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- Madeline "Matty" Crimmins from 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.
- Minnie and Roman in Rosemary's Baby inserted themselves into the lives of their much younger neighbors, Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse, much to Rosemary's annoyance.
- In Earth Girls Are Easy, Geena Davis's elderly neighbor uses a parabolic microphone to listen in.
- Miss Thwaites in Gaslight is a very intrusive old lady from across the street.
- Claire becomes this in What Lies Beneath, 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 Red Herring.
- The Nearys in Close Encounters of the Third Kind have a nosy neighbor living next door to their house, always watching them from her window.
- Much of Brian Aldiss's novel Report on Probability A is taken up with exhaustive descriptions of three men spying on a house from three of its outbuildings, attempting to catch a glimpse of the elusive Mr Mary's Wife through the windows.
- Petunia Dursley of Harry Potter is noted several times to be far too interested in her neighbours' doings.
- As far as Stephanie Crawford from To Kill a Mockingbird is concerned, she absolutely must know everything. She is a Gossipy Hen too.
- Mrs. Cormaci from The Underland Chronicles is a well-intentioned and not especially annoying version, but any questions are awkward when you don't know have a good explanation.
- Alfred Hitchcock parodied his own film Rear Window with the episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents called "Mr Blanchard's Secret", involving a Nosy Neighbor who is convinced her neighbor killed his never-seen wife.
- The next-door neighbors in Small Wonder 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 Crowning Moment of Awesome when the Dad/Inventor finally up and decided to 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.
- Three's Company had Mr. Roeper and, later, Mr. Furley, both of who were created as old curmudgeons who would walk in at the wrong moment and be scandalized.
- Nearly every character on Desperate Housewives is a nosy neighbor in one way or another, but Martha Huber of Season 1 fits the description best.
- Superman: The Animated Series: 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!
- Sym-Bionic Titan: 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 Spongebob Squarepants 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.
- Squidward is Type II, though he would never admit it. The plots of several episodes (Bubblestand, Snowball Effect, Club Spongebob, The Camping Episode, Idiot Box, etc) begin when Squidward is so overcome with frustrated curiosity that he cannot bring himself to keep his nose out of their antics.
- Helen Lovejoy on The Simpsons is rather nosy about the lives of other Springfield families.