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!

1
335 94
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

2
290 114
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

3
279 94
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

4
289 135
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

5
145 75
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

6
165 111
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

7
243 80
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
210 76
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
236 116
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
187 138
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

11
111 123
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

12
170 81
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

13
126 111
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

14
137 129
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

15
139 120
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

16
116 108
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

17
94 113
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

18
126 137
Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

19
117 105
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

20
83 109
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

21
84 88
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

22
96 109
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

23
73 48
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

24
104 107
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

25
80 53
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

26
127 121
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

27
72 102
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

28
77 100
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

29
134 82
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

30
60 64
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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33 64
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

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58 46
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

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60 44
Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

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47 69
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

35
46 69
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

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46 55
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

37
42 79
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

38
56 63
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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40 44
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

40
46 81
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

41
35 64
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

42
33 45
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

43
47 96
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

44
92 95
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

45
28 73
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Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

46
23 65
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Iola Boylen Mama's Family

47
27 72
Phyllis Lindstrom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Phyllis Lindstrom Phyllis, The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

48
24 44
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

49
32 64
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

50
27 67
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Nancy Donahue The Middle