There are so many reasons to love Phil Dunphy from Modern Family, and Ty Burrell plays the role so well. He’s without a doubt one of our favorite dads on television right now. The best thing about Phil Dunphy is the way that he expresses himself. He is constantly dishing out jokes, making puns and offering up hilarious friendly advice to his kids. His playful attitude and harmless personality makes him seem like a little kid trapped in an adult’s body. You just can’t help but love this guy. So we’ve compiled a list of 10 things to love about Phil along with his best quotes. Enjoy!
10. He’s Proud to be a Cheerleader
“Cheerleading in my college was cool. The football players were so jealous they wouldn’t even let me and my buddies, Trevor, Scotty and Ling go to their parties.” (“Fifteen Percent,” Season 1, Episode 13)
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