Modern Family

For the past few days I’ve been re-watching episodes of Modern Family.

Modern Family

If you’ve never heard of this show, the tagline might help you understand what it’s about: One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family. See that old guy on the left? His name is Jay and he’s the dad of Claire (blonde in the middle) and Mitchell (redhead on the right).

Family #1

Jay Pritchett divorced his first wife (the mother of Claire and Mitchell) and married a woman much younger than him, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. He’s not the biological father of Gloria’s son, Manny Delgado, but he treats him like one. Jay trying to get through the whole age gap problem is just so funny plus there’s the whole cultural difference because Gloria and Manny grew up in Columbia. Gloria has a hilarious accent and I love it when she says yes because she ends up saying jes. Manny is a sensitive hopeless romantic and he’s got a little crush on Hayley (Claire’s daughter), he says they’re not related by blood so it’s okay. Haha!

Family #2

The “traditional” family. Claire is married to Phil Dunphy and they have three kids: popular teenager Hayley, tween nerd Alex, and the not-so-smart (I’m being nice here) but very adorable Luke. I think Phil might be my favorite character. He reminds me so much of pop and Claire also reminds me of mom. Actually this whole semi-dysfunctional family reminds me of my own, so it’s my favorite family out of the three haha!

Family #3

Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker have been a couple for five years and they adopt a Vietnamese baby named Lily at the start of the season. The two are complete opposites, Mitchell is a lawyer and is what my gay friends would call “top” while Cameron is “bottom” being all flamboyant and overly friendly to everyone. This family is hilarious, they argue all the time but it shows how much they love each other. I bet it must be hard for a gay couple to be first time parents! Cameron is super duper gay which is funny because in real life, he’s the straight one (Mitchell is gay in real life)!

I remember the first time I watched Modern Family when it first came out in 2009 and I instantly fell in love with it. The whole mockumentary works, it’s already one of my favorite TV series.

I’m so into it that I screencapped this scene from my laptop hahaha!

"Hey, honey, there's a Hugh Grant..."

"I'm in"

"Okay, well, Alex has a cello lesson at eleven..."

"...and Junior Congress at noon"

"Doesn't she also have no boys at forever?"

I could screencap so many other scenes from different episodes of the series but that would take me forever because every little thing is funny.

I also want to give a special mention to Hayley’s idiot boyfriend, Dylan.

He's not going to college because his band is "going on tour"

I can’t wait for the premiere of the second season scheduled to air on September 22, 2010. To those who haven’t seen season one, you’ve got time to catch up!

What do you think of Modern Family?

About Saab Magalona

I like plastic balloons, polly pockets, cheap cake and spooky couches.
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21 Responses to Modern Family

  1. Z says:

    I love Phil too! Esp in that ep where Claire thought twas Luke who was lookin at porn in the computer. :))

    And of course, I love the song Dylan made for Hayley :))

  2. khaela says:

    I love how this show makes me laugh all through out but at the end, makes me “awwwww” and even teary-eyed… or am I just too emotional hehe. This show makes you appreciate your family even more. My favorites charactercs are Phil and Cameron 🙂

  3. Carina says:

    Ugh! I’ve been telling people to watch this and they do not listen to me because “it’s not as funny as Community” daw. OH HALE NO. Karen hates Luke but he is my favorite. HAHA.

    You should look for the video of Dylan’s band’s song. It is hilarityyyy

  4. Kim says:

    I love it. The episode where Hayley baked bad cupcakes and Phil was saying goodbye and I love you to Claire, hahah, that was great. Also, the impromptu wedding that Phil and Claire never had. I also love Jay, he’s a cool father figure.

    Like you I screencapped MF but just to see Hayley’s bed on pause. I love her comforter and her colourful pillows. Want!

  5. Carla says:

    I love Mitch and Cameron ♥ i’ve been hooked to Modern Family since Day 1! can’t wait for the 2nd season too! 🙂

  6. FanGirl much? I wasnt even gonna watch this shiz at all, but if you say its good, i think i might. But if it isnt, boy your on a big trouble… i keed.. lol.

  7. Chex says:

    I ❤ MF! I saw it first in the US and i got so hooked, i have the whole season 1 in my ipad! I looove Gloria and her super funny accent. And Manny too, such a smartypants.:)) haha

  8. Sasha says:

    Love Modern Family! Squee. I love how gruff-love Jay is over Manny, and I have the biggest crush on Sofia Vergara (who happens to have a son our age, my gah).

    I was telling P. the other day na after I watched two random episodes, emotionally invested na ako dun sa characters, haha. BASTA, haha, ang hirap i-explain, ahahaha.

  9. Sounds like a really cool show. I love how they are starting to experiment with themes.

  10. Mica says:

    Where can we watch this? is this a series? 🙂

  11. Jenn says:

    My boyfriend and I love this show. It is not an exaggeration to say that we’ve watched season 1 four times. Phil’s our favorite character too! I was sold the moment he sang and danced High School Musical “We’re all in this together”.

    I’ve just recently seen Lost and saw that Claire Dunphy was Lost’s Jack’s ex-wife, Sara. Now I pretty much want a cameo from Matthew Fox in Modern Family. That would be awesome and this time, Phil will be the one jealous.

  12. Mayee says:

    Is it really that good? I’ve been putting off watching this since forever, maybe now that the first season is done I’m gonna catch up before the second one starts to air. 🙂

  13. tsiki says:

    MF is waaay HIGHlarious! can’t wait for season 2 🙂 i love every single character, although Phil & Cameron are dearest to me..whenever i feel down, i watch any episode and i’m all cheered up!

  14. antwanet says:

    I love Cameron! He’s like Costco, big, cheap, and everybody loves him..=D

  15. Miki says:

    Modern Family is the shiznit! Phil’s my favourite character, I love how goofy he is and how he tries so hard to be a “cool dad”. Hilarious and so loveable!

  16. Rae says:

    Where do you download the episodes for Modern Family? Everyone keeps talking about it, and now I wanna start watching it. 🙂

  17. Akyhl says:

    I super baduper LOOOOOOVE Modern Family. I agree with you, one episode down and you’ll be hooked already. The scenes, characters and the concept itself is very witty and genius in a comedic way. I super crush Sofia Vergara. She’s like an older Megan Fox plus the race and accent, haha! Oh and btw, I love your blog and your tumblr. Keep on keeping on Saab! :))

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