compliment): "That's it, Brian! That's where one-eyed Willy buried his gold!"
(A reference to The Goonies)
Peter: "Jesus Christ! I bet that thing's so tight you've gotta call the city to get in there."
TV Version 7 sec longer
In the DVD Version, Meg's got permission to swear with being censored: "You can go fuck yourself!"
In the TV Version, Chris says: "Would you do me? I'd do me. I'd do me so hard."
In the DVD Version, his comment is more explicit: "Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me so hard."
As usual an alternate animation for the lip movements. Due to the minor difference just a screenshot of the DVD Version.
Another quite interesting difference:
In the TV Version, Chris' belly hides his genital area. In the DVD Version instead, the focus is on his pseudo vagina.