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(Daily Mail)   Online petitions of protest and world-wide outrage begins after: A) recent nuclear threats, B) third world violence, or C) death of Brian from Family Guy   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 87
    More: Followup, Fox Broadcasting, Facebook, Stewie, New England town, online petition, Seth MacFarlane, Tony Sirico, Brian Griffin  
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2013-11-26 09:02:27 AM
This is it people. We're approaching Reverse Poochie.
 
2013-11-26 09:07:34 AM
OMFG, do people really think that the character is gone for good?

No we'll suffer the Ghost of Brian for a season and then Stewie will magically happen to find what he needs to rebuild the time machine, right about the time that Executives at FOX notice dipping audience numbers.
 
2013-11-26 09:21:29 AM
The most godawful episodes of FG resulted from the writers using Brian as a mouthpiece for their boring sermonizing about pot laws or the tea party or whatever, which not only weren't funny, but made me hate myself for agreeing with them.  So yeah, not gonna get too upset about this.

/doesn't killing Brian pretty much kill Stewie's character too?  Is the show just going to be Peter making fart jokes from now on?
 
2013-11-26 09:22:54 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: OMFG, do people really think that the character is gone for good?


No way it's totally real, man. The character's gone forever and this was totally not a stunt to get people up in arms and upset and get the show into the news. There was no intent at all that distraught fans would start spamming their Facebook walls with laments to Brian so that people who don't even watch the goddamn show are suddenly swept into the controversy. This was simply an artist following the story, listening to the characters, knowing that this was what needed to happen. I will brook no suggestions otherwise. This was about art. Art, damnit. Art not crass manipulation. Definitely not that.
 
2013-11-26 09:31:21 AM
Now that Brian's dead, I feel there's one secret I should share with you. Did not care for Brian.

He insists upon himself.
 
2013-11-26 09:43:17 AM
Just like all of their other bits, they will stretch this Brian is dead thing out much longer than they should.  Maybe even wait until the next season.  Then, time machine, he's back.

The bigger disappointment is the cliche, unoriginal dog they got to replace Brian.  Stereotypical Italian humor.  That's what I watch Family Guy for.  Can't get that anywhere else.
 
2013-11-26 09:48:27 AM
I am also on board that Brian was driving the car that ran himself over.  That car never made any sense.  It was barreling out of control down a residential street.  Dogs in the street get run over accidentally all the time.  Brian seemed to be intentionally run over.  Ok, i just contradicted myself a little bit.  It appeared the car was kind of out of control.  I think it hopped up on a curb or neighbors yards before hitting Brian.  But it also appeared that it was intentionally aiming for Brian.  The guy never even tapped his brakes after either.
 
2013-11-26 09:55:35 AM
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2013-11-26 10:14:26 AM

dookdookdook: The most godawful episodes of FG resulted from the writers using Brian as a mouthpiece for their boring sermonizing about pot laws or the tea party or whatever, which not only weren't funny, but made me hate myself for agreeing with them.  So yeah, not gonna get too upset about this.

/doesn't killing Brian pretty much kill Stewie's character too?  Is the show just going to be Peter making fart jokes from now on?


The going theory is that Seth wants to kill the show but the money is too good and people depend on the show for work. The show should have died when it was cancelled.
 
2013-11-26 10:32:35 AM
Seth voices too many characters on that show, I'm sure he's worn out, and we are sick of hearing "the Seth MacFadden Show" and would like some variety.

I love Brian, but I'm not emotionally attached to fictional animated characters.
 
2013-11-26 10:33:59 AM

SecretAgentWoman: Seth voices too many characters on that show, I'm sure he's worn out, and we are sick of hearing "the Seth MacFadden Show" and would like some variety.

I love Brian, but I'm not emotionally attached to fictional animated characters.


*MacFarlane FTFM

/I would kill for an edit button on Fark
 
2013-11-26 10:42:14 AM
I always found Brian to be shallow...
 
