Viewers were shocked on Sunday when Fox's "Family Guy" killed off one of the show's most beloved characters, Brian the notoriously liberal dog. The news hit fans hard and the unexpected storyline has been reported on many news sites. In fact, the number one trend on Yahoo! Monday was "Family Guy Brian."
But the more important question is: Do you even care?
Given the fact that "Family Guy" and its creator, Seth MacFarlane, relentlessly mock conservative values and offend others with jokes deemed insensitive, we figured it might be helpful to poll TheBlaze's audience on the matter to glean more insight on where our readers stand in regards to today's pop culture.
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo, Seth MacFarlane poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Astronomers and scientists are joining MacFarlane at the Library of Congress for the opening of a new collection of Carl Sagan's papers. The library has acquired the late astronomer's papers with a donation from MacFarlane, the creator of TV's "Family Guy." Sagan was a pioneering space scientist, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He's credited with helping to bridge the gap between academics and popular culture. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
This photo provided by Fox shows Lois Griffin, left, whose voice is actress Alex Borstein, with hapless husband Peter, voiced by Seth MacFarlane, in a scene from "Family Guy," the top-rated animated series from Fox, currently airing in primetime on broadcast television in the United States. (AP Photo/Fox)
First, we'll let the Huffington Post fill you in on what happened on this week's show:
At least for now, it wasn't an alternate reality or a strange dream sequence. On this week's episode of "Family Guy," Quahog lost one of its own, and it ripped the Griffins to the core. While trying to play street hockey with Stewie, Brian was hit by a car. A short time later, with the family around him, he passed away.
Brian's final words to his family were, "You’ve given me a wonderful life. I love you all.”
After about a month, the Griffins decided to get a new dog, and they chose Vinny, voiced by Tony Sirico ("The Sopranos").
Was your world rocked with the passing of Brian? Could you not care less? Let us know by taking the Blaze poll below: