The Best Modern Family Quotes


Since premiering on ABC in 2009, Modern Family has been regarded as one of the best and most quotable sitcoms on television. The show was created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd and features a hilarious cast including Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill and Sofía Vergara.

This list showcases some of the most hilarious Modern Family one-liners delivered by the Pritchett-Dunphy clan. Each of the main characters, from Phil to Manny, are represented on this list. Vote for the best Modern Family quotes and dialogue you see below, and if one of your favorites is missing, let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the list!


  • 1
    233 VOTES

    Definition of a Cool Dad

    Definition of a Cool Dad
    Video: YouTube
    Phil: "I'm cool dad, 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."
    233 votes
  • 2
    242 VOTES

    Cameron's Color

    Cameron: "There's nothing gays hate more that being treated like women. Okay? We don't want to go to your baby shower, we don't have a time of the month, and we don't love pink."
    Mitchell: "You love pink."  

    Cameron: "No, pink loves me."
    242 votes
  • 3
    224 VOTES

    Claire's Hopes for Her Daughters

    Claire's Hopes for Her Daughters
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Claire: "More than anything, I want my girls to stop fighting and be close. I want them to share clothes and do each other's hair and gossip about boys, like I used to do with Mitchell."
    224 votes
  • 4
    237 VOTES

    Alex Dunphy, Brainiac

    Alex Dunphy, Brainiac
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    Claire: "How did you get so smart?"

    Alex: "I've always assumed adoption or baby switch."
    237 votes
  • 5
    165 VOTES

    Luke on Knowing When to Move Out

    Luke: "I've been thinking of moving out for some time now. There's a line of ants going to a trick-or-treat bag in my closet, and I don't want to still be here when they get sick of candy."
    165 votes
  • 6
    155 VOTES

    Jay on Modern Technology

    Jay: "The minute they got rid of rotary phones, everything went to hell."
    155 votes