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The Definitive Ranking Of TV Pets

They're the real stars.

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19. Garfield from Garfield and Friends

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In the late '80s, Garfield hit the small screen in Garfield and Friends, teaching an entirely new generation of kids how to hate everything all the time.

16. Wilfred from Wilfred

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Is he a god? Is he a demon? Is he a symptom of Ryan's delusional insanity? Maybe. But he's also definitely Jenna's real dog, which earns him a spot on the list!

14. Lucky from A.L.F.

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For four years, Lucky the cat lived in the same household with an alien who loved eating cats...and he was never eaten. That's a badass cat if there ever was one.

13. Spot from Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Speaking of cats living with aliens, Spot lived on a starship and helped Data (a cyborg) relate to the human experience. Obviously Data wasn't human, and Spot probably loved that about him.

10. Eddie from Frasier

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It only took a few awkward staring contests and one-sided conversations with Frasier Crane for Eddie to become one of the most beloved TV pets of the '90s.

9. Flipper from Flipper

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Like, c'mon. It's freakin' Flipper! He's a dolphin who helps his little kid friend do things and not die and stuff. What else could you ask for in a TV pet?!

8. Rowdy from Scrubs

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Rowdy is Turk and J.D.'s taxidermy pet pooch, who provides all the companionship and love that you'd expect from a pet without all the annoying responsibility of a real live animal.

5. Brian from Family Guy

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Brian is smarter than most members of the Griffin family. He can also talk and drive, he dates human women, and he's even had jobs in the past. So is he really even a pet? He wears a collar, so we're gonna say "yes."

3. Elvis from Miami Vice

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Yes, that's right: Sonny Crockett had a pet alligator who lived on his boat, destroyed people's stuff, sniffed out drugs, and occasionally tried to eat people. Miami in the '80s was weeeird.

2. Santa's Little Helper from The Simpsons

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Santa's Little Helper is one of the most iconic pets from one of the most iconic shows in TV history. He's smart sometimes, dumb sometimes, and lovable all the time!

1. Li'l Sebastian from Parks & Recreation

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Ron Swanson has only cried twice in his life. Once when he was hit by a bus as a child, and again when Li'l Sebastian died. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?!