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The Funniest Claire Dunphy Quotes – Modern Family

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If you watched Modern Family, you must have had a great laugh because of the show’s funny characters and even funnier relationships between them. They all have a big role in each others lives, but when you get a little deeper in the story, you might realize that one of the strongest characters of Modern Family is Claire Dunphy.

Claire is the daughter of Jay and DeDe Pritchett and the older sister of Mitchell. She’s the wife of Phil Dunphy and the mother of three kids, Haley, Alex, and Luke. Until the 5th season, Claire was a stay-at-home mom that handled all their family issues, and dedicated herself to growing her children.

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Out of all Modern Family characters Claire might be the most uptight one. She is a perfectionist that likes to have everything under control and she can sometimes be quite “bossy” which often leads to funny turnarounds with her laid-back husband Phil. She is also quite competitive, and loves to win no matter the price. One of her passions is decorating her house for Halloween and creating scary displays and pranks that one year ended up scaring children too much.

Although she might be controlling, sometimes arrogant, or abrasive, she can also be compassionate and understanding, but only after she acknowledges her need to always be right. Somehow, Phil helps her to get out her softer side and neuter her short-tempered personality, because of his laid-back and tolerant attitude.

However she may seem to the outer world, people that know her know that she is a strong woman, that manages to keep together her chaotic family, stay fit and never lose her sense of humor and her determination.

Claire’s fans love the way she handles Phil’s funny, and sometimes not-so-smart moments, but then, she also invests time to work on their love and relationship. They respect their traditions for the Valentines when they play their roles of Julienna and Clive, and they curate their marriage by respecting their differences.

You can’t help but resonate with Claire a number of times during the show. She just has that practical sense for everything that happens, and makes comments most likely a large majority of us would have made in the same situation.

In the season 5, Claire started working in Jay’s closet business where she practically had to take over the job of her retired father. Although it was tough for her to get the same respect and authority as her father in front of the employees, she managed to lead the business successfully and introduce the modern touch that was missing while Jay was in charge of the direction.

In the admiration of Claire Dunphy, amazingly impersonated by Julie Bowen, we’re sharing some of the most memorable Claire’s quotes so far.

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Let us know which one is your favorite in the comment section.

From episode “Mother’s Day”

Claire: Kids these days get trophies just for showing up. What’s that gonna lead to? A bunch of 30-year-olds living at home.

From episode “Someone to Watch Over Lily”

Mitchell: Did we come at a bad time?

Claire: Come back in five years and seven months when they’re all gone!

From episode “Strangers on a Treadmill”

Claire: I hate it when you do that. You never heard of Troga? You never tried octopus? You never did this amazing thing I just discovered yesterday but I pretend like I’ve done my whole life?

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From episode “Unplugged”

Claire: Don’t take this the wrong way, but I have almost no faith in you.

From episode “Two Monkeys and a Panda”

Claire: More than anything, I want my girls to stop fighting and be close. I want them to share clothes, do each others hair, and gossip about boys. Like I did with Mitchell.

From episode “Halloween”

Claire: Honey, trust me, I’m sparing you an entire day of guys asking you if you have a rough tongue.

From episode “Dance Dance Revelation”

Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: I didn’t come here to steal your thunder. Your thunder is your thunder and my thunder is my thunder.
Claire: I know, it’s just that God gave you so much thunder.

From episode “Caught in the Act”

Claire: So, you’re here giving me a lecture about the importance of locking my bedroom door, while here to erase a naked picture of your wife sent by mistake to my e-mail.

Jay Pritchett: The irony is just occurring to me.

From episode “The Kiss”

Claire: Your kids don’t need to know who you were before you had them; they need to know who you wish you were, and try to live up to that person. They’re gonna fall short, but better they fall short of the fake you than the real you.

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