By Lynn Gibbs
Viewers got to watch little Lily Tucker-Pritchett grow up on Modern Family. While she could be a snarky brat, Lily had her adorable, caring moments.
Lily Tucker-Pritchett is the adorable and snarkyonly daughter ofModern Family'sCameron and Mitchell. She has been an important part of the series since the sitcomstarted and it's been fun for viewers to see her grow up over 11 seasons.
As adorable and empathetic as Lily can be with her dads, she can also be incredibly ruthless with those around her. She kicked Dylan out of her house, made fun of Jay's nose, and picked up on Claire's snarky one-liners. But for every cheeky moment, there's a sweet one hiding in there somewhere. Lily is one complex kid, but that's what makes her the perfectModern Familycharacter.
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Annoying: Stealing A Bra
Cam and Mitch have always been open and honest dads.They have always encouraged Lily to talk to them if she had any lady's troubles or female issues. When the men sensed Lily needed a female figure they always called Gloria for backup.
However, when it came time for a bra, Lily didn't know how to approach the topic. She instead framed her dads but slipping a bra into their shopping bag at the mall.Mitch and Cam got in trouble by security as Lily laughed at them and claimed she did it as a "joke." Instead of coming forward with her dads, she resorted to theft, which is not what her parents taught her.
Sweetest: Confiding In Claire
In season 10's"Stand by Your Man," Claire is watching Lily while Cam and Mitch are out celebrating their anniversary. It's then that viewers learn that Claire is afraid of Lily. The two never talk on a deep level and Lily is just sort of "there."
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But in an adorable moment, Lily confronts Claire and asks why she doesn't like her. Lily praises Claire's coolness and how she doesn't "give a damn." These are all attributes Lily looked up to. Seeing the two bond was a sweet and transformative moment.
Annoying: Thinks Alex Is A Nerd
Alex Dunphy is the black sheep of the family. Some fans thinkthat title goes to Manny,but he has Luke as a best friend. They're always together during family events and at school. Alex doesn't have that with anyone in her family, especially not with Haley.
Seeing as Lily was brighter than Mitch and Cam anticipated, she could have gotten on well with Alex but that never happened. Instead, Lily called Alex a nerd, judged her taste in books, got annoyed by her feminism, and wanted to hang out with Haley instead. As Lily grew, she called herself "different" and claimed she doesn't fit in like other kids. She never once realized that she felt the same way Alex did whenshe was her age.
Sweetest: Donated Her Puppy Pound
When Cam saw a holiday event going on for the needy, he brought Lily and the two spent the day there. They drank hot cocoa, received gifts, and took pictures with Santa. Lily even received her very own Puppy Pound — a toy she desperately wanted for Christmas.
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But when Cam found out that the event wasfor the needy instead of raising money for the needy, he realized they were greedy and tried to leave quickly. Lily could have escaped with her Puppy Pound but she decided to give it to a child who really was in need and wanted it.
Annoying: How She Reacted To KimmyLoveandStuff
In the episode "We Need to Talk About Lily," Mitch and Cameron feared Lily was going through a dark phase. She was quiet, reserved, and was ignoring them. To make her feel better, Mitch and Cam found a way to go to KimmyLoveandStuff's VIP party.
KimmyLoveandStuff was supposedly Lily's favorite blogger but when Cam and Mitch introduced the two, Lily couldn't have cared less. She embarrassedKimmyLoveandStuff on her channel and got Mitch and Cam in trouble with their friend who got them into the party.
Sweetest: Defended Her Dads
In "A Stereotypical Day," Lilyinvites her friend—who is transgender—over to play. Cam and Mitch were so proud of their daughter for being inclusive and were also proud of themselves for being so open. But when Cam and Mitch hear Lily call her friend names, they jump off their high horse and realized that Lily wasn't as open as they thought she was.
After they spoke to Lily, they found out Lily wasn't bullying him — she was protecting her fathers. Her friend made fun of the fact that she had her dads painted on her wall; Lily's defensivenesshad nothing to do with his gender. It was sweet to see Lily defendMitch and Cam in that way.
