Release: Dec 04, 2015 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the Extended Version.
10 differences, among of them 4 with alternate footage
Length difference: 56.7 sec
All Blu-ray releases of this cult series unfortunately only contain the TV-Version of all of the episodes. Viewers who already know the Extended Versions from the DVD boxes will miss the additional footage.
Episode 3x04 (The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel) contains approx. 1 minute of new footage. Especially Rachel and Monica have more screentime. All in all, nothing worth mentioning though.
Alternate shot of Joey turning away. On top of that, only the Extended Version contains another commercial with him.
Joey: "I can't watch this anymore you guys."
Phoebe change the channel: "All right, you've suffered enough. We'll change it. We'll change it."
We see Joey with a fake mustache on TV. He desperately attempts to sew something together.
A narrator says: "How many times has this happened to you?"
Joey stings himself in the clip: "Argh, there's got to be a better way!"
The group looks at Joey with a smile on their faces.
Extended Version 11.6 sec longer
Black screen after the opening.
+ 1.8 sec
The scene at Monica's apartment starts earlier: Rachel spots the naked neighbor.
Rachel: "Huh. Well, that's funny. Ugly Naked Guy is still naked but his dog is wearing a sweater."
Ross looks perplexed.
Alternative shot of Rachel saying "Men are unbelievable!"
Only in the Extended Vrersion, she sarcastically adds: "Janice just thought she was giving you chicken. She didn't think she was giving you scary chicken."
Extended Version 6 sec
In the Extended Version, the scene at the Central Perk Cafe starts earlier.
Phoebe: "Will you guys listen to this and tell me what you think?"
She prepares to play something when all of a sudden, there is a beeping noise.
Phoebe: "That's interesting."
Rachel explains resp. she passes over her beeper: "Honey."
Phoebe: "Oh, cause it's a beeper."
When she then refers to Joey's conversation, alternate takes are being used.
Extended Version 12.2 sec longer
Black screen due to a commercial break in the TV Version. As compensation, the Extended Version contains an additional exterior shot as transition.
Extended Version 2.2 sec longer
Chandler gets calmed down longer after he initiated his break-up with Janice.
Monica: "You didn't beg, did you?"
Chandler: "I said Please."
Monica: "Well, was it please with one e in the middle of it or lots of e's?"
Chandler: "Oh, dear lord, I begged."
After Rachel's advice, Chandler repeats "Aloof?" at the beginning of the shot.
The discussion keeps going. The TV Version contains an alternate shot of Rachel getting up.
(Rachel: "And then act aloof.")
Chandler: "And then I'll be ok?"
Monica: "Yeah, I think so."
(Chandler: So I'm not, not gonna lose her?)
Extended Version 4 sec longer
When Chandler asks for ice cream, the Extended Version contains an additional shot of Monica saying "It's time."
The following shot starts insignificantly earlier in the TV Version (no screenshots).
Extended Version 1.8 sec longer
After "Everything's gonna be OK", Monica adds "You know why? Cause you got 65 grams of fat coming your way." in the Extended Version.
Just like before, the following shot of the TV Version begins insignificantly longer (no screenshots).
Extended Version 5.1 sec longer