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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Family Guy
Stewie is a half breed vampire
Half breed vampires have adult awareness even in infancy. Sounds like Stewie to me. So who's the vampire? Peter since Bernum has the same attribute.

Stewie keeps de-aging everyone and erasing most of the family's memories.
At one point, Stewie let himself grow up. However, he found that he hated it, and hated that Brian was getting older and weaker. So, he perfected a way to turn back the clock on aging, as well as a giant Men In Black style neutralizer. He made everyone younger, turning himself back into a baby, bringing Brian back to seven, and more. Of course, the neutralizer was a little glitchy, and didn't affect everyone like he thought, leaving continuity in Quahog so screwed up. Additionally, it wears off over time, and the first time he did it, he accidentally hit himself, which turned him back into his more villainous persona. When it wore off, he quickly blasted everyone else and left himself out of it. From there on, he became the bisexual crossdresser mass murderer we all know and love. This is why, in Back To The Pilot, it's actually in the 90s. At first, he was also erasing Brian's memories, but he soon found he liked him more as a friend than foe, and let him keep his memories, continuing to keep Brian around age seven, but letting Lois age, preferring to watch her slowly die of old age, and letting Meg age sometimes because he just plain forgot she existed every now and then. This is why Peter doesn't really get older, and neither does Chris. He wants everyone to have to watch Lois slowly wither away and die, aging without them. To them, it looks like accelerated aging. Brian doesn't know he doesn't really reverse Lois' age, however, and isn't in on the plot.

The entire show is a social experiment.
No matter what political creed you have, this show has definitely gone out of its way to offend you. From atheists to Jews, from gays to Nazis, nobody is left unoffended. Anyone with a trigger out there has likely been triggered, and the show seems to have no opinion left besides for pissing everybody off sooner or later. The show treats everything as Acceptable Targets, to the point that one has to wonder if there's a message left. There is, and it's that Viewers Are Morons. The show will never end, and that's because we all love seeing things we don't agree with insulted. Everyone can get past being insulted, because everything they hate is also insulted. By angering everyone, nobody is angered. They'll complain online, but they'll keep watching, because they know something they hate will be insulted and they'll get their jollies. Plus, they know Fox won't dare get rid of their cash cow, and so they're pretty much invincible. They've perfected Crossing the Line Twice. By crossing every line, it's as safe as not crossing any line, but makes far more money.

There will be a movie that deconstructs the entire series.
The Simpsons have a movie that has Homer exiled from Springfield for dumping a silo into a lake, and it's about time Peter gets his own just desserts. To summarize, Peter will screw up so bad that his Karma Houdinis will be lampshaded and he'll be sent to jail (probably by Joe, to further show his fall from grace), for real this time. Meg will abandon her family for all the crap she had to endure. Chris' mental retardation will give him low self-esteem and will be sent to a mental hospital. Lois will call out Peter for everything he put everyone through and divorce with him to be with another man. Brian becomes a drunk loser who can't get a girlfriend, and Stewie will commit one of the biggest Moral Event Horizons in Family Guy history to prove/remind both the characters and audience that, despite all his Pet the Dog moments, at heart he is a genuine villain who only does good deeds because it benefits him.
  • Bonus points if Quagmire gets accused as a serial sex offender and ends up in the same position as Brian.
  • The movie will be rated PG-13 or even rated R, due to uncensored scenes, language, and many other things.
    • This may happen. It turns out Seth recently got the rights to make a Family Guy movie and in it, he plans to do something that he wouldn't be able to do in the show(hence the only reason he's actually doing it), so this could very well happen.

Seth MacFarlane reads TV tropes.
If you think about it, some of the complaints the show responds to are right here on this website.
  • If that's the case, Hi Seth!
  • If it's any consolation I like season 8

The episode "Brian & Stewie" was Seth McFarlane's cry for help
In the episode Brian say's that he has considered suicide and even goes as far as keeping a gun in a safety deposit box to kill himself if things ever got to bad also with this consider all the hatred Brian's character has gotten. Now consider that Brian has always been a Author Avatar for Seth McFarlane and this seems to get rather dark. During this time his mother was suffering from a long battle with cancer this combined with only accidentally surviving the 9/11 bombings may show that Seth is actually in a deep repressed depression which could connote suicidal thoughts
  • I mean just look at this quote from an interview with TV Shows On DVD.com and tell me it doesn't show repression
"The only reason it hasn't really affected me as it maybe could have is I didn't really know that I was in any danger until after it was over, so I never had that panic moment. After the fact, it was sobering, but people have a lot of close calls; you're crossing the street and you almost get hit by a car... this one just happened to be related to something massive. I really can't let it affect me because I'm a comedy writer. I have to put that in the back of my head."
  • Well at least we heard the calls. Doubles as Fridge Horror too.

The recent political episodes are stealthily attacking atheists
Think about it. Brian is constantly taking closed-minded atheism Up to Eleven attacking and mocking any form of religious beliefs with blatant and admitted hatred. Ordinarily, this would be nothing more than a show famous for making rape jokes trying to make a serious political message, but God and Jesus are both characters in the show. Brian, the Straw Atheist, is stubbornly denying something that's right in front of his eyes. The show has actually been mocking atheism all along.
  • It really has. I'm an atheist myself but I always found it hard to believe that atheism even exists in whatever universe this takes place in. After all, Brian states that God is pissed when Peter pretends to be Him, so Brian being an atheist in later episodes was, as you said, a way to put in some stealthy insults.
    • No atheists in foxholes.
  • The arguments and jokes that Brian makes are also extremely weak, especially to somebody who studies apologetics like myself.

Michael Moore has become a writer on the show.
Just look at the number of jabs the show's made at conservatives. Also note how the only gag made about Michael Moore is only a long fart joke instead of a jab at his beliefs.
  • And the recent Moore/Rush Limbaugh joke was to throw us off the scent.
  • or maybe Family Guy is a liberal show. Aimed at liberals. I don't see any Conservatives sitting down and laughing to any of the jokes in Family Guy, I just see them complaining about it and trying to get it cancelled. TWICE.
    • My girlfriend and I are conservatives and we love the show.
    • What makes you so sure it was conservatives who got it cancelled? Family Guy didn't even touch political debates until after it was uncancelled.
Seth hates Conway Twitty
Or he hates us by subjecting us to a five minute-long performance.
  • It's simply a parody of Hee Haw. Plus, remember that Seth hasn't written an episode in years.
    • But he also retains the ability to tell the writers to seek employment elsewhere. Also, maybe he should concentrate more on what made him rich and famous to begin with?

This show, not SpongeBob SquarePants, is the real life "Wacky Deli". Seth wanted to have the show end with "Lois kills Stewie", but Executives won't let him.
So what does he do? Give a five minute long song (The infamous Conway Twitty), have a lot of "non-jokes" (too many to put here), and finaly, when all else fails, he uses the show to give out his own opinions (420, not all dogs go to heaven). With less and less jokes each episode.
  • Don't compare Family Guy with the GENIUS that is Wacky Deli
Seth MacFarlane secretly hates Family Guy and is intentionally amping up his obnoxious political commentary to get himself out of the contract
He's deliberately trying to sabotage his work so that he doesn't have to do any more, since he's bankrupted all his good ideas and more than a few of his bad ones.
  • Yeah, I'd love to have that stupid 100 million dollar "highest paid TV writer ever" contract off my back too!
    • Seth thinks he can make another $100,000,000 "highest paid TV writer ever" contract with a new show. BUT, he's seriously risking it, considering most of FG's audience...
  • Maybe he just wants to do something "serious" after ten years of being linked to Family Guy and it's type of entertainment?
    • Agreed.
  • He might just be seeing what he can get away with before the suits catch on.
  • He might seriously hate being known almost only for Family Guy and want to do something more serious, but loves the 100 mil he gets for the popularity of the show (I can't fathom why he'd POSSIBLY want 100 million dollars and fame, I guess he's just weird.) As such, he's seeing how far over the line he can get before Fox cancels Family Guy again (at which point he'll act pissed and begin sinking all his effort into American Dad! and a newer, smarter, and less fart-centric show).
  • This troper believes that the Peter, being a boorish, undereducated arch-conservative , was meant to represent everything Seth believes the audience should be against. (a not so stealthy take that) Viewers,being what they are, completely missed the point and applauded Peter's actions. As the misaimed fandom grew and grew, Seth seemed to become more and more frustrated (or amused)and decided to see just how much abuse the audience could take before having enough.
  • It also may just be that Seth has a ginormous pile of money already and only works because he want to, meaning he can retire at any time. It would probably be in character to go out with a "bang."

Family Guy only became successful after its cancellation and subsequent airing on Cartoon Network. The creators hope that by getting the show cancelled, they will skyrocket ratings once again. This is why every week is a more and more outrageous show than last, they hope that eventually the network and censors will decide it's too much.
  • When a sausage flies into a woman's groin:
    "That one felt like my dad!"

Lois' Flanderization was caused by the brain tumor.
During "Petarded", Lois mentions a tumor caused by Peter's idiotic chaos. As the seasons passed by, the Peter Tumor starts inflicting [[Jerkass]] tendencies onto Lois while letting her retain her intelligence. And she's powerless to stop the parasitic tumor as she becomes more cruel to her family and friends. Eventually, the tumor strips her intelligence away and replaces it with pop culture references, becoming Peter's perfect "wife": drop-dead gorgeous, but too dumb to voice her opinions against him and unwilling to break up with him.

Rupret Murdoch keeps Family Guy on the air as a form Reverse Psychology
Basically the idea is to have left of center politics and Atheism presented in such a boorishly self righteous and juvenile matter (as well as mixed in with enough lame gags and Dude, Not Funny! moments) that is causes people to become Christian Conservatives out of spite. With Seth being too full of himself to even notice this or care.
  • That, or he's in on it.

A throwaway gag on the show was a reference to a Chinese Revolutionary
In one episode (the Poltergeist parody episode, I think), Stewie mentions to Brian how he met Jesus, who said that his name is really Jesus Hong. In Real Life, the leader of the Taiping Rebellion, a man named Hong Xiuquan, began his attempt to take over China after visions brought on by a nervous breakdown convinced him that he was the younger brother of Jesus. Granted, Hong is a very common name in China, and this could be a coincidence, but I have to wonder if the writers were at least subconsciously thinking of this guy when they wrote that.
Stan Thompson will appear
For those of you who don't understand, watch "Screwed the Pooch."
  • And all of the "Stop Having Fun" Guys who have repeatedly told fans to quit speculating about this character will froth at the mouth.
Seth, or one/more of the writers, is attracted to big girls.

Just a thought, but at minimum half of the 'big girl' appearances in the show (and American Dad) aren't jokey/stereotypical, most notably, over on American Dad, Bullock's attraction and Steve's ex.

The later seasons come before the pre-cancellation ones
Stewie realizes that no one helped him when he was in a coma, creating homicidal feelings towards his family. This, combined with Meg's snapping in "Dial Meg For Murder" and "Seahorse Seashell Party", causes Lois and Peter to develop a conscience and become better parents. It comes a little bit more naturally for Lois than it does for Peter. Meg, however, has endured too much to just let it go now, and becomes the Bratty Teenage Daughter seen in Seasons 1-3. Brian obsessively tries to reconcile his atheism with having met both God and Jesus, but ultimately fails. Joe Swanson at some point gains the Griffin's respect when he saves Christmas from the Grinch, but is forced to move away for whatever reason. He is eventually able to come back, leading to his Season 1 introduction, though Peter has totally forgotten about him.

Family Guy is the single most brilliant post-modernist reflection of societies obsession with and worship of pop culture.
Making it a show so intelligent it can't be summed up without five or more long words.
  • That would be hilarious if it were true; too bad it's not.

Da Boom is canon
All following episodes are schizophrenic delusions (they seemed pretty unhinged by the "Left Foot, Right Foot!" sing song) due to trauma. The period when the show was canceled was a brief period of time when the family had come to terms with their grief, however they eventually slipped back into their dream world. The Flanderization and Seasonal Rot is due to their memories of life before the blast fading away, i.e Meg's Butt Monkey status in the later seasons is the result of her exaggerated, patchy recollections of the mild Middle Child Syndrome (an alternative possibility is that she's subconsciously punishing herself some acts of brutality she committed to survive) she suffered in the early years. The constant pop culture references are their attempts to hold on to things once precious to them, and The Cleveland Show is their minds attempt to atone for their indirect responsibility for his death by giving him the ideal life. The reason they don't age is because they are trying to recapture their former lives.

The final episode will be a dark Deconstruction of the entire series.
It will be revealed among other things that everyone in Quahog is completely insane (and not in the humorous way that the rest of the series portrays it) and that all those cutaways and cameos are all just hallucinations of town gone mad.

In the series finale, some possibilities for plot synopsis' would be...
  • Meg will snap again and kill everyone.
  • The episode will open midway through a family argument (we are never explained how the argument started), causing an epic chase/fight scene extending through the whole episode, and it will end with everyone dead.
  • Stewie really does take over the world, and it's not a simulation this time. But he does a poor job of it and winds up ruining the whole planet, leading to him having an existential crisis, ending in a spoof of The Twilight Zone.
-Then he finds a way to travel back in time and live a normal baby life.
  • Stewie really does take over the world, but discovers how mundane it all is, and gives it back.
  • The family will spoof the first Family Guy episode a la Phineas And Ferb with new twists.
    • The pilot episode was poked fun at in the "Road to the Pilot", so they most likely won't use this as the series finale.
  • It will be a full musical episode.
  • Quagmire and Brian will have another fight.
  • It will be 22 minutes of the main or entire cast just sitting and doing nothing. The episode will only use ONE DRAWING for the whole thing. At the last 5 seconds, Peter will look to the camera, and say "*** you." End of the series.
  • Crossover with The Simpsons and/or South Park, possibly related to a couble of below WMGs.
  • It will reveal that Family Guy is a Show Within a Show, the cast members are all actors, and everything on it is fake. The plot will concern Executive Meddling as the stars try to keep it alive and get the audience back.
    • That is true Fridge Brilliance, given "Back to The Pilot": logically, if Comic Book Time applied, January 31 1999 would have them actually be younger(similar to how The Simpsons have now moved "Homer and Marge conceiving" from the 1980s to 1990s). It didn't because Stewie didn't go back to the in-universe past. Rather, he travelled back to the "real world" past.

The Flanderization is all due to the machinations of the Cult of Skaro
Alright, this might need some explanation, the characters of Family Guy universe, along with The Simpsons and South Park are being manipulated by the Cult of Skaro, who are making the characters behave in a way they wouldn't do normally, allowing the characters to help them proceed to their ultimate goal; reality itself being conquered. They are using different tactics with each universe; with this one, Sec is using the characters' natural stupidity to trick them into serving him. Brian and Stewie? Deliberately working with Sec and are currently manipulating the Griffins into helping them. In Stewie's case, it's because he knows that Sec will need people "on the inside" in each universe or Sec told him We Can Rule Together (which will ultimately revealed to be Sec lying to him). In Brian's case, it's because he genuinely believes (or knows) that working with Sec will make his universe a better place, making him a Well-Intentioned Extremist who believes Utopia Justifies the Means.

The hurricane in the 3-part crossover special was Hurricane Sandy
Because why not?

In the series finale...
The show will end with one of the characters attempting to catch the FOX logo in hopes of the show being renewed only for the logo to be snatched away ending the show.

Quahog is a purgatory and the characters are all ghosts facing punishment for sins in their lives.

This is the theory, you know how Family Guy got more mean-spirited as the series went on, well this is all because the characters are dead, and they are trying to make for crimes they've committed while they were alive, here are some examples:

Peter: A bullying, womanizing sociopath in life who abused his family, making them terrified of him. This was why he was paired with the others, to see if he could carry on with his behaviour if his family didn't take it lying down. He still hasn't learned his lesson and is only wanting to finish his punishment as easily and quickly as possible.

Lois: A vain woman who used her body to get what she wanted, very promiscuous (possibly sleeping with married men) and obsessed with fashion and social hierarchy, sometimes to the point that it clouds her better judgement. The reason why she, in purgatory, became a married woman, was to see if she could commit to one person and lose her promiscuity.

Meg: A troubled teen who purposely isolated herself from the outside world and eventually committed suicide. Being subject to the same pressures she had in life, she must learn to become more assertive and stick up for herself if she is ever to ascend to a higher plane

Chris: A Jerk Jock who bullied a mentally disabled boy and eventually died in an accident. He was punished by being made stupid and unpopular (see what it's like to be the kid you bullied) and, though he hasn't learned his lesson in the least, has to learn how to become kinder to people and less superficial.

Brian and Stewie: Two high-level demons who were assigned to keep watch over the Griffins, ensuring that they each learn their lesson and are not allowed to release them until they do. Brian' temporary death was him being fired after he failed to do his job properly. Vinny was a temp who served as his replacement. Eventually, Vinny got promoted and left, allowing Brian to have his old job back.

  • JOSSED. If it was really a purgatory, then no one should be able to die, and its been shown that Anyone Can Die in the Family guy universe including: James Wood(Although he came back), Muriel Goldman, Stephanie, Diane Simmons and Brian.
    • They finished their purgatory. That, or they're simulations to make the purgatory work.

Children in the Family Guy universe have some degree of Super Strength.
I mean seriously, Stewie at the age of 1 can pick up an assault rifle and rapid-fire without so much as wincing. I had to put effort for either when I was 12-13. Also notice that while Stewie can physically overpower adult men with his bare-hands, against teens and other toddlers he usually just lets himself get pushed around until he gets his chance to get them back. Meg can mop the floor with her father (who's much bigger and older than her) after being release from prison and shatter all his teeth with a single stomp, also note that time where she beat up a man who was bothering her after being harassed by Peter and his friends.

Chris was able to shove Peter into the ground and beat the shit out of him with Peter doing nothing but try to block his blows. Bertram was able to pick up a piece of debris and throw it at Stewie in the Big Bang episode and tried to kill him with a much bigger one. Suzie Swanson was able to hit Stewie in the head hard enough to make him bleed and having him groveling before her.

Some of the strength comes in the form of super-durability which why Stewie was able to recover after being ran over by a car while having an untreated head-injury. Eventually, however, the strength goes away because of the muscles becoming lazy.
  • As for the reason, fighting prowess runs mainly on the Rule of Funny. That or Famil Guy is even more of a Crapsack World than we thought, so people "evolved" child super-strength to prevent their population from plummeting.

The Family Guy characters deconstructs the personalities of the Dragon Ball cast.
It's actually fairly obvious when you look at the two series back-to-back. Feel free to give off your own opinions

  • Peter -> Goku: Goku's stupidity is because of him falling over a cliff as an infant, in Peter's case, well notice his mother threw a glass of wine at him in response to his sore teeth. Notice how thinks always turns out good for Goku and Peter; Goku used that gift to help others, Peter used that for his own benefits.
  • Brian -> Krillin (to an extent): Krillin just wants a girlfriend and dates Maron, who breaks up with him, and develops a crush with Android 18 and under unexplained reasons ends up marrying him. Brian dates many girls and marries at least one woman and breaks up with all of them, gains low self-esteem, and became a alcoholic.
  • Meg -> Gohan: Both are individuals who endured a life-cycle of struggling and pain. While Gohan was able to stay strong up to his adulthood and made a family, Meg on the other hand became a broken wreck who is in search for love and affection to the point of borderline insanity.
  • Stewie -> Kid Gohan: Gohan is a kind, nonviolent kid holding incredible power at his very fingertips (enough to make Goku and Piccolo pale in comparison), but hates it and just wants a normal life. Stewie, however is what a kid with a lot of power would be like: controlling, self-centered, and will use whatever he has to its fullest advantage for his own ends.

