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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
Fez and Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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584 403
Worf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Worf and Deanna Troi Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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735 286
Michonne and Rick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Michonne and Rick The walking dead

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594 484
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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713 685
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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535 335
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Xander Harris and Cordelia Chase Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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722 573
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Leonard Hofstadter and Penny The Big Bang Theory

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406 163
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
silvesta added Seven of Nine and Chakotay Star Trek: Voyager

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374 320
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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791 443
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky How I Met Your Mother

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567 568
Midge and Bob Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Midge and Bob Pinciotti That '70s Show

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592 394
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn

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367 365
Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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390 352
Harry Goldenblatt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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266 224
Andy Bernard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Andy Bernard and Angela Martin The Office: The Girl Next Door, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Office

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Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Gael added Willow Rosenberg and Kennedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

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340 418
Don Orville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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566 731
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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551 478
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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360 304
Dharma Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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467 388
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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346 213
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Tobias Fünke and Lindsay Bluth Arrested Development

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334 199
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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388 349
Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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575 428
Seeley Booth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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274 328
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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268 198
Diane Chambers and Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
phoebelouise added Diane Chambers and Sam Malone Cheers

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317 526
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Niles Crane and Daphne Moon Frasier - Niles Crane And Daphne Moon

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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  

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387 430
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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217 169
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
VanessaHawelu added Dean Winchester and Cassie Robinson Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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256 216
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Drew Carey and Kate O'Brien The Drew Carey Show

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184 111
Blair Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Blair Waldorf and Dan Humphrey Gossip Girl

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321 347
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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140 79
Alan Harper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Alan Harper and Lyndsey Mackelroy Two and a Half Men

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246 190
Rory Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Rory Gilmore and Logan Huntzberger Gilmore Girls

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245 187
James

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Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Andy Dwyer and Ann Perkins Parks and Recreation

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135 91
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Nick and Reagan New Girl

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226 232
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Jax Teller and Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy

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153 113
Rafael is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Gael added Jane Villanueva and Rafael Solano Jane the Virgin

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120 91
Spencer Hastings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Spencer Hastings and Caleb Rivers Pretty Little Liars

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86 80
Logan Reese and Quinn Pensky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
ahmed-maklad added Logan Reese and Quinn Pensky Zoey 101

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Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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135 155
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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74 63
Jenna and Jake is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Jenna and Jake Awkward

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161 182
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Aslak Cornelis added Buffy Summers and Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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103 92
Amy Wong and Kif Kroker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
mmkmmkmmk added Amy Wong and Kif Kroker Futurama

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116 120
Caroline Forbes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Caroline Forbes and Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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126 136
Patrick Jane and Theresa Lisbo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
MarybethKramer added Patrick Jane and Theresa Lisbon The Mentalist