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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393 198
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy

2
345 170
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

3
268 123
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
278 135
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones

5
285 145
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Roseanne

6
276 141
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens

7
209 110
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

8
170 86
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants

9
191 106
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers

10
165 96
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly

11
123 66
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
159 98
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

13
128 86
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family

14
112 74
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters

15
132 95
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
107 72
Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh

17
113 85
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show

18
79 53
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld

19
106 81
Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl

20
93 75
Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jim Belushi According to Jim

21
88 74
Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

22
77 63
Iroh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Avatar: The Last Airbender

23
93 84
Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill

24
73 67
Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bob Pinciotti

25
93 91
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