Release: Feb 25, 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").
5 new/extended scenes (duration: 89.4 sec)
+ 1x alternative footage in the TV Version (due to censorship)
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 23rd episode of the 4th season - "Deep Throats" - offers 5 new scenes. Most of these scenes were probably cut out in order to reach the correct length for the episode.
What's more interesting is the last alteration: not only do you hear a ruder sexual innuendo, they also slightly edited the footage: While in the TV Version Lois and Peter wear underwear, they are completely naked in the DVD Version.
Time index refers to the TV Version.
There is no longer / uncensored DVD Version of the first 5 episodes of season 4.
In the TV Version, Peter's side job at Burger King is "only" shown for 15 sec - you see him repeating the typical phrases of a Burger King employee as a kind of song.
On the DVD you see him way longer and next to all these repetitions he also talks about the hot fries and the fat you use to fry them. He says that you can burn your skin when you get too close to the boiling fat.
He speaks a little slower during his last few words.
Adam West stands up to congratulate Meg; "Congratulations, you're hired! Your first job is to go down to the corner and tell that hobo I admire his spirit."
Before Brian and Stewie go to the informant, they pass Cleveland in Brian's taxi again (prior to this scene they didn't pick up Cleveland because Brian urgently had to buy some milk; Cleveland was angry when they just drove past him).
This time they pass him because of Stewie. When he spots Cleveland, he anxiously holes up in his seat and asks Brian to drive faster.
When Cleveland recognizes Brian and realizes that he again won't stop he shouts "There you are, you honky son of a bitch. Come back here!"
Again, a shoe is thrown at the back window of the car and Cleveland tries to follow the taxi.
When Brian and Stewie walk along the hallway and look for clues, they in the DVD Version come across Scooby Doo and his friends.
Stewie: "Whoa, whoa. What the hell are you guys doing here?"
The blonde guy (Fred) says: "I'm sorry. We happen to be here to solve a case."
Stewie: "We were here first."
Fred: "Well, you know, this is a free country, dude. And we are here to go to work."
Stewie: "Free country, but this is our beat, you know?"
Fred continues defending himself: "Yeah, but we are here to go to work. We've been called and that's why we're here."
Stewie: "You know what? I tell you. How about you just turn around and walk away?"
Fred: "No, I don't think so."
Stewie: "Hey, you know what..."
Fred: "We do NOT go away."
Stewie: "I'll get you started."
Stewie hums the Scooby Doo theme song and they immediately go away.
When Brian and Stewie come home and find Peter and Lois completely high on the sofa, they in the TV Version still wear underwear. Not so in the DVD Version.
Additionally, there's a DVD-exclusive rude scene just before Stewie and Brian feel awkward and leave the house again.
Lois is shown in a close-up shot; she asks Brian: "Hey. Hey, Brian. He's knocking on the back door. What should I do?"
Lois: "He's knocking on the back door! Should I let him in? I'm scared!"
DVD Version 14.5 sec longer