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Sometimes cats are overweight. This is usually due to their habit of eating, or their strong weakness. Unlike in RealLife, castration (owners often need to encourage neutered toms to exercise and play) is very rarely the cause for this. Fat cats are usually PluckyComicRelief characters, though the occasional fat cat with an important role does come along some times. If there's a CrazyCatLady around who actually hoards cats, expect at least one of them to be obese.

Most of the time, fat cats are not [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[RightHandCat a common pet for villains]], or [[CatsAreSuperior consider themselves to be better than humans]]. Usually, the fat cat is a common domestic cat, but fat cats of any cat species can count.

Often prone to CatUpATree. Most definitely TruthInTelevision. Not to be confused with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive those other kinds]] [[NouveauRiche of fat cat]].
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Muta/Moon/Ronaldo Moon from ''TheCatReturns'' and ''WhisperOfTheHeart''.
* Jingoro of ''KimagureOrangeRoad''
* Nyanko-sensei from ''NatsumeYuujinchou''
* Kurono from ''ChisSweetHome'' and ''Chis New Address''
* The eponymous star of ''{{Poyopoyo}}'', so rotund that he's usually referred to as "the Sphere".
* In VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}, an early episode involves a man who believes that Yoshino dropped a spanner on his car and dented it. It turns out that an enormous cat simply jumped onto his car; we see said cat prowling off a few minutes later.
* The eponymous cat from [[Manga/TonnuraSan Tonnura-San]].
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[[folder: Comics ]]

* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}
* ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}
* [[ComicStrip/BloomCounty Bill the Cat]] in his early appearances
* Chubby Huggs from ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy''
* The Red Cat from ''ComicStrip/JanJansEnDeKinderen''.
* Rasputin from ''ComicBook/InspectorCanardo''.

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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* In the species-swap blog ''[[http://catstuckk.tumblr.com/post/50379337059/i-can-eat-whatever-i-want-whenever-i-want-dont Catstuck]]'', [[HomeStuck Karkat]] is portrayed as a fat, scruffy grey cat.
-->''I CAN EAT WHATEVER I WANT, WHENEVER I WANT. DONíT TELL ME WHAT TO FUCKING DO.''
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* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'': Mia Thermopolis's cat, Fat Louie. He gets his own first class plane seat reserved next to Mia at the end of the first movie.
* One of {{Disney}}'s short films, [[http://animationartconservation.com/?c=art&p=lorenzo "Lorenzo"]] had this as the [[BreakTheHaughty haughty]] protagonist whose tail is [[OrganAutonomy brought to life]], forcing him to cut it off when it becomes too much for him to handle.
* Gatto from ''Animation/CatCity''.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The Australian children's show ''Fat Cat and Friends''.
* ''{{Glee}}'': Brittany's cat is exactly what you'd expect from a cat named Lord Tubbington.

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* Boo-Boo from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub''.
* ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'': As mentioned above, Mia's cat, Louie, who is almost always called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fat Louie]].
* The Fat Cat on the Mat from J.R.R. Tolkein's poem "Cat."
* Kittypets (cats owned by humans) in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are often described this way.
* Sparrow from Literature/TheTygrineCat. True to form, he's also TheDitz and possibly the nicest character in the series.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* ''Phenomenal Cat'' by Music/TheKinks:
-->''No one bothered him''\\
''As he sat, content in his tree''\\
''He just lived to eat ícause it kept him fat''\\
''And thatís how he wanted to stay...''
* Bustopher Jones in White Spats from ''Theatre/{{Cats}}.''

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Big the Cat from SonicTheHedgehog, who is downright round.
* Ludger's cat Lulu/Rollo from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' is extremely pudgy compared to all of the other cats in the game.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* WebVideo/LasagnaCat, the parody of Garfield.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavC53vlc1E This]] Nyan Cat video shows the Nyan Cat as one.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Murphy from [[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/ Neko the Kitty]]
* Mr. Fatty [=McFatfat=] from ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle''. Apparently Ellie has a habit of overfeeding animals--the squirrels in her back yard aren't much better.

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* The cat in the {{Stop Motion}} version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKSseW-tZEA Peter and The Wolf]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* {{Disney}} has these:
** {{Pete}} from the ClassicDisneyShorts and his son, PJ from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' are this, but not his son, Junior from "Bellboy Donald"
** Milton the Siamese cat from the ''PlutoThePup'' cartoons
** Lucifer from ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' and Pom Pom from ''Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True''
** The Cheshire Cat from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''
** Scat Cat from ''Disney/TheAristocats''
** Felicia from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''
** Fat Cat, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
** Fluffy Louise Lopart from ''HandyManny''
** Mr. Jolly from ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet''
* Puss in Boots in the fourth ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' film, ''Shrek Forever After''
* Mad Cat, Dr. Claw's cat from ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''
* Oggy from ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches''
* Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
* Stimpy from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
* WesternAnimation/EekTheCat
** He even has a fatter girlfriend named Annabelle.
* And also Max Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty''.
* Buckley and Mrs Boots from ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats''.
* Lion example: Larry from ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''
** Also, Mr. Right the housecat from the same show.
* Douglas's cat Mr. Chubbikins from {{Freakazoid}}. Accidentally responsible for Douglas' transformation into the manic superhero by typing into his computer the key sequence which activated the overloaded Pinnacle chip that would turn him into Freakazoid.
* The main character of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, "Tin Pan Alley Cats," who is a caricature of Fats Waller, is an example.
* Dodsworth is a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character with only two cartoons to his name - a fat, lazy cat who tried to con a little kitten into doing his work for him. He had a William Bendix voice but could easily be mistaken for Rodney Dangerfield.

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