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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Jay Pritchett (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Claire Dunphy (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Mitchell Pritchett (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Cameron Tucker (186 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Phil Dunphy (185 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Manny Delgado (184 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Luke Dunphy (183 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Haley Dunphy (181 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Alex Dunphy (178 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Lily Tucker-Pritchett (136 episodes, 2011-2017)
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Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire's dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria's father. Jay's gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big -- straight, gay, multicultural, traditional -- happy family. Written by Jwelch5742

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One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family.

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Comedy | Romance

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The first ABC series to win the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 22 years since The Wonder Years (1988). See more »

Goofs

Mitchell and Cameron adopted a child from Vietnam. This is legally impossible as Vietnam's laws forbid a child to be adopted by single parents or same sex couples. They could still adopt the child illegally but then it would be impossible to bring it back to the States. See more »

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Phil Dunphy: Gotta fix that step.
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Best show in years
20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just want to say that I love this show!! It is good family entertainment. I believe all of us can relate to someone in it or have a relative that can. For those of you who only saw the pilot (which I watched by accident and loved)please don't give up on it, it is really good comedy. I can't decide who my favorite character is, Cam, Phil...all of them, each week another one cracks me up. I rarely watch TV but this one has me hooked. I agree that the format is much like The Office, which I also think is funny, but the shots to the camera, the expressions are some of the best parts. We have all of the shows on dvr because my daughter and I usually can't wait till the next Wednesday to see it again! Again...Best show in years!


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