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List Rules Only fictional animals that can be understood by humans

List of the greatest talking animals in television history, as ranked by television critics, historians, and fans. Throughout the years, television has seen its fair share of speaking animal characters, each with their own personalities as unique as they would be if they were human characters. These characters come in all sorts of species, from a household dog to moose that stands on two legs. Although a vast majority of these characters are animated, there are a few which are live action. The live action talking animals, such as Mister Ed or the storytelling dog Wishbone, are impressive because the show runners needed to use a mix of real, cooperative animals, voice actors, and special effects.

While many of the TV talking animal characters on this list speak and act as if they were human beings, a few talk with speech impediments and act very much like animals, such as Scooby Doo. Characters like Brian Griffin from Family Guy act completely like humans in animal suits, while characters like Winnie the Pooh act completely within their animal’s nature.

Who are television’s best talking animals? This list features a wide array of animals who talk from generations of television, made by live action and cartoon creators alike.

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Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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472 160
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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560 171
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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636 239
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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447 169
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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357 159
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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347 159
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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308 164
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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314 177
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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340 154
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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286 154
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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294 89
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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322 145
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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358 119
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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232 179
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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313 80
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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267 118
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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295 114
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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298 153
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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303 137
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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220 144
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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243 151
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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239 178
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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216 163
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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190 153
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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160 118
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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174 66
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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165 61
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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256 174
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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165 51
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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180 180
Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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153 124
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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166 179
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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154 58
Timon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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220 144
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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149 165
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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147 107
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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122 105
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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101 64
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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121 48
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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168 114
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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208 188
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Pinky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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166 158
Stimpy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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147 165
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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111 53
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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116 58
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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101 70
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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