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14th Apr '16 2:46:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sally's elderly next door neighbors in ''Mahoutsukai Sally''.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Pretty much ComicStrip/MaryWorth's whole schtick. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' takes it to memetic levels; the whole world is her neighbor, and only her meddling can save it.



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Pretty much ComicStrip/MaryWorth's whole schtick. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' takes it to memetic levels; the whole world is her neighbor, and only her meddling can save it.
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* Mrs. Lorelei Brown on ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian''.
* That neighbor in the movie ''Film/HardCandy'' fits this trope nicely.
* Hitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow''.

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* %%* Mrs. Lorelei Brown on ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian''.
* %%* That neighbor in the movie ''Film/HardCandy'' fits this trope nicely.
* %%* Hitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow''.



* All of the neighbours in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''.
* Nick Halsey has one in ''Film/EverythingMustGo''

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* %%* All of the neighbours in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''.
* %%* Nick Halsey has one in ''Film/EverythingMustGo''



* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' has Mrs. Rachel Lynde.

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* Trevor and Raquel Ochmonek on ''Series/{{ALF}}''.

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* %%* Trevor and Raquel Ochmonek on ''Series/{{ALF}}''.



* Urkel from ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' had his moments from time to time.
* Gladys Kravitz of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' is a particularly famous example.

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* %%* Urkel from ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' had his moments from time to time.
* %%* Gladys Kravitz of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' is a particularly famous example.



* Mrs. Fowler on ''Series/NannyAndTheProfessor''.

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheFoxSister'': Mrs. Park exhibits some traits of this.
* Appropriately named Mr. [=McMeddle=] from ''Webcomic/OrneryBoy''.
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* %%* ''Webcomic/TheFoxSister'': Mrs. Park exhibits some traits of this.
* %%* Appropriately named Mr. [=McMeddle=] from ''Webcomic/OrneryBoy''.
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2nd Apr '16 10:57:42 PM AdamNY
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* Urkel from ''Series/{{Family Matters}}" had his moments from time to time.

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* Urkel from ''Series/{{Family Matters}}" Matters}}'' had his moments from time to time.
2nd Apr '16 10:57:22 PM AdamNY
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* Urkel from ''Series/{{Family Matters}}" had his moments from time to time.
29th Jul '15 2:17:12 PM StFan
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* Pretty much ComicStrip/MaryWorth's whole schtick. ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' takes it to memetic levels; the whole world is her neighbor, and only her meddling can save it.
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* Claire becomes this in ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'', due to her genuine concern that the husband across the street has murdered his wife--she heard the woman crying and her vague explanations alluded to an abusive relationship, including outright saying, "I'm afraid that one day I'll just disappear", not seeing the wife for several days, as well as the husband's own vagueness about her absence. It turns out to be a RedHerring.

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* Claire becomes this in ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'', due to her genuine concern that the husband across the street has murdered his wife--she wife -- she heard the woman crying and her vague explanations alluded to an abusive relationship, including outright saying, "I'm afraid that one day I'll just disappear", not seeing the wife for several days, as well as the husband's own vagueness about her absence. It turns out to be a RedHerring.




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* ''AnneOfGreenGables'' has Mrs. Rachel Lynde.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''AnneOfGreenGables'' ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' has Mrs. Rachel Lynde.



* Petunia Dursley of ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}'' is noted several times to be far too interested in her neighbours' doings.

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* Petunia Dursley of ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}'' ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is noted several times to be far too interested in her neighbours' doings.




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* Alfred Hitchcock parodied his own film ''RearWindow'' with the episode of ''AlfredHitchcockPresents'' called "Mr Blanchard's Secret", involving a NosyNeighbor who is convinced her neighbor killed his never seen wife.

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* Alfred Hitchcock parodied his own film ''RearWindow'' ''Film/RearWindow'' with the episode of ''AlfredHitchcockPresents'' ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' called "Mr Blanchard's Secret", involving a NosyNeighbor who is convinced her neighbor killed his never seen never-seen wife.



* The next-door neighbors in ''SmallWonder'' were highly obnoxious versions of this trope, their casual antics often more memorable than any of the main plots, even ones where they were involved. But they unintentionally gave the syndie show a near CrowningMomentOfAwesome when the Dad/Inventor finally up and decided to [[spoiler: use the android girl VICI as part of a plot to force these neighbors to move away, once and for all]]. It didn't work, but it made so much sense to try.

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* The next-door neighbors in ''SmallWonder'' ''Series/SmallWonder'' were highly obnoxious versions of this trope, their casual antics often more memorable than any of the main plots, even ones where they were involved. But they unintentionally gave the syndie show a near CrowningMomentOfAwesome when the Dad/Inventor finally up and decided to [[spoiler: use the android girl VICI as part of a plot to force these neighbors to move away, once and for all]]. It didn't work, but it made so much sense to try.



