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

Manya
100
Photo courtesy NBC15/100

15. Manya

Best-known episode: "The Pony Remark"
Oh, how she loved that pony. ("Its lustrous coat, its flowing mane — it was the pride of Krakow!") No TV show ever had as many delightfully nasty old folks as Seinfeld, and as played by 79-year-old Roszika Halmos, Manya is a real piece of work. She's a second cousin of Jerry's mother who dies suddenly after he ruins her 50th anniversary dinner by making a joke about ponies. Manya thunders, "I had a pony! When I was little girl in Poland, we all had ponies!" Jerry has a point, though — why would anyone leave a country packed with ponies to immigrate to a non-pony country? ROB SHEFFIELD

Back to Top