Well, we know it’s only a cartoon, but dammit! We love these guys!
In last night’s Family Guy, aired stateside, a major character died and is believed to now be written out of the show.
Yes, Brian the dog was killed in a gut-wrenching scene which involved him being brutally run over by a car… yeah, we know it’s only a cartoon but after eleven years we kinda grew with these guys, it would be like killing Bart Simpson in a motorcycle accident. Or Something.
And, to make matters worse, Brian has now been replaced by Vinnie the dog (bottom of the page). We know that Seth McFarlane has been quoted as saying he thinks the show is in danger of becoming stale: ‘Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series,’ he told The Hollywood Reporter.
And with Executive producer Steve Callaghan describing Brian’s death as ‘a fun way to shake things up,’ we fear that McFarlane may be right… is this the end of Family Guy? Only time will tell, but meantime, goodbye Brian, we’ve have some good laughs, boy, from us all at FTN.