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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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+ - 194 81
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

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+ - 200 67
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

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+ - 203 87
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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+ - 119 76
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

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+ - 81 45
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

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+ - 141 49
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

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+ - 148 54
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

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+ - 133 99
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

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+ - 88 88
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ed Norton The Honeymooners

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+ - 175 83
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

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+ - 99 91
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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+ - 88 82
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

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+ - 119 61
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

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+ - 89 77
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

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+ - 70 91
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

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+ - 94 99
Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

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+ - 86 75
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

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+ - 61 85
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

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+ - 62 69
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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+ - 83 82
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

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+ - 69 90
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

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+ - 96 93
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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+ - 53 80
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

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+ - 40 31
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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+ - 33 48
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

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+ - 52 78
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

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+ - 100 65
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

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Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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+ - 16 43
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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+ - 29 32
Lucy van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Lucy van Pelt It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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+ - 40 34
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Peter Griffin Family Guy

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+ - 41 35
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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+ - 31 25
Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rose Two and a Half Men

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+ - 24 50
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

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+ - 75 89
Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ugly Naked Guy Friends

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+ - 27 57
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

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+ - 24 21
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Joe Swanson Family Guy

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+ - 31 58
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

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+ - 22 45
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

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+ - 36 77
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

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+ - 21 49
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Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

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+ - 29 21
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

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+ - 19 51
Phyllis Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Phyllis Lindstrom Phyllis, The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

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+ - 66 77
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

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+ - 19 43
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

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+ - 9 29
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

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+ - 11 47
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Iola Boylen Mama's Family

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+ - 16 51
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Nancy Donahue The Middle