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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.
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 first ABC series to win the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 22 years since The Wonder Years (1988).
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.
Phil saying he is "going to fix that step" is a running gag throughout the first season.
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.
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.
Tied with Frasier (1993) for most consecutive Emmy wins (5) for Outstanding Comedy series (2010-2014).
At one point, the creators discussed having the show animated because they were concerned it wasn't going to appeal to children.
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.
Rob Huebel turned down the role of Phil Dunphy and in later interviews expressed regret over this decision.
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.
The original show description explained why the show was shot in a "mockumentary" style. It stated a Swedish movie director who formally was a foreign exchange student in Phil's home is shooting a documentary on the American family.
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.
Everytime DeDe (Jay's ex wife) comes to visit, she arrives at a different family household. In Season 1, she went to the Tucker-Pritchett's. In Season 2, she arrived at the Dunphy's. Then finally in Season 4, she came to the Pritchett's.
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Full name of Manny's character is Manuel Alberto Javier Alejandro Delgado. This is mentioned in season 6 episode 7.
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According to TMZ, Brigitte was on the books of Hollywood animal acting agency Good Dog Animals, who subleased the pup to ABC for the show before season two. But the agency recently decided it no longer wanted to work with the cute pooch and made no bones about it as Brigitte was dumped. They then replaced her with a new dog named Beatrice, who Modern Family decided to hire to take on the role of Stella for season four of the show.
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