Family Guy: Season 12, Episode 6

Life of Brian (24 Nov. 2013)

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Brian dies and Stewie cannot use his time machine to save him. Meanwhile, Peter replaces Brian with an Italian dog named Vinny.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lois Griffin / Witch (voice)
Chris Griffin (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
John G. Brennan ...
Mort Goldman (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)
Black Woman (voice)
Chris Cox ...
Ted Jessup ...
1920s Woman (voice)
Patrick Meighan ...
Julius Sharpe ...
Vinny (voice)
Danny Smith ...


When Stewie and Brian travel back to 17th century Jamestown, via Stewie's time machine, they encounter too many close calls with altering the course of mankind. Stewie decides to destroy his time machine, but immediately regrets his decision when an unthinkable event happens and he is unable to go back in time. Written by Anonymous

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Around 25,000 fans of the show have signed a petition on to resurrect Brian. Seth killed Brian as a marketing stunt to make people talk and generate buzz. He, however, did not expect the reaction to exceed what they had in mind. See more »


Brian Griffin: [dying on an operating table after being hit by a car] You've given me a wonderful life, I love you all.
Chris Griffin: Oh my god, mom is he...
Lois Griffin: [crying] Yes, Chris, I'm a afraid our Brian is dead.
[the family hold each others hands and cry]
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References Life of Brian (1979) See more »


Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
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Seth MacFarlane are you serious or just trolling badly? I hope not.
28 November 2013 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I was so excited for upcoming episode. Have no clue what is going to happen? My only clue was "Life of Brian" on episode title? What that could mean? Something entertaining life story about Brian? How he was borned and raised etc. I wondered.

Well... I was wrong, completely wrong! They didn't spoiled episode name like "Death of Brian" because then everybody went mental, crazy, full of anger what we are going through now, which is really devastating and cruel our fans. After watching this episode I was so disappointed, depressed and raging on my TV! WHAT! WHY! WHY THE HELL YOU KILL one of the most beloved characters on TV? Are you Seth this desperate on your show, you have to kill one of the entertaining character on the show? I mean Seth is going nuts and sets bar way too high and just don't think overall what are the consequences. Doing this unthinkable and one of the saddest thing ever on this show.

It's sometimes stupid to think why everyone is going mad because this is just TV SHOW. Well it is TV show, but one of my favouritest, never laughed so hard television series. It's just really emotional feeling when you care these characters so much, than any animated TV show ever.

Well.. I think Seth is very brave to do something cruel like this, however I think this is the message for End of an era for FG. I watched all the seasons and almost every episode was gold and just stomach hurting laughable.. I never expected on my freaking life.

Thanks for the awesome years Seth. It's sad to see if you given up, but I don't hate you. I understand the feeling writers are out of ideas and these new episodes is just lazy writing and ridiculous jokes with adding just stupidness on the limit. I'm not giving up on this show, it's optional this is just really bad joke, troll whatsoever and Brian is coming back I hope. I just admire Seth because he has guts to do something so dangerous I never seened before which can end this show! Period.

I hope we can see Brian again on further episodes and we can all watch FG in peace again.

No hard feelings or anything.

Still the best show I have watched ever on cartoon series. Peace!

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