How many times have you watched a sitcom and wished your life was the same? No matter how funny the situations may be, or silly, they do seem to take your worries away. Well, Seinfeld is just that kinda show for you.
Seinfeld defines itself as “a story about nothing” or rather a story of four friends and their shenanigans as they navigate through life in their upper Manhattan apartment. It shows the life of Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine as they lead lives that are close to reality and relatable but hilarious and uplifting at the same time.
The supporting characters are no less funny than the main group of characters. Their comic timing is impeccable and noteworthy. In this article, let us have a look at some of the funniest Seinfeld characters.
Here are the top 10 funniest Seinfeld characters ranked.
10. Morty Seinfeld
Morty elicited laughs from the audience due to his constant annoyance at the world mood and how he toiled the waiters, especially with his super-precise 12.4% tip to the waiters for ‘adequate’ service.
As Jerry’s father, Morty’s existence on the show explains a lot about the eccentricities that Jerry exhibited by inheriting those traits.
One may not know this, but Barney Martin who plays Morty was actually a police officer who decided to try out acting later in life and boy are we glad that he did.
9. David Puddy
With a name like David Puddy, it’s pretty much guaranteed the character is going to be a big-time dork. His blunt attitude is played for laughs, with Puddy going so far as to claim that Elaine will go to hell while he’ll go to heaven.
Even though he was a goof, you couldn’t help but love him. So was true for Elaine, who saw Puddy as a counterbalance to her own high-strung nature.
8. Estelle Costanza
One of the funniest and hysterical Characters on Seinfeld, Estelle Costanza never fails to make us laugh. Whether it is while screeching at her son, George, or her husband Frank, she’s been a fan favorite through and through.
Although we see her fighting with her husband, making you wonder how they could have tolerated each other for so many married years, it is her comebacks that make us laugh the most.
She can easily swap between praising her son and embarrassing him. For instance, she compliments George for having the most “beautiful hands”. While in another episode she embarrasses his son by saying “My son is treating his body like it was an amusement park”
7. Jacopo Peterman
Widely considered to be the best boss Elaine had in the series, J. Peterman’s accent itself is enough to set him apart from others.
His overly enthusiastic personality and literal mindset led to great comedic storylines like him considering Elaine’s made-up employee to be a real person and his obsession with The English Patient.
6. Frank Constanza
Frank Constanza has his fair share of moments of humor, for instance when he tries to talk to George about bras, but he’s mostly just an awkward, oddball character. His chemistry (or rather fights) with his wife Elaine makes up for most of the gags in the show.
Unfortunately, Jerry Stiller who plays the character of Frank Constanza died in May 2020, yet his legacy of Frank Constanza will remain in our hearts forever.