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Family Guy Kills Off Main Character: React Now!

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It's stunning but true: Family Guy went there this week.

The animated Fox smash really did kill off a main character, as promised earlier by creator Seth MacFarlane.

Indeed, Brian is no more. The beloved canine was hit by a car and died on Family Guy Season 12 Episode 6.

The Life of Brian

And to make matters even more depressing, ironic and final, Stewie has taken apart his time machine prior to the accident, making it impossible for him to go back and rescue his best friend.

Why did the series go in this direction?

"It seemed more in the realm of a reality that a dog would get hit by a car, then if one of the kids died," producer Steve Callaghan tells E! News. "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, rather than the family pet."

Moreover, the family is already moving on with a new dog: Vinnie, voiced by actor Tony Sirico.

But are you ready to truly say farewell to Brian? React to his passing now:

 

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Why kill a family member, so I do it? Should fix this, and Stewie, again rebuild your time machine and save Brian. The public spoke and Family Guy's due!

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FOR ALL THE CHARACTER. ITS HASSSSS TO BE BRIAN??!! WHY NOT MEGG!!!!!??? MEG SUPPOSED TO BE KILLED OFF.. WHY NOT HER?!!! SHUT UP MEG!!

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Executive producer Steve Callaghan told E! Online that the show decided that it should be Brian who would die because it was more realistic. Callaghan also said he's not worried about any potential backlash at killing off the beloved character.
"Our fans are smart enough and have been loyal to our show for long enough, to know they can trust us," he told E! Online. "We always make choices that work to the greatest benefit of the series." WTH?? Are these the same people who gave us the dreadful Cleveland show spin off and are now finding ways to bring Cleveland and his new family back to Family Guy? The quality has been poor for a few seasons now, and killing one of the few dynamic characters on the show wont help it much.

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Seth MacFarlane...HOW COULD YOU?!?!? AND WHY?!?!? WHY would you kill off Brian...my ALL-TIME FAVORITE FG CHARACTER and (as far as I'm concerned) the HEART AND SOUL of the show????? Seth...this is the STUPIDEST thing that you've ever done!!!!! And, right after you killed off Brian, you just had to introduce a brand-new dog aka new character...WHAT THE HELL?!?!? You had to force Vinnie on us...Vinnie...a totally crude, unfunny A-N-D ITALIAN dog!!!!! An Italian talking dog...really Seth????? That is so stereotypical and DUMB AS HELL!!!!! Seth, you are gonna get/receive MAJOR BACKLASH on this one!!!!! Seth MacFarlane...I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Family Guy Season 12 Episode 6 Quotes

Peter: Aren't you supposed to be running?
Chicken: Don't talk to me. You have a bad reputation in the chicken community.

Dammit Brian, you can't die! We were gonna do so many things together! We were gonna become windsurfers! I was gonna be a little better than you, but we were both gonna be good.

Stewie
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