Best-known episode: "The Diplomat's Club"
George and Kramer regularly mocked Jerry's status on the show-biz totem pole, but Jerry's inept manager Katie (Debra Jo Rupp, later the comforting mom-nurse on That ‘70s Show) never did: In her deluded eyes, her client was an untouchable golden god. Which meant Jerry had to have an entire slot at a high school presentation (away with you, Rick James!) and that she had to reprimand a pilot who flew them to a gig after he actually caught Jerry's act (and distracted him as a result). Katie's refrain — "Don't you worry, Jerry, I am on top of this"— was Seinfeld's poison dart aimed at his industry's own vanity. DAVID BROWNE