10 Things You Didn’t Know About Modern Family

  
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ABC’s Modern Family has been a huge hit. Following a mockumentary style, the show follows a gay couple, Mitchell and Cameron and their daughter Lily; a straight couple, Phil and Claire and their three kids Haley, Alex, and Luke; and a multicultural couple, Jay and Gloria, her son Manny from a previous relationship and their son Joe. During its nine season run, the show has been lauded by critics. During its first five years, it won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and it also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four times, twice for Eric Stonestreet and twice for Ty Burrell, as well as the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which Bowen won twice. So far, it’s won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations, which is pretty darn good! Since the show is such a hit, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the acclaimed series:

10. Whoops!

In Modern Family, Mitchell and Cam went to Vietnam to adopt Lily.  However, Vietnam’s laws prohibit adoptions by same sex couples or single parents.  Someone on the show did not do their research!

Bob D'Amico / © ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Bob D’Amico / © ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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9. It takes a smart person to play a dumb one.

While Nolan Gould’s character Luke Dunphy plays a dunce on Modern Family, he is actually quite the smarty pants in real life. When he was thirteen, he told Ellen DeGeneres that his IQ was 150 and he was also a Mensa member.  Even though his co-star Ariel Winters (Alex) is 10 months older than him, he is two grades ahead of her.

Photo by REX

Photo by REX

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