Whether you were dissatisfied or totally pleased with the Lost series finale, there's good news. According to Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus, there will be a 12-14 minute bonus scene included on the complete series DVD box set that shows him and Hurley after Hurley becomes Number One Island Protector, but before the two of them pop up in the Sideways world. One Ain't It Cool News commenter swears that the scene shows Ben and a thinner Hurley walking towards a snowbound, future city, where there are supposedly new candidates waiting to possibly take their place, but that sounds like an awful lot of work for one deleted scene. However, we would certainly be happy if the scene answered any or all of our enduring questions from the show. We've put together a spec script for how we hope the scene plays out -- yes, we know this is didactic and inelegant, but we really are this desperate to get some real resolution from this maddening show.
All of this focus on overweight reality shows -- Biggest Loser, Dance Your Ass Off, More to Love -- has drawn our attention away from the original plus-size primetime stars. You know, the fictional ones? Most of the great TV shows of the modern era have included at least one character from this increasingly sizable segment of society, and nine times out of ten they ended up being our favorite character on the series. Here are ten who float to the top of our favorites list.