‘Family Guy’: Did Brian Griffin Return On Christmas Special?

Sun, December 15, 2013 9:34pm EDT by 44 Comments
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otep

Posted at 9:50 PM on December 16, 2013  

Story line of Brian’s death and coming back to life is quite shallow but it sure hit us to the core. Seth really knows how to catch our attention. You Rock!!!!

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Tabitha

Posted at 7:34 PM on December 16, 2013  

you know, on Nov. 30 of this year Brian is dead and on last night episode of Family Guy, Stewie Griffin bought him back to life. how is that possible tho? Yes, some of us like Vinny here and most of like Brian. which case Brian has been in the first episodes from Family Guy till November 30 and last night episode. now Vinny has been in like three episodes so far. what the heck now??

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Georgie

Posted at 7:02 PM on December 16, 2013  

I don’t even understand why he was killed off in the first place… yeah, he’s kinda douche-y but he’s so cute! Just wanna shnuggle shnuggle shnuggle ♥

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Vinny Griffin

Posted at 4:00 PM on December 16, 2013  

thumbs up 4 Vinny or Berlusconi gonna coming in ya house

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A wolf

Posted at 3:34 PM on December 16, 2013  

This sucks. Suddenly there is a major change in a plot line of a show, and BAM!!! Fans, brainlessly seeking for a continuity and afraid to accept new things, starts ranting, crying and masturbating their not understanding brains to simulate, that they are still working. And what do MacFarlen do? Instead of waiting patiently and giving fans time to start liking new character, he turns everything back to normal. Family guy needed a change, and well, they blew it.

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Vinny Griffin

Posted at 4:01 PM on December 16, 2013  

Thanks for your preference, forever

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We love you, Brian Griffin

Posted at 11:37 PM on December 16, 2013  

no no no, im sorry but vinny you suck…. WE WANT BRIAN BACK!!!!

 
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mmiw134

Posted at 4:21 PM on December 16, 2013  

I’m really glad he’s back, but I get what you’re saying. I was JUST starting to like Vinny in this episode. It seemed a bit too obvious how they bought him back, since many people suspected exactly how it would happen, I wanted some cool twist with the speeding car which was identical to Brians car.

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Jonesy

Posted at 3:57 AM on January 3, 2014  

Guys you do realise that these episodes were produced over a year ago so there’s no way in hell that Brian’s return is a response to public outcry?

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Peter H

Posted at 7:23 AM on December 16, 2013  

Brian’s back – but Vinny isn’t gone yet. The actor was signed for 6 episodes and he’s only been in 3 thus far.
Will Brian find out that they replaced him with Vinny? I think there’s more fun to be had with this storyline…which is one of Family Guy’s best for years :-)

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Kristian Andersson

Posted at 5:33 AM on December 16, 2013  

best think EVER THANK YOU BRIAN IS BACK!!!!!!!!

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Peter Boykin

Posted at 4:51 AM on December 16, 2013  

THANK YOU FAMILY GUY!!!!! for bringing us all the one gift we wanted for Christmas!! it was a bit of a crazy ploy but you really showed both the sprit of Thanksgiving this year… because thanksgiving makes you think about what you take granted until you lose it when you don’t expect it and then the sprit of christmas when you recieve something you really wished for and got it… Thank you for bringing Brian back!!!!!

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Ann

Posted at 2:22 AM on December 16, 2013  

Well, that was gutless. I gave FG major props for “shaking things up.” And was tired of Brian, and looking forward to getting to know Vinny. But now Brian’s back. It’s almost as if they caved to the pressure?

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Dave

Posted at 3:46 AM on December 16, 2013  

These shows are done months in advance. They didn’t cave to any pressure. Vinny sucked. Yay Brian.

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sean

Posted at 11:36 AM on December 16, 2013  

dude, clearly u are no family guy fan from season 1 til today.. how can u possibly want vinny instead of brian???

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Ron

Posted at 11:57 PM on December 15, 2013  

I’m not sure I buy the Vinny trying to kill Brian theory. I mean, how would he be able to go back in time? Stewie took the only time machine return pad, and also “future” Stewie disappeared after saving Brian, meaning none of the previous stuff happened. The Griffins didn’t meet Vinny until after Brian died, so that would mean he would need to have known Brian before Brian died. Maybe this happened, but it would be cop out. Instead, I surmise that Vinny may become Cleaveland’s dog in an effort to appease Rallo for having to leave their Virginia home to return to Quahog. This could be especially interesting considering the fact that Family Guy likes to exacerbate racial tension between Blacks and Italians on the show.

