My biggest beef here is that this DVD was made for one twenty-three minute episode. Though I don’t see the need for the STAR WARS parodies they’ve been slinging our way, I do at the very least appreciate the fact that they’re pretty much feature length runtimes. Yes, they threw in a commentary. And yes, they threw in a live comedy show (which was funny at times but I’m still unsure of how I feel about the bashing of that deaf chick) but the fact remains that this DVD revolves around one not so great episode that I don’t feel anyone needs to rush out and see, let alone buy.
Like any fan of the series I have my list of favourite episodes but PARTIAL TERMS OF ENDEARMENT is by no means one of them. There are a couple laughs to be had here but they’re rare and the story itself isn’t exactly something most people will find funny. I loved the threesome bit but that was about it. If you’re going to go as far as releasing an uncut, too hot for TV DVD of a FAMILY GUY episode I suggest you make the most of it and create a balls to the walls gut busting laugh fest or forget the whole thing entirely as this feels like it’s all about the Benjamines which is another way of saying they’re taking us fans for a ride.
Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show: This is without a doubt the only reason this DVD purchase could indeed be a valid one (and even still, I’m not so sure). I found this live presentation humorous at times but like most FAMILY GUY episodes, they quickly delve into wincing territory.
Family Guy: Live and Uncensored Table Read: There’s always at least one of these table reads included with these films and/or seasons and as always they’re entertaining enough to merit a look.
Animatic for Partial Terms of Endearment: Here we get the play by play or rather screen by screen look at the rough episode animation. They’ve certainly come a long way since season one.
Family Guy Songs: These nine downloadable songs are either good news or bad depending on your individual tastes but personally I find most of them annoying.
Extra Tidbit: It wasn't until after watching the Live Special that I realized Seth MacFarlane's "normal" voice is the voice of Brian.