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Family Guy

9.07 Road to the North Pole

Comparison:

  • TV-Version
  • DVD-Version
Release: Dec 18, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Gladion - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the uncensored DVD Version.


- 16 alterations, among that six with sound censorings and six with alternative footage
- Difference: 337.2 sec (= 5:37 min)



Looks like FOX wants to fly high with the Family Guy releases in the UK. While the recently released US box "Vol. 9" at least contains the last episodes of S8 plus the first ones of S9 (available as S10 in the UK since May 2011! / the comparisons are already online), S11 (aka Vol. 10 in the US) is available since November 2011 in the UK. This DVD box contains the remaining episodes of S9. Unfortunately, this DVD release doesn't contain any audio commentaries like the previous releases did. It might be, but that's just an assumption of mine, that the commentaries haven't been recorded so far because the release of the US counterpart "Vol. 10" isn't yet in sight. The episodes themselves are completely uncensored, as usual.


The fourth episode in this box-set, 9x07 ("Road to the North Pole") runs twice as long again, and therefore has more room for variance. The, in total almost six minutes, difference is made of several new plot scenes, but also of numerous parts with obvious or possible censoring-background. The most notable new footage are probably the crude depiction of Jesus' birth and the three-minute-long extension in the middle of the episode.


Annotation:

There was no extra report created for the following, fifth episode on the box-set, 9x08 ("New Kidney in Town"). There are no differences between TV- and DVD-version beside one single beeping-sound (the word "shit"). Naturally, this shouldn't keep anybody from checking it out, as Peter high on Red Bull is surely one of the seasons' highlights.
Sound Censoring
03:06-03:08

Peter insults Brian in an alternative manner during the song, therefore the mouths also move a little differently.

TV: "Poo on you, ..."
DVD: "Suck my dick, ..."

No time difference
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Alternative
03:17-03:19

Stewie says something else, therefore the animation differs. He grabs his groin on TV, the DVD has him raising his voice.

TV: "Buddy boy, I got your Christmas right here!"
DVD: "Why don't you go out and chase cars, you queer!"

No time difference

TV-versionDVD-version




05:13

The first view of the Griffins walking through the mall is closer, and a crude joke about the birth of Jesus is being introduced with the view of a manger.

Meg: "Mom, look at the nativity scene."
You can see a crib and Lois remarks: "Isn't that beautiful?"
Chris: "It's nice they put Joseph in there, even though he's not really the father."
Lois: "Can you just imagine how it was on that special night in Bethlehem?"
Intermission, a doctor enters a very dirty barn and talks to Joseph and Maria.
Joseph: "Doctor, thank goodness you're here. My wife is about to give birth."
The doctor is in shock: "Oh, my God! What are you doing? This is a manger! Ma'am, you're lying in manure. You're about to give birth into cow crap."
Maria: "You don't really smell it after a while."
The doctor takes a closer look at her genital area: "Oh, God! You're crowning and there's flies on his head."
At that, a cow vomits onto her head and the doctor says: "Ugh! That's regurgitated cud! No, I can't be a part of this. Look, I'm just gonna leave you all the gauze I have. When that thing comes out, just wipe the crap off of him as fast as you can and... I don't know, man. Good luck to you."

41,1 sec




Alternative
07:59-08:02

Before Stewie drags Brian away, the DVD-version features an additional scene. Peter is playing a prank on Joe with icy water.

First you see the family decorating, Lois says: "Peter, come help decorate the Christmas tree."
Peter is standing at the entrance with a water hose.; "Wait a second, Lois. I'm almost done icing down the walk."
He calls over: "Hey, Joe. We're having eggnog and roasted marshmallows. Want some?"
Joe comes rolling out of his house enthusiastically. "Oh, boy, do I! Pour me a nice big tall glass..."
He slips on the ice and crashes into a speaker in the Griffins' living room.
Peter laughs and says: "God bless us everyone."


TheTV-Fassung on the other hand only shows a long shot of the Griffins decorating the tree for introduction, the DVD-version doesn't feature this.


DVD-version 19.9 sec longer




Alternative
10:05-10:06

In the TV-version Stewie only says "Ah, of course. All right." to the Katrina-explanation for the black adolescent (not pictured).

In the DVD-version, he gets another, absurd explanation out of Brian.
Stewie: "Okay, and why are they selling shirts that say, 'Burrillville, Rhode Island'?"
Brian: "'Cause that's where Santa went to high school."

DVD-version 8.2 sec lšnger




Sound Censoring
11:13-11:14

Stewie's announcement is a little shortened in the TV-version: "...then I'm gonna blow his goddamn brains out."

DVD-version 0.4 sec lšnger
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Alternative
12:30-12:33

The writing on the Massachusetts-sign differs.

