TV Characters 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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1,019 351
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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709 570
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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915 665
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Big Bang Theory

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640 532
Worf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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519 212
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
silvesta added Star Trek: Voyager

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808 927
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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547 240
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Arrested Development

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468 197
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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507 406
Harry Goldenblatt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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987 548
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added How I Met Your Mother

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607 505
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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378 358
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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431 436
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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503 385
Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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379 229
Diane Chambers and Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
phoebelouise added Diane Chambers and Sam Malone Cheers

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684 854
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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432 344
Dharma Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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613 542
Buffy Summers and Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Angel

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661 503
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn

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642 748
Midge and Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
That '70s Show

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691 482
Seeley Booth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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310 292
Andy Bernard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Office: The Girl Next Door, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office

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382 228
Dexter Morgan and Hannah Mckay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Bowen added Dexter Morgan and Hannah Mckay

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333 238
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
The Drew Carey Show

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401 491
Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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370 536
Don Orville is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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370 616
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Frasier - Niles Crane And Daphne Moon

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529 497
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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372 336
Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fin... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Rubez added Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine The Nanny  

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439 491
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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235 141
Blair Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Gossip Girl

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382 394
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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244 197
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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175 101
Alan Harper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Two and a Half Men

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301 232
Rory Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Gilmore Girls

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279 206
James

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174 112
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added New Girl

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262 212
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Parks and Recreation

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

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180 142
Rafael is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Gael added Jane the Virgin

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162 122
Spencer Hastings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Pretty Little Liars

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172 193
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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108 110
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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206 220
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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159 155
Caroline Forbes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added The Vampire Diaries

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190 199
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?

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126 115
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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89 79
Jenna and Jake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Jenna and Jake Awkward