Annoying: Tried Framing Dwight
When Cameron's star football player's family moves away, Cameron takes himin as his house guest so that he could finish the football season.
Lily hated the fact that Dwight was living with them because Mitch and Cam never asked her how she felt about it. Her point was valid but she went against Dwight in the worse of ways. She tried framing him for underage drinking by taking the neighbors empty liquor bottles. Cam, Mitch, and Dwight found out what she was doing and played it off to teach her a lesson but it didn't work. Lily had no remorse.
Sweetest: Encouraging Her Dads To Adopt Rexford
In the 11th and final season,Cameron and Mitchell had the opportunity to adopt another child, but only if they wanted to. The couple only had a couple of hours to decide and run the idea past Lily. To their surprise, Lily was all for having a baby brother. She thought it would be good to have the attention off of her for a little bit and to have their family expand.
Lilyis known for being judgmental and snarky, so it was surprising that she was so mature and level-headed about the new addition. It was because of Lily's wise words that Cam and Mitch went through with the adoption.
Annoying:Lashed Out At Her Dads
To be fair, every teenager gets sassy when they reach a certain age. Even though Lily was best friends with her dads as a little girl, things changed when Lily turned12. She started finding her own interests and spent more time with friends. Sadly, this meant that she lashed out at her dads. Cam and Mitch were quickly trying to catch up with Lily's hormones and be supportive parents but they ended up annoying her instead.
Sweetest: Embracing Missouri
Lily grew up in the outskirts of Las Angeles with her two dads. She went to public school, did well in her studies, and had no trouble making friends or meeting boys. She had a very comfortable and happy childhood in the place she grew up.
Knowing this, it's shocking that she was content with moving to Missouri at such a pivotal time in her teenage years. It proved that she was selfless and would do anything to see her dads successful and happy.
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Episode no. Despite the controversy around Lily's (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) plotline of a toddler cursing, "Little Bo Bleep" received positive reviews. The creator of the show, Steven Levitan, made it clear that Anderson-Emmons never really said "f-word"; instead she said "fudge".What curse words does Lily say in Modern Family? ›
Episode no. Despite the controversy around Lily's (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) plotline of a toddler cursing, "Little Bo Bleep" received positive reviews. The creator of the show, Steven Levitan, made it clear that Anderson-Emmons never really said "f-word"; instead she said "fudge".What was Lily's first words? ›
Lily's first word was "mommy," which is, of course, every gay dad's worst nightmare.Why is Lily so much older in season 3? ›
Making Lily older meant that Modern Family could develop her character and disposition much sooner. Many of Lily's personality traits were almost fully formed by the end of Anderson-Emmons's first season, season 3, which proved highly advantageous for future episodes.What does Lily say when Cam cries? ›
The storyline ended with Lily, seeing Cam crying at the wedding, saying “f___” in front of the church to cheer him up; his having giggled at Lily's swearing blows up in his face, and he ends up fleeing the church with her.What cuss word was Lily saying? ›
The adopted two-and-a-half year-old character somehow picks up the profanity “f—.” This naturally horrifies her parents, Cam and Mitchell, who in particular fear she'll blurt it at an upcoming wedding. Lily is shown saying the word, but it's not audible to the viewer.Why was Lily replaced on Modern Family? ›
Aubrey replaces Jaden and Ella Hiller, the identical twin girls who played Lily for the Emmy-winning sitcom's first two seasons. The reason for the re-casting, a show source tells PEOPLE, is because the Hiller twins didn't enjoy acting. When they were required to be in scenes, they became agitated and unhappy.Was Lily's father abusive? ›
Both had traumatic childhoods: Lily grew up witnessing her father physically and sexually abuse her mother and was eventually victimized by him herself; when Ryle was 6 years old, he accidentally shot and killed his beloved older brother with a gun that should never have been accessible.What episode does Lily say a bad word? ›
plt0630: People are protesting tonight's episode of #ModernFamily because Lily drops the f-bomb. You people need a different hobby. TooMuchToTivo: Why is everyone so upset about Lily cursing on #ModernFamily… every toddler has repeated a bad word their parents say.How old is Lily in Chapter 1? ›
The year is 1964; Lily is about to turn fourteen. She lives alone with her father, Terrance Ray, and their black housekeeper and nanny, Rosaleen.
