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{{Quote4|When you're young and dreaming of your family, you think of this perfect family; perfect wife, perfect kids. Look at me, I got this sorry bunch. But you know I wouldn't trade them for anything.}}{{New Infobox Character
 
|Title = Jay Pritchett
 
|Title = Jay Pritchett
|Image = JayPritchettS5.jpg
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|Image = Jay-Stella-S11.jpg
 
|Actor = [[Ed O'Neill]]
 
|Actor = [[Ed O'Neill]]
 
|First = [[Pilot]]
 
|First = [[Pilot]]
|Name = Jay Francis Pritchett
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|Name = Jason Francis Pritchett
|Place = May, 23 1948<br>
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|AKA = Old Timer, Jay-Lo, Smarty Pants, Bucket List, Mr. P, Sexy Pants, Grump-pa, high pockets, Ace, Pritch
California, USA
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|Gender = Male
|Family = [[Gloria Pritchett]] - Wife<br>[[Claire Dunphy]] - Daughter<br>[[Mitchell Pritchett]] - Son<br>[[Manny Delgado]] - Step-Son<br>[[Joe Pritchett]] - Son<br>[[Donnie Pritchett]] - Brother<br>Irene Pritchett - Sister in-law<br>Michael Pritchett - Nephew<br>Melanie Pritchett - Grandniece<br>Becky Pritchett - Sister<br>[[Stella]] - Pet<br>[[DeDe Pritchett]] - Ex-Wife<br>[[Phil Dunphy]] - Son-in-Law<br>[[Haley Dunphy]] - Granddaughter<br>[[Luke Dunphy]] - Grandson<br>[[Alex Dunphy]] - Granddaughter<br>[[Lily Tucker-Pritchett]] - Adopted Granddaughter<br>[[Cameron Tucker]] - Son-in-Law
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|Born = May 23, 1947
|Seasons = [[Season 1|S1]] - [[Season 2|S2]] - [[Season 3|S3]] - [[Season 4|S4]] - [[Season 5|S5]]|Profession = Owner of Pritchett Closets and Blinds|Gender = Male}}
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|Place = May 23, 1947<br>Youngstown, Ohio, USA
'''Jay Francis Pritchett''' is the patriarch of the family and father of [[Claire Dunphy|Claire]], [[Mitchell Pritchett|Mitchell]] and [[Joe Pritchett|Joe]], who is on the south side of middle age. He is married to [[Gloria Pritchett|Gloria]] and a stepfather to [[Manny Delgado|Manny]], however he is much older than Gloria and is often mistaken for her father. At times there is a cultural clash between him and his wife and step son because of their strong Colombian heritage. Most of the time Jay manages to tolerate Manny's sensitivity and Gloria's attitude. Although he usually acts tough, he values all of his extended family members.
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|Profession = Owner of [[Closet fornia]] (formerly) <br> Owner of [[Pritchett's Closets & Blinds|Pritchett Closets and Blinds]] <br> (formerly) founder of a dog's baskets (currently)
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|Family = [[Mr. Pritchett]]† - Father<br>[[Mrs. Pritchett]]† - Mother<br>[[Gloria Pritchett]] - Wife<br>[[Claire Dunphy]] - Daughter<br>[[Mitchell Pritchett]] - Son<br>[[Manny Delgado]] - Step-Son<br>[[Joe Pritchett]] - Son<br>[[Donnie Pritchett]] - Brother<br>[[Becky Pritchett]] - Sister<br>[[Irene Pritchett]] - Sister in-Law<br>[[Michael Pritchett]] - Nephew<br>Unnamed Niece-in-Law<br>[[Melanie Pritchett]] - Grand-Niece<br>[[Stella]] - Pet<br>[[DeDe Pritchett]]† - Ex-Wife<br>[[Phil Dunphy]] - Son-in-Law<br>[[Haley Dunphy]] - Granddaughter<br>[[Alex Dunphy]] - Granddaughter<br>[[Luke Dunphy]] - Grandson<br>[[Lily Tucker-Pritchett]] - Adoptive Granddaughter<br> [[Poppy Marshall]] - Great-granddaughter<br> [[George Marshall]] - Great-grandson <br> [[Cameron Tucker]] - Son-in-Law <br> [[Lucas Williams]]† - Ex-Father-in-Law <br> Mrs. Williams† - Ex-Mother-in-Law <br>[[CeCe Williams]] - Ex-Sister-in-Law<br>[[BeBe Williams]] - Ex-Sister-in-Law<br>[[Fulgencio (character)|Fulgencio]]† - Father-in-Law <br> [[Pilar]] - Mother-in-Law <br> [[Sonia]] - Sister-in-Law <br> [[Gloria's Two Brothers|2 Unnamed Brothers-in-Law (via Gloria)]]
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|Seasons = [[Season 1|S1]] - [[Season 2|S2]] - [[Season 3|S3]] - [[Season 4|S4]] - [[Season 5|S5]] - [[Season 6|S6]] - [[Season 7|S7]] - [[Season 8|S8]] - [[Season 9|S9]] - [[Season 10|S10]] - [[Season 11|S11]]}}
   
On occasion Jay enjoys traditionally manly hobbies such as watching football (Jay used to be a quarterback in college) and constructing model airplanes. He has never really been accepting of his son, Mitchell, being gay. However he seems to become accepting of this in "[[Come Fly with Me]]", but after this episode he isn't still completely accepting of his son being gay. Aside from this, he is seen trying to get [[Shorty]] to "open up" to him in the episode "[[Fifteen Percent]]", and tries to comfort him about being gay, only to find out that he isn't gay. In Season 4, he is expecting a new child, who was born in "[[Party Crasher]]".
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'''Jason Francis "Jay" Pritchett''' is the patriarch of the Pritchett family. He is the father of [[Claire]], [[Mitchell]], and [[Joe]]. He is married to [[Gloria Pritchett|Gloria]] and is stepfather to [[Manny Delgado|Manny.]] He is a veteran of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War Vietnam War] and is the founder and former CEO of [[Pritchett's Closets & Blinds]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Season 1===
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===Before the show===
====[[Pilot]]====
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Jay was born on May 23, 1947 to [[Mr. Pritchett|Mr.]] and [[Mrs. Pritchett]]. He also has a sister [[Becky Pritchett|Becky]] and a younger brother [[Donnie Pritchett|Donnie]]. When Jay was 10 and Donnie was 8, a bully named [[Joey Calieri]] took Donnie's bicycle so Jay put Joey's head in the ice as revenge ("[[The Musical Man]]"). When Jay was 12, he sneaked off to the movies with his best friend [[Jim]] and after seeing ''Solomon and Sheba ''swore someday he would marry [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Lollobrigida Gina Lollobrigida] ("[[Boys' Night]]"). Jay lived through the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis Cuban Missile Crisis], during when he used to sleep with a butter knife under his pillow ("[[Travels With Scout]]"). Before he turned 18, he used a fake ID to enlist in the army unsuccessfully ("[[Hit and Run]]").
Jay is first seen watching his stepson [[Manny]]'s soccer game. Also there, [[Gloria]] is eagerly, and loudly shouting encouragement to her son and begins arguing with another parent. Jay asks her to take it down a notch. Jay and Gloria are then interviewed, where Gloria discusses the differences between their backgrounds: she is from a small area in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia Colombia] which is "number one for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders murders]", while Jay comes from the city and owns a big business.Back on the pitch, Manny lets the other team score a goal when he is distracted by a beautiful sixteen-year old girl riding by on a bicycle, much to the team's dismay and the dismay of one of the parents, who Gloria threatens to 'take her out'. Gloria speaks to the father of one of the other players, who assumes that Jay is her dad.After the match, Manny tells Gloria that he's quitting soccer and wants to visit the mall and tell his sixteen year crush, Brenda, that he loves her. In an interview, Gloria tells that Manny is more like his father; very passionate. She says that all they did was 'fight and make love'. This is a shocker to Jay.
 
