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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362 184
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy

2
320 157
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

3
252 116
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
261 128
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones

5
273 139
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Roseanne

6
267 135
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens

7
196 108
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

8
157 80
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants

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183 104
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers

10
159 93
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly

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117 64
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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149 96
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

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108 70
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters

14
122 84
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family

15
125 91
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

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100 68
Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh

17
108 82
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show

18
74 50
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld

19
101 79
Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl

20
90 72
Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jim Belushi According to Jim

21
73 59
Iroh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Avatar: The Last Airbender

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81 71
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
88 82
Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill

24
91 89
Hugo

25
70 65
Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bob Pinciotti

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68 66
Kenan Rockmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kenan Rockmore Kenan & Kel

27
63 65
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
I Love Lucy

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44 46
Bob Duncan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Good Luck Charlie

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68 77
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

30
57 67
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
clash1977 added The Honeymooners

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59 74
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 64
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Grounded for Life

33
19 23
Kevin Owens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kevin Owens

34
34 47
Farkas
ahmed-maklad added Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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45 67
Jeff Greene is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Curb Your Enthusiasm

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14 23
Richard Watterson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Amazing World of Gumball

37
45 70
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Samwell Tarly Game of Thrones

38
46 73
Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Rocko's Modern Life

39
11 22
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)

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32 54
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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32 58
Sylvester Dodd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scorpion

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26 52
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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27 55
Chubby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Emmanuel von added Chubby Our Gang

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23 49
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Perry Mason

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33 66
Bill Miller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Still Standing

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20 50
Frank Cannon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added

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13 52
Max Blum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Happy Endings

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22 77
Dennis Blunden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dennis Blunden

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20 78
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Entourage