Like all good things come to an end, Modern Family aired its last episode on the eighth of April in the year 2020. It ran almost close to eleven years but still left a gaping hole in our hearts after new episodes stopped coming out two years back. But not to worry, we have brought you a list of 20 hilarious Modern Family memes and videos to make you laugh out loud while simultaneously feeling a twinge of yearning for the Pritchett-Delgado-Dunphy-Tucker clan.
Like Phil says, “When Life Gives You Lemonade, Make Lemons. Life Will Be All Like ‘What?!’“
Creators Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan made this American sitcom in a mockumentary format, just like they did in The Office. The eccentric yet lovable characters, the snappy wit-infused dialogues, and the ridiculous, as well as entertaining storylines, are some of the few things that kept the series at the top of the charts throughout its long run.
Besides sweeping up numerous Golden Globe awards and even more Primetime Emmy Awards, Modern Family is 34 on the list of the Top 101 most well-scripted TV series. Also, few people know that countries like Chile, Greece, and even Iran bought the rights to this series to adapt it according to their nationality.
For the Uninitiated
This series has resonated so much with the audience because of its relatable premise and varied demographic range. The easy charm of the actors and the clean comedy was always welcome.
Modern Family is a comedy series that revolves around three families that are interrelated. The cast shares a beautiful bonding and gives us some of the best behind-the-scenes and hilarious Modern Family memes.
1. Pritchett Family
The main cast includes veteran actor Ed O’Neil who plays the role of family patriarch Jay Pritchett married to his comparatively young second wife – single mother Gloria Delgado Pritchett. The beautiful and talented Spanish American actress Sofia Vergara acts as the loud and outspoken hot-headed Colombian with easy conviction.
The wife comes with a son from a previous marriage, and that is Manny Delgado (Rico Rodriguez)! Also, Jay and Gloria have a little son of their own – Joe Pritchett (Jeremy Maguire) in season 4. However, the bonding scenes between Jay and Manny throughout the series are bound to tug at your heartstrings.
2. Dunphy Family
Then, there is Jay Pritchett’s slightly bossy yet very much competent daughter Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen), married to funnyman and realtor Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), and their three kids – the popular ‘it’ girl, Haley (Sarah Hyland), super-smart nerdy yet sassy, Alex (Ariel Winter) and the lovable idiot just like his father, Luke (Nolan Gould).
Bowen and Burrell have impeccable comic timing and have been famously regarded as one of the best TV couples of all time. (Isn’t it weird how we want a friendly and cool father like Phil Dunphy AND also want to get married to someone like Phil Dunphy who keeps the romance and fun alive even after 37 years of marriage and three kids!)
3. Pritchett-Tucker Family
That leaves the brother of Claire Dunphy – the uptight environmental lawyer Mitchell Prichett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and his partner Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet), who adopts a Vietnamese baby in the pilot episode – Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). In the toddler stage, Lily has few lines, but the ones she has are full of sass!
One of the best things in Modern Family is how they have shown Cam to have effeminate tastes and characteristics and, at the same time, be a football coach who played as the quarterback in his school.
We have curated a list of some of the funniest viral and dank Modern Family memes, as well as some YouTube video clips collected for you from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
So, Without Further ado, Scroll on!
1. The Sister Trouble
Be honest. Who amongst us hasn’t had this exact feeling of “I-wish-you-did-not-exist” moment with their siblings one time or the other? This internet meme is a realistic portrayal of the annoying sibling trope that was used perfectly in Modern Family.
Continuing with the sister trope, we witness the signature sassy reply of Alex here, making it one of the best memes, but it is different now. Unlike the above situation, they are not in their preteen and teen phase.
They are adults and have grown close enough for Haley to ask Alex for her suggestion genuinely. This is exactly what happens when kids grow up. After her witty quip, Alex does help her sister and gives her insight into her problem with Andy in this episode.
3. Parenting 101
And you thought your parents had low expectations of you! That aside isn’t Phil the most supportive parent or what! However, we all know that without Claire’s iron hand, all the three Dunphy kids would have been living on the streets by now (except maybe Alex, who would have snapped out of her mind)!
4. Luke Dunphy, for y’all
This quote by his father, Phil, sums up Luke’s personality and all of his antics in the earlier seasons. He jumps on the trampoline without pants, throws a basketball at his dad’s head to make a YouTube video, and dresses up as a pet dog for his sisters and whatnot!
However, by the end of the season, Luke’s “why not” attitude gets him a functional yet out-of-the-box idea about an app that helps you with your medical details and syncs it throughout all devices and accounts.
5. The Little Old Man
Some days it is like that, right? It’s the wee hours of the morning, and life has already got you down. 🙁
One of the most relatable quotes in my life is by this middle schooler in a sitcom. Since the first season, little Manny had wisdom and mannerisms beyond his years! He might have failed to be a ladies’ man like he wanted, but he never failed to entertain the fans (except maybe in the later seasons where his character trope kind of got repetitive).