2013-11-26 10:43:15 AM
www.biography.com
R.I.P. Brian Griffin
 
2013-11-26 10:44:52 AM

thecpt: I always found Brian to be shallow...


and pedantic?
 
kab
2013-11-26 10:45:51 AM
Dumb move on the part of the writers.
 
2013-11-26 10:46:08 AM
Publicity stunt gets publicity - news at 11.

/everyone involved in this should be embarrassed.
 
2013-11-26 10:47:37 AM
Oh man, just imagine the tribute Tumblr someone is setting up right now. All kinds of screenshots, some fan-art, favorite quotes and episodes....maybe even a poem that has the line "I wish my dog could talk".
 
2013-11-26 10:47:42 AM

Pocket Ninja: No way it's totally real, man. The character's gone forever and this was totally not a stunt to get people up in arms and upset and get the show into the news. There was no intent at all that distraught fans would start spamming their Facebook walls with laments to Brian so that people who don't even watch the goddamn show are suddenly swept into the controversy. This was simply an artist following the story, listening to the characters, knowing that this was what needed to happen. I will brook no suggestions otherwise. This was about art. Art, damnit. Art not crass manipulation. Definitely not that.


Ha, I have no problem with cartoon characters--or the people who gave them life--engaging in crass manipulation. It does bother me when actual humans do the same thing.

divamission.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-26 10:48:00 AM
Before someone brings it up, the Quagmire rant was the writers laughing at you. The things he brings up were ALWAYS the joke as far as Brian went.  And yet all the mouth-breathing complaints of him being a 'liberal mouthpiece' went on for so long they had to have the worst human being on the show, the actual rapist keeping asian sex slaves in his garage, spell it out for you.  That wasn't a vindication of reasons to hate Brian, it was mocking the people who didn't get it.
 
2013-11-26 10:50:14 AM
Some lulz might be harvested by messing around with the wiki page for the FG list of episodes, and throwing Brian's name in the title of a few upcoming ones.
 
2013-11-26 10:51:40 AM
sounds like this really grinds some people's gears
 
2013-11-26 10:53:16 AM
Also, yes, the writers are playing with people with this whole death thing.  The most credible suggestions I've seen so far are that A) Brian ran himself over B) Stewie's time travel shenanigans to get his Christmas presents early will fix it around Christmas time, and C) It's a fakeout on the announced character death and Chris will be the one to actually die, since he isn't mentioned or shown in relation to any of the announced episodes or the cross-over episode.

Alternatively, they're just going to put Vinnie in Brian's place in all the upcoming episodes, which would be pretty ballsy.
 
2013-11-26 10:53:34 AM
Wow. Some folks have nothing better to do than to get upset over the death of a cartoon character. It's a wonder these people didn't kill themselves when Superman died.

As for the storyline, I predict Brian will return soon, and I'm on Team Brian-was-driving.
 
2013-11-26 10:54:04 AM
Well, I think I should point out first, Brian, in all fairness, we are not, in fact, the rescue committee. However, I have been asked to read the following prepare statement on behalf of the movement. "We the People's Front of Judea, brackets, officials, end brackets, do hereby convey our sincere fraternal and sisterly greetings to you, Brian, on this, the occasion of your martyrdom. "Your death will stand as a landmark in the continuing struggle to liberate the parent land from the hands of the Roman imperialist aggressors, excluding those concerned with drainage, medicine, roads, housing, education, viniculture and any other Romans contributing to the welfare of Jews of both sexes and hermaphrodites. Signed, on behalf of the P. F. J. , etc. " And I'd just like to add, on a personal note, my own admiration, for what you're doing for us, Brian, on what must be, after all, for you a very difficult time.
 
2013-11-26 10:56:13 AM
Stewie, some type of clone that keeps memories.  Done.  He's already done it, except this time he'll do it right.

Give me a break.  Like they are going to kill off a main character.
 
