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TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them

Updated November 13, 2018 14.6k votes 1.8k voters 29.1k 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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  • 1
    Peter Griffin
    833
    114

    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy
    Wife: Lois Griffin
  • 2
    Homer Simpson
    726
    166

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons
    Wife: Marge Simpson
  • 3
    Clay Morrow
    213
    54

    Clay Morrow

    Sons of Anarchy
  • 4
    Tony Soprano
    340
    124

    Tony Soprano

    The Sopranos
    Wife: Carmela Soprano
  • 5
    Archie Bunker
    376
    164

    Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family
    Wife: Edith Bunker
  • 6
    Al Bundy
    435
    204

    Al Bundy

    Married... with Children
    Wife: Peg Bundy
  • 7
    Randy Marsh
    230
    96

    Randy Marsh

  • 8
    Walter White
    321
    155

    Walter White

    Breaking Bad
    Wife: Skyler White
  • 9
    Stan Smith
    274
    141

    Stan Smith

    American Dad!
  • 10
    Tobias Fünke
    205
    96

    Tobias Fünke

    Arrested Development
    Wife: Lindsay Funke
  • 11
    Jefferson D'Arcy
    254
    142

    Jefferson D'Arcy

    Married... with Children
    Wife: Marcy D'Arcy
  • 12
    Dale Gribble
    270
    167

    Dale Gribble

    King of the Hill
    Wife: Nancy Gribble
  • 13
    Dexter Morgan
    226
    156
    Wife: Rita Bennett
  • 14
    George Lopez
    257
    201

    George Lopez

    George Lopez
    Wife: Angie Lopez
  • 15
    Larry David
    139
    99

    Larry David

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show
    Wife: Cheryl David
  • 16
    Stanley Roper
    161
    119

    Stanley Roper

    Three's Company
    Wife: Helen Roper
  • 17
    Ralph Kramden
    152
    114

    Ralph Kramden

    The Honeymooners
    Wife: Alice Kramden
  • 18
    Tom Scavo
    149
    121

    Tom Scavo

    Desperate Housewives
    Wife: Lynette Scavo
  • 19
    Rob
    92
    72

    Rob

    Rob
    Wife: Maggie
  • 20
    Ray Barone
    251
    267

    Ray Barone

    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Wife: Debra Barone
  • 21
    Frank Costanza
    153
    159
    Wife: Estelle Costanza
  • 22
    54
    51

    Lucky

    Lucky
  • 23
    Cleveland Brown
    136
    177

    Cleveland Brown

    The Cleveland Show, Family Guy
    Wife: Donna Tubbs Brown
  • 24
    Onslow
    79
    108

    Onslow

    Keeping Up Appearances
    Wife: Daisy
  • 25
    Basil Fawlty
    81
    118

    Basil Fawlty

    Fawlty Towers
    Wife: Sybil Fawlty