Do you like the kids in Modern Family? - Featured

In an editorial for, Richard Lawson writes that "Modern Family's kids almost ruin the show," and he doesn't stop there. "To be blunt," he continues, "I just really hate the kids."

While I dislike the Dunphy children myself, I really like the character of Manny. He may not be realistic, but he's very funny, and I have no problems with that.

What do you think? Do you think Modern Family would be a better show if they cut all of the kids out, or do you think they need to be there for the show to work?


Oct 12, 2009 4:12PM EDT

I feel like you'd have to get rid of the whole Dunphy family if you cut the kids out since they're the reason the two adults are funny. There would be no "cool dad" dialogues without them.

Oct 12, 2009 4:23PM EDT

I agree with ldewald about the Dunphy family. The adults are funny because they're parents, not because they're a married couple or anything else. I don't think those kids are particularly funny themselves, but I like what they do for the humorous parental interactions enough to love them! I also adore Manny! I think he's one of the better characters on the show and is played up just right and I hope that continues.

Default avatar cat
Oct 12, 2009 6:04PM EDT

Other than being overly precocious, I really don't have a problem with the kids on the show.

Default avatar cat
Feb 5, 2010 12:42PM EST

I don't have a problem with them.Besides, what good is a family without kids.

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