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Laugh out loud: Some lesser known facts about Modern Family

In the last part of our 5-part special series on most popular American TV shows, we laugh together about how warm and funny Modern Family is.

tv Updated: Jun 25, 2016 17:43 IST
Abhinav Verma
Modern Family is a show for all seasons.
Modern Family is a show for all seasons.

If there is one thing on TV, apart from cricket and football, which brings the entire family together, it is “Modern Family.” When the show comes on TV, it’s not surprising to see everyone in the family sitting together, munching on popcorn and quietly giggling.

The show aired in 2009 and ever since then, it’s been one of the most watched and adored shows in the world. The premise of the show is the lives of three modern, different yet inter-related families and their adventures in bringing up their children. With its unique mockumentary style, where the characters talk into the camera, combined with a warm and witty sense of humour, makes this show appealing to viewers of all age groups. Its family centric storyline with adorable laugh out loud moments makes it a must-watch.

The show has such a strong connection with its viewers, that it has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in its first five seasons.

Did you know

Eric Allen Stonestreet is famous for playing the role of the gay character Cameron Tucker on Modern Family.

Actor Eric Allen Stonestreet who plays the role of a homsexual man on the show, is actually not gay in real life.

Ed O’ Neill plays the role of Jay Pritchett on Modern Family.

Actor Ed O’ Neill who plays the role of Jay Pritchett has two daughters with the names Claire and Sophia. In the show, he has a daughter who is also named Claire (played by actor Julie Bowen) and his wife Gloria is played by actor Sofia Vergara.

Julie Bowen also used to star in the hit legal show Boston Legal.

Actor Julie Bowen who plays the role of Claire Dunphy was eight and half months pregnant during the shooting of the pilot episode. She hid her pregnancy during the shoot by hiding behind laundry baskets.

Can you imagine Britney Spears being a part of Modern Family? (AFP)

Singer Britney Spears was offered a role in season 3 of the show. Unfortunately by the time she responded, the shooting of season 3 had already begun.

Yes! Nolan Gould is actually a prodigy in real life.

Actor Nolan Gould who plays the role of Luke Dunphy is a genius in real life. He has an IQ of 150 and graduated from his high school at an age of 13. He also plays the banjo.

While filming a fake labour scene, Julie Bowen who was actually pregnant at that time went into labour.

Did you know that while filming a fake labour scene on the sets of TV show, a pregnant Julie Bowen actually went into labour?

The award winning cast of Modern Family.

The entire cast of Modern Family have a pact to submit themselves to awards as supporting actors or actress, so that no one in the cast consider themselves to be more important.

Can you imagine how the show would have turned out if the Dutch teenage exchange student plot was not cancelled?

During the original pitch of the show, a Dutch teenage exchange student was going to come and stay with Jay. The name of the Dutch character was Geert Floorjte and the idea was that he was going to develop a crush on Julie Bowen while staying with them.

The “newspaper” which is used on every TV show.

Ed O’ Neill’s character Jay has been reading the same old prop newspaper on the show that one of his previous characters Al Bundy read on the show “Married with Children”.

Sofia Vergara is a fan of the cult movie Scarface. (Getty Images)

Actor Sofia Vergara’s son’s name is inspired from the character of Manny Ribera from the cult movie Scarface.