Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionComedy · 8 years ago

Why are couples portrayed this way in television and cartoons?

Family Guy - Lois (skinny and attractive) Peter (idiotic and grossly overweight)

King of Queens - Carrie (skinny and attractive) Doug (idiotic and overweight)

The Simpsons - Marge (skinny and attractive) Homer (idiotic and overweight)

The Cleveland Show - Donna (average build and attractive) Cleveland (slightly overweight)

I just notice that, in some shows (obviously not all) are portrayed with an overweight and idiotic husband. Why?

3 Answers

  • KTR
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    That reminds me of a quote Karen spouted in an old 'Will and Grace' episode--she's surfing the channels and hollering, 'fat guy-skinny wife,' fat guy-skinny wife,' over and over. Maybe it goes back to Jackie Gleason in 'The Honeymooners.' Maybe they're all paying homage to Ralph Kramden. Just a thought.

  • 8 years ago

    Because this appeals to some people's sense of humour.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Sexism. WHAT IS A GRAPE???

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