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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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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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Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
JaxTeller added Sons of Anarchy
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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Sopranos
Wife: Carmela Soprano
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Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Married... with Children
Wife: Peg Bundy
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Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Arrested Development
Wife: Lindsay Funke
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Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added
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Walter White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Breaking Bad
Wife: Skyler White
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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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Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Married... with Children
Wife: Marcy D'Arcy
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Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
King of the Hill
Wife: Nancy Gribble
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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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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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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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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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Rob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Rob Rob
Wife: Maggie
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Tom Scavo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Desperate Housewives
Wife: Lynette Scavo
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Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Seinfeld
Wife: Estelle Costanza
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Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Everybody Loves Raymond
Wife: Debra Barone
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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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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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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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Emilio Delgado is listed (or ranked) 24 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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George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Jeffersons
Wife: Louise Jefferson