Brian Griffin is Alive! But Do Family Guy Fans Prefer Vinny?

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Dec. 16, 2013

America's love affair with Family Guy was more evident than ever when the show killed off Brian Griffin. Back in November, the beloved dog got hit by a car and went to doggy heaven.

THE OUTRAGE WAS INSTANT

VINNY, THE NEW DOG, ATTEMPTED TO TAKE BRIAN'S PLACE

THE RECEPTION WAS FRIGID

TONIGHT, STEWIE WENT BACK IN TIME TO SAVE BRIAN

BRIAN IS BACK!

EVERYONE IS HAPPY

WAIT, NO THEY'RE NOT. IT TURNS OUT FANS FELL FOR VINNY WHILE BRIAN WAS AWAY.

WELL, THIS IS AWKWARD. YOUR MOVE, SETH MACFARLANE.

297 comments
Andr--Davillae-882
Andr--Davillae-882 User

As an atheist egotistical dog who cares more about himself than his own son, I highly doubt Brian went to "doggy heaven." I'm one of those people who love Vinny way more than Brian. Vinny's actually very nice, and he's not an atheist alcoholic drug-addict. I don't see why people love Brian so much. Is society that bad that people prefer such an awful character?

Joe-Fiore-75
Joe-Fiore-75 User

Brian sucks.


Bring back Vinny.


Vinny was funny. I was glad they finally killed off Brian. Brian is unlikable.

David-Nolan-371
David-Nolan-371 User

I really hate how most viewers would rather see the same recycled humor, and overly predictable writing, than a fresh perspective. The show, in it's current form has run its course. Here are a few things I think would promote positive change in the show.... 1. Stewie begins to grow up.

2. I do believe that though I was happy with Vinny as a replacement for Brian, the replacement , was too abrupt, and forced..With that being said, I hope the character of Vinny is still alive and will become a fixture on the show....here's a thought, quagmire, or joe could get a dog lol, it would add tension to the quagmire , Brian feud.

3. Meg needs to go to college, I can see great potential with her going to school to study something ridiculous.

4 Chris needs to be more than just a source of mastur$ation jokes. Maybe he could pick on a slightly older Stevie, maybe he gets a funny girlfriend ....I mean something

5. Where the arch nemesis, we need one....a clearly defined foil to the Griffin family, Carter just doesn't work....in summary I praise ANY fresh direction the show ventures into, but I as I am sure most of you are am getting bored with the same old gags, and predictable "plot twists" that serve to reset the show every week, and never further the plot. There are several shows out there , that are guilty of this, but I hold family guy to a different standard....not sure why, but I do.

Daniel Guin
Daniel Guin

No you are wrong I could and will care less see I am caring less

Dexter Dexx
Dexter Dexx

they were both cool. but Brian is Brian. we didnt have time to accept vinnie as a character, they removed it verry fast. so it is impossible to prefer him :)

Blake Catlett
Blake Catlett

They put Vinny on their for a reason... They were gonna rename the show "Peters shore"

Kylie Jones
Kylie Jones

No we don't prefer vinny!!! Brian kicks ass!!

hodoboc
hodoboc User

I don't know... Vinnie kinda started growing on me... I wish they could add him as an additional character...

Jeremy Schaubroeck
Jeremy Schaubroeck

Yeah let's have Vinny back with endless Italian jokes. By the way this is sarcasm.

Max Hite
Max Hite

i hate this show! i wish they would kill it!!

Phil Relf
Phil Relf

different people have different opinions, wow. anyone who failed to anticipate stewie getting in a time machine obviously isn't very familiar with the show

Keenan Wilson
Keenan Wilson

I knew he would be. It was just a stunt to get more views/ratings

Brennan-Ritchie-147
Brennan-Ritchie-147 User

More disappointed that Seth MacFarlane, and the other staff members, did not just stick w/ their move to keep Brian dead.

For all we knew, Vinny could have made a feasible additional character to the show as a second interactive character for Stewie.

Oh well...

Ryan Wren
Ryan Wren

My wife called it the day he was killed. And no, "Vinny" is not better than Brian. Even though Brain's libtard mentality can be pretty annoying at times.

John Small
John Small

It's a CARTOON DOG .... All Cartoon Dogs take Whoopin' & Come Back Tickin' ....

Tyler Niehaus
Tyler Niehaus

both bryans awesome but aye we didnt even give vinny a chance yet

Um_ok
Um_ok User

@Brennan-Ritchie-147 except that the whole overplayed heavy italian accent got old after watching for 5 min let alone permanently. Listening to vinny talk is like watching jersey shore and that won't happen for me.