Cartoon TV Couples Who Should Never Have Been Endgame
They're so toxic, we can't handle them as much as they can't handle each other.
In the world of cartoons, there have been many couples that have left us scratching our heads. From cherished classics to fresh new storylines, these toxic cartoon couples seem to defy logic, leaving us wondering why almost all of them got married instead of splitting up.
Here is a list of some of the top characters when it comes to bad love.
Peter & Lois Griffin (Family Guy )
Peter and Lois have a relationship that is deeply dysfunctional and toxic. Peter's irresponsible behavior and Lois's infidelity and aggression make it difficult to understand why the two of them stay together.
In addition, Peter's reckless behavior and disregard for Lois' well-being, coupled with her family's disapproval, raises many questions about why they even became a thing in the first place.
Shaggy Rogers & Velma Dinkley (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated)
A relationship in which you try to change your partner is always going to be a big red flag. Velma's attempts to change Shaggy and his lifestyle, coupled with his prioritizing his friendship with Scooby, created tension and a sense of incompatibility between them. Thankfully, they broke up before they could join others on the list of unhappy marriages.
Jerry & Beth Smith (Rick And Morty )
Beth and Jerry are undoubtedly one of the most toxic couples in the show's universe. Their relationship is marked by codependency, lies, belittling, and a lack of support, and their marriage was largely sustained by pregnancy.
Both have had to give up their individual aspirations and when partners give up their dreams and become stuck in a routine, the relationship is doomed in advance.
Bob & Miriam Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
The neglect, family dysfunction, and abusive behavior between Helga's parents have had a significant impact on her as a character. Her narcissistic father and depressed, alcoholic mother create a toxic environment that fuels her aggression and need for attention.
Growing up in such a broken home explains why she expresses her feelings in unconventional ways, such as physically lashing out at Arnold.
Homer & Marge Simpson (The Simpsons )
Homer and Marge Simpson may be America's favorite cartoon couple, but their dynamic is far from healthy. Marge does the emotional work and has to clean up after Homer's constant mistakes.
Homer's actions, including almost cheating on Marge and contemplating exploiting her for money, have put a strain on their relationship. Their toxic dynamic has also affected their children, and if that's not a signal, we don't know what is.