Release: May 04, 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 8").
3 new / extended scenes, one of them with alternate footage
+ 3 audio modifications, one of them with alternate footage
Difference: 47 sec
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 latest DVD box of Family Guy is available since 06.15.2010 in the US. "Volume 8" ignores the regular counting again and contains the episodes 10 to 16 from season 7 plus episodes 1 to 8 from season 8. To make it more cunfusing, the equivalent UK release is called "Season 9" and was released 01. November 2010. But then again the fans should already be familiar with that confusion. So let's cut it out and talk about the DVD release itself, which contains longer DVD Versions again (with an average of 1 - 2 more minutes of footage per episode). As in the previous seasons, some of the scenes needed to be removed for time reasons, other were just too rude for TV. That's why they either got cut out or modified. The Original TV Version is also on board.
The subject of episode 8x02 ("Family Goy") are the Jews once again. In opposite to the former episode When You Wish Upon A Weinstein, this episode didn't cause any controversies. At least one of the new scenes is quite rude, but it might also be that the scene has just been removed for time reasons - just like a short TV clip at the beginning. Apart from the common audio modifications, a tiny scene is worth being mentioned. The DVD Version contains a shot of Peter's wiener hanging out of his pants. On the one hand, that image suits much better to the comment before, but then again it's kind of cheesy.
Earlier at the Griffins' house. A basketball match is on TV but there's only one single player on the field because of the crimes the players committed.
Announcement from the off: "We now return to the NBA playoffs on TNT."
Commentator 1: "And we're just minutes away from Game 1 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets."
Commentator 2: "Both teams a little shorthanded to start these play-offs. Of course, Kobe Bryant is out battling a rape charge. Lamar Odem is suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy."
Commentator 1: "Smush Parker, assault. Kwame Brown, suspicion of rape, but in his defense: 'Not a minor.' Allen Iverson, picked up for marijuana possession and carrying a concealed weapon. And Darrell Armstrong faces a charge of battery against a female police officer."
Commentator 2: "But Luke Walton's here and he's ready to play."
Then a scene of the match: Walton starts running and misses.
Only the DVD Version confirms Peter's previous comment "I'm out under the table": his zipper is open so that his wiener can get some fresh air.
No beep in the DVD Version: "Have fun with your stupid goddamn Robot Chicken jokes..."
A first close-up of Peter: "Everyone, from now on our lives will be better. We'll be wealthy, our sons will become doctors, and we'll be in charge of charity, so we don't have to contribute to them."
The following animation starts earlier and Brian says: "I'm offended by that, and I'm not even Jewish."
Lois yells: "Are you out of your fucking mind?"
Jesus' judgement about the different religions is more vulgar. As usual, the animation is slightly different in the DVD Version.
TV Version: "They are all complete crap."
DVD Version: "They are all complete horse shit."