2013-11-26 10:57:05 AM
LowbrowDeluxe:

Alternatively, they're just going to put Vinnie in Brian's place in all the upcoming episodes, which would be pretty ballsy.

If they were really clever they'd put Vinnie in Brian's place during the opening credits for at least one episode
 
2013-11-26 10:57:36 AM
      Every time they show Family Guy on reruns at mid afternoon instead of after 9pm
I want to beat Mcfarlane with a 2x4.   You think it's funny that your young under 10yrs old relations try to  mimic the characters dialogue/actions of the show?

   As Cartmann would say FG  is  the excrement in TV animation.
If you want edgy and disturbing try REN and STYMPY,  not the cheap gags in FG.
 
2013-11-26 10:58:21 AM

kab: Dumb move on the part of the writers.


Why?  The character is already set to appear in future episodes per Wikipedia and AV Club.
 
2013-11-26 10:58:41 AM
www.cardinalfang.net

Apparently these people learned nothing. Always look on the bright side of life.
 
2013-11-26 11:00:10 AM
I'm sure the reveal will be that it was really Alternate Timeline Brian who was run down by Real Brian rescued from the past
 
2013-11-26 11:02:05 AM
for anyone that does not look into the name of future episodes...macfarlane has mindless watchers in his back pocket.

he should offer to bring back brian if enough people kickstart a few more seasons of cleveland show.  or do a million hours of community service.   something...but hey, he can do whatever the hell he wants.

that was part of the contract signed by fox, witnessed by murdoch, and notarized by satan when family guy came back.
 
2013-11-26 11:03:10 AM
They'll bring him back, but this will spike ratings because people are gullible. Remember they killed off Lois for an episode as well. It's a publicity stunt for an aging show to keep interest up.
 
2013-11-26 11:06:05 AM

SlothB77: The bigger disappointment is the cliche, unoriginal dog they got to replace Brian. Stereotypical Italian humor. That's what I watch Family Guy for. Can't get that anywhere else.


Whoa, hey Copernicus, why don't you navigate yourself to the back of the line with your feet and stand there with your shirt.

/had to
 
2013-11-26 11:07:36 AM
He'll be back. This show isn't exactly the pillar of continuity.
 
2013-11-26 11:12:19 AM
Btw, can we discuss what an unfunny, and just plain boring episode this was? I got the impression they were expecting teary viewers, but the whole thing was so ham-handed it was just dull. And I like Brian, so this should have been easy.

Futurama introduced a character and killed him off in the same episode, but still inspired way more emotional investment and managed to be hilarious in the process.

/don't waive your fancy degrees at me!
 
2013-11-26 11:13:42 AM
Being the shameless pop culture mulch bag that it is, I'll be disappointed if they don't briefly replace him with a group of five other semi-similar dogs, one of which wears armor and is voiced by Shaquille O'Neal.
 
2013-11-26 11:15:41 AM

bdub77: Now that Brian's dead, I feel there's one secret I should share with you. Did not care for Brian.

He insists upon himself.


Insisted.
 
2013-11-26 11:19:06 AM

WayToBlue: Btw, can we discuss what an unfunny, and just plain boring episode this was? I got the impression they were expecting teary viewers, but the whole thing was so ham-handed it was just dull. And I like Brian, so this should have been easy.

Futurama introduced a character and killed him off in the same episode, but still inspired way more emotional investment and managed to be hilarious in the process.

/don't waive your fancy degrees at me!


When I read that it was going to be ANOTHER Brian and Stewie episode, I turned it off and played Zelda instead.

I got tired of the Road to Whatever episodes.
 
2013-11-26 11:19:30 AM

EdgeRunner: Being the shameless pop culture mulch bag that it is, I'll be disappointed if they don't briefly replace him with a group of five other semi-similar dogs, one of which wears armor and is voiced by Shaquille O'Neal.


It would only be four...

