Modern Family (2009– )

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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

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 Jay Pritchett (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Claire Dunphy (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Phil Dunphy (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Cameron Tucker (130 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Manny Delgado (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Luke Dunphy (127 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Haley Dunphy (125 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Alex Dunphy (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (80 episodes, 2011-2014)
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A family, which includes three different immediate families inside it, is the subject of the series. One of the family comprises gay couple who adopted a baby. Another family comprises married couple with three children (Alex: very clever, Haley: the oldest one cares about being popular and the boys, Luke: the youngest one). And the last family is comprises the grandfather and his second wife with her son Manny.

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One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family.

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Trivia

Rob Huebel turned down the role of Phil Dunphy and in later interviews expressed regret over this decision. See more »

Goofs

Mitchell and Cameron adopted a child from Vietnam. This is legally impossible as Vietnam's laws forbid a child to be adopted by single parents or same sex couples. They could still adopt the child illegally but then it would be impossible to bring it back to the States. See more »

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Claire Dunphy: The way he looked at me, it was like I wore a tube top in church.
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Referenced in Suburgatory: About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing (2014) See more »

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We're All In This Together
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Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Performed by Ty Burrell
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Smart and Funny
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Modern Family is one of the best shows on TV in 2009.

It's written by smart and funny people. It shares some DNA with Arrested Development and Fraiser, but has a little bit more heart.

6 episodes in and I am still impressed and still laugh out loud.

I usually avoid ABC because their programming in years past has been terrible and vanilla. Happy to see they have taken some chances on this show and hooray for them, it seems to be finding an audience and critics love it too.

I usually hate shows with little kids in the cast... they usually end up getting used as cute crutches when writers run out of ideas, but Modern Family has been giving the kids sharp dialogue to match the grown ups.

The gay Mitchell and Cameron couple are portrayed honestly and they are hilarious.

The very underrated Ed O'Neill is pitch perfect as the grouchy but soft family patriarch. Sofía Vergara who plays his Colombian trophy wife is excellent and very funny in what could have been written as a terrible bimbo role.

I wasn't sold on Ty Burrell as the dad who tries too hard to be cool after the pilot... but he's a slow burn, and now it works.

Julie Bowen as the slightly off kilter mom adds an anchoring charm to the mix.

Every person on this show gets good lines, and the quality is holding up... I hope they win a boatload of Emmys.


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