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List Rules Characters outside the primary cast who live next door or in the same building

This list features the best television neighbors of all time, answering the question "Who is the most memorable TV neighbor?" Featuring our favorite next-door friends like Kramer (Seinfeld) ,Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother), Ross Gellar (Friends) and Wilson Wilson (Home Improvement). Vote up your most-loved sitcom neighbor to determine the best TV neighbors of all time!

 We've all watched a sitcom neighbor on the TV set and secretly wished we could live next door to them: they've been our best friends, mentors and, at times annoying jerks that we still can't seem to get enough of. Who didn't cringe every time Steve Urkel entered the set and opened his mouth, whining, "Did I do that?" Who didn't want to live in Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and listen to his stories? And who didn't fall in love with Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years when she and Kevin Arnold shared their first kiss?
 
We've even had prolonged secret love affairs with our favorites because, let's face it: it's much easier to be involved in a relationship when someone lives a door away instead of in our own living rooms! And besides, most of our most-adored TV characters were perfect, never even having a bad hair day. So whether it was the girl-next-door that captured your heart or the handsome hunk that made you daydream, here's the list of America's greatest television neighbors. You decide if you'd want to live near them, or as far away as possible!
 

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Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

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Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

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Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

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Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

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Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

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Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

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Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ed Norton The Honeymooners

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Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

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Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

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Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

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Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

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Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

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Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

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Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

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Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

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Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

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Newman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

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George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

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Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

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Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

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Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

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Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

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Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

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Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

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Lucy van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Lucy van Pelt It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ugly Naked Guy Friends

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Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rose Two and a Half Men

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Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Joe Swanson Family Guy

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Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

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Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

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Phyllis Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Phyllis Lindstrom Phyllis, The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

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Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

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Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

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Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

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Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

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Nancy Donahue The Middle

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Iola Boylen Mama's Family