Release: Apr 29, 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").
6 new / extended scenes, four of them with alternate footage
+ 1 audio modification with alternate footage
Difference: 68.5 sec (= 1:09 min)
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 7x14 ("We Love You, Conrad") is quite unspectacular. The differences are mainly censored dialogs (one of them concern the cutaway gag with stand up comedian Craig Ferguson who has an alternate take here). Furthermore there are some minor plot cuts, assumingly for time reasons.
Additional cutaway gag after the first exterior shot of the Griffins' house.
TV commentator from the off: "We now return to 19th Century British Girls' Various Reactions to Their Older Sister's Engagement, on PBS."
Then a cut to the older sisters having a conversation.
#1: "Did you hear? I am to be married."
#3: "When am I to find a gentleman to wed?"
#4: "Well, I don't know why anyone should want to marry."
#1: "Oh, Emily, a fortnight in town will make you a match."
Peter in frint of the TV: "Yeah, say that after a fortnight in town, bitch."
The shot of the family in front of the TV is slightly longer in the TV Version before the door opens instead. (No screens.)
DVD Version 20.1 sec longer
In the TV Version, Brian only orders one more bourbon.
In the DVD Version, he says sth. different plus the barkeeper is a well-known character who shares his wisdom immediately.
Brian: "And the worst thing is that he's not even a douche. He's a nice guy. I like him."
Bruce: "Oh, honey, that sounds awful. I know what will cheer you up."
He reaches for a rabbit: "You want to scratch my pet rabbit, Steven, on his nose with your index finger? I like rabbits 'cause you can pull their ears back and make them look like Asian people."
He makes the rabbit look like an Asian guy and hums typical Asian music. The rabbit replies harshly: "Give me 'callot'! Give me a 'rettuce'!"
Now Brian also orders another bourbon in the DVD Version.
DVD Version 23.3 sec longer
Spencer says one more thing to Heidi: "So, why don't you think before you say things for a fucking change!"
Alternate shot of Craig Ferguson. Two versions were recorded and the TV Version contains the more harmless one.
He says: "Have you seen the news about Lauren Conrad and Brian Griffin? Y'know, a lot of these young Hollywood girls carry their little dogs around in their purse. But Lauren carries one in her pants."
The DVD Version contains the same gag. But instead of finishing it with "pants" (like he does in the TV Version), his last word is vagina.
TV Version 0.7 sec longer
Peter's statement is slightly different ans more explicit in the DVD Version. In the DVD Version, he uses the word "a boner".
In the TV Version, he says: "So, Lauren, um, whenever I'm watchin' your show ... you give me wood."
Before the "Myopic" blooper, Brian realizes "I'm in love with Jillian!". But only in the DVD Version.
In the DVD Version, the well-known character Jason is standing up front.
Only in the DVD Version, Jason reads out loud from the bible: "Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love bears all thing, believes all things, hopes all things..."
Two giggling girls are passing by. The get killed by Jason's machete at once. With the bodies in front of his feet, he keeps talking: "...endures all things. Love never ends. Love never fails."
Jason closes the book: "Corinthians 13, verses 4 through 8."
The Priest says: "Thank you. That was beautiful."
The next second is slightly different animated because Jilian turns around to the Priest in the DVD Version. In the TV Version, she looks at Peter immediately (no screens).
DVD Version 20.6 sec longer