   
After arriving at the mall, Jay tries to convice Manny not to admit his love for Brenda, but Manny does it anyway. Moments after Manny reads a poem a she reveals she has a boyfriend, Jay is mistaken for a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_walking mall walker] so he decides to buy some new fashionable clothes.
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Jay eventually would serve in the Vietnam War and have his navy training in Pensacola at age 18. The war emerged a considerable amount of prejudice to the Vietnamese in his heart. At Pensacola, he would then meet Charlotte, who was 31 at the time and have his first sexual experience ("[[Goodnight Gracie]]").
   
In in interview with [[Mitchell]], it's revealed Jay isn't comfortable with him being gay even after 5 years. The last scene is at Mitchell and [[Cameron]]'s house where [[Lily]] is going to be introduced to the rest of the family. We learn that all three families are related. Before Lily is introduced, Jay, who is uncomfortable having a gay son, says that Mitchell and Cameron shouldn't adopt and, if they're bored, should get [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog dog]. Cameron enters, holding Lily aloft before the family while "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_Life Circle of Life]" from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_King The Lion King]'' plays. The entire family, including Jay, fawns over her.
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Later in his life, Jay married [[DeDe Pritchett|DeDe Williams]] and together they have two children: [[Claire Dunphy|Claire]] and [[Mitchell Pritchett|Mitchell]]. They were married for 35 years until they divorced when they grew apart and DeDe left to find herself. She subsequently dated a woman named Dottie which ended badly ("[[Election Day]]"). Later on, Jay married a Colombian woman [[Gloria Pritchett|Gloria]] who has a son [[Manny Delgado]] from her marriage to [[Javier Delgado|Javier]].
   
====[[The Bicycle Thief]]====
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==Personality==
In an interview, Jay is asked what's the key to being a great dad, and he can't come up with and answer. He is later seen in a fancy car and makes fun of [[Luke]]'s girly bike, calling him Sally. [[Phil]] says he is getting a new one, and Jay agrees before he drives off. Later, he tells Gloria he is taking her to the wine country to relax for a couple days while Manny goes with his dad to Disneyland.
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=== Overview ===
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Being a war veteran, Jay is shown to be quite a tough person, somewhat strict, and manipulative in a sense. Now past his prime, he finds many of the things that his family do tedious, which he often expresses while sighing "Oh jeez". But despite all this, he is a decent man who cares about the welfare of his family. He is capable of reaching out to other people, and he becomes a shoulder for Manny to cry on when one of his girlfriends broke up with him (something he never would have done earlier).
   
Gloria reminds him he has to help Manny make his fan, in an effort of bonding the two. Jay gets annoyed that Manny is obsessed with the safety and tells him to skip those directions. It is also shown that Jay is a little jealous because Manny speaks so highly of his dad, [[Javier]]. Gloria walks in with some drinks and pretends not to notice the tension between Manny and Jay. When Jay is installing the fan, one of the blades falls and hits Manny, and he says he broke his arm. He and Jay fight about the safety, then Manny says he hates Jay and doesn't want to live with him. Jay yells back, but it shown to be upset from the fight.
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Jay is supremely proud of his own career in closets and is respected by the majority of people he works for. He had a professional rivalry with his former friend Earl Chambers, and for most of their lives he suspected Earl of foul play whenever his name came up. When Earl dies, and leaves a message for Jay saying he'll see him in Hell, Jay mutters 'I look forward to it'. At one point, he admitted that he missed the drive that his rivalry with Earl gave him when the two of them were archenemies of business. Jay has a harsh work ethic a great deal of the time, often coming across as domineering and overly authoritative, but on several occasions Jay proves himself to be charismatic, approachable and, especially in his early career, energetic.
   
While Manny is waiting for his dad to pick him up, Jay gets a call saying Javier can't make it. Jay gets upset and feels bad for Manny, saying "Who's the bad guy now?" He goes outside to tell Manny and covers for his dad saying that he gave his airplane seat up for an old lady. Manny doesn't believe him, but Jay assures him it's true and when the limo-scene comes to take him and Gloria to the wine country, he tells Manny his dad wanted him to take he and Gloria to Disneyland. Manny is very happy, and at the end of the day he evens falls asleep on Jay. Jay finally answers the question about being a good dad, and he said mainly, it's just about showing up.
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Jay has difficulty with being emotionally open with others. Mitchell remembers this factor painfully, as Jay was not as affectionate a father as he should have been, especially after Mitchell came out. It is often remarked that Jay attempted to turn Claire into the son he didn't have in Mitchell, resulting in her being boisterous and competitive, and in them even competing against each other over the most ridiculous things. Jay is aware of his shortcomings as a father with Mitch and Claire, but admits that he is proud of Mitchell and that he loves Claire's persistence and ambition.
   
====[[Come Fly with Me]]====
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People often perceive Jay as emotionally colourblind, but the truth could not be more different. He regrets his mistakes as a parent of his first children, and his relationship with DeDe, but the worst factor in this regard is his relationship with his own father. Jay's father was an extremely tough person, and as a young man Jay felt incessant pressure to impress him, but this got to a point that Jay suffered from his father's idea of masculinity. However, long after the man's death, Jay breaks down in tears after remembering that he (Jay) didn't even cry at his father's funeral, despite the man's impact on his life, and is haunted by the feeling that everyone else who attended thought Jay didn't love his father - the straw that breaks the camel's back in this scene is when Jay tearfully wonders if his father ever knew Jay loved him ("[[Clean Out Your Junk Drawer]]").
Jay is at home putting his model airplane together. After being pressured by Claire, Phil does his usual job of trying too hard to ingratiate himself with Jay. He thinks Jay can't handle the fact that, being the silver back papa ape, this new stud comes in beating his chest and is taking away one of his females. Phil is not the enemy: poachers are. Still, Jay lets him help with the model airplane and asks Phil, out of kindness, if he wants to fly it. Gloria will take Alex out on the town, and Claire gets to stay home and watch Manny.
 
   
Jay and Phil are having fun flying the remote-control model airplane. Well, Phil is. He sees the peacefulness of flying a plane and insists on talking to Jay about it constantly. Jay suggests doing a "thread the needle," where Jay will fly the plane through a hoop that Phil holds. Jay missed, and nailed Phil in the nose with the plane. It was by accident, as far as Jay was concerned.
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In comparison, Jay loved his mother dearly, as she was constantly there for him, and long after she died, he also broke down remembering when she stood up for him to an aggressive coach. ("[[Mother's Day]]")
   
Jay drops Phil off, bringing his nose in a separate bag. Claire is beside herself because she knows Jay did the "thread the needle" miss on purpose. She hates that Jay never took to Phil and she is ready to throw him out of the house. Jay finally relents and apologizes to Phil, saying that he actually likes him. Unfortunately for Jay, Phil is under the influence of a lot of painkillers and sits on Jay's lap for a big hug. This of course is the time for Mitchell and Cameron to arrive, and Cameron gets on Jay's lap to get his in-law love. Manny decides to join the pile.
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Jay is also quite charismatic, which he attributes to his blue eyes. He claims that he is like catnip to sister-in-laws, as DeDe's sisters BeBe and CeCe, and Gloria's sister Sonia are attracted to him ("[[Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister]]").
   
====[[The Incident]]====
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== Season Summaries ==
Things are a bit strange around the house.Gloria wants Jay to join her in the shower.A bird gets stopped by a window and stops Jay from getting lucky.
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Season 1=We get to know Jay in [[Season 1]] where we see that he can be uptight, but he really cares about his family and his newly extended family. We also see that Jay doesn't give out his love well and is still a little uncomfortable with his son being gay and being in a relationship with [[Cameron Tucker|Cam]] and we see that Jay doesn't have a great relationship with [[Phil Dunphy|Phil]] mostly because of the fact that it seems Phil took Claire away from Jay when he married her. But at the end of each episode we do see that Jay really cares and loves his family.
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Season 2=We see Jay in [[Season 2]] a little more developed but still very far away from being fond with Phil and being comfortable with Mitchell and Cameron. Jay's brother comes to town and their brotherly ribbing goes a little too far, but when Jay finds out Donnie is suffering from cancer, he becomes more sympathetic and near the end, the brothers share an emotional moment and make up. Jay and his family start owning a dog named [[Stella]] which he originally did not want to keep and Jay appears to start showing much more affection towards her than to Gloria.
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Season 3=None Assigned yet (Please write a [[Season 3]] summary here for Jay).
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Season 4=We see Jay, in [[Season 4]], become 65 years old and learn from Gloria that she is pregnant ("[[Bringing Up Baby]]"). In the episode "[[Party Crasher]]", his son, [[Joe Pritchett|Joe]] is born just after midnight on Manny's birthday.
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Season 5=None Assigned yet (Please write a [[Season 5]] summary here for Jay).
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Season 6=None Assigned yet (Please write a [[Season 6]] summary here for Jay).
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Season 7=None Assigned yet (Please write a [[Season 7]] summary here for Jay).</tabber>
   
