TV.com Top 10: The Most Annoying TV Neighbors

10. Babette Dell (Sally Struthers) from Gilmore Girls
Whenever Babette was around, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) could hardly get a word in edgewise. The melodramatic neighbor fussed over the Gilmore girls' clothes, accidentally spilled their secrets, openly discussed her own sex life, and asked for big favors. And if Babette's fellow townie and BFF Miss Patty (Liz Torres) was around, there's no telling who they'd gossip about next.

9. Sam Anders (Sean O'Neal) from Clarissa Explains It All
I used to think it was cute when Sam climbed a ladder into Clarissa's (Melissa Joan Hart) room, and that his arrival was marked by a random musical note. Looking back, the kid was annoying. And a little creepy.

8. Wilson Wilson, Jr. (Earl Hindman) from Home Improvement
Even if the guy did offer sage advice to the Taylors, his "Hidey ho, neighbor!" greeting quickly grew stale. And who else was annoyed by the long-running (and gimmicky) gag that he never showed his face?

7. Larry Dallas (Richard Kline) from Three's Company
Aside from having a real last name that's even cooler than Dallas (Dalliapolous), not much was cool about this guy, though he seemed to think otherwise. He was a liar and a cheater when it came to getting a woman into bed... and with everything else in life, too.

6. Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) from Family Matters
That voice? That laugh? That dance? Those pants? Those suspenders? Those specs? There isn't anything about Urkel that wasn't annoying to the Winslows, except for his suave alter ego, Stefan Urquelle.

5. Ned Flanders (Harry Shearer) from The Simpsons
It doesn't matter how nice this guy is. He's a holier-than-thou family man and a preachy goody-goody, and those are reasons enough to enjoy anyone else's company more than his. Plus, that mustache is ridiculous.

4. Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) from Full House
Tolerated on occasion by D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) but despised by the rest of the Tanner clan, Kimmy was always around to complain about her stinky feet or deliver a mundane one-liner. Maybe she would have gotten better grades if she had gone home once in awhile.

3. Marie Barone (Doris Roberts) from Everybody Loves Raymond
Little girls rarely dream about growing up to live next door to their mothers-in-law, but for nine seasons, Debra Barone (Patricia Heaton) lived that (bad) dream. Raymond's mom was the queen of passive-aggressive jabs and insults, and her oaf-y husband Frank (Peter Boyle) wasn't Mr. Friendly, either.

2. Gladys Kravitz (Alice Pearce) from Bewitched
The original nosy neighbor, Gladys knew something was up with the Stephens and was always peering through the windows to spy on her witchy neighbors. And now her full name has become a symbol synonym for annoying curiosity.

1. Newman (Wayne Knight) from Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld may have found Kramer (Michael Richards) annoying, but at least the two were friends. Newman, however, was downright repulsive. He'd stop at nothing to nab a discount, steal an appliance, or raid a fridge—and Jerry's unforgettable greeting was a constant reminder of his villainy.


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Has anyone noticed how much Toadie Rebecchi's On Screen Mother on Neighbours reminds us all a little bit of Marie from Everybody loves Raymond.They are similar in many ways.
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Wilson and Newman bad neighbours? come on...
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Hey! I loved Wilson! He was wise and friendly. . .okay so he was kind of. . odd, with all the weird things he cooked and kept as knicknacks, but he was cool.
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John and Kate and the Osbournes, I know they are not characters but really they are.
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8 is way ill placed....Wilson was a GEM on Home Improvement and could always make me laugh....He was a bright spot on the show whose smart humor often had more funny moments than the comedy of Tim Allen.
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8 and 10 (maybe even 9) seem ill-placed. Babette is beloved on Gimore Girls, and so was Wilson on Home Improvement.
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How about Tanner's neighbours?
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Wilson? why? how could anybody be annoyed by Wilson? once again another fail article by a fail author.
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Marcy from Married with Children totally should've made the list!
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Wilson? Flanders? What the F is wrong with Stefanie?
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What, no Howard Borden? "Hi, Bob."
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This Lists are starting to annoy me. They're useless, who cares?
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haha flanders is on the list :) i expected to see howard's mom from the big bang theory! funny list though :)
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Wilson Wilson? Come on! He was awesome!.