6. When Your Best Friend Gets a Kid
Elizabeth Banks played the character of Sal in Modern Family. She was the wild party girl best friend of Cam and Mitch. But after the guys settled down and became fathers to little Lily, Sal kind of felt ignored!
Throughout the series, they show Sal and Lily’s hilarious and silly rivalry, who don’t like each other much.
7. The Cast is Having Fun.
This one is available on YouTube. It has been a running trope in the series that Lily is quite unemotional and sassy, on the borderline of being rude! Aubrey Anderson-Emmons makes it work with her adorableness. The cast made this funny skit titled – ‘Lily is a monster for the Emmy Awards in 2012, where they act that just like Lily, the actress is also snarky towards everyone!
8. Bad Hair Days
When you ask for a trim and they cut off too much hair. #ModernFamily pic.twitter.com/zwOpoL9BSR
— Modern Family (@ModernFam) May 17, 2018
It doesn’t matter if you are five years old or fifty; your hairstyle and haircut are always a point of concern for us! This “My hair is my identity” is one of the funniest Modern Family memes.
There have been days when we have come from a particularly unsuccessful session in the salon or tried our hands at some of the DIY homemade hair curling tricks. Only to go out in public with a fedora or scarf for the next seven days!
9. The Clown Life
— no context Modern Family🌈 (fan) (@nocontextmofy) August 29, 2022
This is me every time I take a wrong decision and end up in a shitstorm! LOL. It’s our favorite clown Fizbo, and Cam is in the process of putting on his clown makeup.
10. When Gen X Tries to Learn the Lingo
Cool or not, Phil Dunphy is the ultimate TV dad with the most adorable relationship with his kids. And as expected, they take advantage of him sometimes! This is Luke teaching his false full forms of abbreviations. Phil, it is not Blue jeans! 😉
11. Never Google Your Symptoms
This is the type of google results you get every time you search for even a simple cough or stomachache! However, in this episode, Phil suffered because he had kidney stones, but they did not know what it was. No, it wasn’t an alien. Surprise surprise!
12. The Competitive Couple
This is one of the examples of why Phil and Claire work as a couple. They do stuff together and also maintain a fun, competitive spirit between them. This keeps the spark burning!
13. Phil is a Hannah Montana Fan!
Hannah Montana was a Disney series sitcom that aired in 2006. It had Miley Cyrus act as a famous teen pop star who led a dual life as a celeb singer and a normal school-going teenager. The show was a hit with the teen and preteen demographic.
Phil mentions her name along with crime-fighting superheroes batman and spiderman in one breath! One of the best parts about the character of Phil Dunphy is that he was so secure in his masculinity that he never shied away from his feminine interests, like being a fan of romcoms like Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, etc.
14. That Colombian Blood
Gloria Pritchett broke the mold of the younger second wife and stepmother, who was evil and broke the family. That is how we have seen most of the portrayals on screen. In Modern Family, Gloria is the one who often brings together Jay and his older kids.
She upholds the traditional values of family and is an indispensable part of the clan. But her Colombian temper is as deadly as her looks! In this scene, a group of kids had just egged their house on Halloween. In her defense, she was pregnant.
15. The Dunphy Family Dynamics
Okay, I admit this situation would be pretty non-funny for the person stuck on the stairs and having an important impending interview! But that aside, the Dunphy family has a lot of fun. Phil and Luke feed eccentric ideas off each other, topped off with an exasperated look from Claire.
16. The Double-Meaning Jokes
Modern Family does not do crass jokes. Most of the time, they stick to family-friendly plotlines and safe humor. However, sometimes we do get some jokes with double entendre. And they are funny!
17. The Modern Family in a Nutshell
This is a classic scene that encapsulates the typical flavor of this sitcom. Cam and Mitch are fighting due to a misunderstanding, and the entire family is not allowed on the ship. Gloria loses her temper at the captain when he calls Jay grandpa. Jay’s grandson Luke quips up that he does call Jay grandpa!
18. Family Feud on Kimmel
This video is available to watch on YouTube. This hilarious video is a must-watch if you are a fan of this series. The cast came on Jimmy Kimmel Live to celebrate the airing of their 100th episode in 2013. It was the Pritchetts vs. the Spouses. Do not miss this laugh riot.
19. Discussing Boy Problems with Grandma
Turns out the “He doesn’t notice me” problem is universal irrespective of age!
Jokes aside, the relationship between step-grandmother Gloria and adopted granddaughter Lily is too adorable. Gloria had always wanted a little girl and fulfilled her desire by spending time with Lily. This meme will surely make you giggle.
20. Haley is a Mood
Haley is a party girl through and through! When their parents leave, keeping the Dunphy sisters in charge of the younger kids, they drum up (what looks like) glasses of Pina Colada. Haley had mixed some alcohol (vodka?) with hers to take off the edge.
Can’t say we blame her!
This sitcom has everything ranging from drama, love, wit, and humor. Whether you come from a supportive family or (unfortunately) from an estranged one, Modern Family is like this virtual home you can always turn to for escaping reality!
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