WMG / Modern Family

Cam has actually a big sister and two step brothers.

  • Celia Weston was Anthony Michael Hall's mother in Psych and her character in Frasier had a son. Cameron in Mother Tucker says that his mother raised four kids, but neither precises the genders, nor their age. So maybe he has two step brothers from his mother's side.

The Dunphys are the mirrored version of the Hecks.
Think about this. Both families have three kids, but in the Dunphys, there is one boy and in the Hecks, one girl. Also,
  • Phil is shown to be very supportive towards his family while Mike is always irritated by his.
  • Frankie is often the reason voice , like Claire, but Frankie rarely showns her organized side, unlike Claire.
  • While Claire rarely sees her mother, she often sees her dad, and it's implied that Jay considers her as her favorite, unlike Frankie who is always treated like the inferior kid, in comparison to her sister Janet.
  • Both Phil and Mike's moms died but Phil has a strong relationship with his dad, unlike Mike.
  • Axl and Haley have both the first kid statut and they're both lazy and superficial kids.
  • Sue and Luke are both the only outnumbered siblings, unlucky but optimistic, though Luke's side changes beginning with season 7.
  • Alex and Brick are both the only intellectual kids members on their family.
  • Alex and Axl have almost the same name. Sue and Luke both have a name which features below five letters, and Haley and Brick both have a name which feature five letters.
  • Frankie has a sister, Claire has a brother.
  • The Dunphys have a social upper level job as Phil is Mr Real State, Claire owns a CEO, while the Hecks sometimes struggle with money and Frankie lost her job as a carsales woman and became a dentist, while Mike works in a career and sometimes sells diapers. He also was a cupcake deliverer during season 6.
  • While Phil wans to be loved by everybody, even by Haley's boyfriend, Mike wants to be alone and does not seem to have much friends or to be much friendly towards Sue's boyfriend.

Jay is Manny's biological father.
Manny looks exactly how you'd expect the son of Jay and Gloria to look, even if he's supposed to be adopted. So he isn't. Gloria met Jay 11 years ago when he looked much more attractive. They had a relationship, Manny was born, and when Gloria broke up with Javier she went back to Jay.
  • The only flaw in your reasoning is that 11 years ago, Jay would have looked like Al Bundy.
  • I don't think Jay would look as bad as Al Bundy. Al Bundy at Jay's age probably looks a lot worse than Jay does.
  • When Cameron morphs a picture of Gloria with Mitchell, the result looks a lot like Manny.
    • Cam morphed the picture with himself and Gloria. So Manny is Cam's kid?...
Jay is a mob boss.
We don't know what he does, only that he's rich, so...
  • Cleared up a little in a season two episode where we get to see some of what he does. It's still mostly ambiguous though.
  • Jossed in the Season 3 episode "Hit and Run", where we see that Jay manufactures closets. In the same episode, Manny is doing a school report on The Mafia, and neither he nor Jay act like Jay has any special knowledge of the subject.

Phil is not Haley's father
Would explain why Haley seems to be the odd one out, physically.
  • She has a lot of his other traits though.

Luke will grow up to be a Rorschach like vigilante.
He already doesn't trust the police, and we've seen his semi-violent nature via the squirt pistol. It's only a matter of time.
  • Only to be foiled time and time again by the Boxmaster.
  • Considering his entire Godfather-esque montage recently, Luke may grow up to a vigilante for a criminal organization.

Manny is gay
It wouldn't be too far off for this to be revealed if the show runs long enough:
  • Although this show isn't crazy about gay stereotypes, some do appear: Mitchell is a fan of musical theatre, Cameron is flamboyant and a fan of various pop icons like Cher and Madonna.
  • Manny's "stereotype" is his interest in fashion, or at least in looking sophisticated in suits and other clothes. Remember the puffy shirt?
  • When Jay tries to tell Manny off for something, he most frequently compares him to Mitchell (Manny's poncho and Mitchell's "jaunty scarf")
    • It's probably more likely that Jay's looking for someone to relate to and share his interests with. Note how he gets along in a much more casual way with Cam, in no small part due to Cam being a football fan. Compare this to Phil who's a man-child, and Claire and Mitchell who has very different interests.
  • Although Manny is teased for different reasons (being Colombian, too mature, overweight) when he needs advice about being "different" he most often gets it from Mitchell or Cameron.
    • I always thought Manny's sophistication and interest in fashion were a way to portray him as a very young, modern dandy.
  • Jossed by "Best Men". Manny seems quite interested in the female form in a sexual way.
    • Explained in other episodes; in "Yard Sale" Mitchell and Cam both point out to Alex that they dated women before they came to terms with their sexuality. In fact, Manny's exaggerated interest in the female form could be explained as a coping mechanism, overcompensating for something he thinks he should feel but doesn't.
      • That said, at Manny's age in the first few seasons, he's too young to properly have sexual urges either way.

Haley got abducted by aliens and is replaced by an alien replicate
Would explain the massive Flanderization she experienced somewhere around the middle of Season 2.

