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Playing With: Chubby Chaser
Basic Trope: Someone is attracted to people who are overweight or obese.
  • Straight: Bob lusts after Alice, a BBW.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Bob is okay with a few extra pounds if they're pleasingly distributed.
  • Justified: People can be attracted to all different body types, and Bob likes 'em full-figured. Furthermore, he is not only attracted to Alice physically, but likes her personality too.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob only likes women who are thin.
    • Bob is a chubby man who lusts after the rail-thin Alice.
    • Alternatively, Bob's ideal woman would be Hollywood Thin.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob likes Alice who is, at worst, Hollywood Pudgy.
    • Bob is attracted to Alice not because she's bigger per se, but because she's pregnant.
    • Bob finds Alice attractive. But he reveals that he finds her attractive despite her fat physique, not because of it.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But he likes her figure, compared to that of her size-2 best friend.
    • One of the reasons Bob finds Alice attractive is because she's chubby/fat/etc. He's lying to cover up that he's into that sort of thing while still pursuing Alice.
    • He appreciates the fact that her boobs, thighs, etc. have gotten bigger during the pregnancy, and doesn't particularly encourage her to lose weight after she gives birth.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob goes to Weight Watchers' meetings to pick up women.
    • See also the Lampshaded example.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: There are no skinny women in the series, or skinny women are portrayed as unappealing.
  • Lampshaded: Alice, a slim woman, wants to ask Bob out. But her friend Charlotte points out that ''Every woman Bob ever dated got fat within the month".
  • Invoked: Bob puts an ad in the personals or uses a dating website specifically to find a Big Beautiful Woman.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob thinks an obese woman is unhealthy and unattractive, and only dates unhealthily skinny women.
  • Discussed: Danny is talking to Bob about "That episode of Family Guy, where Lois gets fat for Peter". Bob, who claims not to understand the appeal of full-figured women, later falls in love at first sight with the new girl, Alice, and acts like Peter, asking her to gain more weight.
  • Conversed: Two characters talk about how annoying it is that their neighbourhood seems to have absolutely no full-figured women.
  • Deconstructed: Bob is attracted to Alice, but doesn't want to be seen with her in public.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob gradually comes to terms with his attraction to Alice.
    • Bob might not want to be seen with Alice, but Charlotte is happy to date her in public.
  • Played For Laughs: There are constant corny sight gags about Bob trying to pick up Alice and failing, and buying her enormous slices of cake and so on...
  • Played For Drama: Alice has always felt bad about her size, and has tried every diet and trick out there. Bob finds her attractive, and helps her become more confident in herself.

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