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Throwback Thursday: Our Favorite TV Pets of the '90s


Tamagotchis weren’t the only “pets” '90s kids were pining for growing up. We’re taking a look back at the beloved furry stars of our favorite TV shows from the decade that also brought us wannabe pets like Furby, Pokémon and Ty Beanie Babies. But none could entertain us quite like these on-screen critters because, well, they’re all that and a bag of chips.

Pal (Arthur)

Let's be honest, our favorite aardvark's trusty companion was partly the reason we assumed puppies stay little forever.

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Comet (Full House)

Perhaps the most patient pup in TV history, the darling golden retriever put up with everything from twin shenanigans and Danny Tanner's obsessive cleanliness, despite having a dog live inside the house, to being dressed in embarrassing head garb.

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Wishbone (Wishbone on PBS)

The adventure-seeking dog introduced us to literature greats, such as Mark Twain and Homer. If only history could have been as cute when studying in high school.

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Marcel (Friends)

Ross Gellar's temporary (and definitely illegal) monkey certainly stirred some trouble—like when he pooped in Monica's shoe, decided to eat Scrabble pieces or ditched soap opera shows with Rachel for a day alone in the city. Now, anytime "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" starts cooing, his endearing tendencies are the first thing in mind.

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Salem (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

There's nothing creepy about a talking cat, right? Regardless, we'll forever be thankful for the little black cat's witty commentary.

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Porkchop (Doug)

Any dog that dances on two legs to a booming walkman is A-OK in our book!


Spike (Rugrats)

With all the toddler mischief going on, we were just thankful to see the family pet didn't get lost in the shuffle of diapers.

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Happy (7th Heaven)

The Camden clan wasn't complete without their fluffy rescue pup! An adorable wandering stray turned up on your front porch was the first-pet story every 90s kid's heart desired. After all, "where can you goooooo when the world don't treat you right? The answer is hooooome."

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Eddie (Frasier)

Parents laughed at typical Frasier vs. Niles banter, but kids were really all just worried someone was going to sit on poor little Eddie Crane.

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