On many a TV show, the main characters have notable neighbors. There’s Urkel, Wilson, and people of that ilk. However, why don’t we ever flip the script? Imagine if you were living next to the main characters in a TV show. Would they be good neighbors? If we were Wilson, we’d probably get tired of living next door to the Taylors. All that noise coming from Tim working on his hot rod, or making things explode. Also, they have three kids, and that can get annoying awful fast. Let’s dig into some more TV shows and try and find some neighbors worth living next door to.
The Simpsons, for example, would make lousy neighbors. Bart is a nightmare. Lisa is always playing her sax. Homer steals Ned’s stuff constantly. Jerry begrudgingly deals with Kramer on Seinfeld, but that’s more the force of Kramer’s personality. We can’t imagine Jerry sticking his neck out for us. We also wouldn’t want an apartment in the building from Friends. Too much chaos.
Frasier may or may not make a good neighbor. He did have a feud with that one guy in his building. Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation seems to keep to himself, but we bet he’s doing a lot of hammering or power sawing. The Wrigleys from Pete & Pete means having to with Little Pete’s antics. There are some people who seem like good neighbors, though! Mary Richards, for example. She seems like a great neighbor. Think of how much she does for Rhoda and even Phyllis!
The Loudons from Newhart live in an inn, and while Dick may hit you with the occasional deadpan quip, they so seem like nice neighbors, and they have a lot of things at their disposal. It would certain beat living next to the Solomons from 3rd Rock or hearing Jake Morgendorfer’s freak outs in the distance from Daria. And, you know, the Winslows seem like solid neighbors. Although, that may be too close a proximity to Urkel for us. Unless we were buying his house. If we did, and Urkel moved away, we bet Carl would want to be our best friends from there on out.