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(Metro)   This is just like the time that Family Guy killed off one of their main characters (Spoilers in article)   (metro.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-11-25 12:17:15 PM  
Meh, he was Macfarlane's soapbox to biatch about whatever he wanted to.

Quagmire said it best:

Okay, I'll tell you. You are the worst person I know. You constantly hit on your best friend's wife. The man pays for your food and rescued you from certain death, and this is how you repay him? And to add insult to injury, you defecate all over his yard. And you're such a sponge. You pay for nothing. You always say, "Oh, I'll get you later" but "later" never comes.

And what really bothers me is you pretend you're this deep guy who loves women for their souls when all you do is date bimbos. Yeah, I date women for their bodies but at least I'm honest about it. I don't buy them a copy of Catcher in the Rye and then lecture them with some seventh grade interpretation of how Holden Caulfield is some profound, intellectual. He wasn't! He was a spoiled brat! And that's why you like him so much-he's you! God, you're pretentious!

And you delude yourself by thinking you're some great writer, even though you're terrible! You know, I should have known Cheryl Tiegs didn't write me that note. She would have known there's no "a" in the word "definite." And I think what I hate most about you is your textbook liberal agenda, how we should "legalize pot, man," how big business is crushing the underclass, how homelessness is the biggest tragedy in America. Well, what have you done to help? I work down at the soup kitchen, Brian. Never seen you down there! You wanna help? Grab a ladle! And by the way, driving a Prius doesn't make you Jesus Christ! Oh, wait! You don't believe in Jesus Christ or any religion for that matter, because "religion is for idiots!" Well, who the hell are you to talk down to anyone? You failed college twice, which isn't nearly as bad as your failure as a father! How's that son of yours you never see?

But you know what? I could forgive all of that, all of it, if you weren't such a bore! That's the worst of it, Brian. You're just a big, sad, alcoholic bore. Well, see ya, Brian! Thanks for the farking steak."
 
2013-11-25 12:28:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Quagmire said it best:


I wonder the percentage of farkers that just described.
 
2013-11-25 12:29:55 PM  
One, Vinnie needs to be louder, angrier, Italianand Stewie can't have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Poochie's not on screen, all the other characters should be asking, "Where's Vinnie?" Three--
 
2013-11-25 12:30:33 PM  
fark you, admins
 
2013-11-25 12:30:50 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: One, Vinnie needs to be louder, angrier, Italianand Stewie can't have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Poochie's not on screen, all the other characters should be asking, "Where's Vinnie?" Three--


Damnit I missed a Poochie. I failed at the modest task that was my duty. I apologize.

Anyways, this is clearly the point of what they're doing.
 
2013-11-25 01:08:26 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: scottydoesntknow: Quagmire said it best:

I wonder the percentage of farkers that just described.


Is there a percentage higher than 100?
 
2013-11-25 01:38:19 PM  
What's this about? I don't own a TV.
 
2013-11-25 01:46:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Quagmire said it best:


Hey Scotty..... I farked your father!
 
2013-11-25 01:46:20 PM  
Did a little looking around, 'cause the whole episode seemed a little off for the death of a main character. There's still two episodes left with his name in the title and an actress was revealed as playing his girlfriend in a later episode. I don't think he's actually dead or will be brought back to life later.
 
2013-11-25 01:49:00 PM  
Brian was quickly replaced by a new family dog called Vinnie, a 'pooch with attitude'


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-25 01:50:39 PM  

phed: Did a little looking around, 'cause the whole episode seemed a little off for the death of a main character. There's still two episodes left with his name in the title and an actress was revealed as playing his girlfriend in a later episode. I don't think he's actually dead or will be brought back to life later.


Yeah, pretty sure this ep was a non-canon "what if?" scenario.
 
2013-11-25 01:50:58 PM  
As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.
 
2013-11-25 01:51:13 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Brian was quickly replaced by a new family dog called Vinnie, a 'pooch with attitude'


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First thing I thought of.
 
2013-11-25 01:52:52 PM  
30.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-25 01:53:09 PM  

phed: Did a little looking around, 'cause the whole episode seemed a little off for the death of a main character. There's still two episodes left with his name in the title and an actress was revealed as playing his girlfriend in a later episode. I don't think he's actually dead or will be brought back to life later.


Over at the A.V. Club, the fav theory is that Brian was also driving the car...
 
2013-11-25 01:54:27 PM  
That's the thing about TV.  Nothing is permanent
Vinnie can turn out to be evil.
He kills the whole family except Stewie escapes.
Stewie rebuilds the time machine goes back and rescues Brian.
They come back to the present, and some major plotpoint
has changed because Vinnie didn't influence it.
 
