Release: Feb 23, 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 4").
1 new scene (duration: 20.9 sec)
+ 1 auditory censorship in the TV Version
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?
In the 21st episode of the 4th season - "I Take Thee Quagmire" - the TV Version misses out on a scene that pretty obviously advertises Pepsi Cola.
Additionally, there's an auditory censorship: the word "erection" was beeped for the TV Version, while on the DVD you can hear it. To be honest, this censorship is pretty ridiculous - you would expect a way more naughty word than "erection", wouldn't you?
Time index refers to the TV Version.
There is no longer / uncensored DVD Version of the first 5 episodes of season 4.
Again, there's an auditory censorship:
When Cleaveland asks "Hey Quagmire, is that a banana in your pocket or a erection in your pocket?", the word "erection" was beeped.
On the DVD, it's not censored.
No difference in time.
After Peter suggested that Quagmire should fake his own death, the DVD Version offers additional footage.
Peter: "This is the best idea I've had since I invented that soda."
Then follows one of Family Guy's famous flashbacks: Peter promotes his newest invention during a firm meeting.
"Gentlemen, I give you Crystal Pepsi. All the great taste of regular Pepsi but without the troublesome opacity. Well, what if you're drinking a regular Pepsi and somebody is coming at you with a knife, huh? You won't be able to see him past your Pepsi. And then, who's dead, huh? You! You! You're dead! Stabbed!"
He holds the product up for another time and then concludes his speech in with a steady voice: "Crystal Pepsi."
During the audio commentary on the DVD, Seth MacFarlane explains that such a promotion for a product is not allowed for a TV show.