Pop culture is like a cornucopia - it's full of things a lot of people like to talk about, but don't really care for.
(RNN) – Ah, yes, Thanksgiving.
Throw those diets out of the window, y'all, your mom's sweet potato pies and pound cakes are about to ruin them.
This week, we will give thanks for what pop culture gives us: things to mock, make us laugh and shake our heads off. It will also be done in the same vane as Jimmy Fallon does thank you notes on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
TV: Thank you ‘Family Guy,' for killing off your best character, losing fans
This Sunday on Family Guy, their desperate attempt to get viewers met its climax when popular character and Griffin family dog Brian was hit by a car and died.
The remaining fans of the show has clamored to the petition website Change.org, pleading to show creator Seth MacFarlane to bring Brian back. The petition has more than 97,000 signatures so far.
"Brian Griffin was an important part of our viewing experience," part of the petition says. "The writers of Family Guy didn't just kill off on of their creations, they killed off the dog who has lived in our homes for the last 15 years. The killed the dog we all have come to love. They killed America's dog!"
The message from a diehard fan could be too soon. Words of conspiracy have, of course, already hit the internet, saying Brian will be back for Christmas. Others say the desperation move was in part to deflect the summer announcement of The Simpsons killing off a character in their 26th season.
No one knows for sure, it's certain that killing off Brian won't get the ratings boost they desire – even if he does come back.
MOVIES: Thank you, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' for making every other movie not relevant
Thanks to the second part of The Hunger Games trilogy making a huge opening-weekend showing, there really isn't much to talk about as the holiday movie season is officially underway.
Here's last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (NR) $158,074,286
Thor: The Dark World (1)$14,196,302
The Best Man Holiday (2) $12,490,920
Delivery Man (NR) $7,944,977
Free Birds (4) $5,363,208
In theaters: Nov. 27–29
Frozen - Opening Wednesday, the latest Disney animation feature features a little sisterly rivalry, a talking snowman and a moose. Sounds like Thanksgiving at my house. Voices include Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff.
Homefront - The action film stars Jason Stayham as a former DEA agent and James Franco as a meth dealer of a small town named Gator. This could either be really good or really bad. I would rather see Franco selling moonshine or making fun of the latest Kanye West video with Seth Rogen. Rotten Tomates gives the film a 32 percent on its "tomatometer," there's that. The movie also stars Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder
Black Nativity – A musical screenplay adaptation of the play written by Langston Hughes, a Baltimore teen (Jacob Latimore) is taken from poverty to spend the holidays with his church going grandparents, and finds himself in the middle of a spiritual awakening. The film stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Nas and Mary J. Blige.
Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom– There has been quite a few films made to honor the life of former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. In this effort, Idris Elba is cast to play Mandela through his inauguration as the first democratically-elected president of South Africa. The film also stars Naomie Harris (Skyfall).
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