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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338 164
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

2
382 196
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy

3
261 120
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
269 133
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones

5
281 143
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Roseanne

6
272 138
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens

7
202 109
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

8
166 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
186 106
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers

10
162 95
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly

11
119 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
154 97
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

13
124 85
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family

14
131 94
Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

15
106 70
Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh

16
110 74
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters

17
111 84
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show

18
105 80
Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl

19
77 52
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld

20
91 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
76 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
85 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
91 83
Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill

24
72 66
Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bob Pinciotti

25
92 91
Hugo

26
70 68
Kenan Rockmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kenan Rockmore Kenan & Kel

27
65 67
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
I Love Lucy

28
48 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
69 79
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

30
61 69
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
clash1977 added The Honeymooners

31
62 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
22 26
Richard Watterson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Amazing World of Gumball

33
21 27
Kevin Owens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kevin Owens

34
50 67
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Grounded for Life

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

36
49 70
Jeff Greene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Curb Your Enthusiasm

37
37 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 76
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 57
Chubby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Emmanuel von added Chubby Our Gang

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28 56
Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Hitchcock Brooklyn Nine-Nine

44
35 67
Bill Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Still Standing

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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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25 78
Dennis Blunden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dennis Blunden

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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
22 82
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Entourage