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Series cast summary:
...  Jay Pritchett 212 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett 212 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Claire Dunphy 212 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Phil Dunphy 212 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Mitchell Pritchett 212 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Cameron Tucker 212 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Manny Delgado 210 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Luke Dunphy 209 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Haley Dunphy 207 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Alex Dunphy 204 episodes, 2009-2019
...  Lily Tucker-Pritchett 162 episodes, 2011-2019
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Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire's dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria's father. Jay's gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big -- straight, gay, multicultural, traditional -- happy family. Written by Jwelch5742

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As Haley shares a lot of Claire's traits, they wanted a character like Phil to balance her out: a fun-loving, energetic, sweet guy. Thus, in the episodes where Phil and Andy interact, the writers highly emphasized the similarities between the two. 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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Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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The Evolution of Comedy
15 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

For those still in withdrawal from the cancellation of Arrested Development, let me write you a prescription: Modern Family. The comparisons are obvious and with good reason. The postmodern comedy for the 21 century was ushered in by The Office(UK) and Arrested Development, but I, for one, doubted something could come along and satiate my longing for another truly, original comedy. Albeit, you may initially be wary to see yet another mockumentary-style show, but by the end of the pilot, you'll be smiling/laughing way too hard to stay cynical. Thus far, the plot lines have been really fresh and the characters are so, for lack of a better word, lovable. This show fulfills all my comedy needs, and I feel like I must resort to the listing of relevant adjectives: Witty, dry, smart, outlandish, silly, clever, cute, sarcastic, subtle, not-so subtle. HILARIOUS. I hate to say it, but the laugh tracks and raw goofyness of classic sitcoms like 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' are obsolete and leave something to be desired. You will find that something in Modern Family. And who knows, maybe some of the more painfully funny and poignant scenarios will reveal insight into the changing dynamics of both the modern family and modern comedy. Great show. Period. And let's get it right this time around: don't cancel good TV shows. Pretty please?


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