First off, if you don’t watch Modern Family you are really, really missing out. You’re missing out because you’re missing out on one of the best shows on TV, but the biggest reason you’re missing out is because you’re missing out on one of the funniest characters I’ve seen on TV in a really long time: Phil Dunphy, the goofy, awkward, ghetto, hilarious father of the really hot daughter from the Olive Garden commercial and husband of the hot wife from Happy Gilmore. He’s played to an absolute “t” by Ty Burrell, and just saying that really doesn’t do how good he is any justice. You just have to watch it.
While not exactly an example of Mr. Burrell’s acting range, the following video is one of the funnier things I’ve seen in a long, long time, as this Funny or Die video features Burrell as the hired “Rant Writer” for public sports figures (actual quote from video: “‘They are who we thought they are’ came to me in a dream.”). It has many a curse word, but if you have time to watch it, Modern Family fan or not, it is well worth it; you’re welcome and enjoy: