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

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Ed O'NeillEd O'Neill
O'Neill was born into an Irish Catholic family in Youngstown, Ohio. His mother, Ruth Ann (née Quinlan), ...

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Jay Pritchett is the patriarch of the family and father of Claire and Mitchell, who is on the south side of middle age. He is married to Gloria and a stepfather to Manny; he is much older than Gloria and has been mistaken for her father more than once. At times there is a cultural clash between him and his wife and stepson because of their strong Colombian heritage. Most of the time, Jay manages to tolerate Manny's sensitivity and Gloria's attitude. Although he usually acts tough, he values all of his extended family members. On occasion, Jay enjoys traditionally manly hobbies such as watching football (Jay used to be a quarterback in college) and constructing model airplanes.



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04x24 - Goodnight, Gracie
Season 4, Episode 24
06x10 - Haley's 21st Birthday
Season 6, Episode 10
06x05 - Won't You Be Our Neighbor
Season 6, Episode 05
01x02 - The Bicycle Thief
Season 1, Episode 02
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Jay Pritchett Quotes

08x12 - Do You Believe in Magic? Season 8 / Episode 12: - Do You Believe in Magic?

Jay Pritchett: [Looking over his mail] Crap. Crap. Crappuchino. Charlie Craplin.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: In Colombia, when the old men start yelling at their mail. we put them on a sand bar and wait for the tide to come in.
08x12 - Do You Believe in Magic? Season 8 / Episode 12: - Do You Believe in Magic?

Manny Delgado: It's a no-go. Alexa wanted to use the hot tub tonight, but apparently she can't find her bathing suit.
Jay Pritchett: If you don't come home smelling of light beer and chlorine, do not come home at all.
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