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Family Guy Vol. 7

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Family Guy

7.06 Tales Of A Third Grade Nothing


  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: Apr 19, 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 7").

3 new / extended scenes, one of them with alternate footage
+ 3 audio modifications, all of them contain alternate footage sa well

Difference: 98.2 sec (= 1:38 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 US Box-Set "Volume 7" includes all shortened TV versions as bonus material on the DVDs.

Unfortunately they took small pains with the box packaging. Whereas all the discs of the previous seasons were stored in several slim cases packed in a stable case, the "Volume 7" discs come up in a single Amaray Case. The listing of the episodes without the summaries can be found on the back of the cover. The ensemble is encased by an O-Ring.
Though it's a minor matter, it's a bummer. Apart from that the release is again equipped with lots of bonus features and contains audio commentaries for all episodes.

In episode 7x06 "Tales Of A Third Grade Nothing", two cuts needed to be made for time reasons plus it contains three unusual audio modifications. The first cut is really interesting: a cutaway gag needed to be removed because it was about mentally disabled people.
In the TV Version, the credits are combined with the last scene again while the credits in the DVD Version pop up on a black background, as usual. But you wanna know what really grinds my gears? The TV Version lacks the title music sung by Mr. Frank Sinatra jr himself which is only audible in the last couple of seconds.

Time index refers to the TV Version.

Before Brian starts talking about his deal with Frank Sinatra jr, Stewie watches TV in the DVD Version.

Narrator: "We now return to Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Detarded."
Then the film scene: the two mentally diabled guys poke each other and says:
"You're under arrest."
"No, you're under arrest."
They're hitting and each other and laughing about it the same time.

14.2 sec

Audio modification / Alternate footage

When John Madden explains during the analysis who has already nailed the bride, the end of the scene is more harmless in the TV Version.

TV: "And even this guy."
DVD: "And did some handwork on this guy."

The animation before the arrow points on the guy in the audience is longer in the DVD Version. Any other modification were redundant because it's just an offscreen commentary.

DVD Version 1 sec longer
screen for orientation


Extended shot of Frank Sinatra jr talking to the DJ.

Frank: "Well, I'm sorry, I shouldn't have called you a name. Here, take some of these for your 45s."
He gets sth. out of his jacket and continues: "You can't play your 45s without these little yellow things. What'll they make you buy next?"

11 sec

Audio modification / Alternate footage

John Wilkes Booth comes up with a slightly different comment.

TV: "God, could he be any more annoying?"
DVD: "Christ, could he be any more annoying?"

no difference

TV VersionDVD Version

Audio modification / Alternate footage

And another varying comment. This time it's Tom Tucker's examples for the word "lesbians".

TV: "The two lesbians are going shopping for double-sided marital aids."
DVD: "The two lesbians are going shopping for double-headed marital aids."

(Just in case you don't know: "marital aids" is a sex toy.)

no difference

TV VersionDVD Version


The credits in the TV Version start right in the middle of the song sung by Brian and Frank Sinatra jr.

Alternate footage

Moreover the song has been shortened for TV because it would have been too long. After Stewie pulled off his hoodie, the song goes on in the DVD Version. Check the screenshots for the lyrics.

The TV Version continues with the words "Take me out to pLace tonight where there ain't no cellulite". For continuity reasons, the shot of the barmaid in the background is missing when Brian and Frank step aside.

TV VersionDVD Version

DVD Version 72 sec longer

Business as usual: credits on a black background in the DVD Version, which explains the remaining difference in running time.