Release: Apr 06, 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 7").
6 new/extended scenes (5 of them offer alternative footage)
+ 1 scene with auditory censorship (offering alternative footage as well)
Difference: 102.4 sec (= 1:42 min)
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 US box-set "Volume 7" includes all the TV Versions in the bonus material section.
Unfortunately they took small pains to warp the DVDs this time. All the previous box-sets had a slim case for each disc of the set plus a little slipcase to hold them together. The "Volume 7"-discs were all packed together in one amaray-case. The set does include a listing of all the episodes (without a summary) - however, this listing is on the backside of the cover. An o-ring encases the whole thing. What a pitty.
Besides this minor matter, the rest of the box set is just great - it includes lots of bonus material plus an audio commentary soundtrack for every single episode!
The DVD Version of the 10th episode of the 6th season - "Play It Again, Brian" - is more than 2 minutes longer. There are 2 scenes with auditory censorship that also include alternative footage.
The rest of the scenes were probably just cout out to reach the usual length of 22 minutes per episode.
Time index refers to the TV Version.
Stewie makes fun of Brian some more: "Ooh! New England Rising Writers. I'm sure it'll be a veritable 'who's that' of the literary world."
The following animation of Brian starts a little earlier and he racts to Stewie's rant: "Well, laugh all you want, but..."
The conversation with Herbert is a little longer, followed by a musical number.
Lois: "You mind stopping by tomorrow morning?"
Herbert: "Oh, I'll wear my snazziest duds."
Now, he dances along the street and sings:
"Got my tweed pressed.
Got my best vest.
All I need now is a boy.
Got my striped tie.
Got my hopes high.
Got the time and the place and I got rhythm.
Now all I need is Chris to go with 'em.
If he'll just appear
we'll fill this big town full of joy.
And if he'll say 'My darling, I'm yours'
I'll throw away my striped tie
and my best-pressed tweed.
All I really need is a boy."
After Peter ran the storks off, the DVD Version shows an additional scene of Brian and Lois in the water.
They float on airbeds.
Lois: "Ah, this is so wonderfully peaceful."
Brian: "Yeah, really is another world out here."
Lois: "And just so quiet."
Then, Peter swims towards them with a shark fin on his head. He hums the Jaws theme and recites a little text: "I'm half shark and half Peter. Don't come near me, I will eat you..."
Lois: "Peter, will you knock that off? It's getting annoying."
Peter: "All right, fine. I'm gonna go scare some people."
He swims away.
Brian: "Nobody will buy it. There are no sharks out here."
The shot zooms out a little and you see a huge shark in side the water.
Shark: "Lots of people swimming up there. I could pig out if I wanted to, but I'm watching my weight 'cause I don't wanna spend the Fourth of July alone again. Plus, I ate a dog yesterday and now I got a bone stuck in my anus."
Before Brian reads from his book, the DVD Version shows another winner getting a prize.
Announcer: "And the award for most mediocre children's book goes to The Adventures of Haskell: The Mystery Horse. Here to accept is Haskell."
A bored horse goes to the microphone and says: "Thank you. Where am I gonna go next, what interesting adventure? You don't know. I'll have my award now."
Haskell grabs it with his mouth and then goes away.
Peter slurs something before Lois slangs him:"Lois...Griffin".
Ruder comments in the DVD Version during the show Damn, Nature, You Scary which Peter watches on TV.
TV: "Damn, look at that son-bitch go. He hauling ass.."
DVD: "Damn, that motherfucker run fast. You see that shit?"
No difference in time.
Herbert says something different on the phone - the animation is the same, but the TV Version shows it a little longer.
TV: "Damn it! I'm missing Boy Meets World for this?"
DVD: "Aw, that is bullshit!"
TV Version 1.8 sec longer
At first, Peter lists all his friends' disadvantages before he adds that Brian is the one he trusts the most.
The sentences in brackets can also be heard in the TV Version.
"(Boy, he's a hell of a guy, isn't he?) I mean, Quagmire's a lot of fun at a party, but, you know, he's so horny all the time, I feel like I can't trust him. Cleveland's a great guy but he's got a mustache, so you got to wonder what he's hiding. Joe's a cripple, so, for obvious reasons, I can't trust him. But Brian, Brian's solid. (He's the one guy I know I can trust.)"
In the TV Version, the credits start to roll during the scene of Herbert snoring (the evil monkey comes out of the closet and suddenly backs off again - he's obviously intimidated).
In the DVD Version, the credits roll after this scene on a plain black background - this explains the additional difference in time.