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\n[[AC:Films]][[/folder]] [[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]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* 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.

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

[[AC:Live Action TV]] * 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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\n[[AC:Live Action [[/folder]] [[folder:Live-Action TV]] * 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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\n[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]\n* 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.\n\n[[AC:Video [[/folder]] [[folder:Video Games]]

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* Appropriately named Mr. [=McMeddle=] from ''OrneryBoy''. [[AC:Western Animation]] * ''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. ---- <<|CharactersAsDevice|>> <<|AddedAlliterativeAppeal|>>
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* Appropriately named Mr. [=McMeddle=] from ''OrneryBoy''. [[AC:Western ''Webcomic/OrneryBoy''. [[/folder]] [[folder:Western Animation]] * ''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. ---- <<|CharactersAsDevice|>> <<|AddedAlliterativeAppeal|>>[[/folder]] ----
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.
15th Aug '14 4:15:25 PM eroock
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* Miss Thwaites in ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' is a very intrusive old lady from across the street.
18th May '14 4:04:53 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* Mrs. Cormaci from ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'' is a well-intentioned and not especially annoying version, but any questions are awkward when you don't know have a good explanation.
4th Apr '14 9:53:04 PM spongebutt
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They usually come in two types. The female type is the epitome of niceness, which serves as an excuse for her chronic curiosity - she will [[DropInCharacter show up on the characters' doorstep]] with a fresh baked pie while peering inside over their shoulder. Sometimes the only problem with her is that she always shows up at the wrong time - Nosy Neighbors have a tendency to appear and initiate a long chat when there is something in the other room needing the character's attention that they would rather not let others know about.
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They usually come in two types. The female type (though not always female) is the epitome of niceness, which serves as an excuse for her chronic curiosity - she will [[DropInCharacter show up on the characters' doorstep]] with a fresh baked pie while peering inside over their shoulder. Sometimes the only problem with her is that she always shows up at the wrong time - Nosy Neighbors have a tendency to appear and initiate a long chat when there is something in the other room needing the character's attention that they would rather not let others know about.

Occassionally a horror trope, when this starts to border serious stalking.
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Occassionally Occasionally a horror trope, when this starts to border serious stalking.

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* 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.
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