Sitcoms 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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330 164
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

2
369 193
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy

3
256 119
Philip Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

4
264 131
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones

5
276 143
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Roseanne

6
268 138
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens

7
198 109
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

8
161 83
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants

9
185 106
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers

10
161 95
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly

11
118 65
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added John Candy Second City TV

12
152 97
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

13
123 85
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family

14
108 73
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters

15
128 94
Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

16
103 70
Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh

17
109 84
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show

18
104 80
Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl

19
75 52
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld

20
90 74
Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jim Belushi According to Jim

21
74 61
Iroh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Avatar: The Last Airbender

22
83 73
Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

23
89 83
Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill

24
71 66
Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bob Pinciotti

25
91 91
Hugo

26
68 68
Kenan Rockmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kenan Rockmore Kenan & Kel

27
63 67
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
I Love Lucy

28
44 48
Bob Duncan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Good Luck Charlie

29
68 79
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

30
58 69
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
clash1977 added The Honeymooners

31
60 76
Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jerry Gergich Parks and Recreation

32
50 67
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Grounded for Life

33
19 26
Kevin Owens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kevin Owens

34
35 49
Farkas
ahmed-maklad added Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

35
18 26
Richard Watterson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Amazing World of Gumball

36
46 70
Jeff Greene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Curb Your Enthusiasm

37
34 55
Scully is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scully Brooklyn Nine-Nine

38
45 72
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Samwell Tarly Game of Thrones

39
11 23
Steven Quartz Universe (demayo... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
DARKRAI added Steven Quartz Universe (demayo)

40
46 75
Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Rocko's Modern Life

41
32 60
Sylvester Dodd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scorpion

42
29 56
Chubby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Emmanuel von added Chubby Our Gang

43
35 67
Bill Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Still Standing

44
26 55
Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Hitchcock Brooklyn Nine-Nine

45
23 52
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Perry Mason

46
20 53
Frank Cannon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added

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24 78
Dennis Blunden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dennis Blunden

48
13 56
Max Blum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Happy Endings

49
21 82
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Entourage