It took me a while, but I finally got around to watching Modern Family. It’s one of those shows that I heard nothing but great things about. It had won many awards and Kelly talked about how funny it was, which, in reality, gave me some doubt as to how funny it really was.
I thought it would be best to start with episode one, instead of starting with the current season.
For anyone who hasn’t seen the show, it’s a mockumentary style comedy that takes a satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in their own special way.
Right from the beginning, I was hooked on this show. The writing is incredible and each character is so well developed, especially Gloria Pritchett. (wink, wink). They all have their own personality that you can easily relate to.
Phil Dunphy is probably my favorite on the show. He’s the father of the “regular” family, if there’s such a thing anymore.
Anyways, he does remind me of myself in some ways. He’s tall, dark, somewhat handsome, and of course, witty and absolutely hilarious.
Ok, so I may not be any of those things, but he does THINK he’s hilarious, which is all that really matters.. And his kids think he’s a goof ball and are always rolling their eyes at him. Which is exactly what Kay-lyn does when I crack one of my lame jokes. Sorry, I mean, gut-busting, laugh out loud jokes.
There are so many funny lines and quotes from Phil Dunphy in the show. Here are some of my favorites.
“I was 11 years old. I hit ten straight fastballs in the batting cage, then my friend Jeff Sweeney took one in the groin. I yelled “ball two!” Everybody laughed. That’s when I knew I was funny.”
“You never want your kids to see you scared. You want to be that rock that they grab a hold of in a stormy sea. Actually, a rock would sink. So a floating rock.”
“I always felt bad for people with emotionally distant fathers; it turns out I’m one of them. It’s a miracle I didn’t end up a stripper.”
There are so many great lines. Granted, they might make more sense in the context of the show, but either way, the show is a must watch. Highly recommended.
And just so you’re wondering, I like the smell of new fence posts too. But, I don’t mind the smell of railway ties, unlike my co-worker. (rolls eyes)
I was talking to Kay-lyn last week, and I mentioned something I said in my column. Of course, she had no idea what I was talking about. Apparently, even my own daughter doesn’t read my column (sad face). She said, “Dad, why would I ever need to read a newspaper, that’s what the internet is for.”
Not so Fun Fact of the Week: If Apple’s iPad 3 were made by US workers, they would retail for more than $10,000.
And, finally: “Just because fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.”
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