The cast's recent behavior towards Meg is because of her behavior throughout seasons 1-5.
I don't have anything against Meg or anything, but I developed a reason why Meg was treated as shit. At first I thought it was a mix of Seasonal Rot and Flanderization, but I remembered that in Seasons 1,2, & 3, she was a Bratty Teenage Daughter of massive proportions, she gets agitated of Chris just for filling her space, she uses her baby brother to gain a job to get money to buy a fancy purse that people in her school has, and she actually wants to kill herself when a video of her and Mort kissing each other became live. Everytime, and I do mean everytime, she falls for a guy she goes extreme methods to get their attention (trying to rape Brian for example), so her family thought by neglecting her, Meg would stop being spoiled. Her attempt to rape Brian however was probably the last straw, and while she didn't get arrested for it, her family likely try to get revenge on Meg by abusing her over the smallest things, telling her to shut up and stuff. Quagmire is an exception since he hates Brian, and he apparently lusts over Meg, Cleveland didn't give a damn, and Joe didn't have proof that Meg raped Brian so, being a Dirty Cop as he is, he thinks that Meg being mistreated by her family for an eternity would be a sufficient enough punishment for her. All of this make Meg's "Reason You Suck" Speech to her family in Seahorse Seashell Party and possibly her woobie status seem a bit iffy.
  • I'll grant the getting a job thing, but the getting agitated at Chris and the trying to kill herself were just throwaway gags. They weren't meant to be indicative of any actual character. As far as the getting a guy thing, I've seen only two episodes where she tries to get a guy, both in the first 4 seasons (the episode where she falls for Mort, and the episode with Joe's son), neither of which did she "go to extreme methods to get their attention".
  • And, judging by "Chris Cross", it hasn't humbled her in any way whatsoever.

The Griffin who will be Killed Off for Real is...
Right, bear with me here, this took some serious sleuthing. I'll start by listing the Griffins and how likely they are to be killed off. Peter: Could be killed in a moment of Laser-Guided Karma, possibly by Meg after crossing the Moral Event Horizon. But, given he's the main character, I doubt that he would be able to commit an act of such evil, let alone be killed for it. Lois: Could be killed by Stewie (accidentally or deliberately) which could lead to a good Character Arc for him as he now has no purpose in life. However, I don't think that could happen, as Meg: On the surface, the most likely character to be killed off, as it might give everyone else heaps of Character Development, realising how they treated her cruelly in life. However the character is liked for being The Woobie and I think she'd more deserve a happy ending. Chris: Too generic to have any proper Character Development and could be killed off very easily. Brian: Despite being one half of the show's Spotlight-Stealing Squad, his death could give Stewie some character development, as he will be depressed now that his best friend is dead. Jasper could possibly serve as his replacement, although given he's somewhat hated, I doubt they'd promote him to regular cast member. Stewie: Despite being one half of the show's Spotlight-Stealing Squad, his death could be an interesting prospect. Bonus points if he comes back as a ghost and possesses a recurring cast member... However the summary for the Simpsons crossover episode says that Peter, Lois, Meg and Stewie will still be alive for the episode. So that means the Griffin that will be killed off will be either Chris or Brian. Simples.
  • Who is to say that the crossover episode comes after the one in which a Griffin dies?
  • Out of all of them, I think Brian is the most likely, give his suicidal tendencies and generally being the worst-off of the Griffins. I don't think he'll be replaced
    • For now, confirmed to be Brian. But there are a few episodes, so after the next season and the FG/Simpsons crossover, we will see if its true.

Connie's dislike of Meg is all because of Lois.

It was recently revealed that much like Connie, Lois was an Alpha Bitch during her High School days, i assume, that, back then, Connie's mom and/or dad was her most common victim, and as a result, not knowing how Meg's home situation is, she picks on Meg to get revenge on Lois for the days when Lois used to pick on her parents, all because she is Lois' daughter.

A theory on how Brian came to develop NPD.
Brian started out as a reasonable dog who was only occasionally discriminated against but has presently become, by every definition of the word, a complete narcissist. One theory about how Narcissistic Personality Disorder develops is that a person subconsciously victimizes themselves more than in reality. I.E., Brian kept telling himself that dogs like him are lower-class and often treated it like racial profiling. As a defense mechanism, Brian became self-important and pretentious. Everything he does is, at the end of the day, just to get Brian more attention. He has been snapping more and more frequently and anyone who so much as offers a slightly different opinion, a classic symptom of NPD, and seems blind to other people's emotions and feelings.

Lois, at one point in her life, looked exactly like Meg.
Think about it. In one Season Three cutaway, in the episode "Lethal Weapons", it is revealed that Lois, when she was a younger girl, was a hideously gargantuan, monosyllabic, violent she-hulk of a person. It's also revealed as a throwaway in one episode, that, without her makeup, she's not as beautiful as she typically is. So, we might have a Francine Smith situation- drop-dead gorgeous when she's wearing her makeup, and, without it. as hideously unkempt as Meg is made out to be.

Thelma Griffin's (Peter's mom) maiden name is actually Griffin.
Therefore all of the ancestors that Peter talks about who all inexplicably look exactly like him are Thelma's ancestors, not Francis's. This would explain the family resemblance. This troper's maternal grandparents both have the same last name of Martin (grandmother from North Carolina, grandfather from Ohio), so why couldn't Thelma and Francis have had the same last name as well? It's improbable, but definitely not impossible.
  • I personally assumed Thelma and Francis were related, like second cousins or something.
    • Or Francis and Peter O'Flannigan are related. Probably from Josiah Griffin, who may have had a lovechild in Scotland.

Lois' brother Patrick is going to appear in a future episode.
  • Peter and Chris are going to a fat camp in an episode this season, and the episode description mentions a serial killer who targets fat kids.
  • Oh so Confirmed. He appears in the episode where Stewie is afraid of a Queen cover.

When the whole evil clone appeared
  • Brian actually killed the good/normal Stewie and allowed the evil clone to live. The whole looking at your feet, Stewie may have gotten over it and the evil one retained that trait to laugh at it. Or, they both didn't care, but the evil one laughed to fool Brian into killing the real Stewie, and the evil clone will act "normal" until the series finale.

The writers are using Brian to make fun of Seth.
MacFarlane himself doesn't seem to be responsible for Brian's status as perceived Author Avatar. Rather, the other writers are just using him as a medium for for taking shots at him. Or hell, they could be doing this even if Seth IS responsible for it.
  • Incidentally, Chris, Meg, and Lois ridicules Seth in "It's A Trap!", while Peter, Stewie, and Brian defended him.

Peter is a wizard/God.
The world seems to bend to Peter's will, and he and others he likes to have close to him suffer no consequences for their actions. He is immortal, which could explain how he exists in just about every time period, and he can reset continuity at any time(such as grievous injuries or deaths that he suffers). Or it's all just a giant joke on the part of the writers.

The Griffins are cursed
Somehow, the whole family has been cursed. Peter gets dumber and Megs gets uglier (or rather, she's cursed to be perceived as ugly). My guess is that its some sort of reality-warping machine Stewie made to take over the world, but its going out of control.

Connie D'Mico sees Meg as a threat to her popularity
You would think on why Connie would be so mean to Meg, as if to keep her in her place, as she is really quite beautiful especially if Meg got rid of the hat and glasses.

Peter used a Death Note in "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater" to kill Aunt Maguarite
A sudden heart attack and Peter dropping the "Careful what you wish for" line? He obviously did it.
  • It would be an inside joke, but Seth probobly doesn't know that much anime
    • You never know...
    • That and the episode came out four years before Death Note.
    • Time travel. It explains EVERYTHING.
    • Either that, or Tsugumi got inspired to create Death Note because of Family Guy.
    • Win!
    • I don't see the connection. I would think he just told her something like "I wish you would die."

Lois gets money from her father, Mr Pewterschmidt, to offset the financial crunches of Peter's schemes
Because the Hinden-Peter, the Peter-Copter, and various other schemes of his probably drained the Griffin family savings long ago. And because Carter would use the opportunity to rub it in Lois's face.

Stewie is Light Yagami
Taking the above Death Note guess as truth, Stewie steals the Death Note from Peter. He doesn't use it at first; either he cannot yet read and write, or he knows that, as a baby, he could get away with killing people without the note and not get caught. Sometime after the series ends, he kills his entire family with the Death Note and then passes the death note around enough to lose his memory of the killings. Before the amnesia, he arranges with a Shinigami, probably Ryuk, to drop the note in a certain place in the future. He then uses the time machine he invented to go back in time to Japan in the mid-1980s, where he is adopted by the Yagami family. A few years down the line, a teenage Stewie picks up the Death Note with no memory of his life with the Griffins and uses it to try to conquer the world.
  • We can't say he forgot everything. He obviously remembers his plans for world domination and uses his ploy of becoming a god to help him conquer the world.
    • I don't even thing it's a ploy. Remember "The Big Bang Theory", where it's revealed Stewie is indirectly responsible for the goddamn Big Bang. If this is true, it's no wonder Light Yagami has a god complex.
Jossed: if that was true lkois would have been dead already
  • Also jossed in that if Stewie was Yagami, Ryuk couldn't write down his name.
The entire family was slowly replaced with evil counterparts
Think about it. As the series went on, they all suddenly became bigger and bigger jerks. The only explanation is that the entire cast was replaced with evil duplicates. Now, it's entirely possible that Brian and Meg haven't been replaced, but have just gone mad from the sudden change in their friends and family (Brian not as much so, but to some extent).

The question is why. The answer is, it's to open a gate way to allow the entire evil version of the universe through to our side; in the evil universe, no one gives a crap, and it's even worse then ours! The evil counterparts intend to replace everyone.

Why wasn't Meg replaced? Remember the episode that was a Poltergeist reference? The original Meg is a gate to their world!

They first sent Evil Peter as the scout because Meg must become more and more depressed to allow them all to come through. Thus, Peter was the first to go through huge changes in character!

Stewie was so evil originally that his "evil counterpart" is a good counterpart (more or less).

Any episode where anyone else is kind to Meg is a plot to give her hope...so they can destroy it and make her more depressed than ever.

  • Just putting it out there, Stewie's counterpart is not only a tiny bit more on the good side, he's also gay.
    • The changes aren't real reflection. In optics real reflections aren't just reversed, but upside down as well. These characters are mirrored. Being mirrored, these counter parts rotate around a core axis. Original Stewie' key traits were intelligence, hating Lois and evil master mind (despises the world). The hatred Lois due to him being evil and she's an authority figure. An intelligent, anti-mother character, that is catty towards the world? Camp gay.

  • Remember the old episode with a cut scene showing Lois having to figure out which of two Peters was the real one, and which one was an evil robot? And she shot the real Peter, so she was stuck with the evil robot instead? That must've been a flash-forward, showing what happened in later seasons, right before all the characters started their decline....

  • Is it possible that they were sent 'back' to the wrong universe by Dog Stewie?

  • Or it's an experiment by Stewie Gone Horribly Wrong. He attempted to make himself more pragmatic and vicious, so taking over the world would be easier. The results...were disasterous. It exaggerated everything bad about the Griffin household, however did the opposite to Stewie. Evil Stewie is the original personality resurfacing.

"Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q" will get a sequel
The episode ends with Brenda grieving over Jeff "leaving her." She does not develop a backbone in the episode, and will likely only end up in another abusive relationship. In the episode, it is briefly mentioned that Jeff has a brother, so she might make him her Replacement Goldfish to cope with not having him around. He would likely turn out to be just as bad as Jeff, or even worse. The episode could end with Brenda shedding her Extreme Doormat tendencies and learning to stand on her own two feet, after Peter, Joe, Quagmire, and now Cleveland try to kill Jeff's brother and fail, possibly due to the brother knowing what really happened to Jeff and preparing for it. He'd turn the tables on them, and would be about to kill them before Brenda gets a Big Damn Heroes moment and tells him she isn't afraid of him anymore, and kills or otherwise incapacitates him.

Incest explains it all
The family is a mess of inbreeding. This is why Peter's ancestors all look the same. There's horrible incest jokes all the time...but to this family, this is normal. All but Stewie have normal shaped heads. And Brian...is just another one of the kids...but he's furry because of ten generations of a family tree that doesn't fork.
  • Stewie smashed his head against the ceiling, you know.
    • That's their cover-up story.
    • The canon of that cut-scene is debatable, since it directly contradicts every other flashback of Stewie being born.
  • I've had this theory that Francis Griffin and his wife were cousins or second-cousins.
  • Francis isn't Peter's real father. Peter isn't a Griffin by genealogy, so Nate Griffin isn't his actual great-etc.-grandfather, and thus, there's no incest.
    • If that's true then why do they look so much alike?
      • The flashbacks involving any Griffin ancestors were all Peter's imagination. Not exactly being very intelligent, Peter imagines everyone in his ancestors' times as people he knows, or at least resembling them.
      • The image of Nate Griffin was found in a book. He also appears as a ghost, which may or not have been Peter's imagination. But Nate definitely looked like Peter in the historical records.
      • One ancestor doesn't confirm it.
      • Nate lived over 140 years ago, and probably has a lot of descendants. Plus a cutaway gag mentioned one of his great-ect uncles being Scottish, so maybe that's where Mickey O'Flannegan comes from.

Brian is/was a human.
Two options:
  1. Brian is a fursuiting midget.
  2. His mind/soul/brain was, though magic or technology, placed into the body of a puppy. His body may or may not still exist.
    • This is quite possible since the same thing happened to a German in another Seth MacFarlane show.

And this is how he can have a 13-year-old human child when he's a 7 year old dog.
  • THOSE ARE DOG YEARS. That is all.
    • Are you implying that Brian's son is aging faster than a normal human, or that seven in dog years is longer than seven actual years?
      • No, (s)he was making a reference to the fact that they lampshaded the age discrepancy in the show and Brian passed it off as, "Those are dog years."
    • Well, like Brian said, if you don't like then why don't you just go complain on the internet. Wait, this is the internet...

  • Going off option 2, it could have been done by the CIA. Brian seems like the type of person that would be on their radar, especially if a certain agent leaped to the wrong conclusions.
    • Brian is Reginald Koala's brother.
    • He's Agent Teddy Salad of Monty Python fame.

  • Or the Griffin's originally had another son who died but Stewie didn't want to lose him so he saved his brain implanted it in a dog and erased all the families memories of their other son.
    • That would explain Stewie's crush on Brian, although, it would make it incestuous.
      • Considering their track record with kids (Peter Griffin Jr., anyone?), that would make sense, but we've seen multiple interpretations of his birth and the only surviving kids are Chris and Meg. Maybe all the Griffin kids are evil geniuses at birth, though, and one of them put Peter Jr. in the dog.
      • It would also make Brian's crush on Lois incestuous.
Brian and his cousin Jasper carry a gene that causes their human qualities
The gene in question must be recessive, since Brian's mother and siblings (see Road to Rhode Island) have dog personality traits.

Peter's ancestors look nothing like him or his family.
Peter doesn't have a very good imagination, so instead of coming up with original faces for the characters in these stories, he just puts the faces and characteristics of people he knows.
  • This makes sense, considering Francis Griffin is not his real father. But before that episode even aired, this troper believed Francis hated Peter because he reminds him of his father (one of the creators of "Ephraim, the Retarded Rabbit").
    • In a throw away gag we'll find out Peter's grandfather (his mother's husband)'s first wife ran off to Ireland (pregnant) to escape his stupidity or something.

Meg is going to beat up everyone in the last episode.
We know that Seth has a history of setting up extremely long running gags, such as the chicken fights in each season. We also know he loves to have massive fights animated, especially if he can get any of the Griffins involved. Also, we know that his given explanation on why Meg has become the Butt Monkey of the series is BS (MacFarlane claims he cannot write teen girls well, yet did a decent job with Meg's run on the first series, and does well with Haley in American Dad).
  • This seems plausible (but please remember that it isn't necessarily Seth that sets up those gags).
  • Meg's beaten the family up already, in the episode where she went to prison. A literal Curb-Stomp Battle, she smashes out Peter's teeth on the stairs...

Meg and Stewie will team up for revenge in the last episode.
When Stewie realizes the family(sans Meg) did nothing to help his head injury (and tried to cover it up,and ran him over),it will restore his matricidal tendencies as well as create patricidal ones.The Griffins will still not have learned their lesson from when Meg did snap,causing her to snap again-only permanent.Meg shall kill Peter and Lois for Stewie,and Stewie will make another universe-traveling device. Why? They can already break the fourth wall,so they know Family Guy is a TV Show. Guess which universe and TV company they'll go to next?

It wouldn't be out of the field to assume he's planning something, mainly having Meg snap and just beat up everyone in the series. When Fox cancels the series, he'll have one last episode in which (most likely) Peter insults her hat or something inauspicious like that, sending Meg into a fury and causing her to pretty much go on a rampage in Quahog for the rest of the episode.
  • Possibly jossed, FG was canceled quite a few times with no such thing.
    • It's only been canceled and revived once, hasn't it? It's possible he could be planning this since the first time the show was trashed and wanted to really let Fox have it if they tried to pull the plug again (by making a final episode too violent for TV). Still could be jossed though, especially since at least one episode (the one where Lois has an abortion) has been pulled out of the series line-up and it seems like MacFarlane is just going along with it.
      • And the series has been Cancelled and Uncancelled twice. Meaning, two opportunities for said rampage that's never happened.
  • There was already an episode ("Road to Rupert") where she snapped and beat up a driver to take her anger out of. This led to Peter thinking Meg's cool.
  • You seem to think that Seth MacFarlene writes every episode of Family Guy and American Dad! He does not; he only wrote two full episodes. It's not him who can't write teen girls, but the Family Guy writing staff.
  • Well, it's not the end of the series, but "Dial Meg for Murder" gave us our wish. Yes...

Meg will soon cease being the Buttmonkey
The Griffins know where this led them,and don't want to repeat it

Konata and Kagami are another Multiverse version of Brian and Stewie.
The latter also make a good boke and tsukkomi team. Not to mention all the Ho Yay. I wouldn't be surprised if Haruhi was involved somehow...
  • That would have been cool if they actually appear in an anime-style universe.
  • But they don't look a thing like Brian and Stewie!

Going with the "Meg will beat everyone up in the Last Episode" Theory, the Last Episode (Arc?) will involve the cast trying to stop Meg from bringing about the End of the World as We Know It

I haven't really watched the latter half of the show, but I still saw enough to see Meg becoming the Butt Monkey of the show, so here goes: Sometime during the time corresponding to the 5th-8th seasons of Family Guy, an Eldritch Abomination somehow took interest in Quahog (and the poor treatment of Meg in particular). Although this Eldritch Abomination cannot go into the world of the Mortals, it can still influence the actions of people. Thus, it began to corrupt the Griffins until it became a living Hell for Meg To drive here to the point of Unstoppable Rage.

In the near future of the show, something (what it is I cannot know) finally pushes Meg over the edge and the frustration, hatred and anger in her would finally allow her to be possessed by it. Being possessed would give her incredible strength and she would start an unstoppable rampage, destroying everything in her path. If all goes well, she would finally be stopped (possibly by being killed?). At the very worst, the negative emotions would feed the abomination to the point that Meg would be even more powerful, the end result possibly ranging from in a Type 0 Catastrophe (the destruction of the East Coast) to a class 5 Catastrophe (the annihilation of life on Earth).

