1 Jesse Tyler Ferguson Had To Come Out Three Times
Leading off in our five Modern Family fun facts is the awkward story of Jesse Tyler Ferguson coming out to his father. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell in the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family, revealed in a 2010 interview that he was the inspiration for his character having to continually come out to his father Jay. Ferguson revealed that he had to come out to his real life father three times before he would believe him. When he told the shows writers about it they thought it was funny and decided to add it to Mitchell’s back story . Apparently his real life father just couldn’t process the information, which in times gone by was normal.
2 Phil Dunphy’s Ipad Birthday Confusion
Here’s a little confusion for you, and eagle eyed viewers might just have picked it up. Phil Dunphy celebrates his birthday on either April 3 or 30. The reason for this date confusion is because in one episode Phil says ‘The iPad comes out on my actual birthday, it’s like Steve Jobs and God got together to say “We love you, Phil”‘. The reason it is either the 3rd of April or the 30th of April is because that is the US release dates of the original iPads.
The WiFi version of the Ipad was released on April 3, and the WiFi + 3G version was released on April 30 of the same year. However, if Phil was referring to the initial release date of the Apple gadget, you could pretty confidently ssay that his birthday is on April 3.