Modern Family has been around since 2009, and it has received a couple of hundred award nominations as well as 93 wins. Despite it’s relatively short run so far, the show has immense popularity, with quizzes even made about it like, “Which Modern Family Character Are You?” That’s saying a lot about a TV show just breaching its 6th season.
I think that Modern Family is a must-watch for people who like sitcoms and who have ever encountered any sort of family issues (and who hasn’t?) That being said, if you haven’t watched the series, you should watch past seasons for free on televisionfanatic.com so that you can start from the beginning and appreciate everything that’s so memorable and enjoyable about it.
Not convinced? Take a peek at these top 5 Modern Family characters that will entice you to give this TV show a go.
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
The head of the Dunphy family, he tries to be the cool dad. He puts a lot of effort – way too much, actually – into being “in” with his kids, to the point where it becomes just plain ridiculous. Still, he is the glue that holds his family together while making us laugh all the time.
Sophia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
How can one not love this gorgeous and talented actress, regularly nominated as the most beautiful woman in Hollywood? As the feisty and happy-go-lucky Colombian wife of Jay, her role in Modern Family is so loveable. She and Jay have two sons, Joe and Manny. Gloria speaks her mind no matter what, loves her family dearly, and refuses to accept criticism about being married to an older man.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
The son of Gloria’s husband, Jay, Mitchell is gay, and Cam his partner. What makes Mitchell one of the best Modern Family characters is that he is side-splittingly erratic. He tries to be calm and collected, but when pushed far enough, he becomes comically high strung and agitated. The dynamics of his relationship with Cam make things even more entertaining. Mitchell’s own modern family expands when he and Cam adopt a baby girl from Vietnam — Lily’s inauguration to the family is an episode that you absolutely must watch.
The adopted daughter of Mitchell and Cam, Lily’s role has been played by different actresses due to her age development from a baby to a little girl. Obviously, in the beginning she was not really actively part of the show, but as a toddler, she had her fair share of mishaps and unexpected smart-mouth comments, which make viewers laugh, go “aww,” or just shake their heads.
Adam Devine as Andy “The Manny”
The other characters mentioned so far have been in the show from the start — Andy, however, came much later — despite that fact, his character has quickly become one of the most popular and hilarious on the show. Perhaps it’s because, as Phil said himself, Andy reminds the characters of what Phil was like when he was younger. Andy has superb comedic timing that fits in perfectly with the show; and then there’s his “relationship” with Haley, Phil’s daughter.
There you have it: 5 of the best Modern Family characters. Catch up on the past seasons of Modern Family for free with Television Fanatic. Do you agree with our choice, or do you think we’ve missed someone or left others out? If you were to choose only 5, which ones would you include in your list?