The episode (arc?) would involve the cast trying to stop Meg from being possessed, or if they're too late, trying to find a way to destroy the Eldritch Abomination. The episode would end with the only surviving(?) character (Who? I don't know) about to face off with the Eldritch Abomination who possessed Meg in the first place, before the show cuts to the credits. The DVD would contain an Easter Egg which consists of the two Alternate Endings: One where the Eldritch Abomination is defeated, but at a great cost to at least Quahog. In the other one, The Eldritch Abomination wins, and possessed Meg brings about the End of Days.

Brian's son is a Half-Human Hybrid

And that's why he aged so fast. Brian has a son that's 13 years old, while he is only 7. "The're dog years."

Which means that even though Brian's son looks fully human, he still has some of Brian's canine DNA. So he looks like a human, but ages at the rate of a dog. In human years, Brian's son is only a year old, or less.
  • Wow, that's actually a nonsensically brilliant theory.
  • If he's 13 in dog years, that'd be less than 2 in human.
  • This does not work as stated in the episode where the son is introduced, Brian had sex with the mother when she was a high schooler and she is portrayed as being in her late 20s meaning Brian's son would appear to be older then his mother.
    • What if he ages faster than a human, but slower than a dog? His mother could be younger than she appears; maybe early twenties. He may be four or five.
  • Alternatively he really did have a kid 13 years ago, and was able to ignore physics because that's how powerful the Rule of Funny are. How else but the power of comedy could Brian speak, let alone have a human kid?

Quagmire and Meg will end up sleeping together as soon as she turns eighteen (if Mayor West doesn't come of her first, of course).
He's shown an interest more than once, she's treated so horribly that she'll happily latch onto anyone who shows her kindness and had no problem sleeping with older men; the only reason it hasn't already happened is that he suddenly starts caring about her being a legal adult when it comes to his best friend's daughter.

Everyone will get hit with the mother of all karmic retributions in the last episode
Except Meg, who has taken enough shit from them. In the series finale all the bad karma they've built up throughout the years is going to be unleashed. We thought they were just going to get away with all that shit, they won't.
  • That would be both awesome and unexpected. I can even imagine how they will karmically die. Quagmire will suffer from AIDS, Peter and Lois will be called out and sent to jail, but most epic will be Stewie's murder at the hands of EVERY family member of the extras he's killed throughout the years
  • To follow up, I think the last episode will feature the Ultimate deconstruction of the entire show. The family will finally go WAY too far in their Meg-bashing, and Meg takes it to the police (or, If the crime is committed out of Quahog, local police bring the family to court), ala Seinfeld. The four (Peter, Lois, Chris, Brian) go to trial, and a clip show ensues showing not only the Meg bashing, but all of the crimes, Jerk Ass behavior, and abuse that have occurred under the four. Also, all of those that were mistreated under the four will testify against them. The jury will consist of one character each from 12 of Family Guy's competing shows and other classic shows. The four will get an EPIC "Reason You Suck" Speech by the Judge, and Karma or Retribution will hit the cast. Peter will be sent to an Insane Asylum, a group home, or a maximum security prison for life, Lois winds up in a jail sentence that she will never get out from (and dies at 50, as predicted in the show), Chris winds up in Juvie, Quagmire goes to jail and becomes a registered sex offender (or dies from a sex-related incident or AIDS), Herbert is locked up (similar fate as Quagmire), Mayor West is removed from office for corruption, and Brian is ostracized from town and finally goes off the deep end into a state of clinical depression. Meg goes out on her own, and the last shot will be her actually being happy without her Jerk Ass family holding her down. Oh, and all of those cutaway gags? For some reason, they will not be able to create them during the last parts of the episode.
  • And the best part? The writers get a Reason Why You Suck Speech so powerful that they never work again! That, or they give back the characters their consciences again.
    • But what about Stewie if the rest of the griffins get what they deserve and Meg is happy on her own? He's done many terrible things too you know. Just not to Meg.

Lois is actually British and hasn't told anyone
When children begin to speak they usually tend to take on their mother's language/dialect over anyone else's since they feel a stronger bond to her (one episode proves that even Stewie feels something for Lois other than an insane urge to kill). So why is it that Stewie has a British accent when everyone else has an "American accent"? It's because Lois actually has a British accent, but stopped using it many years ago in an attempt to fit in better. Somewhere along the line Stewie picked this up (possibly while still in the womb, where he could've heard her talking in her real voice while alone, which IS actually possible by the way) and ended up with her accent.

All 3 kids are adopted and all evidence contrary is fake
Something that doesn't fit the above WMG is that Meg and Chris don't sound like either of Lois' accents. This leads to an alternate theory that Lois and Peter aren't really their parents and they aquired them through unknown means. They then told them about past incidents (complete with cut-aways) that didn't actually happen so the kids would believe that they're really Griffins.
  • In support of the "Lois is British" theory, maybe when Meg was born Lois had a good American accent. Then, worried she might lose her original accent, practiced British and left Peter to take care of Chris (which could be a reason Chris acts retarded) and, by the time she was pregnant with Stewie, mastered both accents.
  • Another little bit of support for the theory is that children tend to stop speaking like their parents when they enter school and will adopt the accent of their peers. This is why children born in America with foreign parents have American accents, despite spending their early life with parents with accents. Meg and Chris probably just stopped speaking like Lois once they started school. Stewie isn't old enough to have had this kind of peer interaction, and therefore still speaks with the British accent.

Stewie is actually Older Than They Look: with special bonus Guess
Stewie has that disease that makes you look younger than you really are (do not bother pointing out that that was practically a word for word quote from The Simpsons, This Troper is well aware of that, she doesn't know the name of the exact disease and couldn't successfully find out on Google. She thinks it's called Chrones or something with a bunch of Gs and Ls in it.) and his parents (and anybody else who should logically be able to determine that he is older than One Year Old) don't pay enough attention to know that he is older than one. Something that should be a different Guess but plays along well into this one is that Bonnie's pregnancy was a Hysterical Pregnancy and she was using a pillow to pretend she was actually pregnant. At some point she actually became pregnant either while cheating on Joe or even during the episode where he regained use of his penis. And again, nobody noticed that it took her since the late 90s to give birth to a baby fathered by someone who had already been crippled for several years because everybody is an idiot.
  • Peter noticed in one episode. But even still it was another several years before the baby was born.

Meg will play the Sarlacc in It's A Trap!
Seems like natural progression. As she put it in Something Something, she never gets any lines. And she plays crap roles.
  • Also, Jabba would be played by someone that hates Peter, which leaves out Carter, since he's already the Emperor. Making the best guess Angela, Peter's boss. Besides, the irony of having Carrie Fisher (aka Princess Leia) in the last Star Wars special playing Jabba is too great to pass up.
    • Wasn't Carter already Lars? My guess is that someone like Roger would play Palpatine. Seth did say that the special would feature appearances by characters from his other two series anyway.
      • Shit. I forgot not everyone saw Something Something Dark Side yet. Palpatine's revealed to be played by Carter when he contacts Stewie Vader.
      • Confirmed by MacFarlane.
      • But wrong about Angela being Jabba: the artwork parodying the poster seems to show Joe as Jabba.

Lois is on to Stewie, but has ulterior motives for letting it slide.
In the future, she was pretty on the ball with the emergency money to send baby Stewie back to the past (present). She is also prone to feeling the rush whenever she gets a bit of power. Let's face it: whatever her plans are (perks for being the mother of the world dictator? wresting the title from his hands for herself?), she may have had a Batman Gambit set up this whole time that hinges on Stewie conquering the world and her escaping every single matricide attempt!

The souls of Brian and Peter somehow got confused with each other before their birth.
Originally, Peter's soul was supposed to be born into the body of a dog, while Brian's soul was supposed to be born into the body of a middle-class white catholic American, but by some cosmic mistake, they changed places. It would explain a lot, really.

Meg is actually Seth's favorite character.
Seth loves Meg. He made Her the Butt Monkey because for every horrible thing that happens to Her]] She gains more and more fans.
  • Also why she is the only moral character left on the show.

Despite usually acting like an idiot, he has had some moments of intelligence such as at the end of 'Deep Throats'.
  • Sighting the lies of prohibition as fact is pretty far from "intelligence." At best he parroted a biased dare class from school.

The truth is that Peter is faking his stupidity so he can get away with the worst of his misdeeds, along with other sordid acts. And he will be called out on it
  • Semi-confirmed in "Petarded". He really is very stupid, but he's pretending to be even stupider than he is.

Stewie is Obfuscating Stupidity and his Character Derailment is a Batman Gambit by Seth/the writers.
Well at least from season 4 onwards, Stewie thinks that if he acts gay, his plans to Take Over the World would not be taken seriously and then he can attack. Think about who would the naive baby who sings showtunes as a serious threat. He'd mainly want to convince Brian because he's the only one who actually notices him since Peter and Louis are busy being evil and Meg and Chris hardly interact with Stewie anymore. The episode "Halloween on Spooner Street" was a final confirmation if Brian takes him seriously, because he might've thought that if Brian found out that he shot Diane in "And then there were fewer" he'd would've seen it coming, and everything in the Halloween episode went according to plan and Brian did believe that Stewie was a helpless baby. Maybe in a couple of seasons down the road Stewie will retun to his old self. Do you honestly believe that the writers made Stewie an helpless baby on purpose. Seth might make excuses about the taking over the world thing was "getting played out" but he, along with some of the writers planned everything about Stewie.

Lois is evil
Even though what Peter did to Stewie crossed the line,it could be justified by being mentally undeveloped.Lois went along with this,and she has no justification.
  • The recent episode about Lois' porno showed that she was a full-fledged Alpha Bitch during high school and pulled an almost Carrie-level prank on a fat girl who later became Diane Simmons' attractive replacement.
    • So she's 80% evil, 15% horny and 5% good?

At some point in the future, Stewie will kill his family. Then, he will rename himself into Arthur Mitchell.
  • You, good sir, have just scared the everloving crap out of me.

Is Quahog based on Omelas?
I was thinking of a short story I read in my Intro to Literature Class "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" in the story Omelas is basically Utopia, there are no laws, people can do anything they want and everyone is happy, however their happiness is only possible if one forsaken children remains miserable. I wonder if Seth based Quahog on this town and Meg is the forsaken children whose misery allows everyone else to be happy and Peter to get away with all of the crap he pulls off.
  • Well, that's not exactly the point to the story. Not only is everybody happy in Omelas, everybody is exceedingly kind, generous, productive, and intelligent, not the jerkasses that the people of Quahog are. Also, there's a different being a buttmonkey (Meg) and being a small child locked in a room with no social contact, malnourishment, illness, and poor hygiene.

This has been blatantly spelt out to us three times:
  • In Mother Tucker, Brian is forced to turn his intellectual radio show into a horrible, puerile comedy show with fart jokes.
  • In Brian Griffin's House of Payne, Brian's deep, emotional movie script is turned by meddling executives into a horrible, puerile comedy show with fart jokes.
  • In FOX-y Lady, Meg's sensible suggestions for the cartoon she is making with Peter and Chris are ignored by Peter in favor of a horrible, puerile comedy show with fart jokes.

Nobody has picked up on these at all yet, and in the case of the third one it's obvious. Someone on the writing staff, hell, maybe Seth himself, is trying to tell us that they aren't happy with what the show has become, but it's beyond their control by this point.
  • However, it could be that Seth is in the role of the meddler while the rest of the writers are voicing their pleas.

  • It's even more obvious in the intro to It's a trap, where Seth basically admits he only did the episode because the network suites saw dollar signs in their eyes and even allowed the Fed Ex guy who barely watches the show to fit some jokes in. Even if it was a joke it's still pretty obvious, and it's not surprising at a studio like Fox.

  • That explains so much. There's no way Seth, an active promoter of gay rights, would allow Family Gay to exist.

Quagmire and Brian are going to end up in a big fight.
As we've seen in the episodes "The New Black Guy" and "Quagmire's Dad" there is definitely tension building up between them. Its a one-sided fight, because Quagmire is the one who doesn't like Brian.
  • This needs to happen, baby.
  • Happens to a smaller extent in "Tiegs For Two". Brian and Quagmire get in a heated war over stealing their dates and have another, albeit lighter brawl. Since Brian is just as pissed at Quagmire by this point, it is far more even handed.

Next season, Brian is going to turn the tables on Quagmire and give him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
Considering that Quagmire's speech seemed to be taken from complaints made on this very wiki about Brian, it seems that the staff are aware of this what we have to say (including us who felt that Quagmire was the absolute worst person they could have chosen to rant at Brian). So Brian's speech will be full of our grievances about Quagmire, which means Quagmire will finally be called out for being a rapist. And it will be awesome.
  • This follows the one this troper said above. After Brian's speech, Quagmire will, very sudden, punch Brian in the face and the two will start fighting like how Brian and Peter fought over Brian trying to have sex with Lois.
  • That or Quagmire will realise his depravity, cry, and try to commit suicide.
  • In the Cleveland Show Quagmire asks Peter if he could get his own show then Peter DOES call him out on it.
    • Oh. Well good for the writers for finally acknowledging that. Although since Peter is evil in his own right at this point, I'm not exactly thrilled (then again, I don't think any of the characters can claim the moral high ground at this point. Not even Meg.)
  • This could actually happen, considering that Quagmire is pretty much the show's Self-Deprecation avatar right now and the show has bashed it's fans at times before ("If you don't like it, go complain about it on the internet") it wouldn't surprise me if someone finally used Quagmire for a cryptic Take That, Critics! rant. Likely the whole point of making Quagmire of all people an avatar for the fans peeves with the show (not to mention taking offensive implication from everything Brian does) was to suggest they acknowledged the show's problems, but that the fans are to an extent being hypocritical and petty about it in places.
    • Even better(or worse, YMMV), he will call the writers out. They've flanderized everyone and used Brian as an Author Avatar, why not have a massive Take That that transcends the fourth wall itself!
    • A light variant of this has happened, while not to the same extent as Quagmire's "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Brian was perfectly willing to point out his own flaws in "Tiegs For Two". While he still seems to latch onto the hope of him and Quagmire finally making peace, there seems to be an increasing resentment to Quagmire's lashings at him (a lighter example also occurs in the earlier "Quagmire's Dad"), suggesting it may only be a matter of time before he snaps back.
    • This war will end with the ultimate Take That to the show's flanderization, the writers and the guys responsible for a lot of the mess.

Everyone is on LSD
It would explain the random, non-sequitur flashbacks, the bright colors ("sparkling"), the Negative Continuity (rewriting personal history), the dramatic personality shifts, Stewie's sudden homosexuality (change of life perspective), Peter's stupidity (brain damage); everyone in all Quahog is so ridiculously high it warps reality itself to their trips.

Herbert really has a basement full of Popsicles and wants to be an Ice cream Man
It has been noted more than a few times Herbert "has popsicles" in his basement for kids, and he was once seen trying to buy an Ice cream Truck. Sure, these statements are supposed to be taken in another direction, but just picture Chris went into Herbert's basement just given a popsicle

The last episode.
Everything is destroyed by attacking clouds, and Peter says, "I told you so," just before the credits roll.
  • This would be...just...oh god. This NEEDS to happen.

The first three seasons take place in another universe than those since
Road to the Multiverse established that there are various parallel universe in existence. Everything we've seen since the show came back from cancellation is a much crueler alternate reality, with a dumber Peter, meaner Lois, a self-righteous Brian, Camp Gay Stewie and Butt Monkey Meg. The original universe presumably still has Cleveland and Loretta living next door, Kevin Thompson alive, and Pawtucket Pat in ownership of the brewery.

Brian is a hypocritical idiot, not an Author Avatar.
That big rant against him by Quagmire? That was Seth/somebody else on the team pointing out to the Fan Dumb that he is meant to be a hypocritical anti-religious douche who constantly talks himself up.

In the Simpsons parody segment, Maggie shot Quagmire, not the other way around.
Maggie packs heat, and probably has ever since she "accidentally" shot Mr. Burns.
  • Well, she does keep a gun under her pillow, as seen in season 13.

Meg really is a transman
That would explain a lot of her behavior.
  • Future!Meg did become a man, although whether or not that comes true now that Stewie changed the past remains to be seen.
    • I think it will still happen, because after Stewie comes back from the future and they are leaving the pool, Meg is shown talking to a man. When she says goodbye to him, he tells her his name is Ron, and she says something like, "Ron, huh, I always liked that name..." In the future, after she has her sex change, her name is Ron.

Kevin Swanson is a robot.
His Suspiciously Specific Denial in "A Hero Sits Next Door" could have been more than just a one-off gag. Joe's explanation for his absence has been noted as an Ass Pull, but maybe he was just covering up a much darker truth...
  • I think he just meant he was not a conformist.

Someone on the writing staff (possibly Seth) is a closeted homosexual.
  • Writer Gary Janetti is openly gay.

Connie doesn't really hate Meg
She just fears for her own popularity. But deep down, she actually has some respect for her.

Brian is actively suicidal, and him offering both of his kidneys to Peter
was a euthanasia ploy.

We've known about his alcoholism and self-doubt for years. Then the novel he was working on for years bombed and he's largely given up on writing. Then Quagmire's "Reason You Suck" Speech reminded him of his many flaws and destroyed much of what was left of his self-esteem. We found out about his suicide plans in Stewie and Brian, and when Peter lost the use of his kidneys, he saw a chance to end it all and save his best friend's life at the same time.

At the end of ...And Then There Were Fewer, Stewie lied.
At the end of the episode Lois is about to be killed by Dianne, by Dianne is shot and killed by someone else. The camera pans up and we see it was Stewie, claiming that "If anyone's gonna take that bitch out, it's me". I think he was lying, he took out Dianne simply because he loves his mummy!
  • I figured he meant Diane, as from where he was standing, he probably couldn't (clearly) see that Diane was about to kill Lois, and thought it was the other way around. So he was actually killing Diane.

The Simpsons and Family Guy universes are merging.
At some point in their history(probably during Season 3), one of Stewie's attempts at world domination went horribly wrong, resulting in the two universes beginning to combine. The Flanderization of The Simpsons is the result of this, and the show's own Flanderization is a violent reaction to the merging. The reason why Stewie isn't as evil as he once was is due to the softer, more positive traits of The Simpsons leaking in. Ultimately, they will fully merge, creating the South Park universe.

Peter's mother and step-father were related.
That's why he can still claim ancestry to all his former Griffin family members, his mom and Francis were somewhat closely related.

Death really is cheap.
Peter seems to survive everything, even an utterly broken neck, despite being Too Dumb to Live. This is because, as a friend of sorts to The Grim Reaper, Death decides not to act when Peter does something stupid: either because he doesn't want to lose him due to Peter's stupidity, or finds his injuries by stupidity funny.

Brian and Jasper are from a/the dog universe.
There are no other anthropomorphic dogs in the main universe. However, in Road To Multiverse, they're seen everywhere in that universe where dogs and humans are role reversed. Somehow, Brian and Jasper crossed from that universe. It could've been when Brian was too young to remember, giving him no knowledge of alternate universes. As to why that universe still has a Brian, well, Brian isn't exactly an uncommon name, so it's just coincidence. Either that or Brian and Jasper are from a very similar universe. We saw plenty of universes where humans are in charge, but Human!Brian acted like the main universe was something special for having humans in charge, despite hopping universes with Poodle!Stewie. There are probably just as many dog-run universes as there are human-run universes, and Brian and Jasper are simply from there.
  • What about the episode "The Man with Two Brians"? There was another anthropomorphic dog who doesn't look related to Brian and Jasper.
    • There could be natural wormholes connecting the two universes

Brian is suicidal because he's being too human.
Brian had spent a lot of time with people, paying bills, having human jobs, the stress of being human for a dog, even an intelligent dog like Brian, must be hard. He kept on suppressing his canine instincts and it came out as unhealthy human habits like smoking and drinking. If he wants to get better, he has to embrace his canine instincts at least once a while to give them a break.