Newman? -.- I think Kramer should be on that list. He was awesome too, but he was one of the worst neighbors ever!. He comes and goes as he want, he's always eating food from Jerry's appartment and never asking for it, etc. Yeah...he was Jerry's friend, but he was the worst neighbor ever.
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Wilson, really? He gave great advice to the dumb Tim Allen character.
Gladys was great, I enjoyed her annoyance.
I wanted to kill Marie every time she was on the show, along with Ray.
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no ugly-naked-guy from friends?
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Surprised Spongebob Squarepants isn't on that list, I mean how many times does he bother poor Squidward. For me though, Urkel probably takes the cake. Seriously he's always trying to come to the Winslow's house and when he does he manages to destroy their entire house. Their entire house!
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Annoying neighbors are usually fun of TV. I was delighted to see Gladys Kravitz on the list; I still call nosy people by that name. Now about Marie Barone... Thanks to great writing and acting, she was so real, I couldn't bear to watch her. She made me angry just by walking in.
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Good list.
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Hey, guys! Just because they're annoying, doesn't mean we don't love 'em! It's all in good fun ... --stefanie
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I love Babbette and Steve they both were very funny.Miss Babbette and her funny voice and her gossiping with Miss Patty and Steve's laugh.They cracked me up all the time.
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I love Wilson Wilson. He was hiliarious! Urkel was the only thing that made Family Matters worth watching.
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Wilson Wilson Jr. is one of my favourite TV characters of all time. You lost me there.
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I Diss Agree on Wilson Wilson Jr, Steve Urkel and Kimmy Gibbler & Raymond's Monter and Sheldon Cooper all the way. Wake up people? For 1 the only Character from Family Matters is Annoying is, Carol Winslow & For 2 the only Character from Full House is Annoying is, Danny Tanner & For 3 the only Character from Everybody Loves Raymond is Annoying is, the starring tittle Character Raymond Barone & For 4 the only Character from Home Improvement is Annoying is, Jill Taylor at time to time and For 5 the only Character from The Big Bang Theory is Annoying is, Howard's Mother screaming all the time making Howard come off being Annoying as well along with her. Come on, People! Wake up already? or go back watch those Sitcoms again see what i'm coming from here. Some of your picks are all wrong for one thing here. What did you think we will do here? Agree on your picks you led down here. Wrong! Let me add this one to the group as well. For 6 the only Character from Saved by the Bell is Annoying is, Jessie & For 7 the only Character from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is Annoying is, Hilary Banks time to time & For 8 the only Character from Boy Meets World is Annoying is, Angela Moore and For 9 the only Character from Married... with Children is Annoying is, Marcy D'Arcy.
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Someone mentioned Marci Darci from Married with Children, well here actually the annoying neighbors were the Bundy's. Yes, Marie in Everybody Loves Raymond was annoying, but lovely at the same time.
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I like the list but i have to say that Wilson Wilson and Ned Flanders could just as easily be on the "Best TV neighbors of all time".
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Steve Urkel ,Kimmy Gibbler...those two were funny and to me,if it weren't for Steve Urkel played by awsome Jaleel White,those Family matters wouldn't last long!!!
Steve Urkel is one of the best tv charachters ever!!!!!!!!!!!! and he would be a great neighbor!
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flanders is the funniest character on simpsons, c`mon
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I think Newman and Gladys Kravitz were awesome characters... Really funny, if you ask me.
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Nooo i loved Babette. I wish she was my neighbor.
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Very mixed crowd you have here. Half of them are hardly irritating if that. Dig a little deeper next time.
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Newman is supposed to be annoying, are you aware of that? That's what's funny about him.
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newman !!!
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Pretty good list
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How about Val Bassett, the freak neighbour with kleptomania, played brilliantly by Molly Shannon in Will and Grace
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Martha Huber from the first season of Desperate Housewives! The woman blackmailed her neighbor-- causing her to commit suicide and then become the narrator for the show. She then tried to blackmail another of her neighbors (Susan) before being murdered. If that's not annoying, I don't know what is.
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sheldon isn't a neighbour -.-
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Ah...I liked "Wilson Wilson"...and ANYBODY on Seinfeld would be an annoying neighbour...
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Kimmie Gibbler was great! Ned Flanders is really annoying and so was Steve Urkel.But what about Audrey Penny on "Ellen"?
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Oh yes! I'm familiar with Steve Urkel, Ned Flanders, and especially Sam from "Clarissa Explains It All". The latter I was familiar with when I was a kid, especially when the ladder was set on Clarissa's window, followed by her "Hi, Sam!" and the creepy music note. :P
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you may think sam was annoying but i don't remember him doing anything clarissa hadn't told him to do. and yes it was creepy but clarissa was the one who wanted him to use the window so that her wouldn't have to go near her controlling mother. and i 5th the notion no marci from married with children is a crime. and stephane was a jerk to them after they really got to know him so they ended up liking steve more and permanentl getting rid of his cool alter ego.
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sheldon cooper
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sheldon cooper
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No Sheldon from Big Bang Theory?
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Glad to see Flanders is here !
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I loved Wilson! I didn't get tired of him...
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and where is Phyllis (Mary Tyler Moore Show)?
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replace #8 with Marci Darci she is why more annoying and wilson wilson was great i would love if he lived next to be.
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I so rarely comment on these things...but what about Marci Darci!!! Married with Children
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looool , newnan is the best !!!
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