Family Guy: How _____’s Death Will Affect The Show


Again, don’t read unless you watched the newest episode already.

Family Guy just killed off one of the beloved character- Brian.  The viewers (including me) are outraged with the sudden death, and demand the show to bring our favorite talking canine back.

The sudden past away of a character can always be heartbreaking.  Especially when the character is the heart and soul of the series.  Peter is the main character, sure, but the show gets to be where it is now with Brain and Stewie.  Some of the best episodes of Family Guy are from the two characters.  Now that Brain is dead, and the dynamic duo is broken up, the show is never going to be the same again.

Even with the new dog Vinny in the show, the show will never go back to how it used to without Brian.  Don’t get me wrong though, it’s still too early to decide if Vinny is a good fit for the show, but he cannot replace Brain entirely.  He cannot have the same alcoholic problem that Brian has, He cannot be an inspired writer like Brain does, and he definitely cannot be in love with Lois like Brain does.  A lot of great plots we used to like cannot be there anymore, otherwise there’s no point to replace a dog with another one.


Also, all the adventure stories with Brain and Stewie are gone too.  It’s not like Stewie can just go on adventures with Vinny, because he dissembled the time machine already.  He also can’t just rebuild the time machine either, or Brian can be brought back to life already.  “Back to the Pilot,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Stu & Stewie’s Excellent Adventure” are all episodes that are not going to happen again.

Overall, while it’s an interesting idea for Family Guy to kill off Brian, I can help it but feel the show didn’t really think ahead of time when making the decision.  There are still hope that Bsrain will make a return in the future. But as of now, I will rather the show do a good job with Vinny instead.

Goodbye, Brain.  We will always miss you.


By the way, we haven’t find out who the driver that ran over Brain is.  They person is getting a death sentence for sure.

Further readings:

A Major Death is Family Guy


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3 replies

  1. Dang it! They had to kill off my favorite char! 😦


  2. The thing is, though…I heard about Brian’s death faster than I did Nelson Mandela’s.



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