Brian Griffin Has Returned, So You Can Go Back To Not Caring About Family Guy Again


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And just like that, one of the biggest publicity stunts in television history has come to a conclusion…far faster than anyone really thought it would, honestly.  But let’s not mince words here; Brian Griffin is back from the dead, as this week’s episode of Family Guy (the oh-so creatively titled “Christmas Guy,” because the show really is out of ideas, even where titles are concerned) brought back the pup that apparently everyone on the internet loved.  Am I shocked to see the character come back?  Umm...no, no I’m not.  But I am kind of surprised to see him back so soon, since I kind of expected the show to take advantage of this media frenzy as much as they could…then again, it seems kind of par for the course when it comes to the show to screw it up, don’t you think?

Anyways, the actual details of Brian’s return were of no shock to pretty much anyone—Stewie traveled back in time, pushed him out of the way of the car, and things went back to normal.  Brian is back being the pretentious jackass he’s been for the past few seasons, and Stewie can continue to be the most innocent member of the family—and he’s an evil fucking genius, for crying out loud.

But despite my pretty obvious distain for this whole ordeal, I’ll commend MacFarlane and company; they accomplished their goal.  They proved people still watch Family Guy and, if you killed off one of the characters on the show, it would have the same (if not more) impact than the death of one of the most influential men of the past century.  But enough about Paul Walker, right?

BULLSHIT.

BULLSHIT.

Anywho, let this serve as a lesson to the internet—if you ever think getting angry about the death of a cartoon dog on a crappy TV show is worth starting a petition for it, uh, isn’t.  Seth MacFarlane put it best on Twitter really:

I’m PRETTY SURE they were high anyways but, still, same principle applies—internet, you guys are silly.  Now go watch American Dad.  They had a musical episode about the Krampus.  THE MOTHER FUCKING KRAMPUS.

-Matthew

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Matthew Legarreta

Matthew Legarreta is the Editor-in-Chief of Geek Binge. A big ol' ball of movie, TV, and video game loving flesh, Matthew started up Geek Binge in the Fall of 2012 to convince himself that he's doing something with his life. He isn't. Matthew also loves writing about himself in the third person, because it makes him feel important or something.

  • Wednesday Lee Friday

    I had it on my DVR to watch today when I was done working. Guess I know everything I need to. So yeah…thanks for putting the spoiler right there in the title.

  • Andrew Arnold

    I didn’t finish the article. If the writer can’t bother to proof-read it before publishing, why should we bother reading it?

  • http://www.geekbinge.com/ Matthew Legarreta

    If it makes you fell any better, Seth MacFarlane spoiled it for me. And the internet in general seems to have no spoiler compass when it comes to this whole Brian thing…almost the moment it happened, seemed every website on the internet was already blasting it all over their headlines.

  • http://www.geekbinge.com/ Matthew Legarreta

    The article was very much proof-read but, If there’s a typo in the article, I don’t take any offense being corrected!

  • jojo

    my question is: is vinny still around too? i haven’t seen the episode and to have him tell such a sad story and then to be resucued by the family only to be written off kind of sucks. Ithink that having him around too would be kind of cool. I liked him

  • Wednesday Lee Friday

    Hmmm…I don’t think that makes me feel any better. I avoid much of the internet when I’m not caught up on shows, but I would have thought titles on a site for geeks would be safe.

  • Andrew Arnold

    Who’s your proof-reader, Kathleen Sebelius?

  • http://www.geekbinge.com/ Matthew Legarreta

    Kathleen Sebelius? Oooh, topical. But, once again, please just tell me what you see is incorrect and I shall fix it. I’ve gone through this article word for word, and I see nothing. Maybe I’m missing something obvious and I’ll facepalm afterwards at how big an idiot I am but, as far as I can see, the piece is legible. But once again, maybe I’m missing something huge—please, just let me know.

  • Andrew Arnold

    It has already been corrected. But I give you credit for responding. Most of the time (which is FAR more often than it should be), when I find an error and comment about it, the error is quietly fixed without acknowledgement. I don’t know what it is with you internet journalists, but you have deplorable proof-reading procedures in place.

  • http://www.geekbinge.com/ Matthew Legarreta

    Blame the short attention span of the internet—you have to go so fast now to get the news out that it’s easy to make mistakes and, well, half-ass thing. The important thing is fixing the mistakes, and not being embarrassed to admit you made them.

  • Andrew Arnold

    Well, that’s the problem- journalists today seem more worried about getting it first rather than right. I do commend you Mr. Legarreta, you replied and acknowledged it. That’s a lot more than most will do so you have my respect. And BTW, I agree with you regarding FG.

  • gold

    “because the show really is out of ideas”. well, compared to the simpsons and southpark, which repeat themselves since their 4th season (both of them) it is still miles ahead, when it comes to innovation. too bad futurama and drawn together kicked the bucket.