petition supporters want Family Guy dog back and also people are crazy is known for featuring meaningful petitions for justice, medical care or even renaming a New York street after George Carlin. Occasionally, dumb and pointless petitions gain traction.

After Family Guy writers killed off martini-drinking dog Brian on Sunday, a petition on has gone up demanding that Seth MacFarlane and Fox bring Brian Griffin back to life. “Brian Griffin was an important part of our viewing experince[sic]. He added a witty and sophisticated element to the show,” petition leader Aaron Thompson writes. “The writers of family guy[sic] didn’t just kill off one of their creations, they killed off the dog who has lived in our homes for the last 15 years…they killed America’s dog!”

If Mr. Thompson had actually read the news regarding Brian’s death, he’d know that Brian Griffin is reportedly supposed to appear on the show in both this season and next season. Sadly, it’s easier for people to just watch a show and read Twitter headlines than actually sit down and read an article. Feel free to sign the petition all you want — 92,000 people have already signed, as of this writing —  but it won’t change the fact that Brian Griffin will already be returning! Although it has not been announced if he will come back to life on the show or if he will appear as the ghost of his former self. Or maybe it will all turn out to have been a House-like drug-induced hallucination.

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