You see a lot of all ill-matched couples on TV shows, particularly sitcoms. Don't you? It has become a kind of tradition that at least one couple on a show should look awkward, with the wife being skinny and smoking-hot, and husband looking like a blobfish! Think of any popular sitcom wife, and we bet she looks gorgeous! We also bet she has a fat or ugly guy as a husband. It seems like the society, media or people find it acceptable for a fat guy to be in the lead role, but not a fat woman to play the same! How often do you see fat women in TV shows, playing lead or serious roles? The ill-matched couples are not just limited to live-action sitcoms; you can find them even on animated shows! Let's not go deeper into the subject, but quickly check these 12 greatest fat guys - hot wife couples on TV shows.
#12 Carl & Harriette Winslow - Family Matters
In 1989, the world was taken over by Steve Urkel, a geeky nerd played by Jaleel White, on the hit show, Family Matters. He was in love with his neighbor, Laura Winslow and was frequently at the home of the Winslows. The Winslow family was headed by an overweight cop, Carl Winslow, played by Reginald VelJohnson, and his stern but loving wife, Harriette Winslow, played by JoMarie Payton. Carl's mother lived there, and so did Harriette's sister.
Carl and Harriette Winslow were show's lead couple. Carl was a tough cop, but definitely wasn't one of those fit-looking men. He was a fat man. His wife wasn't that fat though.