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The Most Mismatched TV Couples  

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List Rules Television couples that never made much sense, whether currently together or already broken up

List of the most mismatched TV couples. These couples, whether they stayed together, are the ones that make viewers scratch their heads and say, “huh?” Included on this list of TV’s greatest odd couples are the ones that either make no sense or would probably never happen in real life.

 The reasons why a TV couple feels mismatched are numerous. Often, it’s a case of physical differences, which might be termed the ‘beauty and the beast’ couple. Other mismatched TV couples are made up of two people from different generations, financial backgrounds, or social standings. Sometimes it’s a combination, as in the case of Jay and Gloria from Modern Family. Of course, some mismatched TV romances aren’t comprised of partners different in looks or age, but in personality. For instance, he’s fiery tempered, she’s peaceful. Or, he is introspective, while she loves to socialize.

No matter the type of mismatching, in the case of TV couples, mismatched doesn’t necessarily mean incompatible. Many mismatched TV couples stay together, with the partners’ idiosyncrasies and differences providing balance. Others stay together for a while, only to find that their differences are unresolvable. Sometimes these scenarios are heartbreaking; other times, viewers are glad that the couple broke up.

Who do you think is the weirdest, most unlikely couple in TV history? This list contains the oddest couples on TV, from dramas to sitcoms to animated shows. Whether you love these pairings or hate them, you can’t deny they’re the ones that have made history as TV’s most ill-matched couples.
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Fez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
That '70s Show
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Michonne and Rick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Michonne and Rick The walking dead
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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Big Bang Theory
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Worf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Arrested Development
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Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
silvesta added Star Trek: Voyager
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Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Gael added Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series
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Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added How I Met Your Mother
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Andy Bernard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Office: The Girl Next Door, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office
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Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Drew Carey Show
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Buffy Summers and Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Angel
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Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Buffy Summers and Riley Finn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn
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Diane Chambers and Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
phoebelouise added Diane Chambers and Sam Malone Cheers
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Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fin... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Rubez added Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine
The Nanny
 
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Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Dexter Morgan and Hannah Mckay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Bowen added Dexter Morgan and Hannah Mckay
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Harry Goldenblatt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation