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Old November 27th, 2013 (02:48 AM).
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The show's quality has taken a constant nosedive for years, and Brian was nothing more than Seth MacFarlane's self insert by this point anyways. I'm glad that he's dead because if nothing else, it shows that the writers are still willing to take risks.

Honestly though, I'm pretty sure they're going to bring him back. Vinny seems like nothing more than a throwaway character made for trolling the audience.

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The thing I don't get about this is: Why kill Brian off, then immediately replace him with another dog? Dafaq is the point of that? They didn't replace Cleveland when he left the show (ok, there was that one episode where they attempt to do that, but still).
They wanted to mix things up by killing a character off, but they felt that leaving the hole unfilled would make the show feel really empty afterwards.
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Old November 27th, 2013 (11:54 AM).
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Honestly, what would shock me more than Brian's death would be Brian's death actually sticking.
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Old November 28th, 2013 (01:29 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Artemis:
Honestly, what would shock me more than Brian's death would be Brian's death actually sticking.
This, koffi~

Don't worry people. Brian will return. Either from science or simply a glaring loophole. Like this for instance:

Scene: Kitchen

Peter and fam are at the table talking about Brian and such, boo hoo.

Brian strolls in with a newspaper and coffee and sits down nonchalant. Stewie is the first to notice

Stewie: Wait, what the hell? Brian?
Brian: What?
Stewie: Dude! We, like, buried you and everything!
Brian: Yeah, so? The writers had to do something about our ratings so. . . yeah, we did that.
Meg: But we had a coffin!
Brian: stuffed with cardboard.
Chris: We received a death certificate!
Brian: What? That doesn't make sense.
Peter: What doesn't make sense? You being a zombie or-
Brian: Peter, I'm not a zombie! Look, a death certificate? For a dog?
Chris: Yeah. . .
Brian: Well where is it? Can I see it?
Lois: What? Why?
Brian: So I can hang it on my wall.
[Chris hands over a letter as Brian wags his tail]
Brian: This is uh. . . guys. This isn't for me.
Meg: What?
Lois: What do you mean. . .? Give it here!
[Lois grabs for the letter and quickly reads it]
Lois: Oh my gawd.
[cut scene to the entire family wearing black suits, attending a funeral]
Peter: Yeah, you are so going to hell. [pause] Zombie.

It's like a cartoon in your mind, koffi~
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Old November 28th, 2013 (02:06 AM).
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this is the guy who vomited for like 30 straight seconds after he found out he was dating a transgender person but oh no r.i.p brian please bring back the voice of reason that was brian griffin smartest dog in the universe
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Old November 28th, 2013 (10:10 AM).
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Cheer up guys! I may have found evidence Brian will return to the show! Read this article;
http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/29/family-guy-maya-rudolph-glenn-howerton/

This is clearly enough proof. There are even 2 future episode titles with Brian's name in it, and the plot summary of the episode 'Christmas Guy' says that "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas."

Oh, and good ol' pal Cleveland returns.
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Old November 28th, 2013 (10:56 AM).
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Ohh what a way to find out about Brian's demise. I caught it on a news site. :(

I started watching Family Guy yesterday while sick in bed. The episodes included Lois being beat up or assaulted by a bunch of kids, Peter getting almost killed by a puma, Peter shooting at his wife when she's at the mailbox, idek. I don't remember it being so.. dumb. One of my favorite bits was Stewie and Brian in the bank vault.
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Old November 28th, 2013 (12:41 PM).
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I wasn't a fan of Brian (or Family Guy for that matter), but if anybody deserved to die in this show, it was Glen Quagmire. He's too much of a perv, even for an adult-rated comedy/cartoon.
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Old November 28th, 2013 (07:16 PM).
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Brian was a great character, but I don't see this as a big deal as people seem to make it. Though I guess I just don't get as emotionally attached to fictional characters as much as some people. Plus if there's two episodes with Brian feature in them, I have a feeling they'll bring him. Till then, I'm gonna try to give Vinny a chance. He doesn't seem too bad. I think people just don't like him as much cause he isn't iconic to the show as Brain was.
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Old November 28th, 2013 (10:55 PM).
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It was kind of obvious right from the start that Brian would make a return. They built up Stewie's time machine a little too much in the beginning of the episode. That, and they can't keep out Seth MacFarlane's insert character.

