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Modern Family’s 10 Best Recurring Jokes

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Season 4 of the best family comedy on TV right now wrapped up last week on ABC, and while most people’s attention is currently focused on the running jokes of another family show, Arrested Development, we’d thought we’d choose some of our favourites from Modern Family.

GOTTA FIX THAT STEP!

Every time Phil runs up or down the stairs, he trips and yells out “Gotta fix that step!” It’s been going on since Season 1, and still is. Will he ever fix it? Probably not!

CAM’S FARM STORIES

Cam just can’t stop talking about his childhood, growing up on a farm in Missouri. Did we spell that right? Mitch likes to mock this fact.

GIL THORP

Phil’s No.1 realtor rival, he and Thorp have been ‘at war’ for many years. We saw the man for the first time in late Season 4, as he charmed Claire into applying to work for him.

PHYLAN

Phil’s fondness for Haley’s boyfriend Dylan has been a majorly hilarious part of the programme. It came to a head (sort of) in the S2 episode Mother Tucker.

LUKE & MANNY’S ANTICS

First they stole a car to impress girls, then they say in rocking chairs talking like old men. We love these guys!

THE DUNPHY KIDS HAVING PANIC ATTACKS

When Phil and Claire try to tell their kids anything, the kids always jump to extreme conclusions very fast. For example, Claire had a minor issue with her heart. Phil starts to tell the kids, but is interrupted: Alex: Mom has a problem with her heart? Haley: Mom’s had a heart attack? Luke: Mom’s died of a heart attack? LOL!

SHAME!

Mitchell doesn’t get the chance to do cool lawyer stuff very often, and on the two occasions he has (Manny’s poetry being plagarised, and having to defend Gloria and others in a Florida courtroom), he has finished by shouting ‘SHAME’, pointing at the American flag!

 

JAY & PEPPER

Jay went to dinner with Mitch and Cam. Pepper loved Jay. Jay, drunkenly, said he loved Pepper. Then they were BFFs. In other Pepper-news, his son being a Navy Seal wasn’t unfunny either!

MANNY’S MATURITY

Manny’s main hobby is poetry-writing, but he also drinks tea, falls in love with older women (mostly those his own age, however) and is annoyed by his being given a gun as a present.

Have any others you’d like to share? Comment below and we’ll read them!

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