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

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Philip Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Philip Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dan Conner Roseanne

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Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Doug Heffernan The King of Queens

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Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones

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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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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

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

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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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Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cameron Tucker Modern Family

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Josh Nichols Drake & Josh

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Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert Jackson Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

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

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George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added George Costanza Seinfeld

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Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Randy Hickey My Name Is Earl

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

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

The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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

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Hugo

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Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bill Dauterive King of the Hill

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

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

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Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
clash1977 added Ralph Kramden The Honeymooners

The Funniest Jewish TV Characters

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

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Bob Duncan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Bob Duncan Good Luck Charlie

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Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Sean Finnerty Grounded for Life

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Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jerry Gergich Parks and Recreation

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

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

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Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Heffer Wolfe Rocko's Modern Life

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Richard Watterson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Richard Watterson The Amazing World of Gumball

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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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Scully is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scully Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Steven Quartz Universe (demayo... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
DARKRAI added Steven Quartz Universe (demayo)

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

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Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Hitchcock Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Perry Mason Perry Mason

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Bill Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bill Miller Still Standing

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

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