Monday, August 30, 2010

"Modern Family" Wins Emmy for Best Comedy Series

First year show "Modern Family" (Wednesdays, ABC) won Best Comedy Series at last night's Emmy Awards. 

Writers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd won for Best Writing for a Comedy Series.

Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker, took the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

See the full list of Emmy winners here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

We Love "Modern Family" So Much That We Named Our Dog After The Show

It didn't take long for my wife and I to be hooked on Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays).  For me, I think it was about 10 minutes into the first episode I watched.  For my wife, it was the following day, after she watched the same episode from our DVR.

So how much do we love the show?  Enough to name our dog after the show.

Let me explain.

We got a new dog in March of this past year.  We found the dog online about a week before we met him and ultimately picked him up.  During that week, we went through possible names that we liked... Woody... Lincoln... Rocky... Otis... Archie... Grady... Barney...

I really liked Grady.

And then about a day before we were going to meet this dog, my wife and I were talking about Modern Family.  I mentioned something about the Phil Dunphy-isms.  "Hmm... Dunphy would be a good dog's name", my wife said.

And the decision was made.  Dunphy.

Naming a pet after a TV character was not completely a novel idea.  Our previous dog of 7 years, "Monty", was loosely named after Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons.  In fact, a few of the names on our list could be linked to TV shows: Woody (Cheers), Archie (All in the Family), Grady (Sanford and Son), and Barney (The Simpsons).

So I guess our silly little tradition continues...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Modern Family's Julie Bowen: Jane Lynch Has Emmy Locked Up

Will Julie Bowen win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress? She doesn't think so. Per an E! Online interview, she says that Glee's Jane Lynch has it locked up.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nathan Lane to Appear on "Modern Family"

Nathan Lane will appear on Modern Family is season 2. He will play an old friend of Mitch and Cam.

Read the full article here.