40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time

From serial killers to cylons, mobsters to murderous moms — counting down the TV characters you love to hate

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16. Newman, 'Seinfeld'

"Helloooo, Newman." Wayne Knight's nosy neighbor was such a noxious presence in the lives of Seinfeld's gang of four that he generated a trademark villainous catchphrase from someone else — the sitcom equivalent of the Death Star making Luke Skywalker say  "I have a bad feeling about this." Whether part of the vast Postal Service conspiracy or all on his own, Newman was a nuisance in human form, and a type recognizable to anyone petty enough to have their own low-key arch-nemesis, which is basically all of us. "Perhaps there's more to Newman than meets the eye," Elaine once mused. "No," Jerry spits back. "There's less."

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