There are plenty of daddies on Tv right now, but very few of them represent real fathers as well or have the same gorgeous combination of gaiety and sweetness as Phil Dunphy from Modern Family.

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The show has a large ensemble cast, but it’s arguably Phil who’s most people’s favorite courage. Ty Burrell’s winsome action steals this unique turn on the mockumentary format from the rest of the give- and that’s some casting to plagiarize a substantiate from: Julie Bowen, Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet. So numerous talented actors. Anyway, for love of Modern Family, here are the 10 Best Phil Dunphy Quotes.

10 On Popularity

“Cheerleading in my college was cool. The football players were so wary they wouldn’t even let me and my chums- Trevor, Scotty, and Ling- go to their parties.”

Here, the joke is on Phil. But on another document, it’s important in today’s civilization that the producers of Modern Family have advocated a male character with so little masculine attributes. Phil is a successful working man who provides for his family and chooses things around the house, but he’s too an ex-cheerleader who loves High School Musical and can’t play boasts. He’s also a “husbands ” and parent of three, collecting two daughters and a son without countless traditional masculine traits.

9 On Turn-Ons

“I’ll admit it- I’m turned on by powerful gals. Michelle Obama, Oprah, Condolezza Rice, Serena Williams…Wait a minute.”

Ty Burrell’s delivery of this pipeline is perfect, peculiarly the last part. He realizes what really turns him on at the same term we do and he plays it with “the worlds largest” improbably accurate facial expression. The timing is to work, more, as he delays for simply long enough for Phil to settle the cases together and figure out what else those four maidens have in common. It’s skillful play, and it’s likewise a well-written minute- one of the show’s funniest ever.

8 On Tricking Life

“When life gives you lemonade, start lemons. Life will be all,’ Whaaat? ’”

There’s no reference on TV right now who dishes out quite as much life opinion as Phil Dunphy- or, as he calls it, Phil’s-osophy.

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From “The most amazing things that can happen to a human being will happen to you if you merely lower your possibilities, ” to “Watch a sunup at least once a day, ” that leather-bound notebook of Phil’s life exercises has truly be published, so it can be unleashed upon the nations of the world. But it’s this simple turn on the lemonade analogy, in which Phil intimates tricking life into giving you what the hell are you lust, that stands out the most.

7 On Emotionally Distant Fathers

“I ever felt bad for beings with emotionally distant papas; it is about to change I’m one of them. It’s a miracle I didn’t end up a stripper.”

He pointed up has become a cheerleader, so he wasn’t far off. Phil’s relationship with “his fathers”, played by the great Fred Willard, was always used to excellent comedic- and spectacular- aftermath over the years, which is what drew it so sad when his mother passed away. Not only was a beloved character’s baby dying- a beloved character’s partner was dying, too. Doubled affliction!

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The great thing about Phil realizing this is that it extends his relationship with his dad and likewise shows that he’s worried about those kinds of things. Phil’s a fabulous precedent of an emotionally involved dad.

6 On Romantic Cinema

“I love filmmaking and I cherish cherish. I guess you could say I experience making love on cinema and I adore doing it by myself.”

Like most of Phil’s arguments, this one couldn’t perhaps ought to have worded in a more cumbersome or humiliating way. All he’s trying to say is that he experiences watching romantic movies. He does cry every time he watches Dirty Dancing, so that’s not a surprise. But he insinuates a number of other things- an astounding number of things for really one sentence- in his attempt to explain exactly what draws him to cinema’s most romantic works.

5 On Fearlessness

“I am brave. Roller coasters? Love’ em. Scary movies? I’ve pictured Ghostbusters, like, seven ages. I regularly drive through vicinities that have only recently been gentrified. So, yeah, I’m pretty much not afraid of anything.”

Jay likes to jokingly question Phil’s manhood, and in a hopeless attempt to gain his father-in-law’s acceptance, Phil invariably tries to prove otherwise. At least he’s always self-confident in himself, and he never falters in that respect.

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Even after Jay intentionally hovers a mannequin airliner into Phil’s face, Phil doesn’t throw overboard trying to impress him, because he craves the two to get along. It’s sweet, really.

4 On Technology

“The iPad comes out on my actual birthday. It’s like Steve Jobs and God got together to say,’ We love you, Phil.’”

Like most dads, Phil is haunted with engineering and he always wants to get the latest gizmoes on the day of exhaust. For Phil, on one particular year, the stars aligned. The iPad- which, back then, was the most wonderful brand-new item from Apple, promising to combine the easy of a touchscreen iDevice with the complex computing power and large screen of a laptop- was being exhausted on his birthday! Phil’s a male of simple-minded desires, and this met his year.

3 On The Keys Of Success

“Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration, and 2% attention to detail.”

Phil’s formula for success is an merger of so many other formulae for success that it doesn’t even mathematically add together. Unless one of his other points, which isn’t explicitly stated but is sort of implied, is that you are able to ever present 101%, in which suit it’s a unique and original mantra for shooting for the stars.

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The only classic component he left out that most people throw in there is “showing up.” Woody Allen said 80% of success is presenting up. But then, Phil Dunphy is better guy to follow in the footsteps of than Woody Allen.

2 On The ABCs Of Real Estate

“Always Be Closing. Don’t Ever Forget, Great Home Ideas Just Keep Lurking, Mostly Nearby. Often People Question Realtors Sincerity. Take Umbrage, Violators Will- ah, I always forget X.”

The phrase “Always Be Closing” is an old-fashioned proverb in the sales play. But Phil Dunphy, being the real estate wiz that he is, has made that one stair farther and finished the alphabet with it- roughly. He stumbles on the “X, ” but that’s only 3 symbols away from completing the whole alphabet. He still managed to remember 23 of the words that he lives their own lives by, which is impressive enough.

1 On Being A Cool Dad

“I’m the cool daddy, that’s my thang. I’m hip, I surf the web, I text. LOL: laugh out loud. OMG: oh my God. WTF: why the face.”

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This was one of the character’s first ever boundaries in the pilot occurrence. It’s the excellent course to acquaint the character. He thinks he’s cool without actually being cool- although his center is always in the best place. He’s terribly adorable and demands respect in the eyes of his kids, and makes it pretty much only by trying. And he is so adorably innocent that he can’t figure out what an “F” stands for in text slang.

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