Modern Family’s 8 Best Father-Son Moments Between Phil And Luke
Modern Family is one of the best sitcoms on television right now. The show takes on the hilarious concept of a very blended family navigating their way through their relationships with one another, whether it be between sisters, brothers, sister-in-laws, or learning how best to parent their children — especially the father-son duos! We love to see our favorite character Phil interact with his son Luke. Most of the time Phil is more of a friend to Luke than a parent. It’s such a great relationship. The two of them have more in common than just a family name — their personalities on the show feed off one another so well it sets the stage for a lot of laughs. We definitely see where Luke gets a lot of his quirky ways and it’s adorable how Phil cheers him on. Here are 8 of the best father-son moments between Phil and Luke:
8. Season 3, Episode 3, “Phil on Wire”
Luke is sent home from school because he’s sick. After a heart to heart with his dad, Luke confesses that he got sick because he ate so much candy. Phil decides Luke has learned his lesson and he doesn’t need to punish him. Instead, the two take on the task of attempting to walk across a tightrope. Phil is unable to get across the wire that is six feet off the ground without falling, so Luke offers his advice. He thinks Phil keeps falling because the wire is too low and he knows he can fall from that height. Phil is so gullible he listens to his son’s advice and decides to raise the stakes. When Claire gets home she doesn’t find Luke being punished, but rather him filming his father as he walks across an extremely high tightrope. In this episode, some roles are reversed as Luke helps his father conquer his dream, and as Claire would say, Phil “walked the walk” in terms of his unique parenting skills. He taught his son the lesson that if you work hard enough at something, you can accomplish anything. He’s also incredibly happy because he now has “two ways to get across his yard.”
7. Season 4, Episode 4, “The Butler’s Escape”
Phil doesn’t want to accept the fact that “The Great Lukini” has lost interest in magic. He’s upset he’s about to lose a common interest with his son and afraid that it means he’s slipping away from him as he gets older. Phil eventually tells Luke that he can decide to do whatever he wants and that his father will support him no matter what, but before he gives magic up entirely, he must accomplish the infamous trick, ‘the butler’s escape.’ This way Phil will know it’s not because Luke isn’t good at magic, but rather he truly doesn’t enjoy it. It turns out Luke is actually very good at doing magic tricks, and to Phil’s dismay, he’s better than him! He eventually finds out that Luke doesn’t want to partake in the hobby anymore because he gets bullied at school for practicing his dark arts.