10 Awkward TV Couples Who Were Hilariously Mismatched

Jay And Gloria It's basically become the cliche of modern entertainment that the schlubby guy gets the amazingly attractive girl. It has happened so often to Seth Rogen in movies that eventually it happened in real life. Seriously, look up Lauren Miller. You'll be impressed. It's often the same in TV, but you have to deal with the excruciating reality of the characters' forced courtship over the course of several episodes rather than the relatively short span of a movie. Don't get me wrong, most people in TV are really attractive (even the dweebs usually have got it going on), but if we're supposed to see the alright looking guy as the loser, then you can't have him paired up with his ultimate fantasy paramour. This list is about the TV couples that don't make sense, their inequality on the oft-mentioned numerical scale is not only comical, its just weird to watch. Most of the couples on this list are on sitcoms, because even though soap operas like Desperate Housewives, The O.C., and Grey's Anatomy have some of the most egregious examples of this phenomenon they pretty much have to have every character sleep together at some point. And insane bad guy couples (like the incest duo from Game of Thrones) don't really count. Also, this list is comprised of mostly entertaining television, where bad coupling actually infuriates the audience rather than just being another bad element of a bad show. Some honorable mentions that missed the cut: Rachel and Joey (Friends), Xander and Cordelia (Buffy), and Kate and Jack (Lost).

Bryan Hickman is a WhatCulture contributor residing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bryan's passions include film, television, basketball, and writing about himself in the third person.