Modern Family is basically a fake 'docu-drama' based on three related families. Mitchell and Cam a gay couple making arrangements to adopt a child from Vietnam. Mitchell's sister Claire, her husband Phil and their three crazy children Haley, Alex and Luke and finally Mitchell and Claire's father Jay, his second (younger) wife Gloria and her son Manny. They are not your average families and there everyday lives end in hilarious consequences.
Phil is by far the funniest character (any Friends fans out there, I get a bit of a Ross vibe from him) but his Dad jokes have me in stitches and when he talks to the camera, I laugh until I cry. Phil may be my favourite but I love all the characters and they just get better and better as the seasons go on. Generally, its all comedy and laughs but every now and then it has a sentimental moment that makes me feel all fuzzy, usually to do with Claire and/or Mitchell expecting to be disappointed by their Dad and him stepping up. Gloria's language barrier is a great source of comedy and she is not at all irritating (which is what I got from the odd episodes I caught on TV).
I'm not going to say anymore because you have to see this for yourself to love it but to give you a teaser - some of Phil Dunphy's best Dad jokes:
Just before answering the phone:
“Quick, what’s my favourite hospital food? Jellooo”
“Quick, what does love start with? L-O.”
"If you love something set it free....... unless its a tiger"
"You only get one chance at a first impression. I suggest Julia Child, because it's easy to do 'Save the giblets!'"