As we all know, the most underappreciated people in the world are mothers. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Seinfeld fandom universe. When you take a step back and think you will come to find that the moms on Seinfeld create some of the funniest and most memorable moments on the show. Today we will focus on the Big 3:
Mrs. Ross (I scoured Seinfeld Wiki to find her name and was unable to find one. Hit us up if we are mistaken here)
I know, I know, this show is called Seinfeld so you'd think we would focus on Helen Seinfeld first. But Estelle Constanza is by far the funniest of the bunch in our humble opinion. The story goes, Jerry Stiller who played Frank Costanza was cast as a sullen, quiet character opposite the over the top Estelle. It was only after a few takes of what he considered to be less than hysterical that he ramped up the energy and LArry David realized that was much funnier. But Estelle was written as is. A quick-tempered, loud and opinionated lady from Queens. Who can forget the amazing moment with George the hand model and his bananas, "Don't you talk about Henny!" or my personal favorite "I HAVE NO EYE FOR FASHION!". No matter what scene she is in, Estelle Constanza steals the show. Seinfeld would never have been complete without her.
From the over the top to the subtle, we jump from Estelle to Helen Seinfeld. Helen plays the perfect overly protective mother who thinks no one could possibly dislike their son. While she tolerates the Costanzas, they are far from friends. They're exhausting. It's like being in an asylum! Helen's humor comes through in her motherly duties, such as making Kramer a feta cheese omelet (actually, cottage cheese and egg beaters) or insisting Jerry wash his dishes more thoroughly (Pick a glass Mrs. Seinfelddddd!". Morty her husband gets more of the belly laughs as his character is way more over the top in his stubbornness. But Helen always brings a smile to my face.
Can you say underrated? Oh my, I love this woman. Her wine and hard liquor-soaked deliveries are nothing short of breathtaking. Whether she is fighting with her husband about their cabin burning down or taking George on a wile ride up the Long Island coast just to spite him, Mrs. Ross is a laugh a minute. If you want a top 10 scene with Estelle and Mrs. Ross both showing their best stuff, check out this exchange in The Rye. Merlot? Never heard of it.