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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
310 90
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

2
266 106
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

3
263 83
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

4
273 121
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

5
123 69
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

6
153 103
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

7
217 74
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
194 71
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
230 102
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
178 126
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

11
105 115
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

12
129 117
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

13
155 77
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

14
115 102
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

49 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

15
112 98
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

16
127 113
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
120 123
Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

18
84 108
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

19
79 100
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

20
109 96
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

21
79 84
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

22
99 98
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

23
86 104
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

24
64 42
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

25
122 109
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

26
72 48
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

27
66 96
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

28
72 93
Gladys Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Gladys Kravitz Bewitched

Favorite TV Moms of All Time

29
125 77
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

30
52 38
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

31
42 63
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

32
51 60
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

33
53 40
Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

34
26 58
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

35
43 47
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

TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

36
37 64
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

37
36 73
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

38
50 54
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

39
37 35
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

40
30 36
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
42 76
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

42
32 59
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Boner Stabone Growing Pains

The Greatest TV Shows About Prison

43
43 91
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

44
88 89
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

45
27 66
Ranker Video
Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

46
27 67
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
30 57
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

48
19 61
Ranker Video
Iola Boylen Mama's Family

49
19 42
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times

50
26 64
Ranker Video
Nancy Donahue The Middle