Family Guy: "Dog Gone" Review Season 8, Episode 8

After running over another dog with his car, Brian is offended when he learns that there are no criminal consequences for his actions. He decides to form his own animal right awareness group, which doesn't go over too well with the people of Quahog. Meanwhile, Lois gets tired of cleaning up after Peter and hires a maid.

After Brian realizes that the literary award he won wasn't quite the kind of special award he was expecting, he ends up having a few too many drinks before driving home, and accidentally runs over an unsuspecting dog. Brian decides to bury the animal in a nearby yard. Stewie just happened to be looking out his window at the time and excitedly looks on.

Brian can't seem to live with the guilt of his actions, and is further disappointed after confessing to his crime. Now he didn't say anything about driving under the influence, but did mention the dog-killing incident. The family and Joe concur that killing a dog is no crime at all, which further adds to Brian's many woes, and he takes it upon himself to raise awareness about animal rights. This leads to a pretty funny town-hall type meeting that somehow ends up with a mob of citizens wanting to eat Brian. It's funny how the entire point of the meeting never seems to get across to the audience. It seemed to Brian that the people of Quahog just don't care enough about animals, which leads to him feeling even more sorry for himself.

While it might have come as a bit of a shock to see how Brian reacts to killing the dog, it's even more shocking to see what lengths Stewie is willing to go to just to torment Brian. After witnessing Brian's attempt to hide the evidence of his dog killing incident, Stewie goes as far as to take out an ad in the paper with a picture of the missing dog and then tries to make Brian feel worse by impersonating the kid who might have owned the animal. Of course, Stewie does far worse when he tries to make Brian feel better by the end of the episode.

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Feb 23, 2010 9:37PM EST

this is a great post, i really enjoyed reading it. I have this episode on my website for free, my giving back to the sidereel community. :)

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