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TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them

Updated November 13, 2018 14.1k votes 1.9k voters 29.4k 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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  • Peter Griffin1
    809
    114

    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy
    Wife: Lois Griffin
  • Homer Simpson2
    709
    164

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons
    Wife: Marge Simpson
  • Clay Morrow3
    217
    56

    Clay Morrow

    Sons of Anarchy
  • Tony Soprano4
    334
    123

    Tony Soprano

    The Sopranos
    Wife: Carmela Soprano
  • Archie Bunker5
    367
    160

    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family
    Wife: Edith Bunker
  • Al Bundy6
    431
    203

    Al Bundy

    Married... with Children
    Wife: Peg Bundy
  • Walter White7
    314
    154

    Walter White

    Breaking Bad
    Wife: Skyler White
  • Randy Marsh8
    220
    96

    Randy Marsh

  • Stan Smith9
    263
    142

    Stan Smith

    American Dad!
  • Tobias Fünke10
    199
    98

    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development
    Wife: Lindsay Funke
  • Jefferson D'Arcy11
    250
    138

    Jefferson D'Arcy

    Married... with Children
    Wife: Marcy D'Arcy
  • Dale Gribble12
    261
    165

    Dale Gribble

    King of the Hill
    Wife: Nancy Gribble
  • Dexter Morgan13
    222
    155
    Wife: Rita Bennett
  • Stanley Roper14
    161
    115

    Stanley Roper

    Three's Company
    Wife: Helen Roper
  • Ralph Kramden15
    152
    112

    Ralph Kramden

    The Honeymooners
    Wife: Alice Kramden
  • Larry David16
    137
    98

    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show
    Wife: Cheryl David
  • Tom Scavo17
    152
    116

    Tom Scavo

    Desperate Housewives
    Wife: Lynette Scavo
  • Rob18
    91
    69

    Rob

    Rob
    Wife: Maggie
  • Frank Costanza19
    152
    153
    Wife: Estelle Costanza
  • Ray Barone20
    245
    263

    Ray Barone

    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Wife: Debra Barone
  • Jack Arnold21
    126
    164

    Jack Arnold

    The Wonder Years
    Wife: Norma Arnold
  • Cleveland Brown22
    130
    171

    Cleveland Brown

    The Cleveland Show, Family Guy
    Wife: Donna Tubbs Brown
  • Emilio Delgado23
    9
    7

    Emilio Delgado

    Aquí no hay quien viva

    Wife: Belén López

  • Onslow24
    79
    109

    Onslow

    Keeping Up Appearances
    Wife: Daisy
  • Basil Fawlty25
    81
    114

    Basil Fawlty

    Fawlty Towers
    Wife: Sybil Fawlty