This wasn't totally unexpected:  "Family Guy"brought back Brian the Dog last night.  Brian was killed off on the November 24 episode, when he got hit by a car.  There was an immediate uproar on the Internet.



But last night, Stewie went back in time and saved him.  Brian's response was, quote, "Thank you for saving my life.  A lot of other families would have just gotten another dog and moved on."



After the episode aired, show creator SETH MACFARLANE Tweeted, quote, "I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you?  Jesus, we'd have to be [effing] high.



"Oh and hey . . . thanks for caring so much about the canine Griffin.  He is overcome with gratitude."