If you think the public outcry - such as it was - had anything to do with Brian's return from death on "Family Guy," you're flat-out wrong.
The animation process takes months. Episodes are in production nine months to a year before they air. So, clearly, bringing the cartoon dog back from the dead was always in the plans.
Which makes the whole thing even more cynical and manipulative than it would have been had Brian stayed dead.
To make a long, rather stupid story short, young Stewie encountered a time-traveling version of himself, grabbed his backpack time machine, jumped back in time and prevented Brian from getting hit by a car and killed.
"And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson: Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash," series creator Seth MacFarland tweeted.
Oh, please. If you like "Family Guy," more power to you. But this is the most mean-spirited show on TV. Don't pretend otherwise.
Here is a more accurate tweet from MacFarland:
"I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you? [Expletive], we'd have to be [expletive] high."
I've seen "Family Guy." I can't say that would entirely surprise me.
|1.||Judge rejects Martin MacNeill’s request for new murder trial|
|2.||Judge’s ruling next week could be key to Park City ski season|
|3.||Is nail polish that detects date-rape drugs actually a bad idea?|
|4.||Live Blog: BYU downs UConn, wins its season-opener|
|5.||Scott D. Pierce: NBC’s Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah|
|6.||BYU football: Though short-handed, Cougars favored heavily in opener|
|7.||Utah woman hopes good comes from her poison tea ordeal|
|8.||Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes|
|9.||Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say|
|10.||Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale|