Modern Family mentioned goodbye to a beloved member of the Dunphy household throughout Wednesday’s episode.
Within the Jan. 15 installment, titled “Legacy,” Phil paid a go to to his dad Frank (recurring visitor star Fred Willard) to verify he was okay after listening to some regarding information about him. Frank had been discovered wandering via a grocery retailer for hours, main Phil to suspect that his father had dementia. Although Phil’s hunch was incorrect, Frank would ultimately die off display screen.
“Once I was rising up, he was the cool dad,” Phil mentioned. “He was hip. He knew all of the dances from Grease [and] he knew all of the expressions — BFF: Greatest Buddies Ceaselessly, TMI: Too A lot Info, BJ: Blue Denims…” (Hmm… sound acquainted?)
“We didn’t do a lot that [last] day, nevertheless it might need been one of one of the best days I’ve ever had with my dad,” Phil continued. “I simply didn’t know it will be the final.”
The episode then reduce to Phil as he eulogized Frank at a small gathering surrounded by family members. “Don’t miss an opportunity to let the folks you recognize know that,” he mentioned.
All instructed, Willard’s Frank Dunphy appeared in a complete of 14 episodes throughout Modern Family‘s 11-season run. He and TV son Ty Burrell beforehand co-starred on the short-lived Fox comedy Again to You, reverse Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton.
Modern Family has simply seven episodes to go earlier than the Dunphy/Pritchett clan indicators off for good. The sequence finale of Emmy-winning comedy is ready to air Wednesday, April 8.
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