Release: May 04, 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").
2 new / extended scenes, one of them with alternate footage
+ 2 audio modifications
Difference: 30.7 sec + 31 sec because of the additional credits
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.
Episode 8x03 ("Spies Reminiscent Of Us") contains two more hiularious scenes with Dan Aykroyd und Chevy Chase in the DVD Version. Plus the audio track is uncensored.
Peter confronts Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase with the fact that it appears weird when two men are living under the same roof.
Peter: "You're both living here together? Wait a minute, are you two guys gay?"
Dan: "No. Yeah. Yes. No."
Chevy: "Yeah, maybe sometimes."
Chevy: "No. Undecided."
Uncensored scene of Peter kicking the two out of his house: "Get the fuck out of my house!"
On DVD, Akyroyd says: "So he actually appointed us honorary spies in a special ceremony back in the '80s."
Now the cutaway scene. Ronald Reagan honors Aykroyd and Chase.
Reagan: "Dan, Chevy, you are hereby named honorary spies for the United States of America."
Dan: "Thank you, Mr. President."
Chevy: "Thanks, Dutch."
Reagan honors someone else in the room: "And to you, 1985, I hereby name you the awesomest year of the '80s."
1985 replies: "Whatever, Presidork. Let's kick this party into radical gear."
an 80s song ie being played and everyone in the room starts dancing.
In the TV Version, Aykroyd only says "So he actually appointed us honorary spies back in the '80s" and Brian responds immediately (no screens).
DVD Version 22.8 sec longer
Peter's uncensored comment: "Fuck's the matter with you guys?"
The final credits are combined with the last scene in the TV Version (Meg gets activated by the weird sentence). In the DVD Version, the credits start after the last scene, as usual.