Micky McFinnagan is related to Francis Griffon
Quite possibly a cousin. It would also explain explains Peter looks so much like his Step-fathers family.

Stewie is not Peter's son, instead, his father is...
The Ultronian Superhero, Thermoman, from My Hero (I bet half of you don't know what i'm talking about :L). It's common fact that various elements from TV, film and other media exists in the Family Guy Universe, so what about Thermoman. As seen in My Hero, Thermoman, also known by his Human of alias of George Sunday the Irish Shopkeeper, has two children who, being Ultronian, are able to talk, and have Superpowers.

Six days (that's the length of Ultronian pregnancy) before Stewie was born, Thermoman met Lois and they had a one-night stand, concieving Stewie. Thermoman left right after and Lois kept Peter in the dark about it, so he thinks that he is Stewie's father. As Lois said when she dreamt of finding out Stewie was evil, she smoked pot when she was pregnant with him. This stunted his development, so he doesn't have advanced Superhero powers (e.g. flying, thermobreath), but he could still talk, walk, have super-intelligence and even the ability to slap around Human adults.

Quagmire's going to have a bad time of it in Season 10, and it will directly stem from his feud with Brian
Think about it. While others on the show admit that Brian is often a Jerk Ass, he still has plenty of people who love him. And Quagmire can't hold on to his visceral, violent, searing hatred of Brian for as long as he has or be as open about it as he has been without the people that care for Brian starting to resent it...especially coming from someone like Glenn Quagmire. "Tiegs For Two" has already given some hints that Peter may not appreciate Quagmire's Brian-hatred(after all..Peter said that Quagmire didn't want Brian told about the class...and Peter told him anyway )). That said, there's someone else who may not appreciate Quagmire's Brian-beatings..someone a lot more dangerous..
  • At the very least Brian himself seems to be lashing back as of recently, making it more an Escalating War.

Lois is the reason that Meg is such a Butt Monkey.
As seen in the episodes 'Stewie Kills Lois' and 'Trading Places' Meg can do quite well when it comes to domestic stuff. Lois realized this and while at first, she was only sabotaging Meg subconsciously, as the show went on and Character Derailment starting setting in she started to be more open about it.

When Lois said that Meg was the one that gave birth to Stewie, she wasn't joking.

During one of the rare time that Meg had a boyfriend they had sex and as a result Meg fell pregnant with Stewie. With the help of Brian, Lois covered the whole thing up by pretending that she was the one that was pregnant and when Stewie was born, she passed him off as her son and not Meg's. The only people that know the truth are Lois, Brian and Meg. Peter is too dumb to figure it out and they could have easily convinced Chris it was something else and he would have readily believed them.
  • Jossed. Lois is shown giving birth to Stewie in the first season.

Quagmire's hatred of Brian is actually some proper continuity at work

In season 7's "The Man With Two Brians", Quagmire lets Brian stay with him after he moved out because of NB, and absolutely no hostility existed between them. Quagmire tells him he's having a beautiful Puerto Rican chick coming over who happens to have a almost instantly visible disfigurement (her upper right thigh was mangled in a childhood accident). Anyway, he instructs Brian to be discrete about it. Stewie arrives to try and convince Brian to come home, and the girl shows up, looking for Glenn. Stewie shouts "Oh my god, what happened to your leg!?" and she runs off crying. Quagmire chases after her saying "Dammit, Brian!"

Jump to the first interaction Brian and Quagmire have since this episode, in season 8's "Jerome Is The New Black", and Glenn's hate for Brian is full blown, likely due to the prior incident. Looks like the mantees can focus after all.

  • Add to that it seems to be slowly evolving two ways as well. In "Quagmire's Dad" and "And Then There Were Fewer" Brian starts to give light verbal retaliation to Quagmire's vindictiveness towards him. By "Teig's For Two" he equally lashes at him and outright starts an Escalating War with him for giving him (at least in his view) bad dating advise. The show seems to be slowly evolving the two into Sitcom Arch Nemesises.

Brian suddenly being an Atheist in post-cancellation seasons isn't a continuity error, it's a plot point.
The last time we see a direct reference to Brian believing in God is in the Season 3 premier, "The Thin White Line". At the end of the episode, he says the one thing he's learned from the whole ordeal is that everyone is responsible for their own actions (or something to that effect); that's when he stops believing in God.
  • Makes sense. Though this troper always thought it was dealing with Francis Griffin that slowly soured Brian on religion.
  • Seeing the (in-universe) Son of God Himself, Jesus Christ, getting chummy with Peter and picking up Peter's bad habits would also probably sour the more rational Brian; this is how the long awaited Messiah is going to act around humans? Christ's silly shenanigans spoiled any faith Brian may have had.
  • If there's anything to finally push himself into the athiest category, Stewie accidentally causing the Big Bang will do it.
  • Brian is seen at church with his family in season 5; the theory of him becoming an atheist after his breakup with Jillian makes more sense.

If they ever get around to the Prequel Trilogy, Meg will play Jar-Jar

The Griffins really do love Meg
Peter's alcoholism is what causes him to abuse her Lois is afraid of what would happen if she sided with Meg Chris is just following his parents' example

Can't think of why Stewie and Brian would give her crap, though
  • Brian seems to give more of a fuck about her than the others, at least. And Stewie just hates everyone but Brian.

The Quagmires are immortal elves.
They have an allure and can whomever they want of their desired sex. Glen can attract any woman he desires. Glen's father can glamour people into not noticing the fact that she's transgendered when trying to get a mate (that's why Brian didn't notice it). There's also the fact that Quagmire is supposedly 61 and that would mean his dad would have to be his late seventies at the youngest, yet neither of them look very old at all. They could both be Really 700 Years Old, or Glen is simply young by immortals' standards. Glen's constant string of meaningless sexcapades are a result of his immortality - since he'll outlive any woman he falls in love with, he doesn't want to commit. As an airline pilot, Glen has every excuse to keep moving around after people notice that he doesn't age, but he's grown attatched to his friends at Spooner Street and can't bring himself to let go of them.

Glen's elderly appearance in the future of the Stewie Griffin movie is either another glamour so that his friends don't get overly suspiscious. In that future, after Peter, Joe, and Cleveland die, Glen will drop his glamor, sneak out of the nursing home, and live a whole new life. Alternatively, because of aforementioned fondness of these friends, Glen gave up his immortality and will actually die with them. Or he got it stripped away involuntarily by unknown means.

  • It would also explain how Quagmire is immune to all diseases. When Joe & Peter poke him with the infected needles, he laughs and says that he's already a carrier of everything. In truth, diseases don't affect him because he's immortal.

Peter's actualy a genius and uses retardim as an excuse to get away with doing whatever the hell he wants.
Peter always knows the mentaly ill thing to do, and never misses a beat on a chance to show how trully helpless he is. Coincidence, or extremly genius planning. He managed to score just below the bar on an aptitude test, and lost a thinking game to a nonliving object, There Is No Kill Like Overkill.
  • More like Peter will use any excuse to do whatever he likes, especially something stupid.

Stewie Griffin is homosexual or at least not fully heterosexual because....
Peter griffin possesses some gayness himself. We find this out in that episode "Perfect Castaway" when Peter gets stranded on that island and has that sex oragy with his friends, and that episode where Lois slept with Bill Clinton and Peter got revenge by sleeping with the same person so that proves Peter is at least bisexual. Now you people can say gayness is a choice if you want to but gay people have different levels of testosterone and estrogen than a straight person, so a baby with a imbalance of those sexual hormones is way more likely to turn out gay than a person with the right amount of those hormones for thoses gender actually proving gayness is in genetics.Even if that's not true which it really is anyway this theory is true in the "Family Guy" universe as shown in that episode "Peter Gay". Besides Peter did those gay things before he got that gay injection anyway.What does this have to do with stewie being gay you might ask? Well the answer is simply Stewie inherited his father's gayness. Even in real life gayness if passed down in the organic gene pool.
  • Stewie did seem straight in the first season, then gradualy get more open about his gayness{ when he told brian they should just kiss the next person they see, as he turned on the lights}, Now he is so open about his gayness, people around town know his alter egos as females{ the episode where stewie put on a dress to help make Brians Ex jealous, and some guy said hey there's[] the name I don't remember at the moment, but it was a lot of guys}{also the episode where chris was on a blind date, and stewie shows up in drag then immediatly leaves upon seeing his blind date}
  • Some gay people don't just up and say "hey everyone I'm gay".Even if there not ashamed, it takes some people longer to figure out there gay or at least accept their homosexuality faster than other homosexuals,some people get gayer to the point of being gay because they thought they were straight.I think what you meant to say was "Stewie got gayer as he got older". Remember Stewie thinks he's straight,and when he traveled back in time and said he was half homosexual or possibly homosexual/bisexual he was only trying to in that miitary. OK then explain in that Stewie Griffin movie why did he got pissed off because his future self never had sex with a WOMAN hmmm? Oh and one more thing he said in the end of the third part of the movie, not to brag but I have it,"I'm still finding my self.

Peter despising Meg is a giant plot hole.
You'll notice when the show first came out and before it became popular that Meg wasn't the butt monkey of every joke, but one day one of the creators decided to play a mean joke on Meg and the show must got super high ratings or something, so the creaters decided to choose Meg as the butt monkey. I don't think Stewie was gay or even bisexual until later on that show. Think of it as adding some super good seasoning to the new super hit franchise. A similar situation is when Quagmire all of a sudden hated brian's guts, yet later on he is willing to joke with him and let him stay back at his house, then he goes back to hating him.
  • Quagmire letting Brian stay in his house came before Quagmire admitted to hating him. Presumably this was one of the bigger incidents that made Quagmire hate him.
  • And what does this have to do with the current WMG?
  • The first instance of Meg being the Chew Toy was in "Don't Make Me Over", in which just seeing how ugly Meg is causes two people to commit suicide. It was actually a pretty funny episode aside from that, though. As for Stewie, in a Season 2 episode he says that if all women are like Lois, he hopes to turn out to be a homosexual, so that might have been what the writers were thinking of when they made him homosexual.

Lois faked her homosexuality.
Even in real life we see stuff like this: girls pretend to be gay just turn a boy on, because they know some boys think two girls doing it is hot. In the Family Guy movie "Stewie Griffin, the Untold Story," she said she went back to men to get attention. Unlike Peter, Stewie, or that gay couple that had Bertrum, Lois has never exhibited any natrual gay tendencies. That time she kissed Meg's false lesbian girlfriend doesn't count. Let's remember that she sees Meg as competition as seen in that episode "Go Stewie Go, and she was trying to prove that she is a better kisser as Meg.

Neil Goldman will be killed off
He's spent entire seasons without as much as a mention.

Peter is mentaly regressing, back into adolescence
He is getting stupider, in this troper's opinion, and he will eventualy become so mentaly disabled that the things he can do, he will do with less ease. Kind of like huntingtons.
  • Which will explain how he forgot to sit in a chair, but he does remember how to sit in a chair now. Maybe his mind is regressing and progressing somewhat simultaneously.

In Stewie Griffin the untold story the "sexy house party" wasn't real.
It was a drunken hallucination produced by Stewies intoxicated infant possibly partially hetereosexual psyche.

Bertram likes to fool people into thinking he's a genius.
He has failed on every account to eradicate Stewie and at one point had all the time in the world and still mucked it up. This troper also motions that he's faking his accent to annoy people. You know a little Gilbert Gottfried like.

Stewie is a former dictator
Stewie Griffin is a former dictator, or was almost a dictator. Until a wizard came along and de-aged him. That's why Stewie was so aggressive in the beginning, his old personality was still there. But as he grows, he begins to forget that former life and moves on. This explains why his mental age is so far ahead of his actual age. Also explains why he has a British accent despite nobody else in the Griffin family having one. Now, before you call Jossed where Stewie remembers his womb and his time as a sperm, remember that logically at one point Stewie was a normal baby and was born, even if it was longer ago than we're lead to believe.
  • Or maybe he's a reincarnation instead. Peter had a reincarnation, so it isn't against series continuity.

Stan from American Dad! and Quagmire from Family Guy share the same father, or at least grandfather.
Stan got his chin and build from their father, and Quagmire got his promiscuity, cheating, and chin from their father. Both also share the same hair color.

Another reason Quagmire hates Brian is because Quagmire was once like him.
Brian's personality just keeps reminding Quagmire of his former lifestyle. Quagmire was willing to turn his life around, which he knows Brian wouldn't do, and becomes the person we all know.

Seth MacFarlane has a thing for blondes.
Which is why many female characters are blondes. These include:
  • Jillian
    • Jillian was the girlfriend of Brian, aka Seth MacFarlane's Author Avatar. If he has a thing for blonds, this was a blatant hint.
  • The Bachelorette
  • Connie D'Amico
  • Candy in "Quagmire's Baby".
  • The hot girl with the really bad laugh
  • The Family Feud contestant when host Peter Griffin touches her boobs.
  • Pinhead's date in a cutaway segment in "Meet the Quagmires".
  • Anna, the vet intern in "Long John Peter"
  • In the same episode, Stewie dressed as a woman with a blonde wig.
  • Barbara, a girl Chris use to have a crush on.
  • Sam from "To Love and Die in Dixie".
  • Alyssa from "You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives".
  • Lois was blonde in the unaired pilot.
  • The Bond Girl in "Family Gay".
  • Nicole from "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag".
  • Tina, one of Brian's dates, in "Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows".
  • Meg was blonde in "Meg Gets A Makeover".
  • Replacement Meg in "Fifteen Minutes of Shame".
  • The "check-out girl in a cheap dress who wants to be a model" in "Lottery Fever".

The Cleveland Show:
  • Kendra

American Dad:
  • Francine (even though she's really a brunette)
  • Phyllis, Stan's avatar in "Virtual In-Stanity".

The "Stewie Griffin the untold story" movie is very impotent.
Am I the only one who's aware of this. First of all Stewie killed Vanessa before he went to his original time and since he's evil again him killing Vanessa is obsolete unless he kills her for some other reason, and Dianne Simmons being alive is another one, or is it. In the original timeline Stewie turned good but I don't think he would make any difference in that Family Guy special "And there were fewer", so was Dianne going to let Lois live, you know what that's getting so confused it I'm just going to stop talking about that one. The most important one is Cleveland. In future Stewie's timeline Cleveland is in Quahog retirement home. Did he ever come back in the now current timeline, can someone please answer my question. Evil Stewie (current stewie) didn't have much of an impact on Cleveland's life so why would the lame Good Stewie will. Did Stewie morality make that much of a difference in everybody's lives?
  • Even just only witnessing these events may affect the outcome.
  • That doesn't help a single bit.

The Family Guy universe and the American Dad universe exist as one.
The part when Stan Smith meeting Stewie Griffin might be non-canon since it took place in a simulator but what about that episode when Stan was talking about his favorite dogs and Brian Griffin made a short appearance.
  • True, as there is in fact a crossover between all 3 shows that ended up getting pushed back because of the tornado outbreak in the southern US, as well as the fact that the episode revolves around a hurricane.
  • Roger also made an appearance in Family Guy
Meg Griffin canonically has no middle name.
Wouldn't be out of place for the issue to be brought up in-universe, which leads to Peter or Lois saying that they just didn't bother giving Meg a middle name.

Meg was stolen from the hospital by Peter and Lois back when they used to do drugs
In the episode where Brian was going to go to jail, he stated who Meg's real father was, and the whole family is different than her aside from hair color.

Lois is a chubby chaser
Every one in the family, except for the ones who can think for themselves, is heavy set.
Stewie will not let him self become fat, and when he did Lois had virtually no problem with it.
Brian is as athletic as any unathletic dog, therefore he has no chance with lois ever.
  • Very plausible, because she's full of fetishes/found "fat sex" to be very appealing.
  • At the end of "go, Stewie, go," Peter asks Lois why she loves him, and she replies, "Maybe I like fat guys. Maybe I like having sex with fat guys. Maybe I want to have sex with a fat guy right now."
  • This sounds about right except for one thing. How do you explain her interest in Quagmire when they were younger. Although it technically never happened, it still shows that she had some interest in Quagmire.

An explanation for Stewie becoming an anti-hero.
Stewie Griffin, evil baby extroadinare, was trying to figure out how he would sucsessfully take over the world and kill Lois. To learn this, he attempted to find a way of understanding his enemies. Creating a mind-altering machine, he altered his brain chemistry so he can better understand and think like the adults. This sucseeded beyond his wishes, giving us the Camp Gay antihero.

"Stewie Kills Lois" wasn't a simulation.
Stewie did indeed take over the world. Every episode after this is part of Stewie's simulation, used by Lois to see what would happen if the two-parter never happened. The ending of "Lois Kills Stewie" is Stewie's Dying Dream, which is why it cuts to black.

  • Alternatively is wasn't supposed to be a simulation. Seth Mcfarlane wanted to either end the series right there or give the series and better yet his own creative mind a break and just end it right there at least for then, but EVERYONE else demanded more episodes. He couldn't just discard such a plot so he does a little bit of modifying to such an episode and turns it into a giant "what if" answers.

Seth MacFarlane is a closet homosexual
Think about it. MacFarlane claims to be a proponent of gay rights, yet he uses every gay stereotype in the book. My theory is that Seth is doing this because he's having trouble accepting his own homosexuality, and so in an attempt to distance himself from it, he told the writers that all gay people on the show should be Camp Gay and promiscuous, because, despite being gay, he is, of course, nothing like this whatsoever. Also note how, post-cancellation, the main female cast consists of a Butt Monkey of extreme proportions, and a sociopathic Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who's prepared to commit rape.

If Meg ever lashes out like she did in "Dial Meg for Murder" again, the family will immediately strike back and brush it off before an episode would develop such a plot.
Just going by a screenshot of a TBA episode for this one. She's moreso trying to tell them down instead of beat the crap out of them, but as one can see, they are looking, but Peter, Lois, and Chris are far from interested. If she does get to that level, though... well, results will be predictably bad...

Meg will kill her family and become Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.
Thus explaining Ebony's knowledge of American goth pop culture. And after all the shit Meg's been through, no wonder she gets depressed. Perhaps one day she developed magic powers and reversed the flow of the universe, making everyone love her. Then she used Avada Kedavra (or one of the many mispellings), changed her name, robbed a Hot Topic, flew to England and went to Hogwarts as a 7th year, where she met Draco, made friends with Willow, B'loody Mary, Vampire, Diabolo, Dracola, Darkness, Crabbe and Goyle, and Professor Sinister/Trevolry. She hates the preps, aka Britney, because they bring back dark memories of her high school. She hates Snap and Loopin because they remind her of Hebert. She hates the Mystery of Magic, aka Cornelia Fuck and Doris Rumbridge, because they remind her of her ex-boyfriend Mayor Adam West. And now I wonder what I've been smoking.
  • Actually, this makes sense. But rather, Meg became Goth because she associated it with magic and witches. We know Meg is absolutely stunning after a bit of a make-over. My Immortal is, in fact, part of the Family Guy canon. The goth kids are all parodies of teenagers who want to be unique but wish to fit in by conforming. The scenes that don't make sense are actually cut-away gags.

