Aug 01 2008
It is my personal opinion that there will never be another sitcom that even comes remotely close to Seinfeld. We all know how great it was and while the “Big 4″ certainly made up a large portion of what made the show successful, the supporting cast was vital. I consider myself somewhat of a Seinfeld expert and for me, it’s gotten to the point where I look for the little things in re-runs.
And those little things are the characters who only appeared for one episode but left a lasting impression. Don’t get me wrong, I give all the credit in the world to people like Newman, Puddy, Peterman, the Seinfelds, the Costanzas, Babu, Jackie Chiles, Kruger, Klompus, Joe Davola, Whatley, Mickey Abbott, Bania, Uncle Leo, the list goes on.
But these are some of the people who I’ll never forget despite the fact they were only in one episode (excluding the finale). P.S. This research was uncanny.
Carlos Jacott – Ramon the Pool Guy
But it’s not just Ramon that I love. It’s his buddy who says “With Ramon?” in a real fast way when inquiring about Jerry’s plans.
Ramon’s best quote: “Heyyy, I’m up for some stuff.”
Judge Reinhold – The Close Talker
It was so perfect seeing Reinhold here because no one had seen him since the movie Vice Versa.
Best Quote: “They bought me a coke.”
Larry Miller – The Doorman
Great episode here. And Miller is awesome as the cranky doorman.
The obvious quote – “You think you’re better than me don’t you.”
Larry Thomas – The Soup Nazi
Oddly enough, I don’t think his best line is “No Soup for You.” I think it’s when he says “You know something?” before he says “No Soup for you.”
Chaim Jeraffi – The Jiffy Dump Guy
This is the only when where I break the rules. This guy was actually in the show twice. In the episode where George’s car is in the lot and is being used by hookers (Wig Master episode), he’s the guy who runs the lot and says “we ask that you be patient and bear with us.”
His best quote is as the sanitation guy in the “The Strike” Episode when Kramer is trying to unload the muffin top stumps.
The guy says, “That’s what I’d like to know about it.”
Michael McDonald – The Gay Guy in “The Wig Master” Episode
This is the one where Jerry was pissed because the gay guy assumed he was heterosexual. It’s the same episode where Kramer gets arrested with the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
It’s only one line but probably one of the best in the history of Seinfeld.
“Ever been on the slide at Dance Club USA? It’s…..Intense.”
Colin Malone – The Sleazy Guy in “The Strike” episode
(Couldn’t find a picture, man that sucks)
Probably one of the weirdest and scuzziest looking characters in the history of the show. This is the episode where Elaine keeps giving out fake phone numbers. She winds up giving up a fake number to two sleaze bags, who end up seeing her at the Costanza’s later that day.
“Me, I’m a man. Charlie here, he’s a man.” (Colin plays Charlie)
Philip Baker Hall – Mr. Bookman in “The Library” Episode
The lost book episode. What a classic character. His best role is as a porn king in Boogie Nights.
Best line: “Pee Pees and wee wees.”
Taylor Negron – Hairdresser from the “Smelly Car” Episode
When Elaine is going to get her hair done to remove the stench from the body odor in Jerry’s car, the hairdresser guy is great.
His line? “Tomata Sauce.”
Lawrence Tierney – Alton Benes in “The Jacket” Episode
Probably one of, if not the best characters to appear in one episode. Credit to my buddy Nick for reminding me of him.
Two lines for Alton
1. “There’s nothing funny about that”
2. “Master of the house….”
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