* ''ThreesCompany'' had Mr. Roeper and, later, Mr. Furley, both of who were created as old curmudgeons who would walk in at the wrong moment and [[NotWhatItLooksLike be scandalized]].
* Mrs. Fowler on ''NannyAndTheProfessor''.

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* ''ThreesCompany'' ''Series/ThreesCompany'' had Mr. Roeper and, later, Mr. Furley, both of who were created as old curmudgeons who would walk in at the wrong moment and [[NotWhatItLooksLike be scandalized]].
* Mrs. Fowler on ''NannyAndTheProfessor''.''Series/NannyAndTheProfessor''.




[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]
* Pretty much MaryWorth's whole schtick. TheComicsCurmudgeon takes it to memetic levels; the whole world is her neighbor, and only her meddling can save it.

[[AC:Video Games]]

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* Appropriately named Mr. [=McMeddle=] from ''OrneryBoy''.

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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' : A 50-year-old wife is watching Superman and Maxima fight at a construction site. Her husband, newspaper blocking his view, tells her to stop spying on the neighbors.
-->'''Wife''': Now they're kissing!
-->'''Husband''': Don't get any ideas!
* ''SymBionicTitan'': Barb always bursts into the house unannounced, and when she suspects that the Lunis' have a new pet, she's desperate to find out what it is.
* Spongebob and Patrick of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' are the first type. They're nice, generous, friendly fellows and all they want to do is include Squidward in their friendship and fun- but Sponge and Pat are obnoxious and foolish, lack tact, and don't adhere to boundaries. At best, Spongebob and Patrick are nice guys and Squidward likes them- at worse, they're extremely annoying, and Squidward is frustrated by them.
* Helen Lovejoy on ''TheSimpsons'' is rather nosy about the lives of other Springfield families.
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* Appropriately named Mr. [=McMeddle=] from ''OrneryBoy''.

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''Webcomic/OrneryBoy''.
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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' : ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': A 50-year-old wife is watching Superman and Maxima fight at a construction site. Her husband, newspaper blocking his view, tells her to stop spying on the neighbors.
-->'''Wife''': -->'''Wife:''' Now they're kissing!
-->'''Husband''':
kissing!\\
'''Husband:'''
Don't get any ideas!
* ''SymBionicTitan'': ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Barb always bursts into the house unannounced, and when she suspects that the Lunis' have a new pet, she's desperate to find out what it is.
* Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' are the first type. They're nice, generous, friendly fellows and all they want to do is include Squidward in their friendship and fun- fun -- but Sponge and Pat are obnoxious and foolish, lack tact, and don't adhere to boundaries. At best, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are nice guys and Squidward likes them- them -- at worse, they're extremely annoying, and Squidward is frustrated by them.
* Helen Lovejoy on ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is rather nosy about the lives of other Springfield families.
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20th Jul '15 3:53:38 PM Snipertoaster
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[[AC:Video Games]]
* This is a character type in ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. They're designed to make life more difficult for any [[DefectorFromDecadence Downers]] who like to employ stealth.
13th Apr '15 10:29:03 AM nombretomado
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* Nearly every character on ''DesperateHousewives'' is a nosy neighbor in one way or another, but Martha Huber of Season 1 fits the description best.

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* Nearly every character on ''DesperateHousewives'' ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' is a nosy neighbor in one way or another, but Martha Huber of Season 1 fits the description best.
23rd Feb '15 1:09:06 PM eroock
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\n* The Nearys in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' have a nosy neighbor living next door to their house, always watching them from her window.
22nd Feb '15 4:37:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Madeline "Matty" Crimmins from ''[[TheStepfather Stepfather II]]'', a gossip and mail courier who digs through her neighbor's mail as a hobby. She winds up strangled to death by the killer.

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* Madeline "Matty" Crimmins from ''[[TheStepfather ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather II]]'', a gossip and mail courier who digs through her neighbor's mail as a hobby. She winds up strangled to death by the killer.
18th Feb '15 10:17:28 AM evilwillhunting
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* Helen Lovejoy on ''TheSimpsons'' is rather nosy about the lives of other Springfield families.
23rd Nov '14 1:51:58 PM DrOO7
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\n* Claire becomes this in ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'', due to her genuine concern that the husband across the street has murdered his wife--she heard the woman crying and her vague explanations alluded to an abusive relationship, including outright saying, "I'm afraid that one day I'll just disappear", not seeing the wife for several days, as well as the husband's own vagueness about her absence. It turns out to be a RedHerring.

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