TV The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History  

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List Rules Overweight characters who are good natured, at least most of the time

List of the greatest jovial fat guys in TV history. How many times do you find yourself asking, "Remember that fat guy on that sitcom?" Well thanks to the listing on this page, you will never forget again. We have immortalized the jolliest and chubbiest dudes ever to grace the small screen. From funny fat cartoon characters, to famous fat characters that weren't animated, this list has them all.

From cartoon fat guys (like Homer Simpson and Fred Flinstone) to real life fat guys (Drew Carey, George Lopez, and Jim Belushi in their self-titled shows), we have all of the stars covered. In the world of television tropes, few are as overused and yet as appreciated as "the fat best friend." We need Jerry on Parks and Recreation just as we need Danny DeVito on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia just as we need Jeff Garlin as Larry David's manager BFF on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Why? Because we need a comic relief from all the... comic relief.
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dan Conner Roseanne

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Philip Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Philip Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones

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Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Doug Heffernan The King of Queens

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Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Chief Wiggum The Simpsons

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Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Norm Peterson Cheers

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Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

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Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Patrick Star SpongeBob SquarePants

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Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added John Candy Second City TV

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Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Carl Winslow Family Matters

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Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Drew Carey The Drew Carey Show

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Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cameron Tucker Modern Family

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Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Josh Nichols Drake & Josh

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Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Randy Hickey My Name Is Earl

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Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert Jackson Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

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Hugo

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George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added George Costanza Seinfeld

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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jim Belushi According to Jim

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Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bill Dauterive King of the Hill

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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Frank Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Iroh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Iroh Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bob Pinciotti

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Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fred Mertz I Love Lucy

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Kenan Rockmore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kenan Rockmore Kenan & Kel

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Stimpson J.
Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat The Ren & Stimpy Show

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Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
clash1977 added Ralph Kramden The Honeymooners

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Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Sean Finnerty Grounded for Life

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Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Heffer Wolfe Rocko's Modern Life

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Bob Duncan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Bob Duncan Good Luck Charlie

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Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jerry Gergich Parks and Recreation

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Farkas
ahmed-maklad added Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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Kevin Owens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Guest_6c7bcf2a-a989-4bf5-be05-ae705dde0a35 added Kevin Owens

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Steven Quartz Universe (demayo... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
DARKRAI added Steven Quartz Universe (demayo)

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Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Samwell Tarly Game of Thrones

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Jeff Greene is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jeff Greene Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Sylvester Dodd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Sylvester Dodd Scorpion

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Scully is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scully Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Bill Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bill Miller Still Standing

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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Perry Mason

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Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Hitchcock Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Richard Watterson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Guest_69ff26f2-08f5-4616-9416-6261bb35ed5c added Richard Watterson The Amazing World of Gumball

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Chubby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Emmanuel von added Chubby Our Gang

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Frank Cannon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Frank Cannon

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Max Blum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Max Blum Happy Endings

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Turtle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Turtle Entourage

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Dennis Blunden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dennis Blunden