Jay and Gloria's baby will be a girl.
  • Jay made it a point to mention that he'd prefer a boy and knows how to raise them, so he and Gloria will end up with a daughter. Especially since Gloria already has a boy and wants a girl.
    • JOSSED: It's a boy.

Haley's arrest and expulsion from college was meant to have happened offscreen
  • The sequence of episodes for the second quarter of the fourth season seems a little off kilter, as their production numbers reflect. *"Arrested" dealt with Haley getting arrested for underage drinking, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after she tried to flee a party during a police raid by jumping out the window ... and landing on a cop. Despite a very sincere and mature speech to the college's disciplinary committee, she was expelled (all of five weeks after starting school) with the proviso that she could reapply the next year.
  • The end of that episode seemed to set up her return to the Dunphy house and the show's regular diegesis. Yet in the very next episode, "Mistery Date", she's not seen at all, and Claire makes a passing reference to getting email from her as if she's still at school.
  • At the beginning of the next episode, "When A Tree Falls", she and her parents are shown sitting on the couch talking to the Confession Cam, recounting the events of "Arrested". This is a little odd because usually things we've already seen, even in a previous episode, are not reiterated in this fashion.
  • After Thanksgiving, the last of the fall episodes, "A Diamond in the Rough", aired. This concerned Cam and Claire turning a vacant lot into a field where Luke and Manny's baseball team could play its championship game. This episode aired in early December, closer to Christmas than the last game of the World Series, a rather odd time in the U.S. TV season to be running a baseball-themed episode (and oblivious to the fact that most youth baseball leagues end their seasons before the school year even begins).
  • Is it possible that "Arrested" was written quickly and shoehorned into the schedule, bumping "Diamond in the Rough" to a later, less plausible date after the writers (or somebody) decided Haley's arrest and expulsion was a story better shown than merely alluded to?

The show started with Lily coming into the family (birth), and will end in Jay's Death.
  • It would be surprising as the show is'nt a drama.
Haley and Dylan will get married once Haley hits her mid-twenties circa Season 7 or 8 (if the series lasts that long).
Simply because the producers seem to love Dylan so much! Every time they try to write him out as the necessary and fondly-remembered First Love but ultimately the wrong guy for Haley, or introduce another viable-seeming love interest for her, he pops up again by the end of the season and steals the show. According to this pattern, eventually they'll marry them off and promote Reid Ewing to main cast. While they've been deliberately avoiding marrying Haley off young (as when she rejects his proposal in the Season 3 opener), she'll be 22-23 and (hopefully) graduating college by the end of Season 8, which seems like a realistic age to marry one's High School Sweetheart.
  • Judging by the way things are going, it seems likely that she'll be marrying Andy eventually instead.

When Haley gets married, she and her spouse will get their own portrait sequence in the opening credits
Demonstrating that she has finally grown up and become an adult.

Mitchell and Cameron will eventually adopt another baby, but not until Joe gets a little older.
This Troper would like to think that the makers of the show haven't forgotten that Mitch and Cam were only "taking a break" from trying to adopt again, rather than giving up entirely. However, even though in real life a close relative having a baby isn't going to stop anyone from having their own, it's completely understandable them not wanting to have two babies of a similar age on-set if that isn't integral to the story line. So, once Joe gets to be kindergarten-age and a bit more defined as a character in his own right, they'll probably have a drama-free adoption between seasons, with the new baby joining the family in the next season premiere. Also, despite them wanting a boy, the new baby will probably be a girl, since the makers of the show seem to be trying to keep a gender balance between the kids, and another girl would bring it up to four of each. (Plus, the irony of Gloria so badly wanting a daughter and getting another son would be nicely balanced out by Mitch and Cam wanting a son and getting another daughter.)

Cam and Mitch will get Sal's baby.
Simply because Elizabeth Banks' characters always seem to give up her children to live her own life.
  • Jossed: Cam and Mitch (as well as Pepper and his boyfriend, whatever his name is) offer to become father figures for Sal's baby, since the real dad's not around. His name is Rolando.
Jay has a long lost brother

And his long lost brother once scored 4 touchdowns in one game of high school football. Not much is known about his long lost brother's life since then except that he sells women's shoes
  • Jay has a brother, Donnie (and a apparently a sister, Becky, who has yet to appear onscreen). It could easily have been Donnie who "scored 4 touchdowns in one game of high school football."

There will be an episode about Cam's sister Pam getting married to Bo Johnson

The characters are telepathic
The show is filmed like a documentary, complete with talking head interviews, and yet, unlike similar shows like The Office (US), there is no indication that they are being filmed in-universe. The single-camera setup and lack of a laugh track can be explained as stylistic choices, but not the interviews, which serve as a window into the characters' minds. However, sometimes multiple characters are interviewed at once. The only explanation for this is that the interview scenes are visual representations of the characters' inner thoughts and that they share some sort of telepathic connections that enable them to intrude and converse into the minds of others.
The forest fire in "White Christmas" was lit by Beth
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