Happy father’s day! Who better to quote today than everyone’s favourite TV dad Phil Dunphy from Modern Family?:




  1. If you show enough houses you learn all the tricks. Every realtor is just a ninja in a blazer. The average burglar breaks in and leaves clues everywhere, but not me…I’m completely clueless.”

2. “Note to Claire, if you want intense family drama, rent Spy Kids”.

3. As Clive Bixby: “I design high-end electroacoustic transducers for a living. That’s just a fancy way of saying I get things to make noise.”

4. Part of Phil’sosophy: “Watch a sunrise at least once a day”

5. “Dance until your feet hurt, sing until your lungs hurt, act until you’re William Hurt.”

6. “I think I know how to pick up a 14-year-old girl…..for you”.

7. “I am brave. Roller coasters? Love ’em. Scary movies? I’ve seen Ghostbusters,like, seven times. I regularly drive through neighborhoods that have only recently been gentrified. So yeah, I’m pretty much not afraid of anything…Except clowns. Never shared that with the fam, so…shh. Do have an image to maintain.I am not really sure where the fear comes from. My mother says it’s because when I was a kid, I found a dead clown in the woods, but who knows?”

8. “I’m gonna introduce him to the Captain… and Tenille.”

9.  Phil: “Claire, I know you’ve got your methods, but so do I. I’m sorry, but I’m not a micromanager. Trust me, I can provide Luke with the tools and guidance he needs without, uh, smothering him.

Claire : You think I smother our child?

Phil: “It’s not your fault, honey. “mother” is part of the word. You never hear of anyone being “sfathered” to death.”

10.  “What does it take to make a great salesman? It’s no big secret, you just follow the ABCs of salesmanship: Always Be Closing, Don’t Ever Forget Great Home Ideas Just Keep Lurking Mostly Nearby, Often People Question Realtors Sincerity, Take Umbrage, Violators Will…oh shoot, X, X…”

11. Um, things I want: robot dog, night vision goggles, bug vacuum, GPS watch, speakers that look like rocks… I love my wife, but she sucks at giving gifts. I’m sorry for the pay-channel language, but- oh! Yogurt maker! I can’t not think of things I want.

12. “Every woman deserves flowers….cauliflowers”




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