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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327 163
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

2
367 190
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy

3
254 118
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
261 131
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones

5
268 137
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens

6
275 142
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Roseanne

7
197 109
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

8
161 81
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants

9
184 105
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers

10
160 95
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly

11
117 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
150 97
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

13
122 85
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family

14
108 72
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters

15
103 69
Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh

16
126 93
Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

17
108 83
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show

18
74 51
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld

19
101 80
Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl

20
90 73
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 60
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
82 72
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 83
Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill

24
91 90
Hugo

25
70 66
Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Bob Pinciotti

26
68 67
Kenan Rockmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kenan Rockmore Kenan & Kel

27
63 66
Fred Mertz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
I Love Lucy

28
44 47
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 78
Stimpson J.
The Ren & Stimpy Show

30
57 68
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
clash1977 added The Honeymooners

31
60 75
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 66
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Grounded for Life

33
19 25
Kevin Owens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Kevin Owens

34
17 25
Richard Watterson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Amazing World of Gumball

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

36
45 69
Jeff Greene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Curb Your Enthusiasm

37
45 71
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 74
Heffer Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Rocko's Modern Life

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
32 55
Scully is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scully Brooklyn Nine-Nine

41
32 59
Sylvester Dodd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Scorpion

42
28 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
26 54
Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
LanaYoshii added Hitchcock Brooklyn Nine-Nine

44
34 67
Bill Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Still Standing

45
23 51
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Perry Mason

46
20 52
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 54
Max Blum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Happy Endings

48
23 78
Dennis Blunden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dennis Blunden

49
20 81
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Entourage