No time difference

TV-versionDVD-version




Alternative
12:45-12:48

Same thing for Maine.

No time difference

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Sound Censoring
17:29-17:30

Brian says without beeping-sound: "I don't fucking know."

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20:26

A really long new block of scenes with partly pretty elaborate animation. The two first see a Persian igloo, then a huge part of the snow landscape collapses and they have to solve the riddel of an indian Totem.

Brian remarks at the sight of the igloos; "We must be getting close to the Pole. Look at all those igloos."
Stewie: "Look, there's a Persian igloo that takes up the whole lot."
A pompous igloo is shown, next to this a man shouts at another one: "My children are teaching your children to smoke at school!"
Stewie and Brian move on, suddenly the notice something crack.
Stewie: "What was that?"
Brian: "I don't know. You know, I think it's my back."
Stewie: "Really? You've never mentioned back pain before."
Brian: "Yeah, I try not to mention health problems around the house for fear of being put down."
When he takes another step, the ice under their feet collapses and a huge part of the surface disappears within a few seconds, during which the two just barely manage to save themselves. Stewie throws a stone into the huge chasm, it seems to be falling infinitely.
Brian: "Wow, looks bottomless."
A voice sounds behind them: "It is bottomless."
A huge totem appears and Stewie asks: "Who are you?"
Totem: "We are the enchanted totem."
Brian: "The enchanted what?"
Totem: "The enchanted totem. We hold the key to the bridge of eternal crossing. Which will allow you safe passage across the chasm without end. But first, you must solve our riddle."
Stewie: "All right. Well, we got to get to the North Pole and kill Santa. So, let's hear it."
Totem: "The riddle is this. A father and his son are in a car crash. The father is killed and the son is taken to the hospital in critical condition. He needs surgery to save his life. But when he is placed on the operating table, the doctor says, 'I cannot operate on this boy, he is my son.' Who is the doctor?"
Brian: "Wow! This is a toughie."
Stewie: "Yeah, I think we can rule out the mother right away."
Brian: "Yeah, definitely. Maybe this is a my-two-dads kind of situation?"
Stewie: "Right. Like they don't know which one was the real father, so they both call themselves Dad. So, wait, were both the guy in the car and the doctor biological parents?"
Totem: "Yes. And the guy in the car was the biological father."
Stewie: "Crap. Well, maybe the doctor is the mother."
Brian: "No, that's just crazy. I got it, the Dad in the car has to be a vampire, he's already dead, and he's a doctor."
Stewie: "That's pretty smart. Let's go with that."
Brian: "Okay. The doctor is the dad, who is a vampire."
Totem: "That is correct."
Magical music sounds and several crystals appear, forming a path.
Stewie: "Terrific. Thanks."
Totem: "You're welcome. You know, this used to be all orange trees."

181.2 sec




Sound Censoring
22:02-22:03

The man from Bridgeport writes his letter of complaint to the letters without being censored: "So eat my piss..."

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28:12

A drive down the factory, then Brian and Stewie start working inside. The monster-reindeer enter and kill an elf in the process.

Stewie says, as he climbs the sleigh: "Ready to join the mile high club?"
Brian: "What?"
Stewie: "All right. Let's get those reindeer hooked up and get out of here."
Brian: "Okay. The elves are bringing them right now."
After the elf's head was bitten off, Brian says: "My God! That doesn't look good."
Stewie: "God. That elf getting killed gave them all erections."

58.8 sec




Sound Censoring
33:52

Stewie says uncensoredly: "Shit!"

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33:59

The girl keeps talking to Stewie and Brian. The latter gives her the cell phone.

Girl: "You're Santa? Do you have my new cell phone?"
Stewie takes out his list: "Well, I'm not sure it was on my list. Do you have her cell phone, other Santa?"
Brian: "Why, I have a cell phone."
Stewie: "So, we do have your cell phone!"
Brian: "Well... It's... I have my cell phone."
Stewie: "No, we have your cell phone. Give her the cell phone, Brian."
Annoyedly, Brian whips out the cell phone and Stewie says to the girl: "There you go. Merry Christmas!"
Brian: "Yeah. Merry Christmas. It has all my fucking contacts in it."
Fittingly, the girl asks: "Who is 'Jennifer-Pizza-Hut-big-boobs-bad-face'?"
Stewie: "Okay, look, why don't you go back to bed, all right?"

27.6 sec




Alternative
33:59-34:04

She has got the cell phone in her hand in the following animation in the DVD-version, just for continuity's sake.

No time difference

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Sound Censoring
38:28-38:30

Cleveland says uncensoredly: "But if it's a gym membership, somebody's getting punched in the fucking face."

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