Modern Family packs a lot of emotion into each episode, and some quotes about love were truly hilarious.
ABC’s Modern Family is known for being both hilarious and heart-warming in its depiction of 21st-century families. The Dunphy, Delgado-Pritchett, and Tucker-Pritchett families are each unique in their own special ways. One of the most relatable things about these characters is their loving, yet messy family dynamic. They perfectly exemplify the feeling of having a crazy and complex family, where the ties and traditions can sometimes be difficult to explain to outsiders.
Each character has their own unique method of expressing their love for their family, often resulting in hilarious quotes.
“Claire I Think I Know The Look Of Love In Another Man’s Eyes.”
Phil Dunphy is known for being pretty oblivious in certain situations, particularly when it comes to what comes out of his mouth. He is often either accidentally offensive or gives people the wrong impression.
In one instance, he confuses a friend of Cam’s after inviting him to watch a game at his home and telling him that his family is out of town. In this quote, he is trying to express to Claire that Andy is in love with Haley, but it comes off a little confusing as well.
“Honey There’s A Gun In The Footlocker In The Garage. If I Ever Say No To That Question I Want You To Use It On Me.”
This quote is from a conversation between Gloria and Jay after Gloria asks him if he wants to shower with her. Gloria is known in Modern Family for being exceptionally beautiful, and no one knows this better than her husband. Jay is also aware that he is getting older, and he wants to make sure he never loses appreciation for his wife.
Jay and Gloria are definitely not a typical couple, and the ways they express their love for each other are just as unique as their relationship.
“That’s How You Know That Your Family Loves You – When They Feel Free To Scream At You.”
This is a sentiment almost everyone can relate to. Families definitely aren’t afraid to loudly express their feelings about each other. It’s no secret that Gloria is loud, eccentric, and passionate about her roots and her family back home in Columbia.
In this quote, she explains this to Jay after he overhears a very loud phone conversation between her and her family members. Gloria makes sure her family knows she loves them, and everyone in her house knows it too.
“Spoiler Alert, I Love You.”
Manny Delgado is wise beyond his years and ever the hopeless romantic. It seems that not an episode goes by without him writing colorful poetry or planning romantic gestures for his newest love.
In this quote, Manny skips to the end of a romantic poem he has written for his newest crush, who also happens to be his babysitter. Although this particular conquest didn’t work out, Manny’s babysitter Dahlia explains that someday he will make someone the luckiest woman in the world.
“When You Lie Down In A Dog Bed By Stella, You Know Your Loved.”
Anyone who has watched Modern Family religiously knows that Jay has a bit of an obsession with his French Bulldog, Stella. So much so that in the later seasons, he turns his creative genius to designing dog beds named after his pup.
This is a quote from Manny’s ex-girlfriend, Sherry, who ends up being the voice of Stella in the dog bed commercials. The added hilarity comes from the fact that Manny is the commercial’s director, and ends up making Sherry say the line over and over again.
“Sometimes I Don’t Know If I Love How Much I Fear Claire, Or Fear How Much I Love Her.”
Phil’s adoration of his wife is apparent throughout the series. In this quote he is remarking on Claire’s ability to move their children’s summer schedules around so that the two can get some much needed alone time.
Although Phil would probably be lost without Claire’s hard-working, perfectionist personality, it’s hard not to love his easy-going, positive attitude. The two complement each other, and Phil definitely knows it.
“I Won’t Be Able To Hear Her, She Won’t Be Able To See Me.” “We’ll Be Together Forever!”
This quote from Jay and Gloria comes after Gloria’s realization that she is getting older and needs glasses. After she sees the wrinkles on Jay’s face, he concludes that they should really just be reading glasses.
Jay, who has already come to terms with the fact that he can’t hear as well as he used to, counts his blessings in relation to Gloria’s loudness. They really are a perfect pair to grow old together.
“If You Love Something, Set It Free. Unless It’s a Tiger.”
This quote comes straight from Phil’s-osophy, a book of inspirational quotes written by Phil Dunphy himself for Haley when she goes off to college.
While his advice may be a little out there at times, Phil’s gift gives Haley some solace in her dorm room, and something for the rest of the family to think about. Other gems include, “You can tell a lot about a person from his biography” and “Watch a sunrise at least once a day.”
“In My Country There’s a Saying That Means Love Is Just Around The Corner. I Come From A Neighborhood With A Lot Of Prostitutes.”
One of the funniest running jokes in Modern Family is Gloria’s frequent mentions of her life back in Columbia. In this quote, she is trying to comfort a down on herself woman with some sage advice, though she leaves out the end part of the quote.
Gloria is very confident in herself and knows that everyone deserves to find love, even if it happens when they least expect it.
“Why Am I So Intent On Helping Andy? I Love Filmmaking, And I Love Love. I Guess You Could Say I Enjoy Making Love On Film, And Now I Don’t Have To Do It By Myself.”
This is yet another example of Phil’s obliviousness to the double meanings behind his words. Phil is good-hearted and always willing to help others in the name of love.
He even goes as far as helping Andy shoot a video for his long-distance girlfriend. Even though Phil’s statement comes out wrong, it’s hard to deny that his heart is in the right place.