Well, that certainly didn’t take long. As well all know, after denial and anger comes bargaining in the grieving process, which in the year 2013 means taking to the web to get back what you want.
Less than 24 hours after ‘Family Guy’ killed off a beloved character, an online fan petition has started, simply and sincerely requesting a return to form.
On the episode last night titled ‘Life of Brian,’ the Griffin’s loquacious and sophisticated (not to mention incredibly loyal) dog was hit by a car and killed. Brian and his best friend Stewie were about to play in the street when the accident occurred. Brian did not die instantly, instead later succumbing to his injuries, afforded one last moment with his family in what was admittedly, a pretty sad moment regardless of how much you do or do not enjoy the show.
Nonetheless, some fans are saddened and perhaps even angered. The petition, started by Aaron Thompson of Tuscaloosa, has already garnered nearly 2,000 electronic signatures at the time of this posting, and simply reads: “Bring Brian Griffin back to Family Guy."
In its introduction, the campaign states that FOX may lose fans, but that seems optimistic for those who were especially close with Brian. Ironically, the petition by those who don’t like the sudden death of an animated character on a long running TV show is on a site aptly dubbed Change.org.
As we mentioned follwing the episode last night, there are some 200 episodes in the ‘Family Guy’ collection that do feature Brian, so there is still a chance to enjoy his company. It stands to reason too that in a year or so, perhaps during sweeps, Brian will make a triumphant return in flashback form. His death is permanent, though, made especially clear by the fact that the creators will be introducing a new family dog in the next episode.
I love Family Guy but I'm glad I'm not this fanatic.
There is simply no need for petitions. As of today, there's more than enough evidence to say Brian is not gone for good and will return later in the season.
Perhaps it won't be so and he is indeed off the series but considering, there are two future episodes with his name in the title, a description of a another where he's featured, the episode titled Grimm Job where he shown on the promo poster & confirmed by Steve Callaghan as being in, & lastly he's seen in the Season 12 promo video sitting between Peter & Cleveland for an episode that hasn't aired.
Now granted the episode titles could be changed or they might be alternate titles for other episodes and the description & the promo video scene could be a flashback episode and the Grimm Job is a completely fantasy based episode and may not have any basis in the world of Family Guy but given that all these are mere assumptions, and theories about the Life of Brian episode itself (I won't go into those) there's no reason to believe Stewie won't find a way to bring Brian back in a future episode this season.
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Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 4:43 am
There people do know it's just a tv programe don't they.........only in america i guess......