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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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262 66
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

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2
229 94
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

3
204 89
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

4
211 71
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

5
128 81
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

6
91 51
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

7
163 57
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
155 60
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
188 87
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
147 103
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

11
93 92
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

12
105 97
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

13
96 86
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

14
128 66
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

15
94 83
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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106 96
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
103 103
Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

18
74 96
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

19
92 79
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

20
65 90
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

21
66 73
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

22
87 85
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

23
72 95
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

24
102 97
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

25
46 33
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

26
52 38
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

27
55 84
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

28
58 80
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

29
35 49
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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105 68
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

31
34 24
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

32
39 27
Rose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

33
41 48
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

34
19 45
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

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42 39
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

36
30 37
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
28 22
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

38
26 54
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

39
28 61
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

40
33 61
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

41
23 49
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

42
17 27
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
36 80
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

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21 52
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Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

45
73 79
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

46
22 54
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
20 45
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

48
77 94
Ugly Naked Guy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
carlybobarly added Ugly Naked Guy Friends

49
12 30
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

50
13 49
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Iola Boylen Mama's Family