2013-11-25 01:55:22 PM  

phed: Did a little looking around, 'cause the whole episode seemed a little off for the death of a main character. There's still two episodes left with his name in the title and an actress was revealed as playing his girlfriend in a later episode. I don't think he's actually dead or will be brought back to life later.


Yeah, hard for anyone to stay dead on a show that features time travel pretty commonly.
 
2013-11-25 02:04:43 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Meh, he was Macfarlane's soapbox to biatch about whatever he wanted to.

Quagmire said it best:


You act like Quagmire can say anything that MacFarlane doesn't want him to. They are both his character. The only difference is that he doesn't voice Quagmire.

The fact that Q gets to say all of these things is MacFarlane's way of saying that, yes, he's perfectly aware that Brian is a hypocrite and a liberal stereotype. These are intentional character flaws which are part of the set of flaws that all of the characters have (such as Lois being incredibly mean to Brian and Meg, Peter being a dangerous moron, Quagmire being an actual rapist, etc).

If Brian were really just an expy for MacFarlane, why in the world would MacFarlane even give Quagmire the chance to biatch Brian out?
 
2013-11-25 02:05:15 PM  
They should have had Brian die in a water skiing accident. Maybe he is eaten by sharks while trying to go over a jump or something.
 
2013-11-25 02:11:23 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: scottydoesntknow: Meh, he was Macfarlane's soapbox to biatch about whatever he wanted to.

Quagmire said it best:

You act like Quagmire can say anything that MacFarlane doesn't want him to. They are both his character. The only difference is that he doesn't voice Quagmire.


He does voice Quagmire
 
2013-11-25 02:13:45 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do


You act like Quagmire can say anything that MacFarlane doesn't want him to. They are both his character. The only difference is that he doesn't voice Quagmire.


Pretty sure you're wrong about that, and the episode of 'Inside the Actors Studio' will back me up.
 
2013-11-25 02:16:13 PM  
OMG! They killed Brian!
You bastards!
 
2013-11-25 02:16:21 PM  
They'd *better* bring Brian back. Him and Stewie are the best part of the show. Kill Peter. Can't stand him.
 
2013-11-25 02:16:55 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: scottydoesntknow: Meh, he was Macfarlane's soapbox to biatch about whatever he wanted to.

Quagmire said it best:

You act like Quagmire can say anything that MacFarlane doesn't want him to. They are both his character. The only difference is that he doesn't voice Quagmire.

The fact that Q gets to say all of these things is MacFarlane's way of saying that, yes, he's perfectly aware that Brian is a hypocrite and a liberal stereotype. These are intentional character flaws which are part of the set of flaws that all of the characters have (such as Lois being incredibly mean to Brian and Meg, Peter being a dangerous moron, Quagmire being an actual rapist, etc).

If Brian were really just an expy for MacFarlane, why in the world would MacFarlane even give Quagmire the chance to biatch Brian out?


Because there's a difference between acknowledging it and liking it? I don't think that Seth liked having his personal mouthpiece called out, but he was also smart enough to realize that most fans of the show were seeing him that way, and the best way to fix that was to have another character call him out.

Why did everyone like that speech so much? Because it was true. He was Macfarlane's soapbox and has been since the episode where Meg turned into a fundie-christian.
 
2013-11-25 02:18:34 PM  

clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.


I was going to ask why he couldn't just take the Matt Groening path and step away while letting it keep going without him.
Then I remembered that he voices close to half the characters. "D'oh!"

He kind of painted himself into a corner with that one. I wonder if they could find other VAs to imitate his characters.
 
2013-11-25 02:19:49 PM  
Lame headline is Lame

--> 11 year old hit and killed by car

was mine
 
2013-11-25 02:19:49 PM  
I thought Brian died from eating chocolate out of the garbage at some point in the future.
 
2013-11-25 02:19:58 PM  

clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.


If his contract with them has been going on that long, then he should have thought of that before he signed it and took all those millions from Fox. He could just stop working on the show right now, but then he'd get sued and lose all those millions. So what do you know, he goes with the choice that lets him keep his enormous fortune (i.e., ride out the contract).
 
2013-11-25 02:20:13 PM  

Jack of All Games: I wonder if they could find other VAs to imitate his characters.


Well there was that one time Peter had surgery to replace his vocal chords with Patrick Stewart...
 
2013-11-25 02:27:00 PM  

Jack of All Games: clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.

I was going to ask why he couldn't just take the Matt Groening path and step away while letting it keep going without him.
Then I remembered that he voices close to half the characters. "D'oh!"

He kind of painted himself into a corner with that one. I wonder if they could find other VAs to imitate his characters.


That's one way to get it canceled.
 
2013-11-25 02:28:28 PM  
If we're honest, family guy was way past jumping the shark anyways. That being said, this is like that one time the simpsons tried to introduce poochy...
 
