He´s definitely a big reason on Modern Family Success…
Who is Phil Dunphy: Character Profile
Played by Ty Burrell, Phil Dunphy is Claire’s husband of 16 years who sees himself as the “cool dad.” He dotes on his wife Claire and constantly tries to find ways to bond with his three kids. He is seen as very competitive, one example being his nature of always beating his son at basketball. He has a very juvenile attitude, and is referred to by Claire as the “kid [she’s] married to.” He uses a parenting method that he calls “peerenting”, which is a combination of talking like a peer but acting like a parent. He is a real estate agent who is very confident in his work, once saying “I could sell a fur coat to an Eskimo.” Phil has a severe case of Coulrophobia, which is first revealed when despite his objection, Cameron comes to Luke’s party dressed as a clown. He at times shows a sort of crush-like affection for Gloria, however he says “[He] would never stray from Claire.” In college he was a cheerleader and his birthday is April 3.
and here… the things that make him so funny… and Awesome!
Best Quotes from Phil Dunphy in Modern Family – Ty Burrell´s Character
Phil Dunphy Quote: Where are you going?
Claire Dunphy: I’m going to pick up Luke from his sleepover. We need to talk to him about this now.
Phil Dunphy: Claire, this is a very delicate situation. If we don’t handle it right, Luke might end up having an unhealthy attitude about sex. Or agribusiness.
Claire Dunphy: Okay, I checked the rest of the computers in the house – I didn’t find any more porn.
Phil Dunphy Quote: That was hardly porn – it was a topless woman on a tractor. You know what they call that in Europe? A cereal commercial.
Phil Dunphy Quote: You’re probably just feeling a little tense from all of this. I know I am. You know what might help the situation?
[pokes her arm playfully]
Claire Dunphy: Really?… Right now?
Phil Dunphy: [Face goes from humorous to serious] I meant going out for a few pizzas. Where’s your mind?
[Starts to leave the room]
Phil Dunphy: I guess I live in a house full of sex maniacs.
Phil Dunphy Quote: I just want to say I’m sorry. I never meant to blame you for that whole picture thing. Your mom sort of thought it was yours and I should have stopped it, but I didn’t.
Luke Dunphy: So what was the picture of?
Phil Dunphy: Well, it was a woman on a tractor, and she had her shirt off.
Luke Dunphy: Was it hot?
Phil Dunphy: Okay, we’re being honest here. Umm… this particular woman – well, my tastes do run to the curvy, and the cowboy had did not hurt one bit. Couple that with the cut-off jeans – and you were asking about the weather, weren’t you?
Phil Dunphy Quote: What’cha got there?
Claire Dunphy: These are supplies for the crafts table. I finally figured out what we’re gonna be making.
Phil Dunphy: Kids bored?
Phil Dunphy Quote: No, no, no-no-no. I want the most dangerous reptile you’ve got.
Jungle Tanya: I have an iguana that – uh – eats crickets.
Phil Dunphy: That’d be scary if it was a birthday party for crickets. Seriously, Jungle Tanya, I need you to step it up a notch. Is there anything that scares the coocoo out of you?
Jungle Tanya: Uh, not really. I do have a bearded dragon.
Phil Dunphy: Ooh! Does it…
Jungle Tanya: -no, it does not breath fire.
Phil Dunphy: Well, then we’re back to square one, aren’t we?
Cameron Tucker: Hey Phil, are you getting a clown for today?
Phil Dunphy Quote: Ohhh – no. Luke’s not much of a clown fan.
Cameron Tucker: Really?
Phil Dunphy: Yeah, he never liked ’em.
Cameron Tucker: Has he ever seen a good one?
Phil Dunphy: Has anyone?
Phil Dunphy Quote: Usually, I’m a rule follower, but when someone tells me that I can’t bring my own snacks into their stadium, that’s when I get a little…
[points at jacket]
Phil Dunphy: … nuts. It’s a free country, right? Let’s just say it…
Phil Dunphy: … Ruffles me when some…
Phil Dunphy: … Goobers tell me I have to spend half my…
Phil Dunphy: … Pay Day on their…
Phil Dunphy: … hot dogs.
Phil Dunphy Quote: What people do in the privacy of their sports stadium should be their own business!
Phil Dunphy Quote: If you show enough houses, you learn all the tricks. Every realtor is just a ninja with a blazer. The average burglar breaks in and leaves clues all over the place, but not me. I’m completely clueless.
Cameron Tucker: Nobody wants a crying baby on the plane. It’s very stressful.
Phil Dunphy Quote: I sat next to a baby on a plane from New York. Wouldn’t stop crying the whole flight.
Cameron Tucker: Hey, I was on that flight, and there was no… Oh, I see. You were making fun of me. Very funny.
Phil Dunphy: We had tickets to Billy Elliot.
Cameron Tucker: He just wanted to dance. It’s my life story.
Phil Dunphy: Five hours of this.
Cameron Tucker: [Irish accent] Ah jes’ wanna dance ballet!
Phil Dunphy Quote: Not only that, the iPad comes out on my actual birthday. It’s like God and Steve Jobs got together and said “We love you, Phil.”
Phil Dunphy Quote: In nature, fathers are known to eat their young. Is it because they’re delicious? No. It’s because they want to give their female… bear, giraffe, what have you… the honeymoon they never had. Just to be clear: I don’t condone eating your kids, although I sure as heck know why giraffes do it.
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