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Phil's-osophy- 15 life lessons from Modern Family

Phil's-osophy- 15 life lessons from Modern Family

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The following 15 quotes/philosophies are said by Phil Dunphy from the show Modern Family(2009-2020). He as a present to his daughter Haley, gives her a book of advices called Phil's-osophy- a hardbound collections of all the life lessons Phil learned.

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1. Always look people in the eye, even if they are blind. Just say “I´m looking you in the eye”.

1. Always look people in the eye, even if they are blind. Just say “I´m looking you in the eye”.

Ty Burrell who plays Phil Dunphy in one of his interviews said this is his favorite among all the phil's-osophies.

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2. If you get pulled over for speeding, tell the police officer your spouse has diarrhea.

2. If you get pulled over for speeding, tell the police officer your spouse has diarrhea.

Claire's reaction is a treat to watch. What's humiliating to Claire isn't necessarily humiliating to Phil. 

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3. You only get one chance at a first impression. I suggest Julia Child because it's easy to do. 'Save the giblets.'

3. You only get one chance at a first impression. I suggest Julia Child because it's easy to do. 'Save the giblets.'

Julia Child was a famous chef, author, and television personality. She made French cuisine accessible to American audiences and had a large impact on American households and housewives. There is a hilarious SNL skit on her named "The French Chef", you can check that out.

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4. The most amazing things that can happen to a human being will happen to you if you just lower your expectations.

4. The most amazing things that can happen to a human being will happen to you if you just lower your expectations.

This one is really touching and inspiring!

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5. Dance until your feet hurt, sing until your lungs hurt, act until you´re William Hurt.

5. Dance until your feet hurt, sing until your lungs hurt, act until you´re William Hurt.

This way of life characterizes Phil Dunphy. Playing with words is something he enjoys doing. William Hurt has been in movies like Into The Wild, A History of Violence, Broadcast News, some Marvel movies and much more.

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6. Take a lesson from parakeets: if you are feeling lonely just eat in front of a mirror.

6. Take a lesson from parakeets: if you are feeling lonely just eat in front of a mirror.

This advise is funny but also depressing. Haley was making a new start and attending a school where she knew no one. She is accustomed to being the popular girl with lot of friends and boyfriends, but in college, she had to start from scratch.

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7. Never Be Afraid To Reach For The Stars, Because Even If You Fall, You'll Always Be Wearing A Parentchute™.

7. Never Be Afraid To Reach For The Stars, Because Even If You Fall, You'll Always Be Wearing A Parentchute™.

Another piece of wisdom that is humorous because of the world play .Also note that whenever Phil thinks of a new invention(crazy ones mostly) or word, he adds the ™ at the end.

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8. Marry someone who looks sexy while disappointed.

8. Marry someone who looks sexy while disappointed.

Seeing as how Claire is both beautiful and disappointed regularly, Phil adopted his own philosophy. It's funny to see Claire's reaction to this.

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9. Older black ladies make the best ice tea.

9. Older black ladies make the best ice tea.

I really didn't get the idea behind this one. May be in the show he had a thing for black ladies or it is just a fact. Feel free to comment about this quote.

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10. Success is 1% inspiration, 98%  perspiration and 2% attention to detail.

10. Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail.

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” said by Thomas Edison. Hence, the last line of this advise got me:).

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11. You can tell a lot about a person from his biography.

11. You can tell a lot about a person from his biography.

Gloria didn't look impressed after reading this Phil's advice. It is is self-explanatory, which is why it's hilarious.

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12. Watch a sunrise at least once a day.

12. Watch a sunrise at least once a day.

This is hilarious as the sun only rises once a day. Other than Alex while she is studying, none of his children ever get up early enough to see the sunrise.

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13. If you love something, set it free, unless it's a tiger.

13. If you love something, set it free, unless it's a tiger.

Inspired from the quote "If you love something, set it free"  with a funny twist as always.

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14. If you are ever into a jam, a crayon scrunched upon under your nose makes a good pretend moustache.

14. If you are ever into a jam, a crayon scrunched upon under your nose makes a good pretend moustache.

Just for fun and to pass time I think. Classic Phil Dunphy.

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15. When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like Whaaaat?

15. When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like Whaaaat?

The last one and personally my favorite one.(Comment down your favorite Phil's-oshopy). The way Phil reads it is genius and hilarious. His love for life is infectious.

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Loved the show Modern Family and this is one of my favorite part from the show. So, wanted to share it.

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