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Old December 9 2013, 06:33 AM   #61
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Re: Family Guy character killed off (spoilers)

And this week, Peter and Quagmire become pop stars, Upon returning home, Peter commits suicide on his tour bus. I've no doubt that he'll be alive next week, as if nothing has happened. Such is the nature of the cartoon universe.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:05 AM   #62
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Re: Family Guy character killed off (spoilers)

And as anyone who's watched Family Guy for a significant amount of time knows, the show features one-off gags but also has some ongoing storylines. I'm going to go out on a crazy limb and suggest that if Brian's death isn't a permanent development then it's at least going to be a multi-episode arc.
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Old December 9 2013, 03:59 PM   #63
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Re: Family Guy character killed off (spoilers)

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Weird, I thought they were going to have the other dog for 6 episodes, so what's this, two-three episodes and they bring him back?

Maybe they should do a Search for Brian special.
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Old December 9 2013, 06:00 PM   #64
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Re: Family Guy character killed off (spoilers)

It is my understanding that the development cycle for most animated shows is so long that it is highly unlikely that they are bring Brian back due to fan backlash. They just wouldn't have had the time to put something together so quickly. It sounds like it was planned all along.
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Old December 9 2013, 06:26 PM   #65
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It is my understanding that the development cycle for most animated shows is so long that it is highly unlikely that they are bring Brian back due to fan backlash. They just wouldn't have had the time to put something together so quickly. It sounds like it was planned all along.
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Old December 9 2013, 06:50 PM   #66
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Sorry. I kinda jumped in without reading every post.
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Old December 9 2013, 07:06 PM   #67
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On the subject of adopting an identical pet... Simpsons did it!
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Old December 9 2013, 07:07 PM   #68
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Sure, but their pets have never been actual characters.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:46 PM   #69
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Yeah, the Simpsons cat isn't the same thing. No real personality besides generic cat personality.

Does anybody really react that strongly to fan backlash? I know they did that thing in Atlantis with the doctor. But I know the South Park creators didn't give a crap about the fan backlash for the Cartman's dad troll, and MacFarlane seems like the kind of guy who wouldn't give a crap either.
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Old December 10 2013, 04:13 PM   #70
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McFarlane's been trolling... a lot.
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Old December 13 2013, 07:13 PM   #71
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Re: Family Guy character killed off (spoilers)

I was reading an article in which one of the writers/producers said that Brian's character had devolved into a political soapbox, and he got really annoying pretty fast. That would explain the reason for killing him off. Whether that's temporary or permanent remains to be seen.
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Old December 13 2013, 07:14 PM   #72
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It's temporary. It was pretty obvious from the beginning. This is just a PR stunt.
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Old December 13 2013, 07:34 PM   #73
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That's comforting to hear.

But if they killed off Roger on American Dad, that would really suck! I'm not saying they will ...
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Old December 13 2013, 08:04 PM   #74
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Personally I hope it's not temporary. As much as I liked Brian, killing him took balls. I'd lose some respect for the show (yes, yes, I know...) if they hit the Reset Button.
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Old December 13 2013, 11:13 PM   #75
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I watched the episode, and found it hard to be emotionally moved, at all. Familly Guy has been trucking with cynical and heartless humor for so long that any attempt at showing real emotion and empathy just comes off as hollow to me. It was like, "Hey, let's make a big emotional moment when Brian dies. You know. The kind of emotion people with emotions feel -- it'll kill the audience! I think. But it'll get ratings!"

I suppose, though, that I did feel for Stewie's grief. I'll admit that rang true enough.
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