FAMILY GUY: Stewie decides to destroy his time machine after too many close calls with altering the course of mankind when he and Brian travel back to 17th Century Jamestown in the all-new "Life of Brian" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Nov. 24 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2013 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Brian and Stewie on “Family Guy” (© 2013 TCFFC)

“I mean, you didn’t really think we’d kill off Brian, did you?”

– Seth MacFarlane on bringing the”Family Guy” dog, Brian, back to life; he reappeared on Sunday night episode (Stewie travels back in time to save his beloved dog) after being apparently killed off a couple weeks ago. MacFarlane tweeted some other things, too, but none we can print in a family newspaper. Wow, did those petitioners who rallied against the death of Brian really have an impact? Not so much — production on cartoons is done months in advance. MacFarlane also ended on a somber, if thoughtful, note, adding: “Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash.”

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