Quahog's hatred of atheists in "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" was Brian's exaggeration. He is just an Unreliable Narrator.
Quahog doesn't really hate atheists, it just so happens that most of the people in town believe in some religion. The way the episode presents the issue, it seems Brian is the only atheist in Quahog. However, in "Love, Blactually" he met an atheist in Quahog with similar ideals. Also in "Excellence in Broadcasting", Lois points out Brian tends to change his opinion on matters just so he can look like the underdog. He thought by making Quahog look like religious bigots he could be the underdog, and show everybody how wrong they are (in Brian's eyes).

In "Boys Do Cry", the family escapes to Texas, and in the Family Guy universe Texas is a place filled with bigots, regardless of its status in real life. Since then, Brian took these living stereotypes and applied it to Quahog so he could look like a hero, especially because the negative descriptions of Quahog only started beginning the next season.

Brian's son Dylan is a werewolf.

I mean, his mother is a human, his father is a dog. Think about it. The reason he left so suddenly was not to care for his mom, but because it was approaching the middle of the month and he had to get to his safehouse where he could transform without hurting anyone.

Joe's accident humbled him.

The story where the Grinch crippled him was not true. Joe used to be an arrogant cop until some people beat him up which humbled him. The reason why he has anger issues is that his former personality creeps in sometimes.

In Connie D'Amico's next appearance, she's gonna get back at Meg for what happened in "Dial Meg for Murder".
At this point, Connie's friends have gotten tired of picking on Meg, but Connie will have none of that. Connie's payback will end up getting herself killed.

Stewie is an evil twin.
When Stewie was born, it wasn't him. They took the good twin and left Lois with the evil one. The reason why Stewie became docile is that the good twin found his way into the Griffin's house and killed the evil twin.

Quagmire has so many diseases that he's immune to all of them.
This actually exist in the real world, organisms such as monkeys and people who live in third world countries possess this ability. In The Simpsons Mr. Burns has so many diseases that he's immune because they are all trying to attack his vitallity at once but can't because "they are like a whole bunch of people trying to squeeze into a little hole at once". Quagmire's body is like Mr. Burns's body or he'd probably built up a super high resistance to his illness just like monkeys did to aids, but the only differnce is Quagmire's built a super high resistance or an immunity to ALL the numerous diseases he has. Talk about a super human feat. Just because he is insusceptible to all the diseases he has doesn't mean he can't pass them on just like a monkey can give a human aids. Quagmires ailments don't negatively affect him one whit but he can give them to someone else, and they will take their full toll on whoever catches it from Quagmire. What can really support this theory is that halloween episode when Peter, Joe and Cleveland injected Quagmire with every disease known to man and he didn't get affected by it, as if he was immune to it or he built an immunity to all those diseases known to man.

The human farmer who owned biscuit is Bryan Griffin's real father.
Super country farmers do like to get a little freaky, I'm not saying that they all do but most ill southerners don't always have interfamily relationships, some are known to screw their own animals(pigs, chickens even horses etc.) behind closed doors of course, that's why you never hear about stuff like that. Biscuit's owner is pretty old meaning that his wife is pretty old too and most likely starting to peak out. Despite the farmer being old of age he wasn't losing his sexual stride, so he goes and sleeps with other women. No, because his old dried up menopause wife would catch him. Farmers are renoun for their rescourcefulness in any situation. So what does biscuit's owner do? have sex with her. If two animals mate with the same female it's possible for the female to have both of their babies. I know that they have to have the same kind of DNA and in reality a human can't make a baby with a dog, but this is family guy we're talking about here. Brian knocked up a dirty old whore so it's possible for a human to get a dog pregnant. When Brian states "he gets it from his father or grandfather" he is actually referring to someone in that farmers ancestor's. Brian inherited his attraction to human females from his father, his human father. It's possible that he also inherited his heavy drinking from his father just like Peter inherited his drunkeness from his father.
  • Expanding on that last bit, we learn in "Don't make me over" that Brian is slightly racist towards black people and he says that that part of him is "his father, not him." This would make sense if his father was a white southern male human, as white southerners (as previously pointed out) on FG are extremely cliche, being racist, inbred, stupid and gay-bashers, among other things.

Stewie's crush on Brian caused his Heel-Face Turn.
Think about it, Stewie's loss of evil occured around the same time his attraction to Brian started so it's possible that between seasons 4&5 Stewie after falling in love with Brian but he realised that Brian would never fall for somone as evil as himself so he decided to act nice in order to improve his chances with Brian and eventually became the mask. At somepoint in time Brian also mentioned off screen that he hates british accents causing Stewie to lose the accent
  • Well that does explain why Stewie got less eviler but in return started to become homosexual, estrogen can soften someone especially a man up.

Peter can only create retarded children or super genius's with his sperm.
When it comes to sense Meg is normal,but Meg is canoncially not Peter's child so she doesn't count. Chris is a complete retard who can't see what's infront of him while on the other hand Stewie & Bertrum are the two smartest organisms on Earth.
  • The only evidence for Meg not canonically being Peter's daughter is a throwaway joke from Season 1. Given the way this show goes, it may be best to wait until something is mentioned on more than one episode before considering it canon.

Meg isn't Peter's biological daughter
In a few episodes they make reference to her not being his, and in the episode where Stewie Kills Lois, Peter is jealous of the Captain's story and begins to tell the tale of how they almost didn't have Meg due to abortion. We all know Lois gets around and Peter must have suspected that she wasn't his and decide on the abortion, but after seeing the abortionist was one handed they decided on keep her.
  • An older episode said that Meg's real father's name is "Stan Thompson."

In "There Were Fewer" Stewie was aware of everything the whole time.
Hence why both he and Dianne Simmons didn't get surprised when the murders occured. Stewie had a birds eye view of everything including what Dianne was doing. When there was a murderer in the house Stewie didn't get scared, unlike everyone else who didn't know about the murder. Off screen Stewie snuck around and saw everything, but when Dianne was about to kill Lois she crossed the line.
  • ALT. She had enlisted Stewie's help, at the promise of not killing his family. Apparently she didn't hold up her end of the deal.
  • Dianne's original plan was to kill James Woods and frame Tom Tucker, Stewie didn't assist her in that in any way. Killing Muriel Goldman, Jillian's boyfriend and her former intern wasn't part of the original plan either and Stewie didn't really seem to have anything against them so how's that possible?
  • He was testing his ability to kill, and enact a plan.
  • So what was Stewie trying to test his ability to kill when he saved his mother.
    • Obviously he was saving Lois for himself, for when the time was right to kill her.
  • He didn't plan on Diane's plans going awry. The reason the time wasn't right was because he wanted to look her in the eyes and maybe even embarass her as he took her life. As he said in the episode where brian killed a dog. He has killed seven children, so far. So I think he gets a sexual thrill out of it. Simply put, taking a life to him is like taking someones virginity, to other perverts.

The reason the Griffin Family hates Meg.
I remember in an early episode there was a throwaway gag of Chris remembering Meg killed their little sister, his parents said it was a dream, and when Chris started to ask more about they stated angrily "It was a dream!" Simply put, I think that Meg DID end up killing their younger sister, how or why I couldn't guess besides some jealousy. Due to the trauma, Meg has forgotten the incident. Peter and Lois were never able to forgive her, and instead of deciding to send her to a mental institution, or see a therapist, they decided to punish her by constantly causing her physical and emotional harm. Chris only hurts Meg like Peter does because he's learned the bad behavior from his father's actions. Why they're being so sadistic? Beats me, but additional theroies would be appreciated.

Brian's son isn't actually his.
His ex just wanted to rid herself of the unruly brat, and Brian was the first guy dumb enough to not demand a DNA test. This would explain why the kid has no canine features at all, among other things.

Meg really is transgendered
It's not just some one-off joke or has been retconned by the series lack of continuity. Either she's in the closet or just hasn't realized it yet.
—Not acording to this. She's all woman.

Kevin Swanson will come back in a future episode.
In one episode, it is briefly mentioned that he died in Iraq after going years without being seen on the show. The creators of the show said they killed him off because they couldn't think of anything to do with him, that he was a boring character. However, having him come back somehow could make a good plot.
  • Confirmed, the upcoming Thanksgiving episode will have him come back.

James Woods will return as a ghost.
He's back to being a jerkass again, because he found out Diane Simmons tricked him into becoming a newborn Christian and orchestrated his death.
  • Jossed, he was brought back to life after the events of "And Then There Were Fewer" by a machine that gave him the energy and soul from a 17 year old girl.
    • But he's apparently back to being a jerkass again.

Susie Swanson isn't Joe's daughter.
He has to use a prosthetic penis to have sex (or possibly "what Joe calls sex") with Bonnie, and had been paralyzed for fifteen years in one episode while Bonnie had been pregnant for six years (or less than nine months) in another, within a couple of years of each instance. She's also blonde, while Joe has light brown hair and Bonnie has black hair, but it's possible that Joe has dark blond hair of the type that darkens with age or he and Bonnie carried recessive genes for blondness.

James, Quagmire's cat from Family Guy, is Simon, Steve's cat from American Dad!.
They look similar, except that Simon has a lot of cuts and bruises and generally looks like he's been run over by a car (which he was). Peter buried him in a place that works like the Pet Sematary (along with his lucky cat's foot), and he Came Back Wrong. They also both have the name of a biblical apostle, but that's probably just a meaningless coincidence (in- or out-of-universe).
  • Not sure I agree to this theory, Simon was okay until he was run over.
  • I'm not one for dumping on peoples' tropes, so that's not why I looked this up. I did because I like the idea that Seth MacFarlane would actually reuse a cat in two seperate shows, but the cats are difrent.
    James
    Simon
    Sure the overall look is different, but that could be a change in animation styles. it's the tail I paid attention to.

Peter makes up relatives whenever he feels like it
Remember Peter's cousin Peter the Pig, his "broster", his great uncle Peter Hitler, Peter's great grandfather Huck Griffin, and Peter's great-great-uncle Jabba the Griffin? Well apparently they seem very improbable to exist. They mostly appear in cutaway gags and most of the cutaway gags they appear in are Peter's. Stewie seems to do this as well with his cousins Stewie Cruise and Quark Griffin. Why Peter does this is unknown or if he really has a bizarre family tree. But the one thing that grinds this troper's gears is the ambiguous existence of Peter's evil twin brother Thaddeus Griffin. Now despite saying he is Peter's twin brother, in the episode ""Padre de Familia", Peter was born alone, with Thaddeus nowhere to be seen and in "Brothers & Sisters", Peter states that he doesn't have a brother or a sister, but instead a broster, half-brother, half-sister. Now this is something that doesn't add up.
  • It's Confirmed that he did make up his Native American relative "Chief Grand Cherokee" just to fool the casino owners. He probably made up Meg's biological father Stan Thompson as well.
  • Thaddeus could just be an Identical Stranger trying to steal the family's inheritance. As for Peter Hitler, it isn't that implausible-in Real Life Hitler already had a weird family tree and a number of half-brothers. Though probably a more distant relative

There will be another multiverse episode, and it will include...
  • A universe drawn in anime style.
  • A universe where Stewie has taken over the world.
    • Similar to "Stewie Kills Lois" and "Lois Kills Stewie".
  • A pixelated old-style video game universe.
  • A universe much like the series pre-Flanderization. I know we had the comparison to it in "Back to the Pilot", but it'll be epic Self-Deprecation humor. It'll involve a transporter accident causing the whole of Quahog to be sucked up as the neighbour to this alternate, non-Flanderization universe.
  • A universe where the Griffins are superheroes. Based on the second "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1" segment.
  • A universe based on the unaired pilot where Lois is blonde.
  • A universe where Lois is married to Quagmire instead.
    • That would have to be a Bizarro Universe: beyond the rather unrealistic Back to the Future parody, there's not a snowball chance's in hell that any Quagmire we know would marry anyone
  • Earth Prime
  • Larry & Steve

There will be another Family Guy View Mail episode.
  • The episode was called "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1", implying the possibility of future episodes. While it has been a long time, maybe the writers would want to revisit the idea.
  • Confirmed! There will be a "Family Guy Viewer Mail #2" in season 10.

The entire series is actually Peter Griffin's final memories.
  • Get ready for some serious Tear Jerker. Peter has and always had prostate cancer, it's just been a huge retcon. To keep the series alive he'd sloppily reinterpret actual events with hilarious inaccuracies. All of us had noticed personality slides with main and supporting characters. This is every brain cell choking from a lack of oxygen or high fever, whilst continuing a visualized flashback sequence. A politically coarse moral lesson will be recited: You will die old or ill no matter how loved and important.

Not coming from that episode when both of them were in that costume party disguised. In that episode Seahore seashell party it did seem a little suspicious that Chris would make a sexually frustrated comment to Meg(I "faked" my orgasms) probably trying to throw a hint at the viewers rather than give them a quick chuckle, and in the Stewie griffin the untold stewie movie Peter did state that they would have sex with each other when made sex a habit because "there rooms are right next to each other". Meg does have her "hot" moments every now and then as seen in Stewie kills Lois and to add to that Meg is really permiscous even to a comparable extent with her mother and Chris is shown to be an easy target for sexual predators such as Herbert and the camp counselor(In Petergiest. the part where someone gets their groin grabbed and Chris says that that's how his camp counselor "shakes hands"). Meg has her rare dumb moments but other besides that she is depicted as overall quite intelligent when she's not being overwhelmed by the desire of fitting in. Adding her cunning, desperation and her promiscuity together with her Cloud Cuckoolander brother with an exceptionally large penis as shown in the hunting episode what do you get? Meg and Chris Griffin getting it on.
  • This must've been what the incest episode of the DVD movie was about.

There will be a "Road to Arkham" episode.
...because that would be awesome.

Meg's dorky glasses and stupid hat are surpressing her super hotness for the stability of those around her.
Meg is seen without her hat and especially her dumb glasses few times in the series. The few times she is seen with one of them or luckily both of them she seems a lot less bland and noticably more "hotter" as one might say and the characters on the show seem to feel the same. Just like their is an unknown source that gives Stewie his intelligence their is an anonomous source that conceals all of Meg's hotness(most likely that repulsive hat and glasses of hers). In that episode where Meg got that makeover into a hot blond, what really caused everyone else to like her was the loss of the hat and glasses not the hot pop-star makeover. Whenever Meg goes into her hot mode(having her glasses and Jewish looking hat removed especially at the same time) the balance of the universe as one might say goes out of wack. This ties into the canon lightnening rod theory from "Seahore Seashell Party".

Quagmire doesn't really hate Brian.
He just blames Brian for not getting his own spin-off. He is releasing all his rage about it onto Brian. Kinda makes sense too. Seeing as Brian is Seth McFarlane's Author Avatar.

  • If that's true that means at least Quagmire is aware that everyone's in a cartoon also.
    • That may explain why he never seems to suffer from all his sexual encounters with diseases, and why women still sleep with him despite the fact everyone knows he's a heartless sex hound.

Since Brian & Stewie (And a little before it), Brian has been trying to be nicer to some people
The big example I can think of? Meg. Peter, Lois and Chris abuse her a bit, but all Brian does usually is verbal, and usually its just slight gags. Remember, he wrote a whole article about her in a magazine that convinced her to go back to her normal self, so something Heartwarming must've been done.

Before the ep, it was because he was actually considering using his gun soon. Afterwards, its him trying to get a new lease on life,

Hey Arnold! and Family Guy takes place in the same universe.
One show takes place on the west coast, the other on the east coast. Herbert the pedophile and Arnold's grandpa Phil are blood relatives, they look alike. Fridge Horror means that Arnold and Stewie, both football heads, are related so Herbert is attracted to a blood nephew, Stewie's brother Chris!
  • No. They BOTH take place on the East coast! The Griffins live in Quahog, which, although ficticious, is located in Rhode Island, and Arnold lives in New York!
    • No, Word of God states that Hey Arnold! takes place in the Pacific Northwest. His Cityof Everywhere is based on Seattle, Portland, with a little bit of Brooklyn thrown in. New York City doesn't have evergreens or mountains outside the city limits.

Carter Pewterschmidt is a Captain Ersatz of Wade Gustafson from Fargo.
Apart from the hair, they are alike in every single way. Think about it.

Self explanotory.
  • Some of her friends are nerdy too. Like the black girl and the redhead. They both wear glasses. And they hang with Meg the most.
  • But there just plain ugly, and not just slightly attractive or plain looking with potential. They don't have anything hindering there appearances unlike Meg however.

I know it's kind of obvious, but they do have many "mirror" qualities. For example, Quahog is set in a specific state, while Where The Hell Is Springfield?. Both have Comic Book Time, but Family Guy seems to remember things in real time(just check Back to the Pilot and you'll see what I mean), while The Simpsons has Negative Continuity. As for which characters are counterparts of one another?
  • Peter is the evil(and stupider) twin of Homer. He's basically Homer if Homer Simpson was a sociopath with zero intellect. The nail is that both of Peter's parents were abusive, amplifing the Freudian Excuse
  • Lois is not just the evil, but the Id to Marge's Superego. While their both milfs, they have opposite ways of dealing with this. Marge prefers to be more subdued about her sexuality, and her [[Fetish kinks]] can come out more potent(like public sex). Lois, however, prefers to take The Hedonist approach to her sexuality, so it's become mundane
  • Chris is not an evil counterpart, but the yin to Bart's yang. They're total opposites: Chris is basically his father, except nice(normally), and The Generic Guy. To contrast, Bart has a bunch of Hidden Depths and shows a lot of contempt for his father.
  • Meg and Lisa are, at the core, the same, however they became different because of one crucial, childhood difference: how they grew up. Lisa was neglected by her parents, but they still loved her a lot, so she focused her efforts into learning. Meg, on the other hand...
  • Stewie and Maggie are age-flipped(psychologically, mind you) counterparts. They're both genius and examples of the Anti-Hero, however Maggie acts her age. Stewie, however is a hormonally-charged Camp Gay adult trapped in an infant's body.
  • Joe Swanson and Chief Wiggum are total Bizarro counterparts. The latter is an incompetent moron, the former is badass. Even their physical forms are total opposites: Chief Wiggum is fat, while Joe is ripped and muscular. Unlike the others, Joe is the good(or more accurately competent) counterpart to Clancy
  • Moe is the closest thing to Quagmire, as their moral compasses are well known for being unpredictable.

Brian and Jasper are an evolutionary step in dogs.
Which is why there are so few of them so far. It's a recent evolutionary step so they still hold several dog instincts and behaviors that aren't necessary for their survival. While there are only a few they are well-known which is why no one is shocked to see talking dogs.

The Next Chicken Fight.
It will be either:
  • A. in a Family Guy movie, and the fight will be in 3D.
  • Or B. a fight that lasts an entire 20 minute episode, ending with the Giant Chicken being Killed Off for Real.
    • The next fight will feature things like:
  • Peter and the chicken temporarily growing to giant size by some means
  • The use of weaponry like bazookas or tanks.

Chris Griffin's biological father isn't Peter.
Chris is blonde, yet none of his parents, nor his grandparents, are blond-haired. Plus Lois isn't exactly faithful. I can imagine an episode where Peter puts two and two together([13 years is enough time for him), and is enraged. It will end up with Peter turning his attention to Meg, which will get Chris riled up. Chris will search for his biological father. At the end of the episode, it'll be revealed that it's one of the members of KISS. Being a KISS fanboy, Peter will reconcile, and love the fact that his "son" was made by Lois doing KISS.