When Gloria and Jay were first married,DeDe wanted to be invited to the wedding to prove she was "over" Jay and Gloria getting married, and Mitchell convinced them to invite her. She had a few too many "Horny Colombians," as Gloria's male relatives called them. That is, the same ones that kept grabbing Claire's behind at the wedding...with Phil's semi-tacit approval. DeDe gives a toast that made the Nuremberg trials seem like Mardi Gras. And that was before she was dragged out kicking and screaming...and mocking Gloria...and had wedding cake all over her backside.
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== Occupations ==
   
Mitchell stops at Jay's house to ask him if it's ok to invite DeDe to dinner. He is alone, because Manny decided to take Jay's advice for revenge after getting a beard drawn on him at a slumber party...by setting fire to the kid's bike. ("Not my best parenting moment.") Jay is not amenable to the idea of DeDe coming to dinner to talk to Gloria, so much so that he is pretending this conversation with Mitchell is not happening so he can have full deniability with Gloria when Mitchell springs it on her.
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=== Co-Owner of [[Closet fornia|Closet Fornia]] ===
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'''<u>Formerly</u>'''
   
A fight ensures later, but in the end everybody is happy.
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During the early 1980s, Jay was the co-owner of a closet company called "Closet Fornia" alongside [[Earl Chambers]]. Their business was going very well, as Jay recalls that "maybe a celebrity or two" had come in to their company and "may or may have not bought a closet". However, the partnership soon ended when in 1984 Earl unceremoniously left and took all their clients with him. According to Jay, Earl had badmouthed him so Jay had to start all over again ("[[Won't You Be Our Neighbor]]"). Jay had carried a grudge against Earl ever since.
   
====[[Coal Digger]]====
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=== Owner of [[Pritchett's Closets & Blinds]] ===
It's time for the big game at the Pritchett house. Well, Jay doesn't want anybody over, since people who don't know football tend to talk while Ohio State is on.
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'''<u>Co-own</u>''' (with Claire)
   
At Jay's house, Phil huddles Manny and Luke together, after his customary uncomfortable hug with Gloria, to discuss feelings, but Jay streamlines the conversation by getting them to agree they don't hit each other in this house. A point he emphasizes by smacking both upside the head.
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Jay is currently the owner of Pritchett's Closets & Blinds. He hired his daughter, Claire, to work for him ("[[First Days]]"). From being the owner of the closet company, it seems that it's given him a lot of money. He seems to be the wealthiest person in his family. In Season 7, Jay hands down the business to his daughter, she takes over as everyone's boss. He comes back to help out as he misses working there but is scared to ask Claire. Claire has been wanting him back for help, but was scared to ask him too.
   
There is a fight where Luke accedentily admits that Claire called Gloria a gold digger.Needless to say, Gloria is completely offended and refuses to come out of her room. Jay is not happy with Claire. She tries to defend herself by saying that it was over a year ago when she said it, and that she is young and gorgeous, while Jay is... and she notices how deep the hole is.
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==Relationships==
   
Jay is upset that Claire thinks he can't get someone like Gloria, so he gets some advice on if he is sexy. Mitchell isn't having it, but Cameron likes the dangerous/rich combination Jay brings to the table and would totally pick him up in "one of his bars."
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==='''Family'''===
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====[[Claire Dunphy|Claire]]====
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Main=Claire is Jay and DeDe's eldest child and daughter. It was stated that Claire gets her competitiveness and tough attitude from her father ("[[Egg Drop]]"), encouraging her into sports and becoming daddy's girl ("[[After the Fire]]"). Their relationship was strained during her rebellious teenage years, during which Jay reveals she was once found by the cops swimming in her underwear with her boyfriend after a party ("[[The Kiss]]").
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Season 4='''[[My Hero]]''' <br> Claire reveals she still finds Jay condescending and rude to her, but after overhearing Jay express his concern for Mitchell's well-being, she views him in a more positive light. Despite all their troubles, Claire is closer to her father because of his supportive attitude growing up . </tabber>
   
Gloria still won't forgive her. Claire demands to know what she can do to make up for it, and Gloria suggests jumping in the pool. Claire doesn't want to do it, but she does. Gloria won't fall for the old "help me out of the pool" trick, so Jay just pushes her in. The rest of the family follows.
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====[[Mitchell Pritchett|Mitchell]]====
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Main=Mitchell is Jay's son. As Jay had trouble expressing his love to his children, it affected Mitchell greatly who was growing up in the closet. Jay had trouble being totally supportive of Mitchell and Mitchell had to come out to his father three times. This has led Mitchell to very much want to appeal to his father. Jay has recognized his mistakes with Mitchell and has tried to reflect better understanding with his stepson, Manny. Despite Mitchell's complaints, he learned patience in dealing with his father.
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Season 5='''[[The Wedding (Part 2)]]''' <br>Mitchell is extremely touched when Jay provides his club as venue to Mitchell's wedding to show how much his son means to him, and offers to walk him down the aisle. </tabber>
   
====[[Run for Your Wife]]====
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====[[Phil Dunphy|Phil]]====
Gloria cannot believe that Manny is going into 5th grade. Jay and Gloria have a disagreement over Manny's decision to wear a Colombian poncho on his first day of school. Manny wants to show his classmates that he is proud of his Colombian heritage, but Jay thinks he will get beat up because of it. Gloria tells Jay that he is overreacting and consequently undermining Manny's confidence.
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Main=Phil is Jay's son-in-law. Jay usually mistreats and antagonizes Phil and Phil always tries really hard to gain approval from Jay.
   
After Jay drops Manny off at school, he returns back to the house to get Gloria and treat her to a spa day. When getting into Jay's car, Gloria discovers Manny's poncho thrown in the trunk. She makes Jay drive back to Manny's school and return it to him, showing his support for whatever Manny wants to do. When Jay and Gloria arrive at Manny's school and pull him out of class, Manny thinks that they are there to tell him someone has died, which is usually the case when you get pulled out of class in Colombia.
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Whilst the coldness of their relationship is generally one-sided, Jay does not immediately hate or even dislike Phil but simply finds him tiresome. There have been instances when Phil stops trying hard and stops grovelling for approval does Jay begin to like him. He occasionally shows pride towards Phil for his accomplishments as a family man and a father and Phil never stops looking for approval from Jay.
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Season 1='''[[Come Fly with Me]]''' <br> Jay tells Phil that he likes him for taking good care of his family and thinks very highly of him, despite their differences. <br> '''[[Great Expectations]]''' <br> Jay recounts that he first met Phil while he was hiding outside the house waiting for Claire to come out. His granddaughter, [[Haley]] and her [[Dylan Marshall|boyfriend]] are in the same position: Dylan is in the bushes outside, and Haley is inside.
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Season 2='''[[Dance Dance Revelation]]''' <br> Jay introduces Phil as "Phil is my son-in-law," but Phil says it sounds like he is saying, "Phyllis, my son-in-law." Phil also complains that Jay says "Dumb-phy" instead of "Dunphy", which he actually does. <br> '''[[The Kiss]]''' <br> Phil once fixed Jay's printer and since it is Phil's only accomplishment with Jay, he brings it up every chance he gets.
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Season 3='''[[After the Fire]]''' <br> to Jay's dismay, he accidentally told Phil that he loved him, but Phil was too busy and didn't hear it. </tabber>
   
