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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Dr. Reston
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55. Dr. Reston

Best-known episode: "The Watch"
Among the least comforting therapists in TV history, Dr. Reston embodied everyone's mental picture of a super-intense shrink: gravelly voice, intimidating intellect, smirking face, a fascination with our humiliating hang-ups. ("Elaine, have you been urinating a lot again?") It's telling that in Seinfeld's world of overgrown adolescents, he seemed like an actual adult — a mean one who bullied Elaine with his superior mind and manipulated Kramer into befriending him. No wonder our heroes never wanted to grow up. TIM GRIERSON

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