Do you all remember that show, Family Guy? It's still going on! For the younger generation, it is about the disaster that is the Griffin Family. Let's start with Peter Griffin: Ignorant, irresponsible, endearing, and destructive. Is he a mess? Yes. He is not alone though; he has the lovely and smarter Lois Griffin as his wife. Together they make the head of the family along with their children: the social outcast, and sometimes suicidal. Meg, the clueless Chris, and Stewie, the genius British-accented hypersexual. And then there is the Star himself: Brian Griffin!
For those who don't know, he is the Family's anthropomorphic dog. He has the most depth of character: A less-than-adept writer struggling to find himself, attempting essays, novels, screenplays, and newspaper articles. He was abandoned by his parents, normal dogs Biscuit and Coco. He is the glue that holds the Griffins together. Some might fight me for this; believe me. But for God's sake, the show killed the dog and then brought him back after we fans complained. Coincidence? I think not.
First of all, he is the most logical of them all and acts more rationally than the other characters in the series. Are there holes in his human traits? Of course. There is no explanation and he is always referred as a human. As many vices as he has, he is the conscience: Whenever characters feed up their egos, he steps to the rescue to bring them down a notch. Which makes sense; after all, he is the dog. He is everyone's best friend, as cliche as it sounds. Need someone to go to prom with? Take Brian. Need someone to educate your son Chris when you can't do it yourself? Ask Brian. Need a drinking buddy? You see where I am going with this. Most importantly? Out of everyone, he has by far overcome his obstacles. He is still a problematic character sometimes, but we like him anyway.