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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
Peter Griffin Family Guy - Wife: Lois Griffin

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515 150
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Homer Simpson The Simpsons - Wife: Marge Simpson

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298 138
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family - Wife: Edith Bunker

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257 107
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tony Soprano The Sopranos - Wife: Carmela Soprano

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207 93
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Al Bundy Married... with Children - Wife: Peg Bundy

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216 120
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Jefferson D'Arcy Married... with Children - Wife: Marcy D'Arcy

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218 134
Dale Gribble is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Dale Gribble King of the Hill - Wife: Nancy Gribble

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160 83
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development - Wife: Lindsay Funke

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161 85
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added Stan Smith American Dad!

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142 76
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Walter White Breaking Bad - Wife: Skyler White

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93 30
Clay Morrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
JaxTeller added Clay Morrow Sons of Anarchy

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118 66
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added Randy Marsh

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139 101
Stanley Roper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Stanley Roper Three's Company - Wife: Helen Roper

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71 30
J.R. Ewing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added J.R. Ewing Dallas, Dallas

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161 143
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts - Wife: Rita Bennett

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Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Frank Costanza Seinfeld - Wife: Estelle Costanza

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Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Ray Barone Everybody Loves Raymond - Wife: Debra Barone

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show - Wife: Cheryl David

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Ralph Kramden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Ralph Kramden The Honeymooners - Wife: Alice Kramden

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96 107
Tom Scavo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tom Scavo Desperate Housewives - Wife: Lynette Scavo

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106 145
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Cleveland Brown The Cleveland Show, Family Guy - Wife: Donna Tubbs Brown

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72 92
Onslow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Onslow Keeping Up Appearances - Wife: Daisy

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99 138
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
George Jefferson The Jeffersons - Wife: Louise Jefferson

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56 75
Captain Peacock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Captain Peacock Are You Being Served? - Wife: Mrs. Peacock

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69 100
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Basil Fawlty Fawlty Towers - Wife: Sybil Fawlty

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124 206
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones - Wife: Wilma Flintstone

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55 93
Vinton
Vinton "Vint" Harper Mama's Family - Wife: Naomi Harper

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80 143
Jim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Jim According to Jim - Wife: Cheryl

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42 77
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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Doug Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Doug Heffernan The King of Queens - Wife: Carrie Heffernan

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Ian Beale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added Ian Beale EastEnders

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Phil Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added Phil Mitchell EastEnders

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Jimmy Corkhill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added Jimmy Corkhill

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Sean Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Sean Finnerty Grounded for Life - Wife: Claudia Finnerty

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George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
George Lopez George Lopez - Wife: Angie Lopez

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Jack Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added Jack Duckworth

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Alfie Moon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added Alfie Moon

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Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DaveReinhart added Lucky Lucky

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Grant Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
ColinBoddy added Grant Mitchell

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108 241
Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Red Forman That '70s Show - Wife: Kitty Forman

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37 96
Greg Warner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Greg Warner Yes, Dear - Wife: Kim Warner

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Oliver Douglas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Oliver Douglas Green Acres - Wife: Lisa Douglas

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63 159
Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Darrin Stephens Bewitched - Wife: Samantha Stephens

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71 195
Tim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Tim Taylor Home Improvement - Wife: Jill Taylor

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42 142
John
Jack Arnold The Wonder Years - Wife: Norma Arnold

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35 129
Paul Buchman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Paul Buchman Mad About You - Wife: Jamie Buchman

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32 149
Frank Lambert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Frank Lambert Step by Step - Wife: Carol Lambert

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37 208
Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Carl Winslow Family Matters - Wife: Harriette Winslow

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41 225
Herman Munster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Herman Munster The Munsters - Wife: Lily Munster