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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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293 81
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

2
262 109
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

3
238 101
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

4
245 77
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

5
150 91
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

6
112 61
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

7
198 67
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
182 66
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
213 98
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
171 113
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

11
104 102
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

12
121 108
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

13
110 94
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

14
142 72
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
106 90
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

16
121 103
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
114 114
Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

18
76 94
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

19
104 89
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

20
80 103
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

21
76 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 Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

22
96 92
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

23
80 101
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

24
58 39
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

25
64 44
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

26
113 105
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

27
64 91
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

28
69 85
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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119 72
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

30
46 33
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

31
41 58
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

32
50 55
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

33
49 35
Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

34
24 53
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

35
40 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 Fake Words From The Simpsons

36
36 59
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

37
49 48
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

38
36 29
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

39
35 68
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

40
28 31
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

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40 69
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

42
31 54
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

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

44
27 60
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Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

45
83 84
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

46
27 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
29 52
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

48
19 56
Ranker Video
Iola Boylen Mama's Family

49
18 38
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

50
26 59
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Nancy Donahue The Middle