Jay gives Manny's poncho back to him, and Manny informs his parents he will be playing the traditional Colombian pan flute, and doing the dance. Gloria then tells Jay to break the flute because the poncho plus the flute plus the dance is more than she can handle. So, Jay stomps on the flute, "accidentally" breaking it so Manny cannot perform.
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==== [[DeDe Pritchett|DeDe]] ====
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Main=DeDe Pritchett is Jay's first wife with whom he has two children with, Claire and Mitchell. DeDe is known to appear a little crazy and inappropriate at times, which she admits later is due to her insecurities with Gloria and Jay's new life. Jay dreads and tries to avoid DeDe meeting Gloria as the former tends to always cause trouble.
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Season 3='''[[Disneyland]]''' <br> It is said that, while married, Jay and DeDe grew apart and argued over little things. After he took their children to Disneyland, he decided to tell DeDe it was over. However. after hearing the Robotic Lincoln's speech, he realized staying with his kids is more important than leaving his wife, so he waited until they were all grown up.
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Season 4='''[[Arrested]]''' <br> DeDe says that Jay was always absent while they were raising their children, which Jay admits was because he was busy providing for their family who had very little at the time. They divorced after 35 years of marriage. Jay describes his marriage to DeDe being, though "perfect in paper", it was also like serving time (prison wise). </tabber>
   
At the end of the episode, all of the families reflect on how difficult it is to be a parent, but despite of all of the trials, it is the best job in the world.
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==== [[Gloria]] ====
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Main=Gloria Pritchett is Jay's second wife. She is much younger than Jay which makes people sometimes think that he is her father. She has a son, Manny with her previous husband, Javier. Jay and Gloria got married 6 months before the start of the series and she gives birth to their son [[Joe]] in [[Season 4]]. Feisty and confident, Gloria thinks Jay is her match, which makes her attracted to him ("[[Two Monkeys and a Panda]]"). Jay continually struggles to cope with Gloria's insistence to preserve their Colombian traditions so they tend to compromise with the rest of the family. </tabber>
   
====[[En Garde]]====
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==== [[Cam]] ====
Everybody is enjoying Manny's interest in fencing.Jay couldn't be prouder, especially since he didn't have any trophies Claire or Mitchell won growing up.
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Main=Cam is Jay's son-in-law. They particularly bond because of their shared interest in sports. Jay mentions he used to be a quarterback and Cam was a center.
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Season 3='''[[Express Christmas]]''' <br> Cam reveals that he kept the cork and wine bottle from when they watched their first game together to commemorate. Jay is also shown helping out Mitch and Cam in building and fixing around the house. </tabber>
   
There may not be an actual final meet for Manny. He decides he wants to retire, thus ending Jay's hope of a trophy at his house. But Gloria is supportive of his retirement...until Manny tells her that it's because he doesn't want to fence against a girl. Needless to say, Gloria rips him one for not respecting women, and the match is back on. Jay is especially happy, since he already had t-shirts made that said "Who's the Manny!" They went well with "Haley's Comets" when she ran a 5K a few years back. Claire's "Claire and Present Danger" shirt tops all of them, though.
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==== [[Manny]] ====
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Main=Manny is Jay's stepson from his marriage to Gloria. The two have become closer throughout the series, after Jay's deep concern for Manny becomes apparent. Jay is fully supportive of Manny in sports (fencing and later football), although being a romantic, Manny prefers poetry and art.
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Seaon 1='''[[The Bicycle Thief]]''' <br> At the start of the series two seem uncomfortable with each other mainly because Manny thinks very highly of his adventurous father than of Jay.
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Season 2='''[[Two Monkeys and a Panda]]''' <br> It is implied that Manny was not very fond of Jay at the start. He reveals that for the first month he knew Jay, he didn't think Jay had a chance with his mother and did not bother to know his name.
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Season 3='''[[Treehouse]]''' <br> During Jay and Gloria's wedding, Manny chose the song for their dance, "Beauty and the Beast".
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Before the finals start, Jay and Gloria find out that the girl Manny's competing against had many bad things going on in her life and they try to tell Manny to tank the match, but he misinterprets their hand gestures as "show no mercy." And he doesn't. It's a slaughter. Jay is mortified to be bringing a four-foot trophy to the car, until he sees Mitchell and Claire ice dancing together.
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==== [[Joe]] ====
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<tabber>
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Main=Joe is Jay's son with Gloria. Jay consistently worries he might miss milestones of Joe growing up as he did with Claire and Mitchell, saying he might not have another chance.
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Season 7='''[[The Verdict]]''' <br> Jay has to take cover for Gloria at Joe's pre-school, [[The Learnin' Barn]], while Jay starts to hate the fact that while his child is at school, he also has to be there, as he's covering for Gloria. Jay has a tough time trying to connect with Joe while he is there, as he calls out for Joe at some point and Joe runs past him, Jay then states he feels like Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense. Later on we see that Jay tells Gloria that he feels like Joe didn't even notice or care he was there. However, their son comes running in, when Gloria asks how his day at school went, he positively answers saying it was great because his Daddy was there, and they now call a kid, who Jay picks on while he is there; when the kid starts a fight with him, "Big Ears". Jay dismisses any of his concerns when he realises his son did actually have fun because he was there. </tabber>
   
====[[Great Expectations]]====
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=== '''Friendships''' ===
Gloria is thrilled to have Lily over, as Claire and Phil's kids are already sleeping over, and even Jay is enthused. It's Jay's Night, where everybody is in their PJ's, he makes Sloppy Jay's (Jo's, natch), and they watch a Western. At least, he does. However, Manny is more than a little excited about Haley coming over, so Jay must ready the hose to be on the safe side. Perhaps they'll need the hose for Haley as well, who wants to hang out at a party at a boy's house down the street instead.
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==== [[Vincent]] ====
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<tabber>
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Main=Vincent is Jay's best friend introduced in season 1. As everyone calls him Shorty, his real name is never mentioned until the [[Season 5]] episode "[[Three Dinners]]", where Jay reveals that [[Mitchell]]'s middle name is named after Shorty, as he stood by Jay when Mitchell was born one month premature. He eventually moves to Costa Rica with her wife [[Darlene]], promising to call Jay every day. Shorty has a tendency to show interest in things the same as gay men, such as outfits, picnics, and other men's physique.
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Season 1='''[[Fifteen Percent]]''' <br> Mitchell meets Shorty and thinks he is "gay as they come". When Jay tries to confront Shorty, he says he is not gay and likes only clothes because his father was a tailor. </tabber>
   
Haley, Alex, and Luke arrive at Jay and Gloria's. Lily is already taking to Gloria's singing, Luke is practically in tears, and Haley is already trying to worm her way out of staying at Grandpa's.
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=== '''Other Family''' ===
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Jay's parents have both passed away, and his brother Donnie is living with his own family (possibly in Buffalo as Jay is not sure). His sister Becky is only mentioned.
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==== [[Mr. Pritchett]] ====
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<tabber>
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Main=Mr. Pritchett is Jay's father, we don't actually know his name. His father fought for the U.S., indicating that he may have fought in World War II and was mentioned to be emotionally reserved with Jay. He died at the age of 63. </tabber>
   
At their poker game, Gloria has a great pair, but Haley gets a straight and heads straight out under the guise of getting more soda. However, Grandpa is lightning fast and is already ahead of her. Under the guise of fixing the lights, Jay knew these moves Haley was trying because Claire tried the same things when she was 15.
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==== [[Mrs. Pritchett]] ====
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<tabber>
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Main=Mrs. Pritchett is Jay's mother, we don't actually know her name either. His mother was implied to be very affectionate with her children. Jay had written her a poem for Mother's Day when he was 9 which she kept in her cookbook.
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Season 2='''[[Mother's Day]]''' <br> Jay tells his family the story when his mother came charging out of the stands during a game to defend him when his Little League coach was yelling at him. Jay tears up while telling the story, sobbing "you only get one mom". </tabber>
   
Jay has been very successful in preventing Haley from escaping, but Gloria realizes that she doesn't want Haley resenting her grandparents. Even though Claire and Mitchell pulled the same stunts, Gloria wants Jay to act more like a loving grandpa instead of a tough parent. He relents and invites Dylan into the house, who was hiding in the bushes waiting to take Haley to the party.
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==== [[Donnie Pritchett|Donnie]] ====
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<tabber>
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Main=Donnie is Jay's younger brother.
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Season 1='''[[Hawaii]]''' <br> He is first introduced in "Hawaii" when he calls Jay on his birthday and reminds him that he is now the same age as their father when he died, which worries Jay. Jay and Donnie seem to show their affection to each other by brotherly insults and sometimes even by wrestling each other for sport. Though the two seem to always trade banters, they share a deep love for each other as seen when Jay apologizes for treating Donnie differently after he found out about his illness.
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Season 2='''[[The Musical Man]]''' <br> Donnie visits Jay and Gloria and Jay finds out later that Donnie has prostate cancer. </tabber>
   
