‘Family Guy’ Fans Mourn the Death of a Favorite Character [SPOILER]

    November 25, 2013
    Erika Watts
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Family Guy fans all over are disappointed to see one of their favorite characters killed off. Brian, the dog that talks and does pretty much everything else humans do, was killed during last night’s episode. While spoilers were leaked last week regarding Brian’s demise, it still came as quite a surprise to many to see a main character cut.

For those wanting to know why Brian was killed off, executive producer Steve Callaghan discussed the decision during an interview with E!. Callaghan said killing off Brian was a way to shake things up on the show.

“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,” Callaghan said. “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.”

If you’re wondering why Brian got killed off instead of one of the kids, Callaghan has an answer for that, too. “As much as we love Brian, and as much as everyone loves their pets, we felt it would be more traumatic to lose one of the kids.” Needless to say, there are probably a few fans who would have rather seen Chris get killed off than Brian.

Watch Brian’s death scene below.

And, just like with anything else that happens that people are unhappy with, there is now a petition on Change.org to bring back Brian. So far, the petition has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.

The following was posted on the Family Guy Twitter page following last night’s episode:

If you’re a fan of Family Guy, what did you think about Brian being killed? Add your comments below. As you can see from the Twitter comments, quite a few people were left disheartened with the decision.

[Image via Twitter]
  • Robyn Jane

    Only in America do grown adults watch cartoons and take them seriously enough to complain when a character gets killed off. Get over it–it happens to Kenny every week in South Park, and nobody whines.

    • Anthony

      Thats because it happens every week, you slut! Which logically means he also COMES BACK every week! Brian’s FUCKING DEAD.

      • http://stumbleupon hallejr

        then kenny and brian are ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!OH NO!!!

      • Jared Deck

        WTF man! Why are you calling her a slut? Even if you knew her sexxual viewpoint and history, it is irrelevant in this case. Your position regarding Kenny makes perfect sense, but your ridiculous attack on her gender essentially marks you as an irrational idiot.

        Grow up and learn to have a reasonable discussion.

    • Uhok

      Says the chick with a cartoon as an avatar.

    • Priss

      Kenny is dead. He was replaced with Butters…

    • Jared Deck

      You do not deserve the unwarranted vitriol you seem to be getting but that does not mean you are right.

      Fans of any show can be upset when a character dies, especially when it is their favourite character. You should not try to police other’s emotions.

      Your wording also shows that you actually look down on adults that watch animated shows. Cartoons are as valid as other mediums for telling a story, and by restricting them to children’s media you are seriously missing out. The freedom of animation can allow for a greater variety than live action. Just look at “Archer”, “Venture Bros”, or “Ghost in the Shell: SAC”. These stories would be impossible to tell in another medium, and are intended to appeal to adults.