2013-11-25 02:29:00 PM  

phed: Did a little looking around, 'cause the whole episode seemed a little off for the death of a main character. There's still two episodes left with his name in the title and an actress was revealed as playing his girlfriend in a later episode. I don't think he's actually dead or will be brought back to life later.


Doggy heaven has a revolving door, as I learned from "all dogs go to heaven."
 
2013-11-25 02:31:19 PM  
Let's freak out about his death until we look at wikipedia and see he's scheduled for future episodes.
 
2013-11-25 02:32:19 PM  

Griftin Rubes: Lame headline is Lame

--> 11 year old hit and killed by car

was mine


That's not even creative. You're a horrible person for submitting it. I hope you get the clap.
 
2013-11-25 02:40:20 PM  

Go Fast Turn Left: I hope you get the clap.


assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2013-11-25 02:41:17 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: Bareefer Obonghit: One, Vinnie needs to be louder, angrier, Italianand Stewie can't have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Poochie's not on screen, all the other characters should be asking, "Where's Vinnie?" Three--

Damnit I missed a Poochie. I failed at the modest task that was my duty. I apologize.


It was actually funnier that way.
 
2013-11-25 02:42:22 PM  

clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.


None of that makes sense.
 
2013-11-25 02:44:16 PM  

Uncle Pooky: clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.

None of that makes sense


It didn't seem to stop him from making the abortion that is Dads.
 
2013-11-25 02:45:34 PM  
Brian was only The Canine's first incarnation.
 
2013-11-25 02:48:51 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-25 02:48:54 PM  

Jack of All Games: clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.

I was going to ask why he couldn't just take the Matt Groening path and step away while letting it keep going without him.
Then I remembered that he voices close to half the characters. "D'oh!"

He kind of painted himself into a corner with that one. I wonder if they could find other VAs to imitate his characters.


They did it once with Meg.
 
2013-11-25 02:50:55 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: scottydoesntknow: Meh, he was Macfarlane's soapbox to biatch about whatever he wanted to.

Quagmire said it best:

You act like Quagmire can say anything that MacFarlane doesn't want him to. They are both his character. The only difference is that he doesn't voice Quagmire.

The fact that Q gets to say all of these things is MacFarlane's way of saying that, yes, he's perfectly aware that Brian is a hypocrite and a liberal stereotype. These are intentional character flaws which are part of the set of flaws that all of the characters have (such as Lois being incredibly mean to Brian and Meg, Peter being a dangerous moron, Quagmire being an actual rapist, etc).

If Brian were really just an expy for MacFarlane, why in the world would MacFarlane even give Quagmire the chance to biatch Brian out?


One of my friends once thought matt groening was republican up until around season 12 or so due to jabs at democrats. Then he felt it got REALLY OBVIOUS2
 
2013-11-25 02:53:53 PM  

clkeagle: As far as I can tell, MacFarlane has been actively trying to get Family Guy canceled for at least three years now, so he can do something he actually wants to do. Fox just won't cooperate.


Every year Family Guy is on the air is another year Ted 2 won't be made.  So keep renewing them, Fox. It's likely the only good move you'll ever make.
 
2013-11-25 02:54:28 PM  
Family Guy got pretty stale years ago. Bob's Burgers is where it's at now
 
2013-11-25 02:57:09 PM  

verbaltoxin: Brian was only The Canine's first incarnation.


Canine Who?
 
2013-11-25 02:57:25 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 768x576]


I bet that's what'll happen, too.

"Good morning, Lois!"
 
2013-11-25 02:57:58 PM  
If they were going to kill off a character, it should have been Meg.  They could have cut to her being stabbed in a park overnight during a mugging and then left it alone for four episodes.  On the fifth episode, Peter could look up from the paper and say "Hey, Where's Meg?" and they could leave it at that.  No one would care.
 
2013-11-25 02:59:04 PM  
SCENE

Peter is seated a table at The Drunken Clam. Lois is seated across from him. Brian slips in alongside Peter and comments on the quality of the onion rings. Meg runs into the diner. Quagmire is seen casually looking at the jukebox while a menacing Joe Swanson rolls by the table on his way to the men's room.  Suddenly the song "Can a N**** Get A Table Dance?" comes on the jukebox.

PETER: Oh my God, I LOVE this song! Hey Qua --

HARD CUT TO BLACK SCREEN

END SCENE
 
2013-11-25 02:59:50 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: Let's freak out about his death until we look at wikipedia and see he's scheduled for future episodes.


flash back episodes with Peter telling Vinnie about some "good times" with brian
 
2013-11-25 03:01:00 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Family Guy got pretty stale years ago. Bob's Burgers is where it's at now


Careful, if too many people start watching it then it won't be cool anymore.

It's only got three years or so before it will universally be agreed that it is no longer funny and should have been cancelled years ago.
 
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