Last night on "Family Guy" fans saw the return of the beloved Griffin family dog, Brian. Voiced by show creator Seth MacFarlane the pooch was killed off last month much to the devastation of the show's fans. Social media exploded with complaints over the cartoon dog's death. While many said they would stop watching "Family Guy" now that Brain was dead, others believed the death was a hoax to boost ratings. After last night's episode "Christmas Guy" Stewie is able to go back in time and save Brian before he is hit by the car.

McFarlane took to Twitter  and asked fans, "I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you? Jesus, we'd have to be f**king high." McFarlane then added "oh and hey...thanks for caring so much about the canine Griffin. He is overcome with gratitude." Before expressing his gratitude to fans and assuring them that Brian was in fact alive McFarlane let fans know that killing Brian was a lesson in not taking those you love for granted. "And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson: Never take those you love for granted they can be gone in a flash."

Last night Stewie went to see a mall Santa and asked for the one thing that would make his Christmas better, his best friend Brian. As Stewie and new dog Vinnie walked around a toy store Stewie noticed a little boy that looked exactly like him and realized it was a past Stewie who had come to the future to buy a toy at Christmas. Stewie takes the time travel pad from his past self and goes back in time to push Brian out of the way of the oncoming car.

Stewie tells Brian that he was killed and his death left a whole in his heart. Brain is touched by Stewie's words. Stewie then begins to fade away since the time line in which Brian is dead no longer exists. Ok folks Brian Griffin is back from the dead so let's all calm down about the cartoon dog.

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