Posted in: TV

Family Guy: Brian Dead, Killed By Writers, And Fans Are Outraged He Died

Family Guy: Brian Dead, Killed By Writers, And Fans Outraged He Died

Family Guy decides to have Brian killed and the villagers are revolting.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Fox recently announced a Family Guy, Simpsons crossover episode planned for 2014.

As if the title wasn’t spoiler enough, just gonna say it anyways: SPOILER ALERT! Last night on Family Guy, the Griffin’s said goodbye to Brian, who was killed off in the episode. True to Griffin family style, they immediately replaced Brian with Vinny, a new dog (this isn’t the first time their dog has died).

Vinny is voiced by The Soprano’s Tony Sirico. Writer for Family Guy, Steve Callaghan talked about the new character:

“Where Brian was sort of a match for Stewie intellectually, Vinny is a good match for Stewie because he doesn’t let Stewie get away with any crap. He’ll call Stewie out on his b.s. freely.”

According to hints given by Executive Producer Al Jean, The Simpsons will also be saying goodbye to a major character :

“I’ll give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.”

Fox has not commented on the loss of Brian. Steve Callaghan also talked about the decision to kill off Family Guy’s Brian:

“Well, this was an idea that got pitched in the writers room and it sort of caught fire, and 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.”

But Family Guy fans were NOT pleased. One guy summarized Brian’s death as “the biggest mistake in the history of mistakes. Give or take a few.” As bad as Fox continually canceling Family Guy? Probably. And they were equally unimpressed with Vinny:

Tell that to the fans, man! So what do you think of way Family Guy’s Brian died? Do you think the writers should be allowed to kill him off completely or should there be more time travel hijinks?

Articles And Offers From The Web

Comments

5 Responses to “Family Guy: Brian Dead, Killed By Writers, And Fans Are Outraged He Died”

  1. Jantje Groot

    There are episodes with Brian in the future per Wikipedia. He'll be back. Ratings grab?

  2. Penney Nile

    I'm NOT a fan of Family Guy, and have never watched it, but I can definitely understand the angst that having a favorite character bite the dust would cause (or indeed, having an entire series cancelled… we're talking about HBO's absolutely insane decision to cancel Carnivale),but I have this bit of comfort to offer – it's TV land, and Brian can always come back from the dead a la Bobby Ewing (it was just a DREAM!), so don't despair!

  3. Nicholas Bretagna II

    Hint: They stuck Brian's body into a Kryptonian regeneration matrix in an excised scene from the episode.

  4. Nicholas Bretagna II

    Hint: They stuck Brian's body into a Kryptonian regeneration matrix in an excised scene from the episode.

  5. Lesley Wilmoth

    I wish that this was the biggest thing I had to worry about in my life. Seriously, people, it's television.