The series is caused by Meg's delusions
Early on we are shown Meg writing articles and keeping a diary, so we know she can write, and she's probably creative enough to make up stories to entertain herself. She started Family Guy either out of boredom or a writing assignment from school. As time went on, though, she turned herself into the Butt Monkey in her own story out of low self-esteem/self-loathing and the overall tone of her stories became darker, more twisted, and less humorous as she slides into mental instability (alternately, she's growing up, becoming more cynical, and getting bored with Family Guy to account for the shift in tone).

Brian's ex Julian is part dog
Julian has a necklace that looks like Brian's collar and she's of subpar human intelligence. Going by the theory that Brian and Peter are trapped in each other's bodies, this makes perfect sense.

Chris is a Leviathan
Stewie said so, in "The Story on Page One"!

Stewie is going to grow up like his father
and he is going to have similar friends
Peter-Stewie
Joe-Susie
Quagmire-Anna Lee
Cleveland-Rallo
  • That's almost in contrast with Peter Griffin's all-male friends. However, it's kinda nice that they'll both have (possible) girlfriends.

Stewie is somewhat related to Numbuh 1
They're both geniuses, have British accents and their head shapes are almost similar. The only reason that Stewie is evil is because—remember that episode in the Kids Next Door when Numbuh 1 found out that Father was actually his uncle? Stewie must have gotten that from him.

Meg's suffering is Karmic Punishment for Lois' sins.
Lois was a shameless Alpha Bitch back in high school (remember how she pranked Joyce Kinney?). Of course, Joyce's revenge was nothing compared to God's. Lois' subsequent life presages Connie D'Amico's (per Brian's threat that Connie will "hit the wall" by age 19) in how she winds up giving up her family fortune for a sociopathic Psychopathic Man Child (with some acting in porn in between). And now her Hollywood Homely daughter is the Cosmic Plaything not just of Connie, or her family, but pretty much the whole universe (and others). And in addition...

Connie D'Amico is related to Joyce Kinney.
  • She could be Joyce's daughter, but is living with her father.
  • This actually makes sense. Connie knows about the horrible prank that Louis did to her in the past, and takes it all on Meg, attempting to pay Louis in the same way (Like: "You hurt my mother, know I will hurt your daughter).

King Stewart III(The tyrant stewie was in a past life) was really Compensatingfor Something.
Confirmed in the very same episode when someone asked "why does he act like that" and Brian replied "because he has a really small penis". So he's compensating for his small penis with something abstract and that would be his huge phallic(dick) like attitude.

The Reason 'Meg' is now being treated like shit is because....
Someone else here mentioned that Chris may have been right when he offhandedly mentions that Meg killed her twin sister. That is a good theory, but doesn't explain why she wasn't treated like crap before. (Ruleof Funny and Flanderization aside) I have a theory. In the original family guy, Meg Griffin is voiced by Lacey Chabert; during her time, her character was a Bratty Teenage Daughter whose parents did in fact love her, and wasn't treated like crap. Maybe, the 'Meg' voiced by Mila Kunis killed the original Meg, and afterwords, suffered a mental breakdown and believed herself to be the real Meg. The family is too afraid to bring this up, but torture her for this endlessly. Same with the rest of the town/world. The boys who shot their brother, or burned themselves alive, etc instead of going to prom with her (and the camera man who did the same) did it out of fear, rather than disgust. After she gets a make-over (temporarily) she is (generally) treated better because most do not recognize her. Connie and the rest of the school are too vapid to care that she's still the same person, explaining why she became popular.

Angela is Meg in the future
Think about it. Meg is considered to be ugly as sin by everyone, even across multiple universes. Angela is seen as disgusting by Peter and even Quagmire refused to sleep with her. Both Meg and Angela aren't ugly, but are just very plain looking (OK, Angela's breasts were shown to sag heavily in the "Baby You Knock Me Out" episode, but still) and are harassed by everyone else for not being smoking hot. With Meg being treated like crap for so long, it would not surprise me to see Meg become extremely bitter and desperate for love when she reaches her 40s or 50s.

My interpretation of Meg's Wham Line to Peter in "Seahorse Seashell Party"
Maybe it's just me.... but one line really is shocking if you interpret it: "Take a look at yourself, Peter Griffin. You're a waste of a man!". Read that line again. That's the writers admitting that...
  • They turned their originally funny character, the parody of the bumbling dad who actually cared about his family, into such a Jerk Ass Creator's Pet that even THEY recognize that the character cannot be salvaged without something BIG happening.
  • On a larger scale, this could be the writers admitting that, once this show is done, this show will be known for it's shock value, not the originally funny first three seasons,
  • That they demolished and stained the legacy of the show on such a scale that rebuilding it would be impossible without causing a backlash.

Seth is sympathetic to, has a fetish for, or has feelings of incest.
Am I the only one who suspects that there's something behind the numerous incest jokes, not to mention the heavy Incest Subtext that Chris and Meg have? Also check out the Fetish Fuel page of American Dad!, pointing out how he and his sister are Stan and Hayley Smith's voice actors respectively

Susie Swanson is a CIA avatar occupied by Avery Bullock.
"Susie Swanson" could be an avatar either implanted in Bonnie's uterus by the CIA or swapped out with her real daughter at the hospital. This would explain Susie's internal voice: Bullock has been shown to occupy infant avatars in the American Dad! episode "Virtual In-Stanity." Additionally, the enhanced physical strength of the avatars provides plausibility to a very young Susie's ability to beat up Stewie in "Stew-Roids."

Lois is related to the Heavy
This is judging by her using a minigun and a shotgun in "Lois Kills Stewie." This could also mean that Stewie is either related to or will grow up to be the Pyro.
  • Alternately, he is related to the Sniper, judging by "And Then There Were Fewer." Remember, it's not that they can use weapons, it's that they can use them well.

"My Black Son" is canon
Also, he's a ninja.

There is a chemical in Quahog's water that causes stupidity and aggression.
The water is shown to be VERY polluted in one episode. It's possible that one of the chemicals in it causes brain damage over time. However, you have to have a few years' worth of it in your system before there are any effects, and the number of years varies for each person. Some people (such as Meg) are immune, or at least aren't affected as badly. Peter, Lois and Chris all became evil, but Stewie was so evil that it had the opposite affect on him, making him more docile. The story we see is told through Brian's eyes, and while Brian didn't become evil, he did become extremely hateful to anyone who disagreed with him, and as the brain damage sets in is actually wrong most the time but re-imagines things to make himself right. The numerous cutaway gags are actually hallucinations caused by said brain damage. Eventually, Quahog will be a total wasteland, filled with people whose only thought is to kill, and will be abandoned by anyone who still sane-ish.
  • Alternatively, Stewie will realize what's happening and reverse the damage, and everyone will move away. The series finale will be a Bittersweet Ending in which everyone finally has a chance to live a normal life, but many will be driven across the Despair Event Horizon by the things they did and even those who aren't will never be the same again.
    • Do note that the nicest, most decent person on the show, Joe Swanson, is from Providence.

Talking dogs like Brian have human ancestry.
It's established in the show that dogs and humans can produce offspring. Talking dogs like Brian are mostly dog but have some human ancestor, so they can sometimes be born with human traits like sentience and the ability to dog. These talking dogs tend to be highly prone to depression, (as evidenced partially in the bank vault episode) because they're human in mind but in the body of dogs, and they're living in a world made for humans. Brian's character decay is the result of the increasing depression, combined with his alcoholism, which has caused him to become increasingly bitter and intolerant.
  • Brian said he has a father called Coco, but it's only inferred to be another dog. If we're going by stereotypes, he was probably an ignorant farmer who practised animal husbandry. Brian is ashamed by this, so pretends his father was a dog. Using the Hollywood Genetics of Family Guy, man+dog=talking dog, and talking dog+man=man older than he should be. Don't like it, go on the internet and complain.

Lois and Peter, as well as Chris, treat Meg like crap because they're jealous.
Meg is the only one in the family (besides Stewie, but he's only a baby) who isn't a moron. She's shown to make good grades and she's shown to have good potential. In the episode "Seashore Seashell Party", Lois and Peter admit that they're horrible people, especially to Meg, but seem to have been repressing those thoughts all those years. Meg thinks it's because Peter and Lois are inherently vile people who need to take their anger out on something, but it's really because they're jealous. Peter is a drunk idiot who works a crappy and unstimulating office job, and due to his idiocy he's never going to move up in life. He has no goals and nothing to work for. Peter can see that Meg has the potential to make something of her life, but he feels that as the father he needs to be superior to his children so he always tries to bring her down. Chris is also a complete moron and he's like Peter in many ways, and he knows that he's probably going to end up in the same life situation as Peter. He's jealous of Meg for the same reasons as Peter, he's upset that Meg is better than him despite being his sibling. Lois was a very rich and popular girl and could've done anything she wanted, but she gave it all up to be the housewife to a fat, stupid drunk. She believes it's too late to do anything more with her life, and since her quality of life lies with her husband and the career decisions he makes, she knows she probably won't move up in life either. She's strongly jealous of Meg because Meg has potential, she can still do what she wants in her life. Lois is tied down by Peter but Meg is still young and free, and seeing that fills Lois with regret and shame for her decisions. So, like Peter, she treats Meg like crap to bring her down.

Handi-Quacks was meant to be awful.
You know, the show where Peter and the kids try to make up a new show, but Peter and Chris came up with awful ideas? The show was meant to be hilariously bad and stupid, a-la My Immortal. Peter and Chris got the joke, and their frustrations with Meg were because she just couldn't understand the joke and was taking the ridiculous premise too seriously.

A future season will invoke South Park's "You're Getting Old" to explain Peter's shenanigans.

Quagmire is part-incubus.
He's got an insane libido, somehow gets women despite having a giant jaw and jerky behaviour, and can be a beacon of compassion and a dangerous rapist all at the same time. Quagmire is the son of a succubus, inheriting his mother's power over sex. His behaviour comes from being the scion of a sex demon, which likely gives him a very confused moral code when it comes to sex. This may go to explain why his mom was fine having a threeway with him: being a succubus, she would lack any moral compunction around sex. Quagmire is older than he looks because he inherited his mother's longevity-it's unclear how long he'll live, but it'll probably be a lot. The strange proportions could've also been a result of this interbreeding. This would also go to explain why he can carry every disease known to man-since when would a demon, especially one that feeds on sex, ever suffer from an STD, or any disease anyway? In fact, they may thrive off it.
  • That's one hell of a point made, it's possible however that his mom or his father are not full succubus/incubus but at least one them has a ccubus in their heritage. No-homo or nothing but his dad is quite the playa himself, even when he got that sex change he still was considerable attractive to an extent if you could overlook her slight sturdy appearance, but that's besides the point kinda what's trying to be said is you shouldn't single out his dad either and that he could just have sex demon in his deep bloodline instead of his parents being a full blown sex devil. This should also explain all of the non-human feats he is capable of besides his impecable health, like his brain capacity and his nimbility etc.

Everything is a story Brian is telling.
The series started out as a humorous chronicle of Brian's daily life for a book he was writing, but his alcoholism got worse and he was drunk while writing everything after season three. The nonsensical Plot Holes, the increasingly mean-spirited tone, the hamfisted and problematic aesops, and the way the story bends over backwards to make Brian right - he's no longer censoring or refining his work, so the story has become basically his personal fantasy and a way for him to vent, with no regard for quality as he no longer cares.

Meg being Transsexual will come back in a future episode
She'll begin to transition. Hopefully they'll learn their lesson from Quagmire's Dad.

Stewie's character change is just him getting older
Even if he hasn't aged, he's at least lived some time. He now knows that his mom isn't the anti-Christ and has calmed down on his evil schemes. His surroundings have begun to shape his personality. Alternatively they're doing a Baby Geniuses route and he forgets his babyhood traits as he ages into childhood.

Meg and Stewie are the highest paid members of the show.

Meg is being paid to be the butt monkey. After the episode "Fifteen Minutes of Shame" Meg, fed up with the way she was being treated, threatened to leave the show if she wasn't given a pay raise. MacFarlene obliged. The reason the family's bullying of Meg gets worse as the series progresses is because the rest of the cast are jealous. Stewie's being paid so much because he's the most popular.

Brian turned to atheism to cope with his breakup with Jillian

Going off a previous WMG, Lois hates Meg because at one point in her life she was a lot like Meg and Lois despises her because it takes her back to undesireable parts of her past.
This is also what could of caused Lois to become such a slut during her youth. Her self esteem was so low at one point that she would give it away for almost free, instead of sucking up her misery like Meg she became a big whore to get "IN. That's what actually led to her promiscuity instead of the fact that she was young as she would try to get everyone to believe. She hates Meg because instead of throwing herself away like her mother, she's staying true to herself and she's jealous of Meg because of that, Lois feel's Meg's mocking her with her spiritual resillience. Sure Meg's no virgin or at least since very earlier in the series and she does have her fair share of boyfriends, however at least she isn't a complete tramp like her mother was.

Ana Lee's mom is smoking hot.
In the episode "Death Lives" where the viewers get to see what it would of been like if Lois had her kids with Quagmire, her children were very unatractive because she had them by Quagmire. Come on guy let's be realistic here, Lois isn't that attractive and Quagmire's butt ugly so add two and two and you'll see how Quagmires and Lois hypothetical children came out so ugly. Despite Ana Lee being Quagmire's daughter she's attractive or at least average looking despite being Quagmire's offspring. In "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing" it's shown that Quagmire's offspring physically resemble him strongly and that's not a good thing in the looks department, so in order for Quagmire to have a too the very least a half way descent attractive child he's going to have to impregnate a super hottie. Also taking into account who Quagmire is he could easily get one.
  • Quagmire isn't that ugly, you know-the main unattractive feature of the guy(on purely physical terms) is his massive chin and possible nose, which may led to a sort of butterface scenario for women. Quagmire could easily pass off as at least moderately attractive if he had some surgery done on that chin and exercised a bit(think Stan Smith). Quagmire must never learn this, or he'll take the chin reduction/exercise and we'll be screwed in so many ways.

Stewie is just an ordinary baby and the whole entire series is part of his baby imagination.
Well it would be one hell of a surprise, even bigger than the one in the end of "Lois kills Stewie".

Brian sleeping with all his exes will make Quagmire hate him even more.
  • Geez, the poor dog finally catches a break, and now you're saying they'll even turn THAT against him?!

Never in his entire 61-year life has Quagmire been a Batman fan
In "And Then There Were Fewer" he clearly says "hot chicks are never crazy". Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and (Depending on the Writer) Catwoman are living contradictions (so-to-speak).
  • But he lusts over Lois, who is batshit crazy.

Brian will decide he's had enough, and ask Stewie to make him a regular dog.
Tired of being second in Butt Monkey status only to Meg, he decides he can't take it anymore. Stewie refuses and instead throws a surprise appreciation party, and even Quagmire briefly admits Brian is a nice guy (then adding "for a douche")

Peter and Lois did have another daughter.
Remember when Chris mention his "other sister" in Let's Go to the Hop?" She was'' real. Not only that, she was a Child Prodigy. She was the center of attention and everyone absolutely adored her. Meg was overly jealous, and it did not help matters that the sister often rubbed her success in her face when no one was around.

Stewie is homosexual, and heteroromantic.
This explains why, despite numerous jokes, hints, etc about him having a sexual attraction towards other males, his only romantic interests have been female. His crush on Brain could be either a case of If It's You, It's Okay, or perhaps he is biromantic or panromantic. The only evidence contrary to this, to the extent of my own knowledge, is him experiencing arousal whilst spying on the cheerleaders changing in the locker room (which could be explained by him getting off on the thrill of it) and his touching the baby-sitter's breast (which could also be explained that he, from watching his parents, see this as a way of showing affection, and when he does it while she's unconscious, it was probably more of a Take That, I can do whatever I want to!) if anyone has any contrary evidence, they are welcome to come forth with them.

Jack Harkness is Quagmire's real father.
Think about it-they're both Older Than They Look(in Jack's case, by a large factor), have enormous sexual appetites and are lust magnets (though Quagmire's magnet is well-hidden.) Since Quagmire is 61, his real father should look much older. In reality, Jack Harkness conceived Quagmire and Glenda was married later because his mom wanted to seem respectful (Quagmire's just trying to convince himself that Glenda was his father), and happened to share her massive chin (maybe related, maybe not.) Glenn Quagmire inherited Harkness' charm and his resistance to ST Ds (it was part of the parcel when the Time Vortex made him immortal), along with his Extreme Omnisexual nature. His mother seems to have a really messed up relationship with him which meant Quagmire didn't inherit his restrain, and due to a combination of Values Dissonance when he grew up along with a lack of aliens, Quagmire focuses on women and things that aren't human (and since he hasn't met Roger, this only means the animal kingdom). For added fun, Quagmire's descendants carry these horny/casanova genes, leading to the 51st century and Jack Harkness. The reason why the world of Family Guy is thematically unlike Doctor Who is because we're seeing it for the perspective of Quahog.

The cutaway gags are all in the characters' heads
Think about it: the ridiculous exaggerations, the lack of continuity (like the ones about Stewie's birth) and remember this one from "Family Goy"?
(cuts to princess and bear fighting on a spaceship)
Peter: I, uh... I don't know Shakespeare very well.

Brian and all other talking animals in The MacFarlaneverse (sans Klaus) are Annunaki Descendants
You gotta admit when you use this theory it makes Brian, Jasper and the other talking animals in the Macfarlaneverse a lot more cool, and it makes as much sense as anything else in these shows. Brian and every other talking animal in The Macfarlaneverse are the descendants of the original Annunaki vessels, which explains why Talking Animals are so common among the 3 series.

Cleveland will move back in the Season 12 premiere
The Cleveland Show's cancelled, so why not? Maybe he could even bring his new family back to his old house, only to find out that the Smiths from American Dad! are living there. Peter, Quagmire and Joe then all help him get rid of them. That would be an interesting plot. Of course, American Dad! probably couldn't air a new episode on the same day as this.
  • Return of the bathtub gag!
  • Semi-Confirmed, he's coming back but no word if it'll be during the season premier or not.

Meg didn't get a real parole in "Dial Meg for Murder". She escaped prison.
This troper has a theory and believes that when you're in prison, you're SUPPOSE to wait for someone to pick you up or something like that. However, to my belief, Meg probably gained more lines in her sentence and at the end of her original patrol, when her parole was denied, Meg snapped and killed the parole people, stealing some outside clothing, and running from the cops to hide back in the family that had neglected her. This is what I think anyway.

A member of the Griffin Family will be killed off during Season 12.
Only question is who...
  • A case could be made for Chris. Picking on Meg is used as a source of comic relief. Brian and Stewie are a comic duo, Peter can't survive without Lois, and, per prior discussions, Peter is too important to die. Chris was demoted to extra ages ago, and usually offers little more than commentary. The only other feasible death is Brian, because he's a Soapbox Sadie, but it's a long shot.
    • I'll also place my money on Chris. He's essentially just a younger version of Peter and doesn't offer anything to the show that other characters do not.
  • Brian. The character has gotten very unpopular.
    • Confirmed as off the episode "Life of Brian". But he came back later.
  • Meg. At this point, she exists mostly to have bad things happen to her. A death would be the ultimate send-off to the character, so the writers of the show can try something new with a new character.
  • Carter Pewterschmidt. Though no one will miss him.
  • It's been confirmed that Peter's mom is going to die, but no word on if it's the big death. The dead character is going to be replaced by a new member of the family. Thelma is a pretty minor character, there would be no reason to replace her.