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LJ James

Posted at 11:54 PM on December 15, 2013  

Vinnie Killed Brian ! Its not over yet

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rado

Posted at 11:45 PM on December 15, 2013  

Brian’s back,that was the best decision….Good job…You made my day

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Jd

Posted at 11:33 PM on December 15, 2013  

Woooooohoooooooo Brian’s back!!!! Stewie kinda sux without Brian. Stew S A. That was awesome. I deleted the series on dvr after last week. I’m glad my fiancé read he was coming back.

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boog3rsugar

Posted at 10:50 PM on December 15, 2013  

Reblogged this on Jessie Spencer's Blogspot.

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Freddy

Posted at 10:42 PM on December 15, 2013  

What if brian ran brian over, I mean the car that ran brian over seemed similar to brian’s car, and few minutes before his death, brian and stewie went time traveling, Now what if they altered something causing two Brians to be on their time? It may not make sense but its my theory.

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bnm,

Posted at 10:33 PM on December 15, 2013  

What if Brian and Vinyn are related somehow? Maybe Vinny is Brian’s son! Just a crazy guess but still!

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brittany mixson

Posted at 10:29 PM on December 15, 2013  

Im so happy hope he stay and hopee this real

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Misty segura

Posted at 10:06 PM on December 15, 2013  

When’s the next episode

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Logan

Posted at 11:04 PM on December 15, 2013  

I think the next new one wont be airing until January 5. 2014

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Bruce

Posted at 9:56 PM on December 15, 2013  

I might have a little hunch on what may happen to Vinny.

Here’s what I think:
We’d probably never know who tried to run over Brian. But if I had to guess, Vinny was the one who killed him. Now, even though future Stewie (one without Brian) disappeared at the end, the next episode will probably find out who tried to kill him or at least get clues. Now, the voice of Vinny only signed up for 6 episodes. Now, he’s only been in 3. So now, I’m guessing he’ll be back for 3 more episodes this season.

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shockwave527

Posted at 1:11 AM on December 16, 2013  

The story was supposed to be relatable, one of a normal way a family could lose a beloved pet. I doubt it was murder. It’s more likely to be simply a guy who was not driving safely and ended up hitting Brian. I think everything with Vinnie is over, although who knows if they’ll run into him later.

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Uriel Vazquez (@ux92)

Posted at 7:08 AM on December 16, 2013  

Mmmh I don’t think it was an accident. The car went straight to Brian, I mean, it literally hurried to get to him. Also, Brian really overstated the fact that it was unusual for him to be playing out on the street on a day like that. I think the plot is not over yet.

 
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Uriel Vazquez (@ux92)

Posted at 7:04 AM on December 16, 2013  

He’s only been on 3 episodes but he voiced only two (he didn’t even have a single line in Into Harmony’s Way). So he still has 4 episodes.

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Doug

Posted at 9:53 PM on December 15, 2013  

Now they can kill Meg,, and NOT bring her back

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Zayd Muhammad Learmont

Posted at 10:55 PM on December 15, 2013  

amen

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Melinda

Posted at 9:49 PM on December 15, 2013  

Did they really have a choice? I think Brian was originally killed for shock value to bring back interest in the show. Ratings haven’t been that good.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:51 PM on December 15, 2013  

Episodes take MONTHS to animate/produce. This wasn’t a decision made since his death, this was always going to happen.

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Doug

Posted at 9:54 PM on December 15, 2013  

Maybe they had 2 different story lines and waited to see which one they would use???

 
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Joey Prine

Posted at 9:53 PM on December 15, 2013  

well melinda at least they did something to get attention, unlike the simpsons which have went way down hill in the past few years….just happy brian is back but it did upset alot of people…good little ploy they had even if it was a shocker.

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Joey Prine

Posted at 9:47 PM on December 15, 2013  

Even though brian is back, which I love, there is still a hole in the plot…vinnie can’t just be gone. Will he be the one that was driving the car that hit brian? Just a thought.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:49 PM on December 15, 2013  

I thought he might have been driving, but they would have revealed that this week if he was. Even though he’s not their dog, he still lives in their town. We might see him again.

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Lan

Posted at 9:44 PM on December 15, 2013  

Yes I expected him to return because IT WAS ALWAYS PLANNED THAT WAY! It was obvious from day one he would be back.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:49 PM on December 15, 2013  

True. This was quite a publicity stunt. It worked!

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Justin E.

Posted at 9:43 PM on December 15, 2013  

Definitely very happy that they brought Brian back. He was the reason I have watched the show for this long anyways…

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:50 PM on December 15, 2013  

Awesome. You must be very happy then. :)

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JB

Posted at 9:41 PM on December 15, 2013  

Even though I never was a huge Vinny fan, I was starting to like him. What will happen to him now?

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:50 PM on December 15, 2013  

That’s a mystery. In theory, he’s gone… but you never know!

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Misty segura

Posted at 10:00 PM on December 15, 2013  

What is the chances of vinny still being on the show

 
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