Best-known episode: "The Hamptons"
"Elaine, you gotta have a bay-beeee!" With her intense Long Island accent and bouffant hairdo, Carol is a devoted mother of two who just wants her friend Elaine to feel the same joy she feels: being so in love with your spawn that their shit ceases to stink. ("Because it comes out of your baby, it smells good!") We first meet Carol in "The Boyfriend, Pt. 2," when she chastises Jerry for taking so long to see her firstborn — a baby girl whom Kramer says looks like Lyndon Johnson. But it's her featured role in "The Hamptons," when she is oblivious to how ugly her baby boy Adam is, that solidifies her place among the series' best recurring characters. She makes her final appearance in "The English Patient," when she is aghast that Elaine hated the movie of the same name. JENNY ELISCU