Brian can't really be a human in a dog's brain-he ages like a regular dog(Klaus has been in that fish body for much longer than it should last), and has memories of being a puppy. However "its a comedy cartoon" doesn't really fit, considering said brain-machines and we're currently on a Wild Mass Guessing. Brian is actually the result of the attempt to grant human intelligence onto other species by the CIA. Before Brian was born, the CIA ran an experimental drug on his mother. The hope was that it would enhance the developing embryo's intelligence to human levels. There was a poor success rate, though, and only Brian became intelligent. They did the same to some bears, though more successful because they wanted two powerhouses on their team, though they ended up bumming around.

There'll be an episode which Connie pushed Meg too far and they end up fighting each other.
The episode will have some drama like "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q". Connie ends up getting killed, but by her own fault.

There'll be another one-hour episode, this time about all the previous characters who've died coming back as ghosts or zombies.
Perhaps due to one of Stewie's inventions gone horribly wrong. The characters would include:
  • Muriel Goldman
  • Jeffrey Fecalman
  • Olivia (if she indeed died in "Chick Cancer")
  • Peter's old boss Mr. Weed
  • Francis Griffin
  • Diane Simmons (unless she survived)
  • The cult leader in "Chitty Chitty Death Bang"
  • New Brian
  • Vern and Johnny
  • Loretta
  • Joan
  • Thelma Griffin

Quagmire is a "cat person".
He was ridiculously endeared to James and doted over him endlessly. In contrast, he has an on off resentment towards Brian, and even when losing his memory and convinced he owned him, he was somewhat repulsed by his dog habits and treated him like a second class citizen. It would make sense his dislike for Brian is only further fueled by him not being a "dog person", let alone to a "filthy mongrel" that pulls off a civilized front and tries to imply he is actually smarter than humans despite it all.

Quagmire is racist towards Middle-Easterns.
In "Thanksgiving", he was among those who were unhappy with Kevin's decision to go AWOL from the war in Iraq just because he was sympathetic towards them. When Kevin said Iraq had nothing to due with 9/11, Quagmire said "I guess those moments of silence we had at those sporting events mean nothing to you." And in "Turban Cowboy", Quagmire was quick to judge him before he was revealed to be a terrorist. Though he turned out to be right, it was mostly for the wrong reason.
  • This is most likely true. In '"Quagmire's Daughter", when he gives Anna Lee up for adoption, he asks if she'll be given to good home and not one with Sand People. Quagmire clarifies that he was not talking the Sand People from Star Wars.

Going off of the end of the third Laugh It Up, Fuzzball special and Cleveland's family moving back to Quahog...
If there was to be a parody of The Phantom Menace, the episode will start with the Griffins watching television when the blackout occurs again, but this time Peter gloats because he got a backup generator in case it ever happened again. Cut to the Brown family sitting in the dark in their own house, with Cleveland being forced to tell the story of The Phantom Menace.

Peter and Ernie the Giant Chicken are actually dead and have been replaced by clones
During this fight they got cloned, with an explosion destroying the whole laboratory and kill all the clones while throwing away the cloning chamber with them inside. Who knows the actual Peter and Ernie had not already exited the chamber and a pair of clones had not entered it during the mess?

Family Guy is a parallel universe of The Simpsons.
I don't see why it shouldn't be. In this universe whatever causes the yellow skin isn't present, but the four-fingered hands, Rule of Funny and Comic Book Time are. The Griffins are naturally partial AU versions of The Simpsons, with For Want of a Nail creating a different legacy:
  • Abraham Simpson stayed in Ireland after the war, and years of being the town bartender turned him into a drunk. Naming himself Mike O'Flannagan, he made a new life for himself, dying his hair orange. He eventually wooed a version of Mona Simpson(who was named Thelma instead), and Peter(aka Homer) was concieved. Being married to the grumpy fundamentalist Francis Griffin resulted in Thelma being disillusioned and embittered, which is why she's abusive unlike her Mona counterpart.
  • Homer Simpson used to have brown hair, and Peter has brown hair. They're both fat idiots, but Peter is even stupider because he suffers from worst head injuries. He's even more of a Fat Bastard than Homer because of said dual Abusive Parents
  • Meg, Chris and Stewie are half-siblings to Bart, Lisa and Maggie. This is because Lois Griffin isn't an AU version of Marge. Carter Pewterschmit is an AU son of Mr Burns.
    • JOSSED. They can't be parallel universes, considering the Season Premiere of Season 13 is about the Griffins going to Springfield and meeting the Simpsons.
      • Maybe they're relatives instead. Grandpa has been in Ireland in World War II, so its possible he had an affair and thus Mickey McFinnigan was born. Even using the earliest date of Family Guy as 1999 and thus Peter's conception around 1955, Mickey could be capable of conceiving even if Grandpa entered the war(though it would be statutory rape), and given Abraham Simpson tried to assassinate Hitler circa 1936(assuming this isn't him being an Unreliable Narrator) he may have been able to ensure Mickey's legality. With this, Peter Griffin is technically Homer's half-nephew, and in his case the brown hair was recessive

Eventually, someone will call Chris out on that unjustified bullsh*t he gave Brian in "Living On A Prayer"
Because a pudgy little masturbation-addicted moron has no right criticizing the guy who isn't afraid to make his opinion knows.
  • He's just had too much sugar cereal. Besides, what really deserve call outs are the beatings that Quagmire gave him.

Chris will die in Season 12.
  • Notice how is name is not in the other episode titles for that season?
    • Plus in the description of the Simpsons Crossover Episode, it mentions Stewie bonding with Bart, when he is usually paralleled with Maggie, as they're both the babies of the family.
    • Seeing as Brian didn't really die, it could happen.

...Or it will be Meg
Because Mila Kunis isn't getting any less busy with her film career. And it'll be easy for the show to return to normal without everyone having to grieve for ages since everyone hates her.
  • seeing as no one has really died yet, considering that Stewie altered the Brian-timeline, it's possible.

...OR we're just being trolled
No one's gonna die. Seth Macfarlane has (not so) secretly wanted the show to end for at least two years, so he wants to get our attention with this, so that Family Guy gets extremely high ratings, then when it turns out no one's gonna die then everyone will boycott the show in rage, the ratings will plummet like crazy, and the show will have to end!
  • Or somebody does die and get replaced — for just one episode. The character comes back by the end one way or another and the replacement is quickly done with, once again restoring the status quo. A real case of Exact Words.
    • Jossed. Brian's dead, and from the looks of it he's staying dead.
      • Not quite since Brian is confirmed to be in an upcoming episode, and there two other upcoming episodes titled "Brian's a Bad Father and "Brian The Closer", so his death isn't going to stick
      • There is always the possibility that some of those episodes will deal with the aftermath of Brian's death, and that the Maya Rudolph episode is actually about Vinny, with the press release saying "Brian" to avoid suspicion that he would be the character killed off. But we won't know until later.
      • Nope, Brian came back in Christmas guy. But, Vinny's voice actor is still contracted to voice in 3 more episodes of this season, and someone could still die for real, so who knows?

Eventually there will be a scene where Peter will lip-synch with Lois's nagging
Because even Peter isn't too dumb to know that Lois says "For God's sake, Peter, blah blah blah, more time with your family, blah blah blah, all the work I do, blah blah blah" at least Once an Episode.

Stewie is a demon.
He has mind-warping powers, which explains why no one seems to notice his schemes and interprets his machines as toys. He's immortal (or at least very, very long lived) and ages far slower than humans; that's why he acts so much older than he looks.

Meg is a child prodigy.
She is gifted with mastery at little effort of the arts and great intelligence at the cost of being hated by almost everyone.

Meg will become emo.
She's gets depressed a lot, has plenty of suicidal tendencies, has been known to cut herself at times, and almost nothing goes her way. It's sure to happen eventually.

Brenda was aware that Quagmire and the others murdered Jeff

While rewatching "Screams of Silence", it occurred to me that Brenda KNEW about Quagmire´s plans to murder Jeff. She knew that her brother would never invite Jeff for a hunting trip. In fact she thought that there was no better excuse to take Jeff to a isolated place where no one would be able to witness it. So she in the end was crying because she was hurt that it had to end this way, but deep down knew there was no other way out.

Vinny will return
  • Vinny's voice actor, Tony Sirico, has signed up for more episode roles on Family Guy. But he will probably have no memory of being owned by the Griffins due to Stewie altering the past by saving Brian.

Vinny will be adopted by someone else
Now that Brian has returned, Vinny will likely be forced to find a new home.
  • It could be Cleveland. It's a good way for the Brown/Tubbs family to make up for their previous dog that Cleveland ran over back in Stoolbend. Imagine what hilarity could come out of a Vinny-Rallo relationship.
    • Apparently JOSSED.
  • Or maybe Quagmire will adopt Vinny. He is apparently a cat person and Vinny is 1/16th cat (or pussyhound, if you will).

Going with the above, Vinny will be used to demean Quagmire.
Compare Glenn Quagmire to Vinny. Reflecting fan opinion, when the two of them go to the Clam, Peter, Cleveland and Joe in an inverted Replacement Scrappy. The episode will involve Quagmire try to redeem his status, but unlike Brian there's pretty much nothing to salvage. In the end, Quagmire will be Demoted to Extra, and Brian will make an obligatory, satisfying but not patronizing or long "The Reason You Suck" Speech-or just be silent, since there's little that needs to be said. Eventually it'll end in Quagmire becoming an embittered antagonist towards the group, possibly going off the deep-end and suffering a Karmic Death.

Brian was never in love with Lois
It was all the shrink's fault. At first Brian cured his "accidents", but then Stewie framed him and when Brian went back to the shrink again, the shrink didn't believe Brian when he told him the truth that he didn't remember doing it. So he told Brian he was in love with Lois because it seemed like an obvious solution, and Brian became aware of a physical attraction, made all the more "interesting" because it's a forbidden relationship, being his best friend's wife, so his fixation on Lois continued because it was the most interesting thing he had going.
  • Technically that makes it Stewie's fault, since the shrink brought up the issue after Stewie framed Brian for more urinating.

Brian and Quagmire will become friends again
Peter decides he must do something to end the feud between his two best friends. So he tries several attempts to make them like each other, all failing. Then Peter's life comes into danger and - realizing he is the glue that bonds them together - Brian and Quagmire work together to save him. In the end they realize they have a lot in common.

Francis and Mickey McFinnigan are related.
Via Peter's great-great uncle Angus Griffin. Angus Griffin was part of a cutaway gag in "Brian in Love", and as the Family Guy wiki itself notes looks a lot like Mickey McFinnigan. Perhaps Mickey is Angus' descendant, making him and Francis second cousins once removed. This may also go to explain how Francis' ancestor Nate Griffin looks like Micky-its his descendant as well.

Peter Griffin is Peter Pan.
In "The Giggity Wife," Peter talked to his shadow and it moved away from him on its own. Also, Peter is childish.

Brian will have sex with Lois using time travel.
Brian will use Stewie's time machine to have sex with Lois in the past before she met Peter.

It was Evil Stewie all along who gave Brian the no-hold barred beating in "Patriot Games"

Hasn't Stewie's treatment of Brian in that episode ever struck you as...odd? Like, a little over-the-top, even for Stewie? Sure, Stewie was relatively evil back then, but he had actually shown he genuinely liked Brian as far back as season 2. So...perhaps Evil Stewie took a trip back in time, kidnapped the real Stewie so no one would be suspicious, made the deal with Brian he knew he was going to win, and then gave him the two beatings. Then, once he got his money, he told the real Stewie to act as if nothing had happened, and he had been the one to injure Brian. He then erased the real Stewie's memory of the two ever meeting, and returned to the future.

Eventually, they are gonna have a cutaway or a full on episode that involves John Cena in some way.

A lot of celebs make cameos on Family Guy, so why not The Champ?

They will make an episode where Peter gets invisibility powers and pranks everyone.

Sounds like something they would do.

Quagmire will beat up Brian again.
And it will be awesome.
  • This time, Brian could fight back.
    • Leading to a battle as awesome as the chicken fights

Stewie will become God.
We know that he accidentally created the universe, yet for some reason there's a God in the series. Perhaps said God is actually Stewie: when Stewie perished at a grand old age, his spirit Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence, entering the timeless void from which he created the universe. If God was in fact Stewie, it may go to explain His Holy Dickishness. Part of why Quahog is a Crapsack World comes from trying to maintain a Stable Time Loop, ensuring that at some point Stewie goes back to create the universe. Brian is a Flat Earth Atheist because God wanted to keep his friend consistent. Christian homophobia? Stewie ended up as an Armoured Closet Gay in later life, and that hasn't gone away. God's constant flirting is Stewie trying to show that he's straight. Perhaps this is why Jesus was "born a virgin."

Peter is a very powerful wizard.
His magical power manifests mostly in his ability to set up cutaway gags. It's a matter of Clap Your Hands If You Believe and Your Mind Makes It Real, as when James Woods stole his identity he was worried that his power had been taken away because he was "no longer" Peter Griffin.

Peter is getting dumber and dumber as a result of his brain decaying.
This guy dies constantly and keeps coming back. If we assume he really is dying and keeps coming back for some reason (being chummy with death, being a wizard as stated above, etc), then there's still the matter of decay that might take place between his deaths and resurrections. The reason he's getting dumber is because he's not all there in the head.
  • Peter's also a pretty heavy drinker, and a number of his reckless habits have/would have caused head injury.
  • Being driven feral in the episode "Big Fat" probably didn't help either (having forgotten much about civilized life).

Stewie isn't exactly a baby.
Comic Book Time regardless, there seems to be a sort of unclear but present aging-characters have become slightly older(for example, Meg was 15 at the start and is now 18). Stewie is technically a toddler by now, however he's a rather short and slow-growing individual. They treat him as a baby because it's easier, and Stewie already has an adult intellect.

Quagmire used to take antidepressants, but not anymore
In early episodes, notice how Quagmire was usually depicted as a happy-go-lucky, kinky individual. Compare this character to the serious, uptight Quagmire we see today. And there are many reasons he would take antidepressants too (his father being gone for much of his life, losing his true love, living next-door to the Lethally Stupid Peter; just to name a few).

About the ending of "Into Harmony's Way"
Peter blows his brains out and apparently dies. Something like this normally isn't a big deal, except this took place after "Life of Brian" ( where Brian is Killed Off for Real and Stewie couldn't bring him back due to destroying his time machine), yet Peter instantly returns for the next episode. Anyways, here's several theories:
  • Perhaps the most likely, Peter survived, but was left with brain damage. A considerate amount of people survive shooting themselves in the head.
  • Peter died and was either replaced by a clone, an identical twin, or a Peter from another dimension or time period (brought to the present by Stewie).
  • This ending was just in Peter's head. In other words, it was imagined and the episode actually ended differently.
  • Peter died, but because he's Pals With Thanatos Death brought him back. That could also explain why he and other family members keep getting killed off.

Peter isn't the only Arch-Enemy of Ernie the chicken
A future episode will show Ernie fighting someone else. Probably a giant weasel, fox, or Colonel Sanders.
  • Crack idea: Peter and Ernie the Chicken will have an Enemy Mine against Colonel Sanders. For the latter, It's Personal due to the countless chickens killed for fattening food. For the former, it may have something to do with another stroke, this time caused by KFC meals rather than McDonald's.

Herbert will be the next character to die
As an elderly citizen, he's probably going to leave at some point. But there's a catch. When he dies, his ghost will wander Quahog, continuing his reign of paedophilia by spying on kids through haunting their homes.

Meg isn't a Butt Monkey across the multiverse.
The only evidence we have is one suspiciously racist Japanese universe with Meg being abused. The advanced universe without Christanity only had Meg still being the ugly one as a known divergent. Brian just assumed that was the case because he's incredibly shallow. Speaking of the universe without Christianity...

Christianity does exist in the 1000-year advanced universe.
Because Christianity preserved much of the lost Roman sciences. They just named it something completely different, like Christology or The Church of Keith. The reason why its different at all is because everyone unanimously agreed that fighting a war and suppressing knowledge over our Lord Keith Christ wasn't worth it. Stewie was simply placating Brian with "See! You were right all along, no reason to be mopey!"

Ernie the giant chicken is related to Foghorn Leghorn
Both are talking human-sized chickens, and they look very identical except for their feather colors.

Stewie and Brian will be involved in a "Freaky Friday" Flip
Stewie would want to experience the freedom of being a dog. And Brian, well, let's just say women like babies. So the former would then build a body-swapping device allowing him and Brian to switch brains. It won't be long before one of them realizes he was happier with his own life, but the other enjoys his new lifestyle and tries to prevent the Status Quo Is God moment. But certain circumstances will then persuade him to revert back to his original body.

Brian used the time machine to have sex with Tracy Flannigan when she was hot.
Being the douchebag that he is, he didn't use protection. So as a result, Tracy got knocked up and was unable to find Brian because he already hit the Return Pad. That's how Dylan is thirteen while Brian is seven.

Peter is not human
He may look human, but think about it. Other than his abnormal stupidity, he is able to reincarnate after death and quickly heal himself from serious injuries, along with many strange other abilities. For instance, in "Meg Stinks!" he instantly regenerates his severed hand, which then grows an evil twin.

Cleveland Jr. is really Peter Griffin's son
There was an episode of Family Guy that had a cutaway gag called "My Black Son" which was a parody of 80s sitcoms. It really is canon and Peter Loretta pregnant behind Cleveland's back. In The Cleveland Show he looks more like Peter than Cleveland. This explains why the two got along so well in "Fore Father."

Now that Cleveland is back with his new family...
  • Cleveland is back to hanging with Peter, Quagmire and Joe.
  • Now that Lois and Donna are friends, they and Bonnie will spend a lot of time together.
  • Meg and Roberta will be best friends. Roberta might even defend Meg from Connie, resulting a rivalry between two hot girls.
  • Brian and Junior will be close, due to their atheism. Quagmire will likely blame Brian for that.
  • An episode where Junior falls in love with Meg.
  • Freight Train and Cookie will be visiting Quahog.
  • Other characters from Stoolbend will come to visit.

Junior will change again
  • Remember how he changed between Family Guy and The Cleveland Show? Now that he's back in Quahog, the writers may feel he would be too similar to Chris. So Seth will probably try something.

Season 12 was all a dream one of the characters have been having
  • But Cleveland will really be back, and Vinny will somehow end up being real.

Herbert does sexually solicit his child victims physically despite his old age, however it's never shown or explicitly implied because the writers couldn't get it past the radars.
Yes this show is preserved predominately for mature audience, but even it has its limits including but not limited to: showing full nudity using the N-word etc. With child sex crimes being a huge issue in the real world and Family guy already being offensive enough, the writers didn't want to risk anything showing or even implying an explicit act of pedophilia.

The upcoming feature film is the reason for the show's decline
Why are the more recent episodes (especially in Season 12) so bad? Maybe it's because Seth MacFarlane is saving his good material for the movie, which he's recently confirmed to be planning. There's another twist: Once the film is ultimately released, it will redeem Family Guy of the crap its last seasons has shown, making it an excellent finale to his long-running series.

Joe and Bonnie will divorce
It has already been shown in "Foreign Affairs" that Bonnie's grown tired of Joe. In recent episodes, there have been signs of tension between their relationship (like this one). It seems inevitable that they will finally have enough of each other and split up, one of them having to own the rights to Kevin and Susie.

