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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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1,240 608
Fez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
That '70s Show

2
1,050 353
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

3
718 575
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

4
646 533
Worf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

5
922 672
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Big Bang Theory

6
521 215
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
silvesta added Star Trek: Voyager

7
568 243
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Arrested Development

8
816 937
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

9
489 199
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

10
531 409
Harry Goldenblatt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

11
1,015 553
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added How I Met Your Mother

12
611 508
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

13
398 362
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

14
528 389
Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

15
401 231
Diane Chambers and Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
phoebelouise added Diane Chambers and Sam Malone Cheers

16
438 438
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

17
696 861
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

18
436 345
Dharma Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

19
712 485
Seeley Booth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

20
319 295
Andy Bernard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Office: The Girl Next Door, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office

21
666 504
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn

22
351 239
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Drew Carey Show

23
645 757
Midge and Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
That '70s Show

24
615 551
Buffy Summers and Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Angel

25
382 229
Dexter Morgan and Hannah Mckay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Bowen added Dexter Morgan and Hannah Mckay

26
403 492
Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

27
372 540
Don Orville is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

28
374 628
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Frasier - Niles Crane And Daphne Moon

29
377 341
Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fin... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Rubez added Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine The Nanny
 

30
533 504
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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445 495
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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242 144
Blair Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Gossip Girl

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386 399
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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246 199
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

35
177 101
Alan Harper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Two and a Half Men

36
307 232
Rory Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Gilmore Girls

37
284 207
James

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178 114
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added New Girl

39
266 213
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Parks and Recreation

40
255 254
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Sons of Anarchy

41
180 143
Rafael is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Gael added Jane the Virgin

42
163 123
Spencer Hastings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Pretty Little Liars

43
175 194
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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108 112
Logan Reese and Quinn Pensky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
ahmed-maklad added Logan Reese and Quinn Pensky Zoey 101

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145 168
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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209 223
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Aslak Cornelis added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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160 160
Caroline Forbes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added The Vampire Diaries

48
192 200
Toni Micelli & Angela Bowe... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
RioDuran added Toni Micelli & Angela Bower Who's the Boss?

49
129 115
Amy Wong and Kif Kroker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
mmkmmkmmk added Amy Wong and Kif Kroker Futurama

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91 80
Jenna and Jake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Jenna and Jake Awkward