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(2009– )

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.
Nolan Gould, who plays "dumb" Luke Dunphy, has actually been a member of Mensa since he was four.
The first ABC series to win the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 22 years since The Wonder Years (1988).
Phil's birthday is either on April 3rd or 30th (US release dates of the original iPads). This is due to a joke in which Phil says 'The iPad comes out on my actual birthday, it's like Steve Jobs and God got together to say "We love you, Phil"'
The license plate on Cameron and Mitchell's car (2GAT123) is the same as Larry David's on Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999). It is also the license plate on the "Beverly Hills Cop" car.
Phil saying he is "going to fix that step" is a running gag throughout the first season.
For the first two seasons, Cam and Mitchell's daughter, Lily, is played by a set of twin girls named 'Ella Hiller' and 'Jaden Hiller'. They are not given an on-screen credit.
Lily goes to Watson Elementary, a play on the often misquoted Sherlock Holmes phrase, 'Elementary, my dear. Watson'.
Craig T. Nelson was offered the role of Jay Pritchett, but turned it down.
Rob Huebel turned down the role of Phil Dunphy and in later interviews expressed regret over this decision.
Britney Spears was reportedly offered a role in the middle of Season 3, but by the time producers heard from her people, they had the rest of the season already planned.
In the 2009 pilot, they say that Phil and Claire have been married for 16 years. This means they were married in 1993. In the Premiere of the 2013-2014 season, Phil says he proposed to Claire in 1994.
In 2011 the Dunphys featured in a "got milk?" milk mustache campaign print ad from America's Milk Processors.
Nicole by O.P.I. has a line of nail polishes that are marketed and advertised in print as "inspired by TV's Modern Family". Their print ads feature Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould in a family portrait group image.

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