Haley is more than happy...until Dylan gets a whiff of the Sloppy Jays and notices "The Gunfighter" on the TV. They're in for the night. Although Luke is determined to make sure Jay is still alive.
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==== [[Becky Pritchett|Becky]] ====
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<tabber>
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Main=Becky is Jay's sister. We don't see much of their relationship, the only thing we ever hear about them is that their father kissed him goodnight thinking he was her, which is mentioned in The Kiss.
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Season 2='''[[The Kiss]]''' <br> Jay mentions that the only time his father showed affection for him was when he thought he was Becky and kissed him good night. </tabber>
   
====[[Fizbo]]====
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==Trivia==
Everybody is gathering at the hospital, but we don't know what's going on. Jay is beside himself, in spite of Mitchell's reassurances that it could have been worse. He wanted to know how this could happen.
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*He along with the other parents: Gloria, Phil, Claire, Mitch, and Cam are the only characters who have appeared in every episode.
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*He may have stayed in Ohio for a while, as he asks a woman in Florida who seems familiar to him if she had been there ("[[Goodnight Gracie]]").
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*Jay can be seen reading a newspaper that was previously seen in '<nowiki/>''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Married..._with_Children Married... with Children]''', which he starred in.
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*He likes constructing model airplanes and keeps a collection in a cabinet that is always locked.
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*Jay seems to enjoy sports and fishing, as seen in various episodes.
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*His favorite song is "[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Train_to_Georgia Midnight Train to Georgia]" by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Knight_%26_the_Pips Gladys Knight & the Pips] ("[[The Late Show]]").
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*Although his name is supposedly "Jason Francis Pritchett", in a recent episode, Gloria referred to him as "Jay Kennedy Pritchett".
   
Grandpa Jay is the grandpa we'd all like to have, since he's getting Luke a crossbow. Gloria objects, but only on the basis of how accident-prone Luke is. Not like her, who had a machete as a kid. Manny needs advice from Jay on how to get a hot girl, since obviously Jay is an expert in this. Jay's advice to Manny is...be the funny guy. This instead of having power or money.
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== Quotes ==
  +
=== '''[[Season 1]]''' ===
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{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: Where's my good underwear? <br> <b>[[Gloria Delgado-Pritchett|Gloria]]</b>: The question is, why isn't all your underwear good, Jay? You make a nice living. }}
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— '''From "[[Family Portrait]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: Back in '68, when I was sweeping up hair in that barbershop, I had this mental picture of the family that, if I was lucky enough, I would end up with. Perfect wife, perfect kids... Well guess what? I didn't get any of that. I wound up with this sorry bunch. And I'm thankful for that every day. Well, most days. }}
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— '''From "[[Family Portrait]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: So Chamberlain comes in one day with a friend, and it's Elvis. Best singer in the world after Sinatra, and I'll fight anyone who says different. <br> <b>[[Luke Dunphy|Luke]]</b>: [[Phil Dunphy|Dad]] says the best singer in the world is Peabo Bryson. <br> <b>Jay</b>: Then I'll have to fight your dad. }}
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— '''From "[[Family Portrait]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: When you're young and dreaming of your family, you think of this perfect family; perfect wife, perfect kids. Look at me, I got this sorry bunch. But you know I wouldn't trade them for anything.}}
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— '''From "[[Family Portrait]]"'''
   
Right when Mitchell is telling Claire that Fizbo "is a bad-ass," the scorpion makes its appearance and scares the crap out of Fizbo, who runs like a maniac, as do the kids near him. He knocks over the crafts table and gets too close to Phil, who freaks and backs into Jay. The crossbow goes off accidentally and deflates the bouncy castle, and Bianca, the girl Manny was trying to impress, was trapped.
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====[[Undeck the Halls]]====
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=== '''[[Season 2]]''' ===
After pulling a practical joke on Jay, which is a Colombian tradition at Christmas, Jay is not much for having Gloria and Manny doing any more Colombian Christmas traditions at the house, and neither is happy about it. No fireworks, no having the Baby Jesus deliver the presents...
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{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: I am always on time. It's easy for me, 'cause I'm organized. Not my wife. You think growing up in a place full of death squads and drunk uncles she'd learn to run faster.}}
After dropping off some Christmas presents, Jay decides to be flexible and buy some fireworks for Manny, since he wants Manny to have some of his own Christmas traditions with him and Gloria. That is, once Jay gets off one last practical joke of his own.
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'''From "[[Manny Get Your Gun]]"'''{{Quote|<b>[[Manny Delgado|Manny]]</b>: It says in the box that this is for ages sixteen and up. Are you sure I should have this? <br> <b>Jay</b>: What do you mean? You were born sixteen.}}
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— '''From "[[Manny Get Your Gun]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Manny</b>: What did you mean I was born sixteen? <br> <b>Jay</b>: I'm just saying you were never a kid. Which is good, because I hate kids.}}
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— '''From "[[Manny Get Your Gun]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>:(as Manny mixes two soda drinks together) What are you doing? <br> <b>Manny</b>: Turning back the clock. <br> [while Jay hides Gloria's car keys in her purse, he is unaware that Manny is drinking it already and he cringes] <br> <b>Manny</b>: That's disgusting! <br> <b>Jay</b>: Don't judge. You're not married. This never happened. <br> <b>Manny</b>: What never happened? <br> <b>Jay</b>: That's a good man. <br> <b>Manny</b>: Boy! I'm a boy! }}
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— '''From "[[Manny Get Your Gun]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Gloria</b>: Tell me the truth, Jay. Did you put the keys in my bag? <br> <b>Jay</b>: ...No. <br> <b>Gloria</b>: I won't be mad. <br> <b>Jay</b>: In order to prove a point, I may have put the keys- <br> <b>Gloria</b>: [Punches Jay repeatedly in the arm] I knew it! <br> <b>Jay</b>: Why did I give you such a big watch? <br> <b>Gloria</b>: Why, Jay? What point were you trying to make? <br> <b>Jay</b>: I just wanted you to be more organized. You can be a little scatterbrained sometimes. <br> <b>Gloria</b>: You are the one whose brains are going to be scattered! Manny, hand me the gun!}}
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— '''From "[[Manny Get Your Gun]]"'''{{Quote|<b>Gloria</b>: How come I do all the looking while you do all the sitting? <br> <b>Jay</b>: Because you do all the losing. <br> <b>Gloria</b>: You are this close to doing all the sleeping in a tent on the backyard.}}
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— '''From "[[Manny Get Your Gun]]"'''
   
==<span style="font-size:20px;">Trivia</span>==
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*Jay can be seen reading a news paper that was previously seen in ''Married With Children'' which he starred in.
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=== '''[[Season 4]]''' ===
*Jay's favorite song is "Midnight Train to Georgia."
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{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: I'm 65. If Gloria wants to be surprised, she should buy a box of Cracker Jacks.}}
  +
— '''From "[[Snip]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: [Picking up Phil for his vasectomy] Let's go! Chop chop! <br> <b>[[Phil Dunphy|Phil]]</b>: Really? <br> <b>Jay</b>: Oh, yeah [Chuckles] }}
  +
— '''From "[[Snip]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<nowiki>[After finding out Gloria is pregnant with </nowiki>[[Joe Pritchett|Joe]]<nowiki>] </nowiki><br> <b>Jay</b>: I've always seen life like a series of doors. Sometimes you get to choose the door you go through, and sometimes you don't get that choice. But you still have to walk through it. So either you can go through kicking and screaming, or walk through with your head held high. And since I don't get to choose the door I'm about to go through, I just pray it's a healthy, happy kid. And a boy. }}
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— '''From "[[Snip]]"'''
   
