Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dr. Tim Whatley, played by Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle): a dentist, once dubbed "Dentist to the Stars" by George. In "The Yada Yada," he converts to Judaism, according to Jerry, just for the jokes. Jerry's anger at Whatley causes Kramer to call him an "anti-dentite". His giving Jerry a label maker he received from Elaine in the episode "The Label Maker", leads to the term 'regifting'. In "The Jimmy", Whatley irks Jerry by having Penthouse magazines in his waiting room and by possibly 'violating' him while he was unconscious during a tooth filling. Also appears in the episodes "The Mom & Pop Store" and "The Strike" for a total of 5 episodes. Mr. and Mrs. Ross (played by Warren Frost and Grace Zabriskie): Parents of Susan, George's fiancee. After Kramer burned down the family's cabin, it was revealed that Mr. Ross had had a homosexual affair with author John Cheever. "Yes, he was the most wonderful person I've ever known. And I love him deeply! In a way you could never understand." ("The Cheever Letters") Mrs. Ross is a memorable alcoholic who disdains yet tolerates her husband. In the episode "The Wizard", the couple confirms George's longstanding suspicion that they never liked him, and blamed him for Susan's death. In the finale, Mr. Ross is seen buying a gun after learning George was happy after Susan's death. Carol (played by Lisa Mende): Mutual friend of the main characters. Carol and her husband, Michael, lived in the Hamptons, and she kept insisting that the group come out to see her baby. She had two babies, a cute one that was dropped by Kramer in "The Boyfriend", and an ugly baby that was introduced in "The Hamptons". Kramer once likened the cute baby to Lyndon Johnson while Elaine compared the ugly one to a pekingese. Carol is notable for her nasally voice and her memorable quote: "You gotta have a baby!" or "You gotta see the baby!" in "The Soul Mate". Her final appearance was in "The English Patient", when she and her friends shunned Elaine after she showed her dislike for the film of the same name.