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You Know I'll Never Be Lonely: Television's Coolest Pets

By Cindy Davis | Lists | February 9, 2012 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | February 9, 2012 |

Where are the Pet Emmys? It’s hard enough for an actor to get noticed and nominated, so when a television critter makes himself known, he should get a little something, no? And while cute little dogs like “Frasier’s” Eddie manage to run to their marks, “woof” or cock a head on cue, there are other critters out there that are far more difficult to corral…wrangle…er, get to do stuff. Here’s looking at you, Elvis.

*Note: There be “Game of Thrones” spoilers ahead!

5. Marcel, “Friends”


Although he does lose some points for being Ross’s pet, Marcel had a film career and a French name—so it almost evens out.

(Honorable mention: Yasmine the chick and Dick the duck.)


4. Aristotle, Kitty and Tristan and Isolde, “The Addams Family”




A lion and an octopus and piranhas, oh my!

3. Wilfred, “Wilfred”


Even if he is (in part) an hallucination, a dog who smokes pot, drink alcohol and eats junk food is pretty cool.

2. Elvis, “Miami Vice”

I wonder if he roared in Español?

1. (A tie!) Spot, “The Munsters” and…



Rhaegal, Viserion and Drogon, “Game of Thrones”


For now the animal Emmy would have to go to Spot (at least until Dany’s dragons fly).

Cindy Davis has only a lazy dog for a pet, but there are deer in the backyard.

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