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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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287 78
Wilson Wilson Jr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Wilson Home Improvement

2
256 105
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

3
229 100
Mr. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Mr. Rogers Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

4
236 76
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Barney Rubble The Flintstones

5
146 89
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

6
106 59
Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ethel Mertz I Love Lucy

7
194 64
Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Penny The Big Bang Theory

8
176 66
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Betty Rubble The Flintstones

9
209 95
Ned Flanders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ned Flanders The Simpsons

10
164 112
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Steve Urkel Family Matters

11
99 100
Ed Norton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
clash1977 added Ed Norton The Honeymooners

12
106 91
Ralph Furley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Ralph Furley Three's Company

13
117 106
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marie Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

14
140 70
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

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103 88
Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

16
117 103
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

17
110 112
Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Newman Seinfeld

18
74 93
Eddie Haskell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Eddie Haskell Leave It To Beaver

19
79 102
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Louise Jefferson The Jeffersons

20
101 87
Marcy D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Marcy D'Arcy Married... with Children

21
74 77
Rhoda Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Rhoda Morgenstern The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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94 90
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children

23
78 101
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

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62 42
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
gamedemon24 added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

25
54 39
Robert Barone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Maryellen Elizabeth added Robert Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

26
110 104
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

27
62 89
Larry Dallas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Larry Dallas Three's Company

28
68 83
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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40 56
Trixie Norton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Trixie Norton The Honeymooners

30
115 72
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
George Feeny Boy Meets World

31
48 54
Helen Roper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors

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48 34
Rose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Rose Two and a Half Men

33
41 31
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Squidward Tentacles SpongeBob SquarePants

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23 52
Lionel Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
slaft added Lionel Jefferson

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39 42
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 CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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33 58
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Stanley Roper Three's Company

37
48 47
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

38
35 28
Joe Swanson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
K413b1cu590 added Joe Swanson Family Guy

39
34 67
Harry Bentley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
willyboymcoy added Harry Bentley The Jeffersons

40
40 67
Bree Van de Kamp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Bree Van de Kamp Desperate Housewives

41
27 30
Carl Wheezer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Tom Islava added Carl Wheezer The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Egg-pire Strikes Back

42
29 53
Ranker Video
Boner Stabone Growing Pains

Inside 'Alligator Boots,' Kanye West's Failed Puppet Comedy Show

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42 84
Howard Borden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Howard Borden The Bob Newhart Show

44
83 82
Jack McFarland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Jack McFarland Will & Grace

45
26 59
Ranker Video
Millie Helper The Dick Van Dyke Show

46
26 60
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
27 51
Skippy Handelman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
Skippy Handelman Family Ties

48
18 55
Ranker Video
Iola Boylen Mama's Family

49
26 57
Ranker Video
Nancy Donahue The Middle

50
17 37
Millicent "Penny" Wo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Neighbors
wilder368 added Millicent "Penny" Woods Good Times