1. Talk about adoption openly and from the very beginning. Lily has always known she was adopted.Why is Lily barely in season 4? ›
The Lily How I Met Your Mother season 4 disappearance started on the season's 20th episode, "Mobius Designs," and ran until episode 23, "As Fast as She Can." Following the birth of her daughter in 2009, Hannigan had to take maternity leave and step away from the series for a while.When did Lily get her period? ›
In the episode, titled “Red Alert,” Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) gets her first period, and her completely-unprepared dads Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) turn to their female family members for help.Why does Lily call T Ray? ›
While in the law office, Lily sees a picture of a loving father and daughter, so she calls T. Ray in the hopes that she will hear him longing for and loving her from afar.What does T Ray tell Lily that really upsets her? ›
Ray tells Lily that one of Rosaleen's three attackers—Franklin Posey—is the town's worst racist and that he will kill Rosaleen even if she does apologize. At home, T. Ray scolds Lily harshly, but she stands up to him.What does Lily lie about? ›
August tells her to go to her wall to finish her cry. Lily and Rosaleen are puzzled by this ritual. Lily lies about their last names — Smith and Williams — and says her mother died when she was little and her father recently died in a tractor accident in Spartanburg County.What is the longest cuss? ›
Dunbar is famed in Scottish and ecclesiastical history for issuing the longest curse, a 1000-word diatribe against the Borders reivers who he excommunicated saying this: “I curse their head and all the hairs of their head.Why did Lily call Tom a weirdo? ›
They later learn that Lily only called Tom a weirdo because he insulted the couple due to the mural on Lily's wall that Cameron painted the day they brought her home.What ethnicity is Lily on Modern Family? ›
Anderson-Emmons joined the cast of Modern Family in its third season in 2011, when she replaced Ella and Jaden Hiller in the role of Lily Tucker-Pritchett, a Vietnamese-born child adopted by a gay American couple. Her role has been praised for raising cultural diversity awareness.Is Lily from Modern Family disabled? ›
She is also legally blind.
Ella and Jaden Hiller are two twin American actresses who played Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family in seasons 1 and 2. They were replaced by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as of season 3, because the kids did not want to continue.Did Lily shoot her mom? ›
Likewise, at the end of the novel, readers and Lily learn the truth: Lily did, in fact, kill her mother, although she did it accidentally.Why did Deborah marry T Ray? ›
Deborah married T. Ray Owens because she was pregnant with Lily. Once married, she couldn't be the mother and wife everyone expected, so she left to go see her old nanny/housekeeper, August Boatright. Deborah had a nervous breakdown, and August helped her get better.Who was Lily's first love? ›
Like every good romance, Lily wrestles with the question of “who should I love?” Her first love is Atlas Corrigan, with whom she lives many of her first experiences and a not-at-all traditional romance.Did Lily just say the D word? ›
Shuttleworth, however, laughs at this, explaining to them that Lily wasn't saying the "D" word--according to Dr. Shuttleworth, Lily was apparently just trying to say "doughnut," and with some help, Lily pronounces the word correctly after being given a doughnut by the doctor. Now Lily curses.What is the most swear words in one episode? ›
The world record for the most swear words in a television programme is 201 in episode 1 of Strutter, produced by Objective Productions and aired on MTV on 9 November 2006.Can Lily Loud speak? ›
At 2-years-old (15-months-old before Season 5), Lily is the youngest of the Loud siblings. She is able to walk independently, and is learning to speak.Why does Lily start crying? ›
That night, Lily has a good cry, both because she hates lying to August and because she's afraid Rosaleen is right about her living in a dream world at the Boatright house.What did Lily find in the attic in Secret Life of bees? ›
This is all Lily knows about her. She finds a paper bag of her mother's things in the attic: a photo; gloves; and a wooden picture of Mary, mother of Jesus, with (surprisingly) a black face.What does T Ray tell Lily about her mother? ›
Ray, for something she didn't do, Lily decides to run away from home to find out about her mother, Deborah, who'd died when Lily was four. T. Ray had told her that her mother had left them and when she'd returned for her things, Lily shot and killed her.
