Fields and alcohol
- "Larson E. [read "Larceny"] Whipsnade" (You Can't Cheat an Honest Man);
- "Egbert Sousé" [pronounced 'soo-ZAY', but pointing toward a synonym for a 'drunk'] (The Bank Dick);
- "Ambrose Wolfinger" (Man on the Flying Trapeze); and,
- "The Great McGonigle" (The Old-Fashioned Way).
- Kathleen Howard, as a nagging wife or antagonist.
- Alison Skipworth, as his wife (although 16 years his senior), usually in a supportive role rather than the stereotypical nag.
- Grady Sutton, typically as a country bumpkin type, as either a foil or an antagonist to Field's character.
- Baby LeRoy, a pre-school child fond of playing pranks on Fields' characters.
- Tammany Young, as a dim-witted, not intentionally harmful assistant; appeared in seven Fields films until his sudden death from heart failure in 1936.
- Bill Wolfe, a gaunt looking character, usually a Fields foil.
- Jan Duggan, an oldish woman (actually about Fields' age) who played small roles as a widow type. It was about her character that Fields said in The Old Fashioned Way, "She's all dressed up like a well-kept grave."
- Franklin Pangborn, a fussy, ubiquitous character actor of the period who played in several Fields films, most memorably as J. Pinkerton Snoopington in The Bank Dick.
- Elise Cavanna, whose on-screen interplay with Fields was compared (The Art of W.C. Fields 1967 by William K. Everson) to that between Groucho Marx andMargaret Dumont
- Fields: "Was I in here last night, and did I spend a $20 bill?"
- Shemp: "Yeah."
- Fields: "Oh boy, what a load that is off my mind... I thought I'd lost it!"
- Fields: "Tell me, Charles, is it true your father was a gate-leg table?"
- McCarthy: "If it is, your father was under it!"
- McCarthy: "Is it true, Mr. Fields, that when you stood on the corner of Hollywood and Vine, 43 cars waited for your nose to change to green?"
- Bergen: "Why, Bill, I thought you didn't like children."
- Fields: "Oh, not at all, Edgar, I love children. I can remember when, with my own little unsteady legs, I toddled from room to room."
- McCarthy: "When was that, last night?"