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'Family Guy'

BRIAN GRIFFIN DIES

11/25/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
R.I.P.

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Seems Brian Griffin won't get a shot at a 3rd novel ... 'cause the martini-swigging, chick-bangin' family dog DIED on "Family Guy" last night.

Brian -- who's been on the show for all 11 seasons -- was hit by a car in last night's episode ... and died from his injuries.

Stewie tried to save his pal by going back in time and preventing the accident -- but he had JUUUST taken apart his time machine, and was unable to rebuild it before Brian croaked.



Brian was replaced by a new dog, Vinnie -- voiced by "Sopranos" star Tony Sirico.

Unclear if Brian will somehow come back to life in future episodes -- but we wouldn't be surprised if he did.

Brian was a good dog. He was an Iraq war veteran. a porn director, coke addict, police dog and (of course) a passionate writer.

Brian was 7ish ... or 49ish in dog years.

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Pete    

I am not watching until he comes back

329 days ago
92.

Danny    

Brian died and yet was there any thinking at all considering all the inside jokes on Judaism of Brian's funeral accompanied by the Kaddish?

329 days ago
93.

ICE QUEEN    

I think that really sucks because brian was the one that made the show . with him gone the show will suck.

329 days ago
94.

Livvie    

Oh well...

329 days ago
95.

Md    

Kill the whole show off- effing stupid show- along with the whole Sunday Night Fox Line-up !!

329 days ago
96.

Nan    

There isn't any spoiler because he died on last night show. I look forward to bringing him back on another. He has to big of a fan base to write him off. Perhaps it is someone's dream and they wake up and Brain is okay!

329 days ago
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flora68    

Hey, no problem. They left some HUGE loopholes that could logically allow a trip back in time, regardless of Stewie's destroyed time machine.

But I don't think Brian's dead anyway. After all, where was "Death"? How could anyone die in Quahog without their resident Grim Reaper being in on the harvest? Therefore Brian isn't dead.

But if he IS not only merely dead, but really most sincerely dead, here are some loopholes that would allow him to come back to life:

First, in the Alternate Universe, Alternate Stewie presumably still has HIS time machine, right? And Alternate Brian is presumably still alive and well and still hanging out with Alternate Stewie, right. So maybe Original Stewie can connect with Alternate Stewie somehow, or maybe they'll just show up. Since they still have a Time Machine; things could be undone. PLUS there's that extra Brian....

Second, Stewie invented the Time Machine himself, right? So why couldn't he just make another one, go back and prevent Brian from getting splattered?

Third, ANY character (especially Brian) could just WAKE UP and we'd find it was all a dream, like in "Dallas" and in another episode of "Family Guy". Seth McF enjoys jerking his viewers around like that.

Four, he could still be around as his own ghost, exploding Brian's previously held beliefs about the After life or the lack of one..

However it finally comes out, I am not worried. Seth McF WILL bring Brian back to life whenever he's ready, because Brian is by far the easiest voice for McFarlane to do. No way he's really gone.

329 days ago
98.

All-star    

Don't stop with Brian! Kill the whole show!!!!

329 days ago
99.

me    

One hell of an end for one beloved character, I never will understand why cartoon writers would do that . Art in many ways is eteral, no one need ever die.

329 days ago
100.

xlch1000    

You just screwed up, McFarlane...You killed off the only character I liked..and I dont believe Im alone. I'll watch thre reruns, but that was the last sunday night episode I'll watch.. BTW..VINNIE SUCKS! who the hell ever thought him up?

329 days ago
101.

Barry O     

Seth Mcfarlenes a douche anyway typical of him to do something like this

329 days ago
102.

jocotio54    

This really sucks!!

329 days ago
103.

Ernest DeBrew     

I hope that Seth MacFarlane brings Brian Griffin back as a ghost or something in future "Family Guy" episodes. Yeah, there is a new dog named Vinnie. But, Vinnie is no Brian Griffin.

329 days ago
104.

Rich    

Too bad! I have NEVER watched this stupid cartoon and I don't intend to!!!!

329 days ago
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ashydog    

I know that he was just a cartoon dog and people might laugh at me but I cried so much when he died, it took me back to when I lost my dog.

329 days ago
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