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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!

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Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Home Improvement
2
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Flintstones
3
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
4
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Seinfeld
5
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Flintstones
6
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
I Love Lucy
7
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Simpsons
8
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
I Love Lucy
9
Penny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Big Bang Theory
10
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Family Matters
11
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Wonder Years
12
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House
13
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Three's Company
14
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added The Honeymooners
15
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Everybody Loves Raymond
16
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Everybody Loves Raymond
17
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added How I Met Your Mother
18
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children
19
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Everybody Loves Raymond
20
Newman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Seinfeld
21
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Married... with Children
22
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Boy Meets World
23
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Jeffersons
24
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Jeffersons
25
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda