Modern Family’s Affluence Problem

Orrin Konheim
4 min readDec 4, 2020

When “Modern Family” premiered 11 years ago, it offered a “modern” take on the typical American family: a May-December marriage, two mixed-race families, characters with disabilities (Luke), and characters on the LGBT spectrum. But for all its attention to align with the “modern” family today, “Modern Family” differs from the typical American family because the Pritchett-Dunphy-Delgado-Tucker clan’s amount of disposable income isn’t so average.

Consider that:
1) The family has taken vacations to Hawaii, Italy and Australia in between spontaneous trips to Vegas, dude…

Orrin Konheim

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