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List Rules Worst TV husbands whose wives stayed with them

List of TV husbands whose wives should have divorced them. This list includes the worst TV husbands of all types - from those who were merely clueless to those who performed hurtful acts. Whatever their crimes, these are the television husbands who should have been left by their wives. Vote up the worst television husbands.

Bad television husbands come in many varieties. Most common on comedy shows or sitcoms is the male chauvinist stereotype, the husband who complains, belittles others, or is just generally annoying all around. Perhaps the most recognizable example of this type of bad TV husband is Al Bundy. Who could disagree that he was something of a wife’s nightmare? His endless ogling of other women, his slovenly habits, and his anti-feminist rants weren’t anything a wife would want to put up with, but they definitely made for funny TV.

Other bad husbands on TV perform more egregious acts, including cheating, stealing, and lying. These worst of the worst TV husbands include Tony Soprano and Tom Scavo, whose antics weren’t necessarily funny. Instead, their actions made us feel sympathetic toward their wives. Of course, some truly awful TV husbands had equally awful TV wives, such as Dale Gribble from King of the Hill. Poor thing, he never could figure out what was happening with his wife’s "headache treatments."

This list includes the worst TV husbands of all time; these are the men on TV whose wives should have left them, even if only to get a little peace and quiet. Sometimes these gruff TV husbands were hiding a softer side, sometimes they weren’t, but either way, they are the worst examples of husbands on TV. Vote up the worst husbands on the list.
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Peter Griffin Family Guy - Wife: Lois Griffin

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Homer Simpson The Simpsons - Wife: Marge Simpson

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335 134
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tony Soprano The Sopranos - Wife: Carmela Soprano

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384 173
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family - Wife: Edith Bunker

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297 146
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Al Bundy Married... with Children - Wife: Peg Bundy

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159 46
Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
JaxTeller added Clay Morrow Sons of Anarchy

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268 149
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children - Wife: Marcy D'Arcy

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212 104
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development - Wife: Lindsay Funke

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229 120
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added Stan Smith American Dad!

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220 114
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Walter White Breaking Bad - Wife: Skyler White

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Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Dale Gribble King of the Hill - Wife: Nancy Gribble

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165 89
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added Randy Marsh

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212 176
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts - Wife: Rita Bennett

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173 131
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Stanley Roper Three's Company - Wife: Helen Roper

22 TV Couples Who Got Together in Real Life

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141 114
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show - Wife: Cheryl David

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170 161
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Frank Costanza Seinfeld - Wife: Estelle Costanza

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140 133
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Ralph Kramden The Honeymooners - Wife: Alice Kramden

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Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Ray Barone Everybody Loves Raymond - Wife: Debra Barone

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130 132
Tom Scavo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tom Scavo Desperate Housewives - Wife: Lynette Scavo

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91 84
Rob is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Rob Rob - Wife: Maggie

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135 181
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Cleveland Brown The Cleveland Show, Family Guy - Wife: Donna Tubbs Brown

The Best Single Season Canceled Shows

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Onslow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Onslow Keeping Up Appearances - Wife: Daisy

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85 122
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Basil Fawlty Fawlty Towers - Wife: Sybil Fawlty

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116 178
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
George Jefferson The Jeffersons - Wife: Louise Jefferson

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163 269
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones - Wife: Wilma Flintstone

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61 94
Captain Peacock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Captain Peacock Are You Being Served? - Wife: Mrs. Peacock

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Vinton "Vint" Harper Mama's Family - Wife: Naomi Harper

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139 244
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Doug Heffernan The King of Queens - Wife: Carrie Heffernan

The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History

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99 178
Jim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Jim According to Jim - Wife: Cheryl

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Dave Gold is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Dave Gold The War at Home - Wife: Vicky Gold

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106 218
George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
George Lopez George Lopez - Wife: Angie Lopez

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22 51
Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DaveReinhart added Lucky Lucky

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68 148
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Sean Finnerty Grounded for Life - Wife: Claudia Finnerty

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58 132
Oliver Douglas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Oliver Douglas Green Acres - Wife: Lisa Douglas

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130 315
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Red Forman That '70s Show - Wife: Kitty Forman

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80 203
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Darrin Stephens Bewitched - Wife: Samantha Stephens

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Tim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tim Taylor Home Improvement - Wife: Jill Taylor

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Greg Warner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Greg Warner Yes, Dear - Wife: Kim Warner

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John
Jack Arnold The Wonder Years - Wife: Norma Arnold

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39 172
Paul Buchman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Paul Buchman Mad About You - Wife: Jamie Buchman

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36 194
Frank Lambert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Frank Lambert Step by Step - Wife: Carol Lambert

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45 287
Herman Munster is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Herman Munster The Munsters - Wife: Lily Munster

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Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Carl Winslow Family Matters - Wife: Harriette Winslow