Where has it actually been confirmed that Vinny will "replace" Brian?
Brian will still be a member of the Griffin family after this episode, as you can see his name in later episode titles, and with Cleveland in the pre-season trailer.
Vinny won't "replace" Brian.
18.104.22.168 18:53, November 10, 2013 (UTC)
The press release states that Vinny is a replacement, but just like New Brian, it is very likley it is temporary. In addition, Vinny is supposed to return later. --Buckimion (talk) 19:03, November 10, 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough, but you're right, it can't be permanent. Certainly not if Brian is the replaced character. There's two more episodes this season with him in the title, and Steve Callaghan confirmed the other day, that Brian will feature in an episode at the start of next season (Season 13). 22.214.171.124 22:55, November 10, 2013 (UTC)
Thank God! Brian is my favourite character, I would never watch family guy again if he was gone forever
Scratch that. Tony Sirico (Vinny's voice actor) confirmed he will appear in at least 6 future episodes. But it still doesn't rule out the possiblity of Brian's return. Lord O' Darkness (talk) 15:23, November 29, 2013 (UTC)
Am I the only person who thinks that Vinny is a douche? To me, he's nothing but an Italian stereotype, and a wannabe mafia member.
Oh yeah where Brian go to make a reapparition as a ghost because the life is the life when you're deat you're death i think only his ghost will appear.
In the final area of the article, it should say "he and the Griffins never met, not Griffin's.
This is a message to Buckmion. What species of dog is Vinny and Brian?
Shouldn't this page be moves to "Vinny Griffin"? He's a part of the family now. --126.96.36.199 21:04, December 22, 2013 (UTC)
Should remaining three appearances be noted upon?
Vinny is going to be in three more episodes this season, from what I've heard, unless his voice actor is doing a different character. Still, could that be added to the article? General Ironbeak (talk) 03:48, January 10, 2014 (UTC)
Anyone else miss him?
Anyone else miss Vinny? He was a nice change to the show, and they threw him out in just 2 episodes. Is anyone with me when I say that he needs a place on the show? Even as a side character, he deserves a place somewhere. Thieverpedia (talk) 10:43, March 7, 2014 (UTC)
I agree. I was just liking Vinny, until Stewie changed history and Vinny is now back at the pet store. Been watching reruns and boy, Brian is such a dick! Quagmire pointed out his faults and reminded me why I wasn't a fan of Brian. Seriously, he attempted to rape Lois, attacked Peter, even let Stewie get shot in the forehead from a lone shark.Calibur222 (talk) 04:55, April 24, 2014 (UTC)
I think the reason most people didn't like vinny was because we never got to know him or Get used to him I personally liked vinny but that's my opinion 5:45 Monday August 25--Curtisrules (talk) 21:46, August 25, 2014 (UTC)--Curtisrules (talk) 21:46, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
Why I believe Vinny will return
There's still so many questions unanswered from the Brian's death story arc (which by the way, they should do story arcs more often). It still doesn't explain who killed Brian in the first place, and why they used Brian's own car (or at least the same model as his car by coincidence) to kill him, or whether or not it was on purpose or by accident. I mean the writers just kill off Brian but bring him back two episodes later, but I believe they have a reason by doing so; this may be a long story arc that may return in a future season (hopefully next season). We still don't know Vinny's fate as well, but his voice actor signed up for six episodes, and he only voiced three. He may return, and we may know more of this tragedy. They already brought back Stewie's time machine. Would they just bring back the machine just like that? I hope we get more info on this soon. --Mega Sean 45 (talk) 03:43, July 12, 2014 (UTC)