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Best Google Doodles of 2011: From Muppets to Lucy

Favorite Google Doodles

'I Love Lucy' on list of best Google doodles

One of the highlights of our daily Google searches is finding special Google doodles that celebrate an occasion or a person.

Some of the best Google doodles of 2011 were rounded up by Mashable — it’s definitely worth a look to see their top 30 picks, but here are our top 5 favorites for the past year.

Whether you enjoyed the holiday-themed doodles or those celebrating the birthday of accomplishments of famous folks, there was something for everyone.

We look forward to many cool Google doodles to come in 2012… especially those amazing interactive ones.

Which was your favorite Google doodle of the past year?

  • Gumby! 1 of 5
    Art Clokey, a stop-motion animation pioneer, had a Google doodle celebrating his contributions, including Gumby and Pokey.
  • I Love Lucy 2 of 5
    I Love Lucy
    This fun, interactive doodle commemorated what would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday.
  • Muppet fun 3 of 5
    Muppet fun
    Jim Henson's birthday was commemorated with this adorable Muppet-inspired Google doodle.
  • Inspired 4 of 5
    The Les Paul Google doodle was one of the year's best, an interactive guitar that even allowed users to record their creations.
  • Thanksgiving fun 5 of 5
    Thanksgiving fun
    Who doesn't want to get their gobble on and decorate a turkey?

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