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Like many other Family Guy fans, I knew that Brian was not truly dead. Seth MacFarlane would not kill off one of the show’s biggest cash cows. But that common sense was not expressed in other Family Guy fans, who nearly rioted over the death of our furry friend, Brian.
On November 27th, Family Guy supposedly “killed off” the major character in perhaps the most morbid episode they’ve ever had.Even on December 8th’s episode, the Griffin family’s new dog Vinny appeared in the opening credits of the show (a slap in the face for many fans).
Many fans began concocting ways that Brian would come back, stating that Santa may return the favor when Brian and Stewie saved the Christmas spirit and Santa’s health. Others believed that Santa would bring Stewie the tools needed for another time machine. And others simply stated the obvious fact that Stewie pointed out, during the show that Brian died, that he had gone into the future to get all the brand new toys early. It was the latter that turned out to ring true.
I was more surprised that Stewie didn’t think of it and that the writers just had it happen by coincidence, but it made for a funny storyline, and that’s what matters the most. I do commend the Family Guy producers and writers at creating a story that was able to piss off so many fans and then just boost the ratings again. Of course, that’s all it was for… ratings. But you gotta love it when a TV show like “Family Guy” does something like that. You need to mix it up every now and again or else the show’s just gonna lack the fun it had before. I loved the Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie shows. They were interesting, and they kept me watching the show to know what happened. I’m surprised that Family Guy’s producers did not drag the charade on longer. The amount of viewers that Family Guy received last night were through the roof. Why? Because people wanted to see what happened.
Again, I actually think that this was a pretty good stunt on both MacFarlane’s part, and everyone at the Family Guy studio. I enjoyed it, and hope that they can top this in another season. But for now, let’s enjoy normalcy returning to the Griffin household.