That said, Vinny doesn't seem as bad as everyone was making him out to be. I was expecting an over-the-top obnoxious character, but Vinny just seems to be normal. He's got a good story, and I like how he and Stewie came to an understanding. It would be a shame to lose him completely.

Doesn't mean I'm going to start watching Family Guy again. I stopped watching it because it was trying too hard to be funny, and that hasn't seemed to change.
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Old November 29th, 2013 (01:23 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Astinus:
Doesn't mean I'm going to start watching Family Guy again. I stopped watching it because it was trying too hard to be funny, and that hasn't seemed to change.
That's pretty much the same reason I've stopped watching it, too. If it's on, I'll watch it, but I've got the last season and a half just sitting on my DVR, and I've never bothered with it.

That being said, after I heard of the news, I decided to watch the episode, and it seems kind of odd that they'd kill Brian off. I can't say as I hate Vinnie, but he just doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the Griffins, which is probably why Brian won't be gone forever. Still, bringing in a replacement character like that only to go back to the original a few weeks later seems like a waste of time more than anything.
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Old November 29th, 2013 (02:50 AM).
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"3 Acts of God" is 2 episodes before "Brian's a Bad Father". reviving the dead sounds like an act of god to me
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Old December 15th, 2013 (08:46 PM).
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You can all stop crying over a fictional dog now, Brain is back on Family Guy . :P I'm not gonna spoil how in case people haven't seen it , but it should be obvious it involved Stewie.
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Old December 15th, 2013 (09:41 PM).
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Okay, so despite my continued belief that Brian is incredibly boring, I did catch an episode or two of Family Guy with that new dog and oh my god, it was so bad. Maybe it was because I was just not accustomed to the change, and resisted it, but literally everything about him annoyed me. I'm glad he's back.
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What the heck was the point of Vinny? Boosting ratings?









if so, i guess he did his mission well.
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Quote originally posted by AWsquared:
You can all stop crying over a fictional dog now, Brain is back on Family Guy . :P I'm not gonna spoil how in case people haven't seen it , but it should be obvious it involved Stewie.
Like there was any doubt he'd be back. In a show like this, a death like that would never stick. It'd all be done for simple shock value to get more people watching and then they'd find a way to fix it. I didn't catch any of it, but it's hard to avoid the spoilers on social networks like twitter.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (04:21 AM).
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Quote originally posted by PhoneHome:
What the heck was the point of Vinny? Boosting ratings?









if so, i guess he did his mission well.
That's what I'm thinking. That and a placeholder dog till Brian came back. Obviously they had these episodes planned out month before they aired so it definitely was not the fans' begging that brought Brain back. So I can see how this series of event was a ploy to boost ratings.

And I kind of predicted how they were gonna bring Brian back, if you watched the episode where he's killed it makes sense. Though the way that part was played out was unexpected.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (08:10 AM).
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Favourite moment?

Peter: Hey have you heard?
Brain: Heard wha-?
Everyone except peter: BRIAN NOOOOOO!!!!
Peter: Heard that THE BIRD IS THE WORD THE BIRD IS THE WORDSIADOASNODNSODSAS D AKSD

Peter knocks Brain over and he has an Concusion,..
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Old December 17th, 2013 (02:25 AM).
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I had stopped watching FG. But when i heard about Brian dying it was like a shock to me. I actually want to see it how it turns out now. Or will the show get any better.
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I feel bad for all the people who got ''R.I.P Brian'' tattoos.

No, scratch that. I actually don't. They're idiots.
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Old December 28th, 2013 (12:34 PM).
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Quote originally posted by southpark32:
I feel bad for all the people who got ''R.I.P Brian'' tattoos.

No, scratch that. I actually don't. They're idiots.
Couldn't agree more. I find it funny actually XD
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