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The Greatest Fat Guy / Skinny Wife Couples

Updated June 14, 2019 17.5k votes 2.4k voters 40.9k views39 items

List RulesTV 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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    113
    165
  • Kirk and Luann Van Houten27
    119
    181
  • Jerry and Gayle Gergich28
    131
    203

    Jerry and Gayle Gergich

    Parks and Recreation
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    60
    122

    Bob and Amy Duncan

    Good Luck Charlie
  • Roc and Eleanor Emerson30
    77
    153

    Roc and Eleanor Emerson

    Roc
  • Tony and Rachel Scali31
    67
    147

    Tony and Rachel Scali

    The Commish
  • Ray and Debra Barone32
    96
    214

    Ray and Debra Barone

    Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Graham and Elizabeth Lubbock33
    51
    145

    Graham and Elizabeth Lubbock

    Just the Ten of Us
  • Tony and Dana Kleinman34
    49
    145

    Tony and Dana Kleinman

    Listen Up!
  • George and Susan Costanza35
    127
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    George and Susan Costanza

  • Louie De Palma and Zena Sherman36
    33
    137

    Louie De Palma and Zena Sherman

    Taxi
  • Bob and Carol Chase37
    35
    148

    Bob and Carol Chase

    Quintuplets
  • Paul and Cathy Jamison38
    26
    152
  • Louie and Kim39
    57
    484

    Louie and Kim

    Lucky Louie