Release: Mar 14, 2012 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Comparison between the TV Version and the extended DVD Version (both included in the US Box "Volume 4").
- 1 altered scene
- no difference
From the series Family Guy, fans are already used to extensions and uncensored sequences on the DVD box sets since the release of the 4th season. With Seht MacFarlane's other baby - American Dad - they do a similar thing. However, not too many episodes per DVD box are different in comparison to their TV version; probably also because the series isn't as rude as the one starring the Griffins. As a result, there's not too much that needs to be censored.
Similar to Family Guy, the release policy for American Dad is equally confusing. Instead of an entire box set for one season, the releases are divided in volumes (unlike Family Guy the volumes are identical in each country). The first season for example consists of 23 episodes, while the "volume 1" set only includes the first 13 episodes; thus, the following volumes often include episodes of 2 different seasons.
Vol. 1 and 2 didn't include episodes that were different to TV versions except for one: the episode Tears of a Clooney (1x23) on Vol. 2 has a censored and an uncensored soundtrack. Since this censorship only involves beeping out curse words, we decided not to release a report for this episode.
Additionally, we took a closer look at Vol. 2's episode Finances with Wolves, since the official rating entry listed that the episode was about 2 minutes longer than an average episode. However, it is highly possible, that the entry is simply faulty, since the episode actually has an average runtime and does not at all differ from the TV version - neither on the German, nor on the US DVD.
"Volume 4" includes the episodes 8 + 10-16 of the third season (episode 8 is a christmas special and was included as the last episode of the last disc) as well as the episodes 1-6 of the fourth season. In this box set there are 8 episodes with differing versions. However, three of them only include an uncensored soundtrack while nothing of the imagery was altered. As for Volume 1, 2, and 3 we only created reports for those episodes that offer more than just deleted beeps.
For these episodes you can choose to watch the "Original Televised Episode" by selecting it in the bonus menu. If you don't do that you will always see the uncensored DVD version; the UK box set only includes the DVD versions, the TV versions can't be chosen.
About this Episode
Only one tiny scene of Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold (3x15) has been censored in the TV Version. It concerns the scene with Stan showing his middle finger several times. For TV, the scene got blurred. The DVD Version is uncensored.
Uncensored shot of Stan showing both middle fingers.
And again, when he takes another peek after a short while.