VOTE 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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753 196
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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366 143
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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416 190
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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332 161
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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185 51
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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255 123
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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229 110
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Arrested Development - Wife: Lindsay Funke

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259 139
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added American Dad!

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285 163
Jefferson D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Married... with Children - Wife: Marcy D'Arcy

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208 98
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
DougBeckett added

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298 185
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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242 183
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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189 138
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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156 118
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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165 139
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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181 180
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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147 143
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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263 303
Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Everybody Loves Raymond - Wife: Debra Barone

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104 89
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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147 201
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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128 192
George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Jeffersons - Wife: Louise Jefferson

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91 129
Onslow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Keeping Up Appearances - Wife: Daisy

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94 135
Basil Fawlty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
Fawlty Towers - Wife: Sybil Fawlty

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183 292
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Husbands Whose Wives Should Have Divorced Them
The Flintstones - Wife: Wilma Flintstone