EastEnders fans were left open-mouthed during the New Year's Day visit to Walford in which they discovered Lily Slater was pregnant at 12. The daughter of Stacey Slater had been rushed to hospital after collapsing during a New Year's Eve party at her family home.Does Lily have a twin sister? ›
She had an older sister Petunia, whom she was quite close to, and a younger twin sister Willow. At the age of nine, Lily became friends with Severus Snape, who lived down in Spinner's End, which was within walking distance of the Evans' house.Does Lily have a crush? ›
The Story: Lily often shows her big crush on Robin by alluding to her lesbian dreams, trying to kiss her, or suggesting they make out.What is the highest rated episode of Modern Family? ›
- 1 “Connection Lost" (Season 6, Ep 16)
- 2 "Vegas" (Season 5, Ep 18) ...
- 3 "Caught in the Act" (Season 2, Ep 13) ...
- 4 "Fulgencio" (Season 4, Ep 13) ...
- 5 "American Skyper" (Season 6, Ep 24) ...
- 6 "Fizbo" (Season 1, Ep 9) ...
- 7 "My Funky Valentine" ( Season 1, Ep 15) ...
Throughout the sixth season, Marshall and Lily try to get pregnant. Their first attempts are unsuccessful, however, and they worry that they will not be able to conceive. In the season finale, Lily finally gets pregnant. At the end of the seventh season, she gives birth to a son, Marvin.What episode is Lily's period? ›
Lily and Charlotte are on their own personal journeys with menstruation in the ninth episode of And Just Like That – and the casual on-screen representation makes a big statement about the reality of getting your period.Why did my daughter hide her period from me? ›
“I think the first reason is that they might be embarrassed,” he says. “Things are changing and they might not want to talk about it or know how to talk about it. And the second reason is fear. “I think the idea of bleeding from the genitals might be kind of scary,” he adds.Who was the oldest person to get their period? ›
The oldest menstruating women were 57 yr old.Why does no one talk about periods? ›
"Periods can be really difficult for people, especially for younger girls. "There's also the financial side of it. Many girls can't afford sanitary products and their parents may struggle financially too, so they don't want to ask, or they can't."How was T Ray abusive to Lily? ›
Ray does the physical abuse to Lily are by pouring grits into the floor then asks Lily to knees down and walks. Besides, T. Ray slaps Lily and pulls Lily's hair when she refuse to come back home with T.