==Quotes==
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{{Main|Jay Pritchett Quotes}}
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=== '''[[Season 7]]''' ===
  +
{{Quote|[to Claire] <br> <b>Jay</b>: And by the way I've known you for a long time. The last thing you need to worry about is looking weak.}}
  +
— '''From "[[Promposal]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Gloria</b>: Ok, that's it! If the men in this house don't start talking to me, I swear to God that I will make life miserable for each and every one of you! <br> [Thunder crashes, electricity zapping] <br> <b>Gloria</b>: No, not yet. <br> <b>Manny</b>: Oh, don't tell me the power just went out. My Sleep Number bed is stuck on the nap setting. <br> <b>Jay</b>: Calm down, this is exactly why I sprung for a new generator. <br> [Generator powers on] <br> <b>Jay</b>: Which, you're welcome, just kicked in. Now, granted, it doesn't power everything. I had to make some hard choices. <br> <b>Manny</b>: Mmm, that's it? The bar and the pool table?}}
  +
— '''From "[[The Storm]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: Pool's drained, leaks are fixed, generator's running, and I'm meeting my buddies. <br> <b>Gloria</b>: Why, Jay? Why you have to go out? It's a hurricane outside! <br> [Jay opens a pickle jar and takes one out] <br> <b>Jay</b>: I just do. <br> [Jay walks out]}}
  +
— '''From "[[The Storm]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: A damn tree's blocking the street. I need my chainsaw. <br> <b>Phil</b>: Jay, I know you didn't ask my advice <br> <b>Jay</b>: I'm glad you noticed that.}}
  +
— '''From "[[The Storm]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Gloria</b>: She could lose a couple of pounds, anyways. <br> <b>Jay</b>: Thank God you don't have a daughter.}}
  +
— '''From "[[I Don't Know How She Does It]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: Gloria makes this Colombian dish I loved when we were first dating... I lied about a lot of things back then. <br> [Jay takes a forkful of the food, looks over at a seemingly sleeping Gloria and secretly feeds the dog, but Gloria sits up.] <br> <b>Gloria</b>: What the hell are you doing?! <br>[Jay puts the fork down]<br> That takes me three days! Three days to prepare! And then you say that you love it, and you feed it to the dog? What else have you been lying about, Jay Kennedy Pritchett!?}}
  +
— '''From "[[I Don't Know How She Does It]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|[Manny and Luke arrive at Jay and Gloria's house] <br> <b>Manny</b>: Oh! Hi there, how's everybody doin'? <br> <b>Luke</b>: What's up with [[Stella]]? <br> <b>Jay</b>: Where've you two been? <br> [Manny drops his Mom's laptop] <br> <b>Gloria</b>: Is that my computer?! <br> [Gloria bends down to pick it up] <br> <b>Manny</b>: Don't open that! <br> [Luke goes to open the door for Stella] <br> <b>Jay</b>: Don't open that! <br> <b>Luke</b>: Is that Joe's plane? <br> [Jay goes to open the front door] <br> <b>Gloria</b>: Don't open that! <br> <b>Luke</b>: Lot of unanswered questions here, seems like. <br> <b>Gloria</b>: Why don't we all just take a step back? <br> <b>Jay</b>: Nice and easy <br> <b>Gloria</b>: Okay, so now I am going to go and take a little walk. <br> <b>Manny</b>: Luke and I have some homework to do upstairs. <br> <b>Jay</b>: And I'm going to the little boy's room.}}
  +
— '''From "[[I Don't Know How She Does It]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Jay</b>: You're picking your eyebrows again. Like you did when I put you in Little League. <br> <b>Mitchell</b>: Okay, I am a little stressed. But it's just 'cause I'm buried under work. And Cam's sister is the worst influence on Lily. But I can't yell at her because she's a sopping mess. So, you know, who am I supposed to yell at? My husband, who needs a machine to breathe? <br> <b>Jay</b>: Well, you better find yourself an outlet. That's why I have scotch and golf and cigars. Otherwise, I'd be a raging jackass. <br> <b>Waitress</b>: We're out of Rye. <br> <b>Jay</b>: Then bake some! <br> <b>Mitchell</b>: Can you please not yell at the woman who's bringing us our food?}}
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— '''From "[[Express Yourself]]"'''
  +
{{Quote|<b>Mitchell</b>: So, a karaoke bar, huh? [ Chuckles ] You know, it's a little offensive that you think singing a pop song is gonna solve my problems. How gay do you think I am? <br> <b>Jay</b>: Mitchell! Madonna! <br> ["Express Yourself" comes on]}}
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— '''From "[[Express Yourself]]"'''
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== Appearances ==
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When you're young and dreaming of your family, you think of this perfect family; perfect wife, perfect kids. Look at me, I got this sorry bunch. But you know I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Jason Francis "Jay" Pritchett is the patriarch of the Pritchett family. He is the father of Claire, Mitchell, and Joe. He is married to Gloria and is stepfather to Manny. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and is the founder and former CEO of Pritchett's Closets & Blinds.

BiographyEdit

Before the showEdit

Jay was born on May 23, 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Pritchett. He also has a sister Becky and a younger brother Donnie. When Jay was 10 and Donnie was 8, a bully named Joey Calieri took Donnie's bicycle so Jay put Joey's head in the ice as revenge ("The Musical Man"). When Jay was 12, he sneaked off to the movies with his best friend Jim and after seeing Solomon and Sheba swore someday he would marry Gina Lollobrigida ("Boys' Night"). Jay lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis, during when he used to sleep with a butter knife under his pillow ("Travels With Scout"). Before he turned 18, he used a fake ID to enlist in the army unsuccessfully ("Hit and Run").

Jay eventually would serve in the Vietnam War and have his navy training in Pensacola at age 18. The war emerged a considerable amount of prejudice to the Vietnamese in his heart. At Pensacola, he would then meet Charlotte, who was 31 at the time and have his first sexual experience ("Goodnight Gracie").

Later in his life, Jay married DeDe Williams and together they have two children: Claire and Mitchell. They were married for 35 years until they divorced when they grew apart and DeDe left to find herself. She subsequently dated a woman named Dottie which ended badly ("Election Day"). Later on, Jay married a Colombian woman Gloria who has a son Manny Delgado from her marriage to Javier.

PersonalityEdit

Overview Edit

Being a war veteran, Jay is shown to be quite a tough person, somewhat strict, and manipulative in a sense. Now past his prime, he finds many of the things that his family do tedious, which he often expresses while sighing "Oh jeez". But despite all this, he is a decent man who cares about the welfare of his family. He is capable of reaching out to other people, and he becomes a shoulder for Manny to cry on when one of his girlfriends broke up with him (something he never would have done earlier).

Jay is supremely proud of his own career in closets and is respected by the majority of people he works for. He had a professional rivalry with his former friend Earl Chambers, and for most of their lives he suspected Earl of foul play whenever his name came up. When Earl dies, and leaves a message for Jay saying he'll see him in Hell, Jay mutters 'I look forward to it'. At one point, he admitted that he missed the drive that his rivalry with Earl gave him when the two of them were archenemies of business. Jay has a harsh work ethic a great deal of the time, often coming across as domineering and overly authoritative, but on several occasions Jay proves himself to be charismatic, approachable and, especially in his early career, energetic.

Jay has difficulty with being emotionally open with others. Mitchell remembers this factor painfully, as Jay was not as affectionate a father as he should have been, especially after Mitchell came out. It is often remarked that Jay attempted to turn Claire into the son he didn't have in Mitchell, resulting in her being boisterous and competitive, and in them even competing against each other over the most ridiculous things. Jay is aware of his shortcomings as a father with Mitch and Claire, but admits that he is proud of Mitchell and that he loves Claire's persistence and ambition.

People often perceive Jay as emotionally colourblind, but the truth could not be more different. He regrets his mistakes as a parent of his first children, and his relationship with DeDe, but the worst factor in this regard is his relationship with his own father. Jay's father was an extremely tough person, and as a young man Jay felt incessant pressure to impress him, but this got to a point that Jay suffered from his father's idea of masculinity. However, long after the man's death, Jay breaks down in tears after remembering that he (Jay) didn't even cry at his father's funeral, despite the man's impact on his life, and is haunted by the feeling that everyone else who attended thought Jay didn't love his father - the straw that breaks the camel's back in this scene is when Jay tearfully wonders if his father ever knew Jay loved him ("Clean Out Your Junk Drawer").

