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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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597 460
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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805 305
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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623 511
Jay Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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746 746
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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752 600
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Leonard Hofstadter and Penny The Big Bang Theory

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561 381
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Xander Harris and Cordelia Chase Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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437 179
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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395 331
George Costanza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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822 475
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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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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407 362
Harry Goldenblatt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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Buffy Summers and Riley Finn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Riley Finn

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Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Andy Bernard is listed (or ranked) 16 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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348 434
Don Orville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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Buffy Summers and Angel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Buffy Summers and Angel

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Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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

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Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Tobias Fünke and Lindsay Bluth Arrested Development

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488 403
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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347 204
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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407 357
Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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

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280 336
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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282 205
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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331 539
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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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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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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227 177
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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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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200 120
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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153 83
Alan Harper is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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James

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Rory Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Rory Gilmore and Logan Huntzberger Gilmore Girls

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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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168 116
Rafael is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Gael added Jane Villanueva and Rafael Solano Jane the Virgin

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Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Maria Pa added Nick and Reagan New Girl

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Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Jax Teller and Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy

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136 97
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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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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Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples

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81 67
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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112 99
Amy Wong and Kif Kroker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
mmkmmkmmk added Amy Wong and Kif Kroker Futurama

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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Mismatched TV Couples
Aslak Cornelis added Buffy Summers and Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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129 132
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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132 141
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