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List Rules TV couples made up of an overweight man and a much thinner woman

List of the greatest fat guy, skinny wife couples. These are the couples that perhaps seem unlikely in real life -- a man of full proportions with a thin, beautiful wife. These TV couples, however, seem to work, whether they’re in dramas or comedies, from the past or present.

 The fat guy, skinny wife trope has been used so much that it has almost become a cliché. Ever wondered, then, why a large gentlemen ends up with a delicate wife on TV? Part of the reason surely comes from the fact that many of these fat guy, skinny wife pairings are on sitcoms. An overweight comedian secures a TV series and needs a wife character, so casting chooses an attractive woman, which is nothing unusual for TV. One of the best known examples of this type of fat man, hot wife pairing can be found in “King of Queens.” Would a Leah Remini marry a Kevin James in real life?

 Sometimes, though, the pairing of a fat guy with a thin wife makes sense. This is more often seen in dramas. Take “The Sopranos,” for example. Tony Soprano is a large man, but he has the position and power to warrant a hot wife. A stereotype unfair to women, maybe, but one which is sometimes true in real life. Of course, these pairings can also be seen on sitcoms, as in the case of Jay and Gloria on “Modern Family.”

 This list contains the greatest fat guy, thin wife couples on TV. Whether they’re funny or dramatic, realistic or far-fetched, these are the unlikely TV couples we love to watch. Check out these fat husband, skinny wife couples, and vote up your favorites.
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

2
859 300
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Flintstones

3
738 279
Philip Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

4
809 327
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The King of Queens

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970 461
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

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597 286
Barney Rubble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Flintstones

7
433 302
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
Married... with Children

8
419 293
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

9
330 235
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

10
317 251
Midge and Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

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336 291
Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
King of the Hill

12
320 279
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Honeymooners

13
279 241
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
Modern Family

14
298 264
George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
George Lopez

15
272 247
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

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230 201
Archie and Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
zxray added Archie and Edith Bunker All In The Family

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213 211
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
Grounded for Life

18
207 227
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Drew Carey Show

19
200 220
Bernie 'Mac' McCullough is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
The Bernie Mac Show

20
177 213
Jim and Cheryl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
Jim and Cheryl According to Jim

21
124 167
Fred and Ethel Mertz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
CamdenCritic added Fred and Ethel Mertz

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177 263
Jerry and Gayle Gergich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
Jerry and Gayle Gergich Parks and Recreation

23
165 245
George and Susan Costanza is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples
wiabux added George and Susan Costanza

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153 226
Kirk Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

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144 211
Robert Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples