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Family Guy

8.17 Brian & Stewie


  • TV Version
  • DVD Version
Release: Oct 11, 2011 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the uncensored DVD Version (DVD Version represented by the UK release "Season 10").

- 15 (+2) differences, among them twelve instances of audio censoring and four featuring alternative footage
- Difference:
* In the regular episode: DVD 0,5 sec longer
* Bonus scenes in the TV version: 822,1 sec (=13:42 min)

As usual, almost any newer episode of Family Guy has been released as uncensored and extended version on DVD. The latest season 10 has just started to air in the US (September 2011) but the last episode released on DVD is episode "8.08". It's available on "Volume 8" and was released in June 2010. Since then, no further box has been released or even announced so far for some reason. But the English people know what they're doing. While the UK counterpart was always released a couple of months after the box set in the US (the UK Season 9 equal to the US Vol. 8 was released 5 months later), the next UK box is already available. "Season 10" contains the episodes "8.09" until "8.19", the episode Partial Terms of Endearment, which got banned from TV in the US, plus the first 3 episodes of season 9 and it was released in May 2011.

The tenth episode on the box, 8x17 ("Brian & Stewie"), is a special case. With almost 27 minutes, the episode on DVD is especially long. However, it is only one second longer than the TV version! This is due to the fact that this is the 150th jubilee episode and the TV version was broadcasted alongside a moderation by Stewie and Brian and some musical clips from previous episodes. In the end, it added up to 40 minutes and was presented as a double episode.
These moderation scenes can only be seen in the TV version and are not included on the DVD, which is why they are included here although they technically are not part of the episode.
On the other hand, there still is quite a lot of censoring to be found in the TV version. Many times, the dialog was changed and the animations subsequently corrected to fit the words. This is no wonder seeing the theme of the episode: as they are locked into a vault together, Brian has to eat Stewie's feces from his diaper (and later some vomit) and then cleans his butt with his tongue, which Stewie obviously likes. Interestingly enough, Stewie's butt looks different here, although it used to be replaced with an alternative featuring briefs.

All in all, this episode is a nice example for how many gags about excrements just can be broadcasted on US TV.
TV Version

Here, Brian and Stewie introduce the episode.

Brian: "Good evening, America. Tonight we present a full hour of 'Family Guy', beginning with a very special extended episode, followed by some never-before-seen musical clips."
Stewie: "That's right. So, without further ado, here's a little episode entitled 'Stewie and Brian'."
Brian: "Well, actually, it's called 'Brian and Stewie'."
Stewie: "Really? Shouldn't it be person before animal, like 'Turner and Hooch'?"
Brian: "I don't think that movie is a good example. Of anything. Besides, it's alphabetical."
Stewie is still sceptical: "You asked to have your name first, didn't you?"
Brian: "Ladies and gentlemen, here's 'Brian and Stewie'."
Stewie: "Pathetic."

+ 29,4 sec

Audio Censoring / Alternative Footage

The part of Stewie's sentence in bold is not included in the TV version: "None of your goddamn business."
The mouth animation therefore is a bit different as well (picture from the DVD).

DVD Version 0,2 sec longer
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Audio Censoring / Alternativ

Two audio censorings after each other, the first one with some alternative dialog.

The DVD Version features a more direct: "Eat my poo, Brian."
He reacts: "You're out of your fucking mind."
In the TV, Stewie says "Eat it, Brian" and the f-word was beeped.

DVD Version 0,2 sec longer
pictures for orientation

Audio Censoring

On the DVD, Stewoe says "And I've seen you eat shit before" and does not use "poop" as in the TV version.
Therefore, the mouth animations are a bit different as well (picture from the DVD).

no difference in time
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Audio Censoring

Instead of the DVD's "...possibly lick my ass...", Stewie says "fanny".
Therefore, the mouth animations are a bit different (picture from the DVD).

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Audio Censoring

Ditto: "Probably lick my ass / fanny."

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Audio Censoring

A beep in the TV version covers the bad word in "I'll blow your fucking head off."

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Alternative Footage

Als Stewie Brian den Hintern hinstreckt, wurde dies marginal anders gezeichnet. Bei der DVD Version setzt die Linie etwas weiter unten an.

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TV VersionDVD Version


After just a second there is the next difference to be found.

In the TV version, Brian stays at the spot and says: "All right, here goes."
The DVD version shows his tongue approaching Stewie's anus.

DVD Version 0,3 sec longer

TV VersionDVD Version

Alternative Footage

When they check for remains on Stewies butt, a few frames are animated differently.

no difference in time

TV VersionDVD Version

Audio Censoring

Brian comments "Fuck!"

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Audio Censoring

Brian descibes his previous action differently, therefore his mouth animation is different as well.

TV: "I already practically French-kissed your butt."
DVD: "I already practically rimmed you."

TV Version 0,2 sec longer
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Audio Censoring

Brian comments "Oh, shit!"

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Audio Censoring

These two sentences had to be redone for the TV version.

TV: "It makes you look queer." - "Okay, well, now you're just bein' a dick."
DVD: "You look like a fag." - "Now you're being an asshole."

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Audio Censoring

As done before, Stewie's "I got you to eat my shit" was too much for TV and "poop" was insterted instead.

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Audio Censoring

Stewie comments without a beep: "A lot of crazy shit went on last night."

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As already said, the TV version continues with Brian and Stewie presenting the musical scenes from previous episodes (except *).
These songs are being shown:
- "NAAFP anthem" from The Fat Guy Strangler (4x17)
*- Peter's hommage to "The Errand Boy" with Jerry Lewis, usually planned for Business Guy (8x09) => see the video on youtube
- "You've got a lot to see" from Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows (3x17)
- "All I really need is a boy" from Play it again, Brian (6x10)
- "Shipoopi" from Patriot Games (4x20)
- "My Drunken Irish Dad" from Peter's Two Dads (5x10)

Before "Shipoopi" and after the last song, some nice gags by Stewie and Brian are included as well. Mentioned are e.g. Michael Jackson and the FCC:

Stewie: "And now we have a super special treat: A never-before-aired clip that may be the greatest thing we've ever done. Featuring the last known recording of Michael Jackson, here is..."
Brian: "Stewie, that number has been cut."
Stewie: "What? No way! But it had the Toy Story 3 sneak peek."
Brian: "Sorry-- legal said no to all of it."
Stewie: "Well, that sucks. What else we got?"
Brian: "'Shipoopi'."
Stewie: "Seriously? Again? Fine. Here's 'Shipoopi'."

Stewie: "Do you remember when Peter got his own TV station?"
Brian: "Yeah, and the FCC censored him. We all sang a song about how they take the best parts out of everything."
Stewie: "I know, and the worst part is that after the song aired, we heard the FCC people liked it. They liked the parody of them. Doesn't that just suck? I mean, like, you know, like when-when...when you make fun of someone and then they laugh. It's like, 'No, man. No, you don't get it. The joke is on you.' And then they're supposed to be like, 'Oh, you got me. Oh, now I've got to think about myself.' And you're like, 'Yeah. Yeah, you do. Take that. And stay out of our playground." But those FCC bozos liked the song. I-I don't know-- it just... it ruins it for me. Anyway, let's take a look."
Brian: "Actually, because of your little rant, we don't have time for that song."
Stewie: "Really? So, what, that means the show is over?"
Brian: "Yep."
Stewie: "Oh. Okay. Good night."

+ 793,2 sec (= 13:13 min)