12/16/2013 Update: So the whole thing with Family Guy killing off a Griffin family member was not meant to be permanent apparently and was all meant to be a publicity stunt. So the whole thing with that is over. The thread was original called A Major Character from The Simpsons and Family Guy are Going Bye-Bye Soon, and the part of the post referring to Family Guy is pretty much irrelevant now.
Hey guys, recently I found out that one major character from the hit shows The Simpsons and Family Guy each are going to kick the bucket soon, and they will never come back.
For The Simpsons, a hint was given that the character who will die on that show is that he/she was played by a voice actor/actress who won an Emmy. Could it be Grandpa, Krusty, Sideshow Bob? Who knows?
As for Family Guy, get this: a member of the Griffin family is going to die and will be replaced with a different character. So that means either Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie or Brian is going to die.
I doubt it will be Peter, and I don't see why they would kill off Stewie or Lois. I feel that Brian will survive too. So that leaves Chris and Meg. But since Mila Kunis is moving on with other things, it could very well be Meg because of the fact she's voiced by that actress. But we'll have to see.
I hardly ever watch TV, so it always amazes me that The Simpsons is still on the air. Great memories, but the writing was already shit when I stopped watching, and that was over a decade ago! I guess a publicity stunt like this means they're getting desperate.
I used to watch the Simpsons all of the time when I was growing up. Maybe I stopped around 98' or 99'. Funny thing is, I haven't followed the show in the past decade, but every time I see a re-run; its one that I have seen already. At any rate, I remember how funny, and witty the show use to be, the current state of it is just plain lame. It should have ended 10 years ago.
Family guy has its moments, but I don't follow that show.
I think grandpa Simpson, and Brian are going to die.
"The Simpsons" has sucked for 14 years and "Family Guy" was never good except for brief moments, so it's really hard to give a shit about this announcement. But I might watch the new "Simpsons" episode just to see who buys the farm, although I know it won't be the one character that really needs to go (Lisa).
I have enjoyed both The Simpsons and Family Guy over the years, but could care less about characters dying in either show. I can't recall the last time I even watched a Simpsons episode, though I still catch old Family Guy episodes from time to time.
Logical guess is either Mila Kunis or Seth Green. Fuck if I know who's going on The Simpsons.
As a kid I always watched simpsons. Nowadays I just randomly watch if I'm channel surfing and happen to stumble upon channel that shows simpsons. There are so many rerun episodes that I dont even know what is new and what is old episode, only if the episode is from early 2000s then I might remember it.
I agree with the sentiment that this will be a publicity stunt. How can you do something like that in this genre? As for the Simpsons, much of the humour is very on-the-nose and that is weirdly offensive to me. I grew up with British sitcoms relying on silly innuendo, fake French phrases and a hefty dose of sarcasm, so I guess I am used to clever writing.
As for Family Guy, that does make me laugh a lot more.
Shadow Hog said: Fortunately for that show's dignity (what's left of it), that's the plan once the 25th season's over.
So they finally came to the conclusion that it would be a better idea to plan for the show to end, rather then end awkwardly when one of the principal VAs dies? Good grief, did they hire a network executive with a functioning frontal lobe while nobody was looking? Wonders never cease.
I can't see Family Guy getting rid of a character, though. Don't really think they need to, but I suppose it'll be Meg. Gotta have those pointless cliffhangers to keep shows from looking stale!