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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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467 157
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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549 169
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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626 237
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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441 168
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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352 157
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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342 157
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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305 161
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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310 175
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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335 151
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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284 150
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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289 87
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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318 142
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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353 117
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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228 176
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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307 78
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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262 116
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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290 113
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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294 151
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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300 134
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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217 142
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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240 149
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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234 176
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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212 160
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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185 151
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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156 114
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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169 66
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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160 59
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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216 158
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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250 173
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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175 179
Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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163 178
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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148 123
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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147 56
Timon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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147 162
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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144 105
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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120 102
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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214 143
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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99 62
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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119 46
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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203 186
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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162 114
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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144 162
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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162 157
Stimpy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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108 46
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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113 56
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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106 53
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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98 68
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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