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

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671 202
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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418 202
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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376 198
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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380 209
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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388 100
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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368 110
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Goofy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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328 142
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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347 180
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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303 169
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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259 173
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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285 204
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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

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224 66
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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268 182
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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214 87
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Underdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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310 200
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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201 79
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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263 159
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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166 189
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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155 67
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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147 132
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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179 212
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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126 86
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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178 185
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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151 70
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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143 69
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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223 214
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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134 90
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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142 70
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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