Who is the Most Neighborly?

They are all over popular culture. Does you sitcom lead need a wacky friend to occasionally get them into trouble? Does your cartoon dad need a rival who is perfect in every way? Does you action movie hero need a girl next door to flirt with who may also be monitoring him as a secret government spy? Then what you need is a neighbor.


But what makes a character more neighborly than another? What qualities make good neighbors? Contempt? Perfection? Zaniness? Wisdom? Idiocy? We have assembled a list of many of the most influential neighbors in all of pop culture and pitted them against each other in a bracket to determine exactly what makes a character the Most Neighborly.

The selection was pretty simple. We looked at television, animation, movies, and video games. Everyone was seeded based on when they showed up in pop culture, which means it is essentially random. Some are based off of when the character was created but other are based on when they were introduced to a wide audience. 




For example, Sharon Carter has been around for a while but most people met her in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That was also the first time she was Cap's neighbor.

Here are the first round match ups.

1 Ethel Mertz (I Love Lucy) vs 32 Sharon Carter (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
2. George Wilson (Dennis the Menace) vs 31 Teddy Sanders (Neighbors)
3 Barney Rubble (The Flintstones) vs 30 Isabel (Animal Crossing)
4 Mr. Rogers (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood) vs 29 Fix it Felix (Wreck it Ralph)
5 Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli (Happy Days) vs 28 Dr Byron Orpheus (The Venture Brothers)
6 Ralph Furley (Three's Company) vs 27 Denny (The Room)
7 Marcy D'Arcy (Married with Children) vs 26 Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman)
8 Kimmy Gibler (Full House) vs 25 Sheldon Dinkleburg (The Fairly OddParents)
9 Winnie Cooper (The Wonder Years) vs 24 Carl Brutananadilewski (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
10 Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) vs 23 Babette Dell (Gilmore Girls)
11 Ned Flanders (The Simpsons) vs 22 Glen Quagmire (Family Guy)
12 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld) vs 21 Squidward Tentacles (Spongebob Squarepants)
13 Steve Urkel (Family Matters) vs 20 Professor Oak (Pokemon)
14 Wilson W Wilson (Home Improvement) vs 19 Marie Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)
15 George Feeney (Boy Meets World) vs 18 Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
16 Joey Tribiani (Friends) vs 17 Porky (Earthbound)

So here's what you can do. First, go ahead and vote on round one. Second, make sure to check out the entire bracket. Third, make sure to follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the bracket. Finally, listen to us on iTunesStitcherSoundcloud, and now Google Play for our detailed analysis of the bracket which is also embedded below.


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About Matt Kelly

Matthew Nando Kelly is an incredibly cool and handsome staff writer for Pop-Break who was allowed to write his own bio. Aside from weekly Flash reviews, he writes about film, television, music, and video games. He loves U2, cats, and the New Orleans Saints. His twitter handle is @NationofNando