Entertainment 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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404 205
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Guy

2
359 176
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

3
273 131
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
284 143
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Flintstones

5
282 143
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The King of Queens

6
288 148
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Roseanne

7
213 112
Chief Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Simpsons

8
175 89
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
ahmed-maklad added SpongeBob SquarePants

9
194 110
Norm Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Cheers

10
166 100
Mike Biggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Mike & Molly

11
126 68
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
162 100
Barney Gumble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History

13
139 95
Fat Albert Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

14
129 89
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Modern Family

15
112 78
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Family Matters

16
108 77
Josh Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
brendamargareth added Drake & Josh

17
115 88
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
The Drew Carey Show

18
81 54
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
slaft added Seinfeld

19
108 83
Randy Hickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
My Name Is Earl

20
93 78
Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
Jim Belushi According to Jim

21
81 66
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
90 76
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
94 86
Bill Dauterive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
King of the Hill

24
75 69
Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Jovial Fat Guys in TV History
That '70s Show

25
95 93
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