Wilson, Home Improvement
Played By: Earl Hindman
Many sitcoms have tried and failed at selling us on the wise neighbor character. Home Improvement doesn't age well: Tim Allen's masculine grunts are not a fine wine. Wilson's folk wisdom stands the test of time, however. As the rest of the series feels more and more stale upon a second look, there remains a charm to Earl Hindman's over-the-fence conversations. Given the Internet trend of endless '90s nostalgia, we're quick to defend even the worst media from two decades ago (Full House fans, we're talking to you), but when you look back at Wilson's scenes, they're as soothing and charming as they were back in the day.