Remember last week when the world was so shocked to learn that Brian Griffin, a main character on the long running animated Fox series Family Guy, was killed off on the show that folks started rallying in order to try and get the character back on the series? Well, either those efforts have worked extremely well OR the Family Guy producers have been effing with us all along because today we learn from Entertainment Weekly that Brian will reportedly return to the show later this month. Even more telling that Brian’s death was never meant to stick comes the revelation that a major comedic actress has already been hired to appear on Family Guy NEXT YEAR as a love interest for Brian Griffin. HMMMMM. It sounds like we’ve all been bamboozled, y’all.
You might want to dry those eyes and pour a welcome-back martini for Brian, because it looks like our dearly departed dog will be returning shortly to Family Guy. Yes, the beloved talking canine who met his demise in the Nov. 24 episode will pop back up on the animated Fox comedy in the Dec. 15 installment. (The network declined to comment.) How exactly Brian — who is voiced by series creator Seth MacFarlane — will re-emerge from the land of the dead is unknown, but he will continue to play a role on the show. (In an episode slated to run next fall, for example, he becomes enamored with an avid runner, played by Maya Rudolph) … The official logline for the Dec. 15 episode, titled “Christmas Guy,” opens the door for Brian’s return, stating that “Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas,” and lists Brian in the cast of characters. What kind of Christmas miracle is coming to Spooner Street? That present will be opened a week from Sunday.
LOL! I mean, can we really be mad at any of this? This kind of stunt is EXACTLY the kind of thing that Family Guy would pull … not only for ratings and attention (which every TV show wants) but also to seriously fuck with longtime viewers. If you are at all familiar with this show then you know you can’t ever take a single thing they do seriously … at all. Yeah, Brian Griffin is coming back for sure. I’m not sure what will happen to the new dog Vinny that was brought on to “replace” Brian after his death but I’m certain all will be revealed in due, hopefully hilarious time. As for this whole Brian is Dead thing, are you pissed or humored but it all?