Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 2009
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
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Modern Family

ABCs Modern Family is comedy that everyone can relate to. Today's American families come in all shapes and sizes. A satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways.

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Claire Dunphy Modern Family
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Claire Dunphy

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Claire Dunphy (née Pritchett) is the daughter of Jay, Mitchell's older sister, and the overprotective mother of the Dunphy family and its three very different kids. She is often exhausted from stress created by her family but is still a loving mother. When it comes to her kids she has difficulty controlling Haley's hormones, Alex's manipulative nature, and Luke's lack of common sense. She is seen as an experienced parent by Cameron and Mitchell so she is gone to for her parenting advice. She enjoys jogging and reading. Claire is also the most active family member when organizing family get-togethers. When an old co-worker visits, it is revealed that she was a successful businesswoman but left her job and married Phil a few months after she became pregnant with Haley. She also shows resentment towards the abandonment of her working career due to seeing the success of one of her former peers, but realizes her family is what is important.



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05x19 - A Hard Jay's Night
Season 5, Episode 19
06x13 - Rash Decisions
Season 6, Episode 13
03x06 - Go Bullfrogs!
Season 3, Episode 06
03x14 - Me? Jealous?
Season 3, Episode 14
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Claire Dunphy Quotes

08x04 - Weathering Heights Season 8 / Episode 4: - Weathering Heights

Claire Dunphy: [entering the kitchen] Oh, thank god I smell coffee. This morning has gotten off to a bit of a rocky...


Claire Dunphy: ...Horror Picture Show. What did you do to your face?
Phil Dunphy: Just a little color to make my eyes pop. Like yours are now.
Haley Dunphy: Is this how we find out you're transitioning? Oh, please don't pick a young name. The world doesn't need a fifty-year old Jasmine.
08x04 - Weathering Heights Season 8 / Episode 4: - Weathering Heights

Alex Dunphy: Ugh. What is wrong with me? I feel so fuzzy.
Haley Dunphy: Oh, stop being so hard on yourself. It's just arm hair.
Alex Dunphy: [Haley leaves] I can't figure out this crossword puzzle. I... I think mono turned my mind to mush.
Claire Dunphy: What's the clue? Maybe I can help.
Alex Dunphy: [she laughs] Thanks, mom. Feels good to laugh.
Claire Dunphy: What is so funny? I am a well-read college graduate. I think I am capable of doing a crossword puzzle.
Alex Dunphy: Okay, professor. Six letter word, "Archimedes' exclamation".
Claire Dunphy: I don't like you right now.
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