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Seinfeld Characters Who Work Better as Crotchety Old People than Jerry

by Eric Thurm
<font style="font-size: 1.25em;"><b>Uncle Leo<br/></b><font style="font-size: 0.8em;">Jerry might be fussy and particular to the point where his disdain for disagreement would become obvious, but Leo is the true old (and old-thinking) soul of <i>Seinfeld</i>. Oblivious, obnoxious insistence is just a much better look on him than on Seinfeld himself.</font><b><br/><br/>Tim Whatley<br/></b><font style="font-size: 0.8em;">Tim Whatley converts to Judaism for the jokes, uses laughing gas with abandon, and is basically a Teflon human, unwilling to let any insults or slander stick. In other words, he's a perfect troll, practically designed for voicing garbage opinions without personal consequence. Also, he's played by Bryan Cranston, which doesn't hurt.</font><b><br/><br/>Crazy Joe Davola<br/></b><font style="font-size: 0.8em;"><b>Crazy Jo</b>e is just so intimidating and, um, crazy, that it'd be tough not to listen to him if he was threatening to put the "kibosh" on your complaining about his bad, homophobic jokes. Watch out, kids! Crazy Joe is coming for you!</font><b><br/><br/>Newman<br/></b><font style="font-size: 0.8em;">This is a pity pick, because as passionate as Newman is about all of his opinions, no one ever, ever feels compelled to take him seriously. Maybe he would make college students so sad they would feel guilty about booing him or protesting at his comedy shows.</font><b><br/><br/>Susan<br/></b><font style="font-size: 0.8em;">Does anyone on <i>Seinfeld</i> have <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jason-alexander-seinfeld-killed-susan-800031">more reason to be cranky</a> than dead Susan? Casually letting George murder (or accidentally kill) his fiancee was one of the boldest thing <i>Seinfeld</i> ever did, and one of its best moments overall. But that's just a reminder of how much paler the kind of comedy Jerry Seinfeld is defending to the death. Just let Susan do what she wants!</font><br/></font>

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