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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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1
288 78
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

2
258 105
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

3
231 100
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

4
237 76
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

5
147 90
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

6
108 59
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

7
195 65
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
177 66
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
210 96
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
166 112
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

11
100 101
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

12
108 91
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

13
118 106
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

14
140 71
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

15
104 88
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

16
118 103
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
112 112
Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

18
74 94
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

19
102 87
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

20
79 103
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

21
75 78
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

The Best Anime Series of All Time

22
95 90
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

23
79 101
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

24
56 39
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

25
63 43
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

26
111 104
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

27
63 89
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

28
68 84
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

The Most Shocking TV Deaths of All Time

29
117 72
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

30
40 57
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

31
49 54
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

32
43 31
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

33
49 34
Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

34
23 53
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

35
39 43
Lucy van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lucy van Pelt It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Best Current Sitcoms

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34 58
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

37
49 47
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

38
36 28
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

39
34 68
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

40
28 30
Carl Wheezer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Carl Wheezer The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Egg-pire Strikes Back

41
40 68
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

42
29 54
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

The Greatest TV Character Losses of All Time

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42 85
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

44
26 60
Ranker Video
Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

45
83 83
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

46
26 61
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
27 52
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

48
18 56
Ranker Video
Iola Boylen Mama's Family

49
26 58
Ranker Video
Nancy Donahue The Middle

50
17 38
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times