In comparison, Jay loved his mother dearly, as she was constantly there for him, and long after she died, he also broke down remembering when she stood up for him to an aggressive coach. ("Mother's Day")

Jay is also quite charismatic, which he attributes to his blue eyes. He claims that he is like catnip to sister-in-laws, as DeDe's sisters BeBe and CeCe, and Gloria's sister Sonia are attracted to him ("Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister").

Season Summaries Edit

We get to know Jay in Season 1 where we see that he can be uptight, but he really cares about his family and his newly extended family. We also see that Jay doesn't give out his love well and is still a little uncomfortable with his son being gay and being in a relationship with Cam and we see that Jay doesn't have a great relationship with Phil mostly because of the fact that it seems Phil took Claire away from Jay when he married her. But at the end of each episode we do see that Jay really cares and loves his family.

We see Jay in Season 2 a little more developed but still very far away from being fond with Phil and being comfortable with Mitchell and Cameron. Jay's brother comes to town and their brotherly ribbing goes a little too far, but when Jay finds out Donnie is suffering from cancer, he becomes more sympathetic and near the end, the brothers share an emotional moment and make up. Jay and his family start owning a dog named Stella which he originally did not want to keep and Jay appears to start showing much more affection towards her than to Gloria.

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We see Jay, in Season 4, become 65 years old and learn from Gloria that she is pregnant ("Bringing Up Baby"). In the episode "Party Crasher", his son, Joe is born just after midnight on Manny's birthday.

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Occupations Edit

Co-Owner of Closet Fornia Edit

Formerly

During the early 1980s, Jay was the co-owner of a closet company called "Closet Fornia" alongside Earl Chambers. Their business was going very well, as Jay recalls that "maybe a celebrity or two" had come in to their company and "may or may have not bought a closet". However, the partnership soon ended when in 1984 Earl unceremoniously left and took all their clients with him. According to Jay, Earl had badmouthed him so Jay had to start all over again ("Won't You Be Our Neighbor"). Jay had carried a grudge against Earl ever since.

Owner of Pritchett's Closets & Blinds Edit

Co-own (with Claire)

Jay is currently the owner of Pritchett's Closets & Blinds. He hired his daughter, Claire, to work for him ("First Days"). From being the owner of the closet company, it seems that it's given him a lot of money. He seems to be the wealthiest person in his family. In Season 7, Jay hands down the business to his daughter, she takes over as everyone's boss. He comes back to help out as he misses working there but is scared to ask Claire. Claire has been wanting him back for help, but was scared to ask him too.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

ClaireEdit

Claire is Jay and DeDe's eldest child and daughter. It was stated that Claire gets her competitiveness and tough attitude from her father ("Egg Drop"), encouraging her into sports and becoming daddy's girl ("After the Fire"). Their relationship was strained during her rebellious teenage years, during which Jay reveals she was once found by the cops swimming in her underwear with her boyfriend after a party ("The Kiss").

My Hero
Claire reveals she still finds Jay condescending and rude to her, but after overhearing Jay express his concern for Mitchell's well-being, she views him in a more positive light. Despite all their troubles, Claire is closer to her father because of his supportive attitude growing up .

MitchellEdit

Mitchell is Jay's son. As Jay had trouble expressing his love to his children, it affected Mitchell greatly who was growing up in the closet. Jay had trouble being totally supportive of Mitchell and Mitchell had to come out to his father three times. This has led Mitchell to very much want to appeal to his father. Jay has recognized his mistakes with Mitchell and has tried to reflect better understanding with his stepson, Manny. Despite Mitchell's complaints, he learned patience in dealing with his father.

The Wedding (Part 2)
Mitchell is extremely touched when Jay provides his club as venue to Mitchell's wedding to show how much his son means to him, and offers to walk him down the aisle.

PhilEdit

Phil is Jay's son-in-law. Jay usually mistreats and antagonizes Phil and Phil always tries really hard to gain approval from Jay.

Whilst the coldness of their relationship is generally one-sided, Jay does not immediately hate or even dislike Phil but simply finds him tiresome. There have been instances when Phil stops trying hard and stops grovelling for approval does Jay begin to like him. He occasionally shows pride towards Phil for his accomplishments as a family man and a father and Phil never stops looking for approval from Jay.

Come Fly with Me
Jay tells Phil that he likes him for taking good care of his family and thinks very highly of him, despite their differences.
Great Expectations
Jay recounts that he first met Phil while he was hiding outside the house waiting for Claire to come out. His granddaughter, Haley and her boyfriend are in the same position: Dylan is in the bushes outside, and Haley is inside.

Dance Dance Revelation
Jay introduces Phil as "Phil is my son-in-law," but Phil says it sounds like he is saying, "Phyllis, my son-in-law." Phil also complains that Jay says "Dumb-phy" instead of "Dunphy", which he actually does.
The Kiss
Phil once fixed Jay's printer and since it is Phil's only accomplishment with Jay, he brings it up every chance he gets.

After the Fire
to Jay's dismay, he accidentally told Phil that he loved him, but Phil was too busy and didn't hear it.

DeDe Edit

DeDe Pritchett is Jay's first wife with whom he has two children with, Claire and Mitchell. DeDe is known to appear a little crazy and inappropriate at times, which she admits later is due to her insecurities with Gloria and Jay's new life. Jay dreads and tries to avoid DeDe meeting Gloria as the former tends to always cause trouble.

Disneyland
It is said that, while married, Jay and DeDe grew apart and argued over little things. After he took their children to Disneyland, he decided to tell DeDe it was over. However. after hearing the Robotic Lincoln's speech, he realized staying with his kids is more important than leaving his wife, so he waited until they were all grown up.

Arrested
DeDe says that Jay was always absent while they were raising their children, which Jay admits was because he was busy providing for their family who had very little at the time. They divorced after 35 years of marriage. Jay describes his marriage to DeDe being, though "perfect in paper", it was also like serving time (prison wise).

Gloria Edit

Gloria Pritchett is Jay's second wife. She is much younger than Jay which makes people sometimes think that he is her father. She has a son, Manny with her previous husband, Javier. Jay and Gloria got married 6 months before the start of the series and she gives birth to their son Joe in Season 4. Feisty and confident, Gloria thinks Jay is her match, which makes her attracted to him ("Two Monkeys and a Panda"). Jay continually struggles to cope with Gloria's insistence to preserve their Colombian traditions so they tend to compromise with the rest of the family.

Cam Edit

Cam is Jay's son-in-law. They particularly bond because of their shared interest in sports. Jay mentions he used to be a quarterback and Cam was a center.

Express Christmas
Cam reveals that he kept the cork and wine bottle from when they watched their first game together to commemorate. Jay is also shown helping out Mitch and Cam in building and fixing around the house.

Manny Edit

Manny is Jay's stepson from his marriage to Gloria. The two have become closer throughout the series, after Jay's deep concern for Manny becomes apparent. Jay is fully supportive of Manny in sports (fencing and later football), although being a romantic, Manny prefers poetry and art.

The Bicycle Thief
At the start of the series two seem uncomfortable with each other mainly because Manny thinks very highly of his adventurous father than of Jay.

Two Monkeys and a Panda
It is implied that Manny was not very fond of Jay at the start. He reveals that for the first month he knew Jay, he didn't think Jay had a chance with his mother and did not bother to know his name.

Treehouse
During Jay and Gloria's wedding, Manny chose the song for their dance, "Beauty and the Beast".

Joe Edit

Joe is Jay's son with Gloria. Jay consistently worries he might miss milestones of Joe growing up as he did with Claire and Mitchell, saying he might not have another chance.

The Verdict
Jay has to take cover for Gloria at Joe's pre-school, The Learnin' Barn, while Jay starts to hate the fact that while his child is at school, he also has to be there, as he's covering for Gloria. Jay has a tough time trying to connect with Joe while he is there, as he calls out for Joe at some point and Joe runs past him, Jay then states he feels like Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense. Later on we see that Jay tells Gloria that he feels like Joe didn't even notice or care he was there. However, their son comes running in, when Gloria asks how his day at school went, he positively answers saying it was great because his Daddy was there, and they now call a kid, who Jay picks on while he is there; when the kid starts a fight with him, "Big Ears". Jay dismisses any of his concerns when he realises his son did actually have fun because he was there.