It's no coincidence that Lily likes blue, considering the novel's Christian themes: in Christian iconography, blue is the traditional color of the Virgin Mary. Thus, Lily's love for blue symbolizes her desire for a strong maternal figure.What did T Ray do to Lily? ›
For the first time, Lily can see how much he loved her mother and how it hurt him when Deborah left. She realizes she'd never considered his pain before. T. Ray slaps her hard, and she falls back on the statue of Mary.Why does Lily throw the honey jars? ›
Lily spends a sleepless night in the honey house. She unleashes all the anger inside her and throws all the jars of honey against the back wall, breaking them in her rage. Then she throws a tin pail and tray of candle molds. She's half-mad, and her arms are bleeding.What does T Ray say when he leaves Lily? ›
Ray tells Lily that it's time to go home, but Lily refuses to leave—she explains that she's staying with August Boatwright, a “good woman.” Right on cue, August enters the room, followed by the Daughters of Mary.How does Lily react to May's death? ›
Although May's suicide is violent and sad, her death leads Lily to some positive realizations. The trauma of May's death disturbs Lily's routine and causes her to realize just how happy she has become in the Boatwright house.What secret is Lily hiding? ›
At the funeral reception, Lily tries to console Chuck but he rejects her and says he blames her for Bart's death. That same day, CeCe reveals Lily's big secret to Rufus: that twenty years prior she got pregnant with his baby and gave him up for adoption (O Brother, Where Bart Thou?).What truth does Lily learn? ›
By the time she learns the truth about her mother abandoning her, Lily is strong enough in character to understand that it is not her fault. She is mature enough to process the feelings of guilt, anger, and confusion, and she is mature enough to love her flawed, complex mother.Who is unhappy about Lily staying with the family? ›
It is clear to Lily that June does not like that Lily and Rosaleen are staying at the house, but Lily doesn't understand why. She begins to figure it out, however, when she overhears a conversation between June and August. June is angry because she and August both know Lily is telling lies about her past.Does Modern Family have curse words? ›
Modern Family was the most recent TV show to stir up controversy last night when 2-year-old Lily horrified her parents (and the Parents Television Council) by learning her first four-letter word (rhymes with “muck”). With those four letters, Modern Family joined a long tradition of small-screen swearing.Does Lily get her period in Modern Family? ›
In the episode, titled “Red Alert,” Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) gets her first period, and her completely-unprepared dads Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) turn to their female family members for help.
- 2 "Family Portrait" (Season 1, Episode 24)
- 3 "Schooled" (Season 4, Episode 2) ...
- 4 "The Wedding, Part 2" (Season 5, Episode 24) ...
- 5 "Connection Lost" (Season 6, Episode 16) ...
- 6 "Fizbo" (Season 1, Episode 9) ...
- 7 "Party Crasher" (Season 4, Episode 12) ...
- 8 "My Funky Valentine" (Season 1, Episode 15) ...
Alex Speaks Chinese
Alex was supposed to be multilingual, being a member of a French club, and speaking some form of Chinese in “Planes, Trains and Cars”. Alex Dunphy spoke Chinese to Haley in the car when she was texting.
Meanwhile, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) has stayed back to look after Alex (Ariel Winter) and Luke (Nolan Gould). He serves them soy bacon for breakfast without knowing that Luke is allergic to soy, so they rush to the emergency room.What is the most used cuss word in America? ›
'Fuck' is America's most commonly-used swear word, with 11.62 uses for every 1000 posts on Twitter. With 48 curse words per 1000 tweets, residents of Georgia use the most profanities of any U.S. state, with Minnesota (15 per 1000 tweets) swearing the least.Why was Modern Family banned? ›
RTUK banned the broadcasting of the TV series for two show duration, and charged the channel with a fine for "using profane language, allowing coverage of a child born out of wedlock and contradicting with national and sentimental values".What is Haley's secret in Modern Family? ›
Phil goes to the mall with Alex, Haley and Lily to fix the doll and on their way there, Alex accidentally reveals that Haley and Dylan have had sex, something that shocks Phil.How smart is Lily Modern Family? ›
Her Academic Proficiency
In the finale episode of season 8, The Graduates, fans along with Mitch and Cam, learn for the first time that Lily is actually extremely academically gifted. So much so, that her principal suggests her to skip a grade so that she can study with peers closer to her level of intelligence.
Career. Anderson-Emmons joined the cast of Modern Family in its third season in 2011, when she replaced Ella and Jaden Hiller in the role of Lily Tucker-Pritchett, a Vietnamese-born child adopted by a gay American couple.How much did Lily get paid per episode on Modern Family? ›
How Much Aubrey Made Playing Lily On Modern Family? For several seasons, Aubrey's salary per episode was $35,000.How many times did they replace Lily on Modern Family? ›
Ella and Jaden Hiller are two twin American actresses who played Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family in seasons 1 and 2. They were replaced by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as of season 3, because the kids did not want to continue.
By the end of Modern Family, Lily is around 12-years-old, the age Luke and Manny were in the first season.