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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:40

'Family Guy' Killed Off a Major Character

 

In its twelfth season, it seems like there are two camps concerning Family Guy: the first is made up of those who still watch the show, and the second contains people who don't care about it at all. If, for some reason, you occupy the middle ground—don't watch the show anymore but desperately want to know what the Griffin clan is up to—here's who died on Family Guy tonight.

 

It was Brian, the talking dog.

 

Following some time machine hijinks, Brian and Stewie—a talking baby who sometimes says adult things that babies shouldn't say—decided to destroy the time machine. Later, while playing street hockey, Brian got hit by a car. He died. Because Stewie had destroyed his time machine, Brian is seemingly dead forever. The Griffins then adopted another talking dog, but this one has a New York accent.

 

Executive producer Steve Callaghan told E! that "we thought it could be a fun way to shake things up. As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters." They also thought that Brian would be a good candidate to get hit by a car because he is a dog and "It seemed more in the realm of a reality that a dog would get hit by a car." (Just as a reminder: this episode also involved time travel, so, yes, realism.)

 

Logistically, it would also make sense to kill off one of the Seth MacFarlane-voiced characters, since he's moved on to other projects such as an immigration cartoon and the cultural low bar that is Dads. The new dog, Vinnie, is voiced by Tony Sirico, better known as Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos.

 

Source and full article: The Wire




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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:57

Hmm, I would've said that's one less reason to watch Family Guy, but frankly, there weren't any reasons left.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:57

I don't still watch Family Guy, but it seems stupid to put a spoiler in the title   :/



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:16

Family Guy doesn't make sense without the dog for me.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:16

Kill the only person who could combine with Stewie to make the show decent, gj guys!



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:26

I will get in my Time Machine and reverse this !

 

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:46

Very-very bad move! :/ Kill Meg, no one will care... But Brian? They can kill everybody then...



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:22

And here I thought Stewie finally killed off his mom, he's been trying forever.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:41

I wish they'd kill off Peter, in the most horrible way. :x



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:55

Family Guy has gone a bit stale recently but I have to agree that the Brian/Stewie episodes were quite fun. We'll have to see what happens I guess!



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:34

Kill the only person who could combine with Stewie to make the show decent, gj guys!


This :(

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:37

I honestly think Peter is what ruins the show, if it was stewie and brian the show would be fine..... they try to make peter too much of a idiot to make it worth anything anymore



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:39

I can't believe family guy has been since 1999, and so has SpongeBob.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:41

I can't believe family guy has been since 1999, and so has SpongeBob.

 

 

well, there was the "missing years"....



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:41

I will get in my Time Machine and reverse this !

 

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There is a slight problem with that plan :/