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TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them

Updated November 13, 2018 14.9k votes 1.9k voters 29.3k views45 items

List RulesWorst 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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  • George Jefferson26
    113
    169

    George Jefferson

    The Jeffersons
    Wife: Louise Jefferson
  • Emilio Delgado27
    9
    15

    Emilio Delgado

    Aquí no hay quien viva

    Wife: Belén López

  • Doug Heffernan28
    154
    236

    Doug Heffernan

    The King of Queens
    Wife: Carrie Heffernan
  • Vinton "Vint" Harper29
    70
    108
    Wife: Naomi Harper
  • Captain Peacock30
    58
    90

    Captain Peacock

    Are You Being Served?
    Wife: Mrs. Peacock
  • Jim31
    105
    168

    Jim

    According to Jim
    Wife: Cheryl
  • Paul Buchman32
    101
    162

    Paul Buchman

    Mad About You
    Wife: Jamie Buchman
  • Dave Gold33
    47
    78

    Dave Gold

    The War at Home
    Wife: Vicky Gold
  • Fred Flintstone34
    163
    263

    Fred Flintstone

    The Flintstones
    Wife: Wilma Flintstone
  • Oliver Douglas35
    57
    121

    Oliver Douglas

    Green Acres
    Wife: Lisa Douglas
  • Frank Lambert36
    87
    181

    Frank Lambert

    Step by Step
    Wife: Carol Lambert
  • Darrin Stephens37
    82
    192
    Wife: Samantha Stephens
  • Sean Finnerty38
    61
    155

    Sean Finnerty

    Grounded for Life
    Wife: Claudia Finnerty
  • Red Forman39
    132
    307

    Red Forman

    That '70s Show
    Wife: Kitty Forman
  • Greg Warner40
    40
    117

    Greg Warner

    Yes, Dear
    Wife: Kim Warner
  • Tim Taylor41
    98
    251

    Tim Taylor

    Home Improvement
    Wife: Jill Taylor
  • Carl Winslow42
    97
    268

    Carl Winslow

    Family Matters
    Wife: Harriette Winslow
  • Jack Arnold43
    47
    170

    Jack Arnold

    The Wonder Years
    Wife: Norma Arnold
  • Herman Munster44
    47
    276

    Herman Munster

    The Munsters
    Wife: Lily Munster
  • Andrés Guerra45
    2
    14

    Andrés Guerra

    Aquí no hay quien viva

    Wife: Isabel Ruiz