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List of the greatest characters we watched grow up on TV. This list ranks the best TV characters who grew up before the audience's very eyes week to week, or more aptly, year to year. Going through puberty is not exactly easy. But going through puberty in front of an international audience is something on a whole other level. If one wishes to know what that is like, he or she may ask the actors and actresses behind the TV characters on this list. Some of the best characters who grew up from season to season belong in families like the Tanners in San Francisco, as we watched D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle literally go from children to human beings over the course of "Full House." Remember when Corey and Topanga were bickering classmates in "Boy Meets World?" If so, you also probably remember when they started dating and when they got married.
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Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Cory Matthews Boy Meets World

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zack Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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Cody Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Cody Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Topanga Lawrence Boy Meets World

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Kelly Kapowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kelly Kapowski Saved by the Bell

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D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
D.J. Tanner Full House

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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire Lizzie McGuire

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Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Miley Stewart Hannah Montana

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Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Louis Stevens Even Stevens

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Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Shawn Hunter Boy Meets World

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Michael Kelso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Michael Kelso That '70s Show

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Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina Spellman Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Stephanie Tanner Full House

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Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kevin Arnold The Wonder Years

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Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Randy Taylor Home Improvement

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Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

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London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
London Tipton The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck

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Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Michelle Tanner Full House

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Zachary 'Zack' Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zachary 'Zack' Morris Saved by the Bell

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Bailey Marie Pickett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Bailey Marie Pickett The Suite Life on Deck

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Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Carlton Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show

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Stephen Hyde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Stephen Hyde That 70's Show

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Ashley Banks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Ashley Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Samantha Micelli Who's the Boss?

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Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

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Brad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Brad Taylor Home Improvement

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Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kelly Bundy Married... with Children

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Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Mike Seaver Growing Pains

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Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Steve Urkel Family Matters

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Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Marcia Brady The Brady Bunch

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A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
A.C. Slater Saved by the Bell

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Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lucy Camden 7th Heaven

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Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Mary Camden-Rivera 7th Heaven

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Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek

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Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Darlene Conner Roseanne

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Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Eric Matthews Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
ALF ALF

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Fez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Fez That '70s Show

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Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Opie Taylor The Andy Griffith Show

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Laura Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie

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Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Joey Potter Dawson's Creek

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Raven Symone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Raven Symone Thats so Raven, The Cosby Show

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Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Eddie Winslow Family Matters

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Ruthie Camden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Ruthie Camden 7th Heaven

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Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Laura Winslow Family Matters

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Lisa Turtle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lisa Turtle Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell

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Grace Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Grace Sheffield The Nanny - The Nanny