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

In a 2010 interview with "Out" Magazine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson said that the running joke that Jay kept "forgetting" that his son, Mitchell, is gay (and Mitchell had to come out to his father repeatedly) is drawn from Ferguson's real life - he had to come out to his real father three different times over many years before his father actually believed it. When Ferguson told the show's writers this story, they found it very funny and decided to add it to Mitchell's backstory. See more »

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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 Conan: The Pretty Girl Waving to Someone Behind You (2011) See more »

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Circle Of Life
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Well written--real laughs
22 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw summer promos of this sit com I thought it looked forced and very predictable. As Cam would exclaim, "Surprise!" It is well cast, written, and consistently laugh out loud funny. The documentary camera bit is actually as well done, no, even better than one of the best, The Office. I recognized most of the talented adult cast, they have great chemistry, and it was so hilarious when Shelley Long guest starred as the ex wife. But it is the kid actors on the show who are amazingly well directed in their parts- Manny, as a son, stepson, brother, uncle, and cousin is a hoot: he can wisecrack with the best of them, and then break your heart when dad isn't able to fulfill his promise for the weekend. I always thought Steve Levitan did agreat job with "Just Shoot Me", on NBC and I think he and ChristopherLloyd have got a hit show for ABC. Take a look at this so ABC won't cash in on some more ridiculous reality shows.


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