43. The Rosses
Best-known episode: "The Wizard"
You can't really blame the Rosses for disliking George, even before they begin to suspect their daughter's death may have been his fault. He makes a terrible impression from the get-go, forced to reveal to Mr. Ross at their very first meal together that he was responsible for the family cabin burning down ("The Cheever Letters"). On the other hand, Susan's parents don't come off so great either: Mrs. Ross (played by the wonderful Grace Zabriskie) is an alcoholic with a mean streak, and Mr. Ross (Warren Frost) is implied to be a repressed homosexual who kept an old affair with author John Cheever a secret for their entire marriage. Still, you gotta love how they put George in his place when they catch him lying about having a house in the Hamptons (with two solariums, and a pair of horses named Snoopy and Prickly Pete). They insist that he drive them to the house, all the way at the end of Long Island, until he is forced to admit he lied — no small feat with Costanza. Kudos, Rosses. JENNY ELISCU