From Soup Nazis to Nuts: 100 Best 'Seinfeld' Characters

Close talkers, braless wonders, library cops and bad tennis pros: we rank the most memorable members of the 'Seinfeld' universe

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Babu Bhatt
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26. Babu Bhatt

Best-known episode: "The Café"
All this Pakistani immigrant wants is to open his own restaurant — the Dream Café — and serve New Yorkers their choice of tacos, moussaka or franks and beans. (Patrons should be careful with those hot face towels, however.) Keeping an eatery afloat in NYC is rough, however, so Jerry offers a tip to Babu: serve nothing but Pakistani cuisine. Bad advice. Still, Jerry makes it up to him, by getting the beleagured Mr. Bhatt a job at the local diner and an apartment in his building...if only the comedian hadn't accidentally had Babu's visa-renewal application sitting in his mail pile for months. As played by Israeli-Indian actor Brian George, Babu starts out as an example of America's melting-pot dream — and ends up as the embodiment of the phrase "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." DAVID FEAR

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