There will be a sequel to "Screams of Silence"
It will involve Brenda's new child (we'll call him Jeff Jr.), now around Stewie's age. He will wonder whatever happened to his father, and Quagmire will have no choice but to confess about murdering him. Or Peter will accidentally reveal the truth through his stupidity. Traumatized by this cold fact, Jeff Jr. will experience a Face-Heel Turn and try to kill Quagmire in revenge, only to realize his actions are no better than his father's. Jeff Jr. will ultimately redeem himself and make up with his uncle Glen.

There will be a fourth Laugh It Up, Fuzzball special.
In keeping with the ending of the third special, the special will begin with the Griffins watching TV when the power goes out yet again. But here's the catch — only the buildings outside the window go out. Peter gloats about how his investment in a power generator paid off. The camera then moves into the Brown household, where the Browns aren't so lucky. As Cleveland wonders what to do to pass the time, Peter calls him up on his cell phone and goads him into telling his family about the Star Wars prequels. Cleveland retorts, "But my show is cancelled!" Peter responds, "So? You still hafta do it!" Cleveland gives in, but notes, "If I have to do it, I'll at least tell it a little differently." The subsequent story is a heavily abridged version of all three prequel movies, rather than the full retellings of the previous three specials. After the power returns at the end of the special, Cleveland calls up Peter and says he's getting his own power generator to make sure nothing like this happens again. "But who's going to tell the story of Disney's episodes?" Peter asks. Cleveland responds, "Well, it sure as hell won't be Quagmire, or Joe, or anybody else in Quahog, that's for damn sure." We then cut to the Smiths watching TBS, with Stan asking, "Have we just been cursed, or is it just me?" He then dismisses it and changes the channel to watch some Robot Chicken. And that wraps up the special.

Mamood from Turban Cowboy is the one from American Dad: Stan of Arabia
This may sound unbelievable, but hear me out. When Hayley left Mamood, he was devastated and renounced his American ways and entered into his religion. That's why he is a devout Islam. He married a woman who will do whatever he says, because he is confident that she will never leave him. And note the line "America must pay for his sins!". He wants to terrorize America because of one American woman that has left him.

    Theories about Brian's death 
An extra set of theories about events related to "Life of Brian". A number of these are now jossed due to Brian's revival in "Christmas Guy".

Vinny is a convenient reincarnation of Brian.
He's only pretending to be an old dog who's been around the block, but when Brian died he was reborn in the body of another puppy, only savvier and smarter and less prickly than Brian had been. This is his second chance, he's like the older and more sensible Brian before he became a mouthpiece for Seth's political views.

Stewie finds a way to fix his time machine and save Brian
Not much of a stretch since Brian is appearing in an upcoming episode so obviously he gets brought back at some point. My theory is that Stewie will reverse engineer the return-pad(which he forgot to destroy along with the time machine) so he can travel back in time. He's about to use it to save Brian, but hesitates when he realizes in doing so will mean that he won't meet Vinny, Vinny convinces him to go back for Brian and says he knows he and Stewie will meet again. So Stewie travels back in time and saves Brian after some more time-travel craziness, and in the final scene , Brian and Stewie run into Vinny (with his owner Leo still alive due to Stewie changing the past) at the park and he soon befriends them both
  • JOSSED. Stewie revives Brian not by fixing the time machine, but finding his past self in the present and taking his time pad instead.

Quagmire is Brian's killer.
Considering that he can't stand Brian and is the only one not paying attention to his funeral, he may be the driver or paid someone to do it. If one of the Griffins discovered this, they'll call him out and stated that he went too far in-universe. Perhaps, even Peter and Lois will be horrified and say that Quagmire's Not So Different from Jeff.
  • Alternatively (or in addition), Quagmire will become Stewie's Arch-Enemy.
  • At the very least, I still think they should call him out for his behaviour at the funeral.
  • Now that Brian's back, we might have an attempted murder, thanks to Brian being Genre Savvy to avoid it. A murder mystery will follow.
  • Peter did kill Quagmire's cat, James, a few seasons back. So killing his dog in return may have doubled as revenge.
    • An alternative theory on the same theme. Remember Quagmire's other cat, Princepessa? Last seen in "Roads to Vegas", where Brian hires a hitman to kill her off. It is possible Quagmire found out who the hitman was working for and decided to avenge the death of his cat.
  • Or, after killing Jeff with his car, Quagmire developed an interest to kill more of his enemies this way, starting with Brian.

Quagmire will be framed for Brian's death
In a series of events similar to "Stewie Kills Lois", friends and/or Stewie will discover evidence which makes it seem Quagmire was the one who ran over Brian and call the authorities. But Peter refuses to believe one of his closest friends would betray him like this, so he sets off to find the true killer and clear Quagmire's name.

If Quagmire wasn't the murderer, it was...
  • Vinny
    • On a drunken bender, provoked by grief for the recently deceased Leo.
    • Alternatively, it was because Vinny was rushing a dying Leo to the hospital.
  • Brian/Stewie from the future
    • After learning that something terrible would happen to Brian in the future, and killing him beforehand was a more humane option.
    • Alternatively, it is Brian who is responsible for the bad future (either directly, or indirectly through his existence in that time)
    • That DID look like Brian's car.
  • Cleveland Brown Jr.
    • The same person who killed original Cleveland Jr. and planned to do the same with Tim.
  • A squirrel(s)
    • Karmic retribution for the squirrel that Brian ran over in the second Viewer Mail episode.
  • Penelope
    • She threatened to kill Brian before, but was stopped by Stewie
  • The owner of the dog Brian killed in "Dog Gone"
  • It may just be Harsher in Hindsight, but Peter Griffin was "interviewed" in Top Gear magazine for the month of December, just before Brian's death. The picture illustrates him reading said issue of Top Gear magazine, while driving and not looking at the road, while Hammond, Clarkson, and May look on in horror from the back seat. The proof is here.
    • This cannot be true, for the following incredibly complicated and obscure reason: the car is the wrong color.

The Brian-centric titles are about Vinny.
They'll be changed to be about Vinny, having been made to look like they're about Brian to avoid spoiling his death. Either that, or the episodes deal with the fallout of his death. (One episode could be about Dylan returning.)
  • JOSSED. Brian's death was undone in "Christmas Guy".

Another character will be killed off and Brian will be brought back
. Some of the upcoming episodes do seem to be about Brian, unless they're actually about Vinny and the titles were changed, but go with this for now. Killing Brian was a fake-out. He's not going to be dead permanently; he will be brought back and a different member of the main cast will be killed.
  • It could be Meg. Being a way too obvious choice, the only way to set us off track would be to kill someone else first. Someone nobody expected to die off (*cough* Brian).
    • Eh, personally my money's on Chris. It makes more sense from a writing and comedy standpoint. As it stands, Chris is just a younger version of Peter and doesn't bring anything new to the show. Meg is a Butt Monkey, but that's her role on the show. Treating her like crap is used as comedy.
  • Partially confirmed. Brian did come back to life, but no word on if someone else will die for real. Still possible—-Chris and Meg are pretty much useless, and considering how much it hype it gave a show that to many, has been dead for years...

Brian
will come back as a ghost. Given that supernatural elements exist in the Family Guy universe, it's possible. Ghost Brian could be utilized to help people transition over to Vinnie, yet still not technically cop-out with his death and appease the fan's desire to see him again. Perhaps he'll act as a spiritual advisor helping Stewie deal with survivor's guilt, and generally trying to fix the Big Screwed-Up Family that the Griffins have become. It would help redeem Brian both from whatever pieces of the scrappy heap he still stands on and turn him from a dick to a full-fledged nice guy in a supernatural form of Character Development. Plus there's a whole lot of Flat Earth Atheist jokes when you're a ghost. Which leads me to my next theory...
  • JOSSED. Brian was prevented from ever dying in the Christmas Guy episode.

The next Brian and Stewie episode will take place in the afterlife.
It'll be called "Road to Heaven". The plot will be that Stewie, feeling depressed over Brian's death, decides to tour throughout the afterlife to bring him back. Because let's face it, how awesome would it be to see Stewie Griffin traverse Heaven and Hell? Bonus points if it's inspired by the Divine Comedy.
  • JOSSED. Brian's death was prevented in the Christmas Guy episode.

Brian will return as if nothing has happened and this will be lampshaded in universe
Brian will reappear in after a few episodes and Stewie will say "so we're just going to forget the fact you died, we went to your funeral and replaced you with another dog?", to which Brian will say "Yup" and the episode will end. Or at the end of the episode, Peter will turn to the camera and say "we brought Brian back."
  • The season finale "Brian the Closer" will reveal just how Stewie was able to resurrect him, who Brian's murderer was, and what happens to Vinny.
    • JOSSED. Brian was saved from being hit by the car in the Christmas Guy episode.

Ernie the Giant Chicken killed Brian
Think about it. The Giant Chicken got tired of losing those long battles with Peter, and was thinking of a way to get back. He then got an idea - he decided to hurt Peter not physically, but emotionally. How so? By killing a member of his family. So the Giant Chicken watched the Griffins, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. And when that opportunity came, He drove his car and deliberately ran over Brian, resulting in the latter's death. Brian's death was no accident - it was an act of revenge towards Peter.

Brian will come back in the Christmas episode.

In the episode coming up, called "Christmas guy", the description is about Stewie plotting to get the one thing he wants for Christmas, most likely Brian's revival. There are 2 ways this could work:

  • In Life of Brian, the episode where Brian dies, there was a canon cutaway gag with Stewie saying he time travelled forward in time to Christmas to get end of the year toys early. So, Present Stewie could wait until the Christmas guy episode and then go and find his past self who travelled into the future and warn him about what would happen to Brian, so he could save him, since his time machine was still intact. Or.......
  • Stewie could always ask Santa Claus for the components required to make a new time machine, and go back in time to save Brian himself.
    • CONFIRMED (closer to the first theory). Stewie found his past self and, with the help of Vinny, retrieved his return pad and saved Brian.

Brian killed himself.
No idea why, but if you watch the now infamous scene where he's hit by the car, notice the type of car it is. It's a prius, just like the car Brian himself owns.
  • Perhaps he was killed by a Brian from another time.
  • Or the machine that cloned an evil Stewie also cloned an evil Brian.
  • I figure the same thing, since it's very odd that they didn't reveal the killer or use a generic car model. Maybe he has to kill himself to prevent a time paradox.
  • Brian used time travel to kill himself in order to make sure he'd stay dead. After "Brian and Stewie", Stewie knows Brian has suicidal thoughts and even planned for this. He could easily stop Brian from a normal headshot, or time-travel. Solution? Plan an elaborate enough murder/suicide(murdercide?) that it would leave Stewie Out-Gambitted. The lack of the material to make a new time machine? Brian got that guy arrested for drawing Mohammed, or got him to draw it(probably in some dare). Brian didn't just plan to have sex with a Native American woman, but tell her and the rest on how to use the guns. Thus, it would motivate Stewie to destroy the time machine. "Back to the Pilot" was an aborted suicide plan; Brian likely was trying to enrage the Enfante Terrible Pilot!Stewie to kill him. He changed his mind because he just realised "hey, I can do something much better like stop 9/11 and make America a better place!". Stewie saving Brian made Brian happy because the sheer skill used in rescuing him showed people cared about his life."

Snoopy killed Brian
Why you may ask? Because he didn't take too kindly on Brian having a similar appearance to him, tried to publish a book just like him, and there was also the fact they he dressed up like him once. He also tried to have him shot as a "Runner" in Logan's Run.

Brian's return will be gradual.
Obviously, he has to come back. However, to give his death some meaning, he'll spend some time as a recurring character (think of Agent Mulder in the latter seasons of the X-Files), having decided to Walk the Earth, popping up for important episodes, while Vinny remains the main family dog. Then, after several seasons, the Status Quo will be returned.
  • JOSSED. He returns just two episodes after "Life of Brian".

Grief over Brian's death

Will cause Stewie to go back to his original evil persona. A running theory is that Brian's friendship was part of what mellowed Stewie out. With Brian gone, Stewie will have a Start of Darkness when he tracks down and brutally kills the driver. Followed by one of the most epic scenes in television history.
Stewie: (In a stoic tone) Victory is mine.
  • Somewhat true. Stewie's grief causes him to blow up half the neighbourhood, but he doesn't even realize what it's over.

Brian's death
will turn out to be All Just a Dream. I'm kind of surprised nobody's pointed this out yet but the circumstances of Brian's death are remarkably similar to the "death" of Bobby Ewing on Dallas (both of them getting hit by a car, then dying in the hospital after telling their families they love them). It seems pretty likely that they'll keep Vinnie around for a few episodes (or possibly even an entire season) before pulling The Reveal the same way Dallas did, essentially doing one of the longest Shout Outs in television history.
  • Somewhat JOSSED. Brian returned in the Christmas Guy episode, but there's a theory the whole season could turn out to be a dream.

Brian's killer will never be caught
Considering how Genre Savvy the characters are, they'll probably Break The Fourth Wall, saying that audience would stop caring about it.

Mayor West was killed off along with Brian
During Brian's funeral, Mayor West said to everyone "None of you people came to my funeral." before revealing he was a ghost by fading away. And he hasn't been seen again until "Mom's the Word".
  • A new theory: Mayor West was the one who ran over Brian (no idea why), followed by a crash which would lead to his own demise. Everyone found out he was the murderer and that's why they didn't come to his funeral.
  • Even if "Christmas Guy" undid these deaths, it is possible that Stewie also somehow saved Mayor West by saving Brian.

Brian isn't dead, He's Just Hiding
Some fans debate that Brian somehow faked his death and claim seeing him at his own funeral (although it was actually Jasper).
  • But still, maybe Brian decided to pursue a new dream, which could only be accomplished if he were to leave the Griffins. So he swapped himself with a duplicate (like a clone or a Brian from another dimension), who would later be hit by that car, in fact driven by our own Brian. After this act, he would change his identity to further diminish the chances of anyone finding him.
  • It makes sense. Being a dog, he couldn't just run away, otherwise they would put up Lost Dog posters and search for him.
    • JOSSED. Brian's death was retconned in the Christmas Guy episode.

Death will eventually come to collect another member of the family, prompting Brian to make a Heroic Sacrifice
Stewie's prevention of Brian's death will require an invoking of Balancing Death's Books in an upcoming episode. Bonus points if Stewie is the one Death tries to take with him, instead of Chris or Peter.

The car that killed Brian will return
It seems that whoever was driving that car was deliberately trying to kill America's favourite Martini-sipping pooch. To add more drama, we never got to see the driver. It only makes sense that in another episode (perhaps "Brian the Closer"), the car will come back to kill Brian or try, finally revealing who the driver is and the reason for this heinous act.

Brian will be killed again, but it will be different.
Thanks to Future Stewie having Set Right What Once Went Wrong, Brian knows that he was hit by a car. While he doesn't know if it was intentional, Brian doesn't want to risk it. His solution? Plan methods of resurrecting him! For example, he could put down all the times Stewie has travelled into the future, so when Present Stewie and Past Stewie interact, Present Stewie can warn him. This could lead to, as some suspect, they figure out that they have a murder case on their hands, and plan to go back in time to catch the criminal when planning it. As others suggest, Quagmire is the likeliest culprit. Having him as the murderer would help get rid of him and possibly even making Quagmire Stewie's new arch-enemy.

Vinny will reintroduced into the cast
His time as the Griffin's dog was just to test the waters so to speak. He'll become the pet for Cleveland's family instead.
  • Second theory JOSSED. The Browns are back in Quahog and Vinny isn't their pet.

Vinny was hired by Quagmire to kill Brian
Quagmire probably hates Brian enough for him to die, but didn't want to do the job himself, seeing as it may risk the trust that the Griffins place in him. So he hires a hitman (Vinny) to run Brian over. Then he pays Vinny to convince the Griffins into adopting him, so as to fill the void left by Brian's death and to help them move on.
  • When Vinny first meets the Griffins, he is somehow aware that they are looking for a new dog. In "Christmas Guy", Vinny also says that he knows several things about Brian and even managed to pull off his famous "whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini" quote. This suggests he isn't what he seems.
    • Given how Vinny helps save Brian, this is either jossed or Vinny regretting what he did.
    • The second theory isn't entirely impossible.

Dog Stewie from "Road the the Multiverse" killed Brian
Following the death of Human Brian (also a hit-and-run), a broken-hearted Dog Stewie wanted to return the favour. The first attempt to run over Brian was foiled when Stewie saved Brian from his fate. So it is obvious that Stewie will become a target to get to Brian (it could involve Brian making a Heroic Sacrifice to save Stewie from the incoming car).

Seth MacFarlane killed Brian
  • He somehow got into the Family Guy universe and murdered Brian so that his show could have the highest publicity and possibly get an Emmy for the episode's dramatic scenes.
    • He will return to try to kill him again, and the episode will be heavily hyped up with claims that someone will actually be killed off forever and ever this time and will never, ever, EVER come back. He will be mortally wounded, his identity will be unmasked, he will cryptically explain his actions in his dying moments and the brief video memorial moment that reveals his name will include a request to the viewers to stop clapping.

Brian will die again, this time permanently
Ever since his revival, fans have complained that Brian has become an even bigger douche than before (in moments such as taking advantage of his son, and knowingly giving herpes to an oblivious Stewie and Chris). This is being done to make Brian as unlikeable as possible; so fans will lose every bit of sympathy left for him. So it won't be a big deal when he is killed off again. A number of fans are even starting to miss Vinny too.
  • And maybe Stewie will kill him. After reminding him that the only reason Brian is alive is because of him, Brian will continue to douche it up until Stewie decides that he doesn't deserve to live, and kills him quick and clean. Just to hammer it in, he'll then work out how to make the missing part of his time machine, then go back in time and stop himself from rescuing Brian to get rid of his and Chris' herpes.

Contrary to the above theory where they're making Brian unlikeable to kill him off, they killed him into the first place to get away with it! By killing off Brian in a brutal fashion, they'd make us sad that he's gone and we'd want them back, especially by adding Vinny. Their thought process was to abuse our concern and thus we'd tolerate Brian being a dick. There's a possibility this might go back further than we thought: ever since the "The Reason You Suck" Speech delivered by Quagmire, they've been beating Brian down. What if that's part of trying to make the jerky, glorified Brian they adore seem like the lesser evil-and everything since "Jerome is the New Black" was part of this plan. This gives a rather chilling and cynical view on the writers: they either honestly don't get or don't care about our complaints, and think they can buy us with an ultimatum. Why do you think they Yank the Dog's Chain in "Seahorse Seashell Party?" If this theory is correct, it's because they never learn just why we complain. Which means that their plan was faulty from the start, since they forgot a vital part of storytelling: If both of our choices suck, we won't want to choose. Note that this is mainly the idea of the "Life of Brian" review by The Mysterious Mr. Enter.

If Brian were to die a second time, it will correlate to "Stewie Is Enceinte"
The episode in question is slated to be about Stewie being pregnant with Brian's baby. Assuming the baby will be a puppy, he will be Brian's replacement when his father dies (most likely in an episode afterwards).

Brian's death, revival and they hype surrounding it was a thinly veiled cry for help from Seth Mac Farlane.
As stated above, there are a few theories pointing to the possibility of Mac Farlane having some form of clinical depression. Particularly telling is Brian, a self-proclaimed Author Avatar who's infamously become a living example of a person's worst attributes, revealing that he's contemplated shooting himself in "Brian and Stewie." Said character is later brutally killed in an effort to wring the viewer for every drop of empathy they might have left for him, but the most chilling part of it is the moral from the episode where he's revived: "Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash", which could just as easily be interpreted as "You'll all be sorry when I'm gone!"


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