Fictional Characters The Greatest TV Neighbors  

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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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323 93
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

2
278 111
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

3
270 90
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

4
280 131
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

5
137 73
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

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161 108
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

7
230 77
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
201 75
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
230 111
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
183 133
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

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110 119
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

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164 78
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

13
122 106
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

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131 125
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

49 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

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132 117
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

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115 104
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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90 111
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

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82 105
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

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121 133
Newman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

20
113 102
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

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81 87
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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92 108
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

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70 45
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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100 106
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

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75 52
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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123 118
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

27
69 100
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

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75 98
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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129 80
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

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55 43
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

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56 63
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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45 67
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

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30 62
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

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44 67
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

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56 43
Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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44 52
Lucy van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lucy van Pelt It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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40 78
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

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52 61
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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38 42
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

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44 81
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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34 63
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

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31 43
Carl Wheezer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Carl Wheezer The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Egg-pire Strikes Back

The Greatest TV Shows About Prison

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45 94
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

44
90 93
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

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27 71
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Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

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27 70
Phyllis Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Phyllis Lindstrom Phyllis, The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

47
21 63
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Iola Boylen Mama's Family

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30 63
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

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22 43
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

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27 65
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Nancy Donahue The Middle