petition supporters want Family Guy dog back and also people are crazy

By | November 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , is known for featuring meaningful petitions for justice, medical care or even renaming a New York street after George Carlin. Occasionally, dumb and pointless petitions gain traction.

After Family Guy writers killed off martini-drinking dog Brian on Sunday, a petition on has gone up demanding that Seth MacFarlane and Fox bring Brian Griffin back to life. “Brian Griffin was an important part of our viewing experince[sic]. He added a witty and sophisticated element to the show,” petition leader Aaron Thompson writes. “The writers of family guy[sic] didn’t just kill off one of their creations, they killed off the dog who has lived in our homes for the last 15 years…they killed America’s dog!”

If Mr. Thompson had actually read the news regarding Brian’s death, he’d know that Brian Griffin is reportedly supposed to appear on the show in both this season and next season. Sadly, it’s easier for people to just watch a show and read Twitter headlines than actually sit down and read an article. Feel free to sign the petition all you want — 92,000 people have already signed, as of this writing —  but it won’t change the fact that Brian Griffin will already be returning! Although it has not been announced if he will come back to life on the show or if he will appear as the ghost of his former self. Or maybe it will all turn out to have been a House-like drug-induced hallucination.

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  • Seriously?

    It’s not obvious, sure they wanted to have a tragic story to tell but if they just left alone the whole time machine. It would be easy to replace him. But they made it a point to show that they are serious about the change. There are some shows that easily remove characters but they always bring in similar characters to replace them. No idea what possessed McFarlane to do this move. They might have wanted to try a different direction but Italian american inspired characters are only good for a show or two then they need to go away. Yes it may be a publicity stunt but what a dumb one. Stick with what works or you will lose faithful viewers like ME!

  • bleh

    It’s been obvious since day one that he’s not really dead and that this is just a publicity thing to get more views- how the hell are people this stupid that they not only can’t see that, but also insist on whining about it and petitioning it.

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