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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
The Simpsons
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy
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Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens
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Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones
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Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants
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Philip Banks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Dan Conner Roseanne
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Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons
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Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers
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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added John Candy
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Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
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Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly
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Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh
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Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert Jackson Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
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Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family
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George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld
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Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters
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Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl
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Iroh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Iroh Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show
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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jim Belushi According to Jim
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Bob Duncan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Good Luck Charlie
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Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
That '70s Show
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Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill