“QUAHOG, R.I.” (CBS Connecticut) — A major “Family Guy” character was killed off in a shocking way during Sunday night’s episode.
In what is every dog owner’s nightmare, Brian Griffin, the family’s pet dog, dies after getting hit by a car.
“You’ve given me a wonderful life, I love you all,” Brian says in his last words as the Griffin family surrounds him with tears in their eyes.
It was a very emotional moment for the show, which has been a part of the American mainstream since 1999, to kill off the beloved Brian. The Seth MacFarlane-voiced character was a fan favorite and he’s had many memorable episodes with Stewie Griffin.
Then, Twitter exploded following the death of Brian. “Family Guy” executive producer Steve Callaghan told E! Online that Brian’s death was “a fun way to shake things up.”
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