‘Family Guy’ Kills Off a Major Character

If you are one of the few people still invested in a cartoon that’s been on television for 14 years, stop reading this now. For the rest of us, here is who Family Guy killed off on last night’s episode: Brian. They killed off Brian. The talking dog.

What happened was this: Brian and Stewie (a talking baby) got into some trouble with a time machine so they decided to destroy it. Later, as he was playing street hockey, Brian was hit by a car and killed. As Stewie no longer has his time machine, Brian’s death is, seemingly, permanent. At the end of the episode, the Griffin family decided to buy a new dog, this one has a New York accent. The new dog is voiced by Tony Sirico, otherwise known as The Sopranos’ Paulie Walnuts.

Family Guy is not the only long-running Fox cartoon that plans to kill off a major character this season, The Simpsons will do the same. As for which character the show killed off, it makes sense to get rid of one voiced by creator Seth MacFarlane, who has moved on to other projects like Dads.

Speaking with E!, executive producer Steve Callaghan said: “We thought it could be a fun way to shake things up. As soon as this idea came up, we started talking about what the next couple episodes could be and we got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters.”

She show’s fans were not as enthusiastic:

You can watch Brian’s death here: