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It's a common premise in sitcoms and sketches: the protagonist is seated next to person of considerable size on an airplane, and "hilarity" ensues as they are squished together in the sky for a few hours.

Even dumb stock illustrations play into this trope.
Even dumb stock illustrations play into this trope.
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Ricky Gervais, known for his general niceness, added his voice to the Choir of Fat Jokes in a standup special, saying that overweight people wear their own carry on baggage.

Sources: Medium