Relationships TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them  

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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
Family Guy - Wife: Lois Griffin

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713 193
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Simpsons - Wife: Marge Simpson

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352 138
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Sopranos - Wife: Carmela Soprano

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397 185
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family - Wife: Edith Bunker

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318 151
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Married... with Children - Wife: Peg Bundy

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171 48
Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
JaxTeller added Sons of Anarchy

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237 118
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Breaking Bad - Wife: Skyler White

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278 156
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Married... with Children - Wife: Marcy D'Arcy

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218 106
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Arrested Development - Wife: Lindsay Funke

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239 129
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added American Dad!

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284 176
Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
King of the Hill - Wife: Nancy Gribble

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188 93
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added

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228 182
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts - Wife: Rita Bennett

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181 135
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Three's Company - Wife: Helen Roper

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150 114
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show - Wife: Cheryl David

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152 135
Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Honeymooners - Wife: Alice Kramden

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175 171
Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Seinfeld - Wife: Estelle Costanza

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256 288
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Everybody Loves Raymond - Wife: Debra Barone

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138 136
Tom Scavo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Desperate Housewives - Wife: Lynette Scavo

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93 87
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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141 187
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Cleveland Show, Family Guy - Wife: Donna Tubbs Brown

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87 120
Onslow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Keeping Up Appearances - Wife: Daisy

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88 126
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Fawlty Towers - Wife: Sybil Fawlty

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122 185
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Jeffersons - Wife: Louise Jefferson

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172 279
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Flintstones - Wife: Wilma Flintstone

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76 118
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Mama's Family - Wife: Naomi Harper

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64 99
Captain Peacock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Are You Being Served? - Wife: Mrs. Peacock

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145 255
Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The King of Queens - Wife: Carrie Heffernan

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105 184
Jim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
According to Jim - Wife: Cheryl

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50 92
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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Emilio Delgado is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
EfraGarcia59 added Emilio Delgado Aquí no hay quien viva -

Wife: Belén López

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1 0
Andrés Guerra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
EfraGarcia59 added Andrés Guerra Aquí no hay quien viva -

Wife: Isabel Ruiz

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108 227
George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
George Lopez - Wife: Angie Lopez

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23 52
Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DaveReinhart added Lucky Lucky

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60 135
Oliver Douglas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Oliver Douglas Green Acres - Wife: Lisa Douglas

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69 160
Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Grounded for Life - Wife: Claudia Finnerty

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136 332
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
That '70s Show - Wife: Kitty Forman

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83 213
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Bewitched - Wife: Samantha Stephens

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43 132
Greg Warner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Yes, Dear - Wife: Kim Warner

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99 267
Tim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Home Improvement - Wife: Jill Taylor

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53 193
John
Jack Arnold The Wonder Years - Wife: Norma Arnold

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40 179
Paul Buchman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Mad About You - Wife: Jamie Buchman

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36 203
Frank Lambert is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Step by Step - Wife: Carol Lambert

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47 298
Herman Munster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Munsters - Wife: Lily Munster

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39 292
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Family Matters - Wife: Harriette Winslow