Quirky neighbors are as common in TV comedies as cheery theme songs and very special episodes. While they often relentlessly annoy the main characters, they somehow manage to stay integral to fabric of the show. Here, we rank some of the more unforgettable TV neighbors from "please leave" to "come over anytime."
10. Gladys Kravitz in 'Bewitched'
We know she legitimately had reason to believe there was something funny going on at the Stephens house, but that didn't stop her from being the nosiest sitcom neighbor of all time. Chill out, Gladys. It's only lighthearted witchcraft!
9. Wilson Wilson in 'Home Improvement'
Get off your high horse and stop acting like The Wizard of Oz, Wilson. You may offer up some good advice at times, but you are not some all-knowing guru who must be shrouded in mystery. You live across from Tim Taylor. What are you trying to hide? We don't trust anyone with two first names, anyway.
8. Babette Dell in 'Gilmore Girls'
We pretty much love everyone in Stars Hollow, though we always feel like Babette is yelling directly at us with that raspy voice of hers. Despite her can't-get-the-hint nature and the excessive meddling, she's kind, loves Rory and Lorelai with all her heart, and keeps things interesting. Also, Morey. How could you not enjoy Morey?
7. Mr. Heckles in 'Friends'
For all his curmudgeonly complaining, it's hard to not find Mr. Heckles funny. Pretending Marcel the monkey was his by instantly naming him Patti and dressing him up in a tutu is obviously hysterical. Plus, the moral of his story is you and your grumpy neighbor might be more similar than you think. (See: Chandler). RIP, Mr. Heckles. We'll try to keep it down...
6. Marcy D'arcy in 'Married With Children'
Even though she and Peggy were pals, Marcy totally looked down on the Bundys and wasn't afraid to call them out. Grating sometimes? Sure. But we dig her outspoken feminist vibes as a contrast to Al's sloppy, misogynist ways.
5. Newman in 'Seinfeld'
Cosmo Kramer technically lives next door to the titular sitcom character, but he's more of a core member of the "Seinfeld" crew to warrant just neighbor status. Newman, on the other hand, makes the cut. The show's resident villain is an excellent comic foil, even though we can't fully get behind his schemes to take down Jerry.
4. Steve Urkel in 'Family Matters'
"Did I do that!?" Points to Urkel for having one of the most iconic catchphrases of the '90s. He loves cheese. He has his own dance move. And his cardigan collection is massive. He's also smart enough to build a machine that actually transforms him into a suave ladies man named Stefan Urquelle. Even though he's one of the most annoying people ever, he's still pretty badass in his own way.
3. Kimmy Gilbbler in 'Full House'
Kimmy made the impressive jump from neighbor to BFF to roommate/practical family member. Now that there's "Fuller House" to show us what's become of her, we have to admit we're pretty proud of her lovable and wacky adult personality, and her decades-long ability to latch on to the Tanners and hold on for dear life.
2. Ned Flanders in 'The Simpsons'
Chipper, holier-than-thou, and full of tongue-twisting catchphrases, Flanders is the perfect anti-Homer. His over-the-top benevolence and well-groomed mustache (shoutout to Dr. Fuzzinstein) have earned him the well deserved status as a pop culture icon. Okilly dokilly, indeed.
1. George Feeny in 'Boy Meets World'
Living next to your principal sounds like an absolute nightmare, but not when that principal is Mr. Feeny. So wise. So dignified. So witty. Where would we be without him? He taught us how to live our lives, from inside and outside the classroom.