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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Phil Dunphy Modern Family
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Phil Dunphy

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Phil Dunphy is Claire's husband of 16 years who sees himself as the "cool dad." He dotes on his wife Claire and constantly tries to find ways to bond with his three kids. He is seen as very competitive, one example being his nature of always beating his son at basketball. He has a very juvenile attitude, and is referred to by Claire as the "kid [she's] married to." He uses a parenting method that he calls "peerenting", which is a combination of talking like a peer but acting like a parent. He is a real estate agent who is very confident in his work, once saying "I could sell a fur coat to an Eskimo." Phil has a severe case of Coulrophobia, which is first revealed when despite his objection, Cameron comes to Luke's party dressed as a clown. He at times shows a sort of crush-like affection for Gloria, however he says "[He] would never stray from Claire." In college he was a cheerleader and his birthday is April 3.



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08x21 - Alone Time
Season 8, Episode 21
02x02 - The Kiss
Season 2, Episode 02
05x20 - Australia
Season 5, Episode 20
03x09 - Punkin Chunkin
Season 3, Episode 09
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