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Old November 26 2013, 10:08 PM   #31
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Family Guys job is to make Southpark look good.
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Old November 26 2013, 10:15 PM   #32
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Without Brian there is very little reason to continue watching the show. It had a good run.
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Old November 26 2013, 10:22 PM   #33
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The Stewie/Brian relationship was only remaining things I liked about this show. Get rid of that, and I pretty much have no reason to watch it anymore.
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Old November 26 2013, 11:07 PM   #34
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Stewie and Brians road trips were among the best things in the show. I'm doubting the death is permanant or will be long lasting. Either Brian will return in a few episodes or at the start of a new season.
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Old November 26 2013, 11:35 PM   #35
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If this sticks...what a dumb move, kill off worthless characters like Lois, Chris or Meg if you need to kick the show into gear.

Absolutely right, if you leave out Lois and Meg. Would anyone object if Chris was permanently disposed of, instantly or otherwise? Or if Peter bought it for, say, one week? How would MacFarlane fill the episode with annoying filler then? Meg and Lois's lines aren't as catchy, true, but they're not filler. The writing staff is so lazy they have PETER telling Lois what an obnoxious voice she has. Meg's treatment can be funny depending on the approach and context, but now it's just rote cruelty masquerading as attempted humor. You don't have to be a woman to see that. The humor used to come first. It wasn't always in bad taste. But it's so dominant now MacFarlane makes jokes about how the baddest taste moments were narrowly avoided. (September 11, Kirk Cobain, the Holocaust, etc.)
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Old November 26 2013, 11:36 PM   #36
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He'll make a full recovery in Tahiti...
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Old November 26 2013, 11:40 PM   #37
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Most of the family never had much characterization besides, well, only Brian.

I liked Meg at the very beginning of the show where she was 'The average, unremarkable girl'. Then that quickly turned into outright child abuse. Chris is pretty much just stupid jokes, Peter is pretty much just stupid jokes and fat jokes. Lois started out as Marge Simpson and then became really hypersexual for some reason. Stewie was fun when he was 'Baby Bond villian', then became 'Gay two year old' and just wasn't funny at all.
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Old November 27 2013, 01:04 AM   #38
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I applaud them for the decision, should they make the death permanent, but Family Guy, outside of their "Road To" episodes, and the random episode like the one where Stewie and Brian get locked in a bank vault, have been nigh on unwatchable, mostly for the reasons Jirin said.
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Old November 27 2013, 01:25 AM   #39
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The Stewie/Brian relationship was only remaining things I liked about this show. Get rid of that, and I pretty much have no reason to watch it anymore.
Agreed. The friendship that developed between the two was really the heart of the show.

Without that...meh....
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Old November 27 2013, 04:01 AM   #40
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Lots of deaths have occurred in the series. Peter shot himself in the head over the boredom of collecting stamps; he broke his own neck rather than join Lois' book club. Brian drank martinis with Kurt Cobain, Van Gough and Hemingway in heaven - (he ate chocolate out of the trash can); Stewie got Brian to jump off a balcony in another time travel episode, Road to Las Vegas. Death has visited Peter on numerous occasions (not this time though)?

This episode should be advertised as "Next time, on a very special Blossom...." Because suddenly we're all supposed to take it seriously.

I'd love it if serial dramas had sitcom episodes. "Next time, on a very special Law and Order Special Victims Unit - Detective Munch agrees to help out a friend by posing as a head chef and becoming the favorite cook for a mobster with a spicy appetite. Will too many cooks get his goose cooked?"
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Old November 27 2013, 04:09 AM   #41
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I haven't seen the episode, but I can thank dozens of websites for immediately telling me just hours after the episode aired (and without spoiler warnings, of course). Still, if this sticks, it's just proof that Seth wants the show dead, and is trying to make it happen. I love Family Guy because it's both funny and offensive at the same time, but offensive and tedious? Nah, I'll pass. If this is permanent, the show will sink. As much as I laugh at Peter (not so much Lois, Meg, or Chris), Brian and Stewie make the show. If half of that duo is gone, it's just meh from now on.
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Old November 27 2013, 04:38 AM   #42
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The writing staff is so lazy they have PETER telling Lois what an obnoxious voice she has.
Isn't that reference like ten years ago?

ETA: Nevermind, it was apparently from Something, Something, Something Dark Side (which explains why I remember it, because it actually would have been a Family Guy episode I watched). Although is he making fun of Lois's voice or Princess Leah's voice?
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Old November 27 2013, 05:12 AM   #43
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He'll make a full recovery in Tahiti...
I hear it's a magical place.
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Old November 27 2013, 05:58 AM   #44
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The show's sputtering so much that I'm not sure killing a worthless character would make much of a change. That being said, there's an interesting quote recently from Seth McFarlane about how he expected people to be sick of the show by now and is disappointed that there are so many that don't want it canceled. Maybe he just wants to kill off those who have any interest in it.
Maybe, he's always struck me as a person who has little more then contempt for his audience.
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Old November 27 2013, 06:01 AM   #45
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I haven't seen the episode, but I can thank dozens of websites for immediately telling me just hours after the episode aired (and without spoiler warnings, of course). .
Yeah, this was kind of annoying.
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