Cyborg Brian, Eradicator Brian, Steel Brian, and a young clone of Brian.
 
2013-11-26 11:21:59 AM
Brian was driving. He actually hit the Italian stereotype dog, thus releasing a flash of "what if the roles were reversed in his brain". Camera travels slowly from Brian's shocked and shattered face to the pavement, where Italian stereotype dogs lays bloodied on the street.

Fin.
 
2013-11-26 11:23:20 AM
I really wish they would keep him dead.  They probably won't based on all the evidence that people are seeing, but I'm tired of Brian.

I'm tired of his dating stories.  I'm tired of his political and religious views even though I agree with them.

I feel that the writers will have some fresher ideas without a main character.  Without depending on that character to be there for what he does they will be forced to find alternatives.
 
2013-11-26 11:27:47 AM
Also, didn't they have Meg die in the previous episode with her vs tge bully?
 
2013-11-26 11:28:47 AM
They should kill off Peter.  Yes, you read that right.
 
2013-11-26 11:33:18 AM

FirstNationalBastard: EdgeRunner: Being the shameless pop culture mulch bag that it is, I'll be disappointed if they don't briefly replace him with a group of five other semi-similar dogs, one of which wears armor and is voiced by Shaquille O'Neal.

It would only be four...

Cyborg Brian, Eradicator Brian, Steel Brian, and a young clone of Brian.


Ah, gotcha. I considered looking up what the temporary Supes replacements were before posting, but I didn't actually care enough to bother.

So I might fail the research qualifications to get a job writing for Family Guy, but that kind of sloppiness might work in my favor if I ever applied to write for Aqua Teen Whatever They're Calling It This Week.
 
2013-11-26 11:39:03 AM

kab: Dumb move on the part of the writers.


They really are brilliant creatures.
 
2013-11-26 11:46:26 AM

EdgeRunner: FirstNationalBastard: EdgeRunner: Being the shameless pop culture mulch bag that it is, I'll be disappointed if they don't briefly replace him with a group of five other semi-similar dogs, one of which wears armor and is voiced by Shaquille O'Neal.

It would only be four...

Cyborg Brian, Eradicator Brian, Steel Brian, and a young clone of Brian.

Ah, gotcha. I considered looking up what the temporary Supes replacements were before posting, but I didn't actually care enough to bother.

So I might fail the research qualifications to get a job writing for Family Guy, but that kind of sloppiness might work in my favor if I ever applied to write for Aqua Teen Whatever They're Calling It This Week.


Eh, you could have always thrown in Supergirl Brian and called it good. There are probably only a couple hundred thousand people who would get that joke anyway. And, it would give the hardcore fanboys of both comics and Family Guy something to biatch about, so it would work just fine.
 
2013-11-26 11:56:49 AM

cryinoutloud: Pocket Ninja: No way it's totally real, man. The character's gone forever and this was totally not a stunt to get people up in arms and upset and get the show into the news. There was no intent at all that distraught fans would start spamming their Facebook walls with laments to Brian so that people who don't even watch the goddamn show are suddenly swept into the controversy. This was simply an artist following the story, listening to the characters, knowing that this was what needed to happen. I will brook no suggestions otherwise. This was about art. Art, damnit. Art not crass manipulation. Definitely not that.

Ha, I have no problem with cartoon characters--or the people who gave them life--engaging in crass manipulation. It does bother me when actual humans do the same thing.

[divamission.files.wordpress.com image 512x340]


Slight threadjack, but remember, THIS created those:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-26 12:02:45 PM
I predict a Bobby Ewing shower scene for Brian.


/book it, done.
 
2013-11-26 12:03:17 PM
He's scheduled for at least two more episodes this season so I think it's safe to say he will be coming back.
 
2013-11-26 12:07:23 PM

SlothB77: Just like all of their other bits, they will stretch this Brian is dead thing out much longer than they should.


A couple of things come to mind:

1. "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty"

2. Chicken fight!
 
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