Modern Family Recap: Series Premiere

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Last night, Modern Family made its debut on ABC, and it was one of our favorite new sitcoms of the season.  Ed O'Neill starred as Jay, the patriarch of this unique family.

Jay, who's married to Gloria, a much younger wife with a son, Manny, make up one third of this modern family.  Joining them is Jay's children, Claire and Mitchell, as well as their respective families.

Jay and Gloria at Soccer

Find out just what makes them modern families and what everyone was up to in the pilot in our series premiere recap.

Now for some of the best Modern Family quotes from the pilot.

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 | permalink
Claire: If Haley never wakes up on a beach in Florida half-naked, I've done my job | permalink
Jay [to Manny]: If you put on a puffy, white shirt and declare your love for a 16-year-old, you're gonna be swinging from a flagpole in your puffy, white underpants | permalink

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Modern Family Quotes

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Gloria: I'm taking a shower, would you like to join me?
Jay: Honey, you know there's a gun in the footlocker in the garage, if I ever say no, I want you to use it on me