|From the episode 'Life of Brian' - 17world.com|
Brian Griffin, the Griffin family pet who is intelligent, funny, writes novels, drinks adult beverages (and speaks)--is the bosom pal of Stewie, the voice of conscience for Peter, holds eternally unrequited love for Lois, ...died. You'll have to watch the episode to see how it all came about. (Family Guy on Fox episodes)
What will the show do now? Policy Mic writer Matthew Rozsa (article shared on Facebook) states in his article that although tragic, tearful, and well-written in a far more serious vein than what fans are used to, the death of Brian is a good thing as it will lift the show out of its rut and allow it to take on a new direction. Plus, he says the episode will forever mark the "Brian" era in a way that will immortalize it into cult status. Bringing the beloved talking dog back would only cheapen the moment -- would only trivialize the tears spilled by die-hard Family Guy fans.
A cartoon making people cry?
Hey! You've watched Bambi, right? You cried when Bambi's mother died, didn't you? And what about when Dumbo was separated from his mother? And don't get me started on Watership Down!
Still, a character we've all grown to love is now forever gone except for those episodes in syndication. Brian Griffin lived a good life. He was one of the lucky ones to belong to a family who accepted him for who and what he was...a smartass alcoholic dog who was loyal to the very end.
RIP, Brian Griffin. We promise not to mispronounce "Wheat Thins".
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