Friendships Edit

Vincent Edit

Vincent is Jay's best friend introduced in season 1. As everyone calls him Shorty, his real name is never mentioned until the Season 5 episode "Three Dinners", where Jay reveals that Mitchell's middle name is named after Shorty, as he stood by Jay when Mitchell was born one month premature. He eventually moves to Costa Rica with her wife Darlene, promising to call Jay every day. Shorty has a tendency to show interest in things the same as gay men, such as outfits, picnics, and other men's physique.

Fifteen Percent
Mitchell meets Shorty and thinks he is "gay as they come". When Jay tries to confront Shorty, he says he is not gay and likes only clothes because his father was a tailor.

Other Family Edit

Jay's parents have both passed away, and his brother Donnie is living with his own family (possibly in Buffalo as Jay is not sure). His sister Becky is only mentioned.

Mr. Pritchett Edit

Mr. Pritchett is Jay's father, we don't actually know his name. His father fought for the U.S., indicating that he may have fought in World War II and was mentioned to be emotionally reserved with Jay. He died at the age of 63.

Mrs. Pritchett Edit

Mrs. Pritchett is Jay's mother, we don't actually know her name either. His mother was implied to be very affectionate with her children. Jay had written her a poem for Mother's Day when he was 9 which she kept in her cookbook.

Mother's Day
Jay tells his family the story when his mother came charging out of the stands during a game to defend him when his Little League coach was yelling at him. Jay tears up while telling the story, sobbing "you only get one mom".

Donnie Edit

Donnie is Jay's younger brother.

Hawaii
He is first introduced in "Hawaii" when he calls Jay on his birthday and reminds him that he is now the same age as their father when he died, which worries Jay. Jay and Donnie seem to show their affection to each other by brotherly insults and sometimes even by wrestling each other for sport. Though the two seem to always trade banters, they share a deep love for each other as seen when Jay apologizes for treating Donnie differently after he found out about his illness.

The Musical Man
Donnie visits Jay and Gloria and Jay finds out later that Donnie has prostate cancer.

Becky Edit

Becky is Jay's sister. We don't see much of their relationship, the only thing we ever hear about them is that their father kissed him goodnight thinking he was her, which is mentioned in The Kiss.

The Kiss
Jay mentions that the only time his father showed affection for him was when he thought he was Becky and kissed him good night.

TriviaEdit

  • He along with the other parents: Gloria, Phil, Claire, Mitch, and Cam are the only characters who have appeared in every episode.
  • He may have stayed in Ohio for a while, as he asks a woman in Florida who seems familiar to him if she had been there ("Goodnight Gracie").
  • Jay can be seen reading a newspaper that was previously seen in 'Married... with Children', which he starred in.
  • He likes constructing model airplanes and keeps a collection in a cabinet that is always locked.
  • Jay seems to enjoy sports and fishing, as seen in various episodes.
  • His favorite song is "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips ("The Late Show").
  • Although his name is supposedly "Jason Francis Pritchett", in a recent episode, Gloria referred to him as "Jay Kennedy Pritchett".

Quotes Edit

Season 1 Edit

Quote1 Jay: Where's my good underwear?
Gloria: The question is, why isn't all your underwear good, Jay? You make a nice living.
Quote2

From "Family Portrait"

Quote1 Jay: Back in '68, when I was sweeping up hair in that barbershop, I had this mental picture of the family that, if I was lucky enough, I would end up with. Perfect wife, perfect kids... Well guess what? I didn't get any of that. I wound up with this sorry bunch. And I'm thankful for that every day. Well, most days. Quote2

From "Family Portrait"

Quote1 Jay: So Chamberlain comes in one day with a friend, and it's Elvis. Best singer in the world after Sinatra, and I'll fight anyone who says different.
Luke: Dad says the best singer in the world is Peabo Bryson.
Jay: Then I'll have to fight your dad.
Quote2

From "Family Portrait"

Quote1 Jay: When you're young and dreaming of your family, you think of this perfect family; perfect wife, perfect kids. Look at me, I got this sorry bunch. But you know I wouldn't trade them for anything. Quote2

From "Family Portrait"


Season 2 Edit

Quote1 Jay: I am always on time. It's easy for me, 'cause I'm organized. Not my wife. You think growing up in a place full of death squads and drunk uncles she'd learn to run faster. Quote2

From "Manny Get Your Gun"

Quote1 Manny: It says in the box that this is for ages sixteen and up. Are you sure I should have this?
Jay: What do you mean? You were born sixteen.
Quote2

From "Manny Get Your Gun"

Quote1 Manny: What did you mean I was born sixteen?
Jay: I'm just saying you were never a kid. Which is good, because I hate kids.
Quote2

From "Manny Get Your Gun"

Quote1 Jay:(as Manny mixes two soda drinks together) What are you doing?
Manny: Turning back the clock.
[while Jay hides Gloria's car keys in her purse, he is unaware that Manny is drinking it already and he cringes]
Manny: That's disgusting!
Jay: Don't judge. You're not married. This never happened.
Manny: What never happened?
Jay: That's a good man.
Manny: Boy! I'm a boy!
Quote2

From "Manny Get Your Gun"

Quote1 Gloria: Tell me the truth, Jay. Did you put the keys in my bag?
Jay: ...No.
Gloria: I won't be mad.
Jay: In order to prove a point, I may have put the keys-
Gloria: [Punches Jay repeatedly in the arm] I knew it!
Jay: Why did I give you such a big watch?
Gloria: Why, Jay? What point were you trying to make?
Jay: I just wanted you to be more organized. You can be a little scatterbrained sometimes.
Gloria: You are the one whose brains are going to be scattered! Manny, hand me the gun!
Quote2

From "Manny Get Your Gun"

Quote1 Gloria: How come I do all the looking while you do all the sitting?
Jay: Because you do all the losing.
Gloria: You are this close to doing all the sleeping in a tent on the backyard.
Quote2

From "Manny Get Your Gun"


Season 4 Edit

Quote1 Jay: I'm 65. If Gloria wants to be surprised, she should buy a box of Cracker Jacks. Quote2

From "Snip"

Quote1 Jay: [Picking up Phil for his vasectomy] Let's go! Chop chop!
Phil: Really?
Jay: Oh, yeah [Chuckles]
Quote2

From "Snip"

Quote1 [After finding out Gloria is pregnant with Joe]
Jay: I've always seen life like a series of doors. Sometimes you get to choose the door you go through, and sometimes you don't get that choice. But you still have to walk through it. So either you can go through kicking and screaming, or walk through with your head held high. And since I don't get to choose the door I'm about to go through, I just pray it's a healthy, happy kid. And a boy.
Quote2

From "Snip"


Season 7 Edit

Quote1 [to Claire]
Jay: And by the way I've known you for a long time. The last thing you need to worry about is looking weak.
Quote2

From "Promposal"

Quote1 Gloria: Ok, that's it! If the men in this house don't start talking to me, I swear to God that I will make life miserable for each and every one of you!
[Thunder crashes, electricity zapping]
Gloria: No, not yet.
Manny: Oh, don't tell me the power just went out. My Sleep Number bed is stuck on the nap setting.
Jay: Calm down, this is exactly why I sprung for a new generator.
[Generator powers on]
Jay: Which, you're welcome, just kicked in. Now, granted, it doesn't power everything. I had to make some hard choices.
Manny: Mmm, that's it? The bar and the pool table?
Quote2

From "The Storm"

Quote1 Jay: Pool's drained, leaks are fixed, generator's running, and I'm meeting my buddies.
Gloria: Why, Jay? Why you have to go out? It's a hurricane outside!
[Jay opens a pickle jar and takes one out]
Jay: I just do.
[Jay walks out]
Quote2

From "The Storm"

Quote1 Jay: A damn tree's blocking the street. I need my chainsaw.
Phil: Jay, I know you didn't ask my advice
Jay: I'm glad you noticed that.
Quote2

From "The Storm"

Quote1 Gloria: She could lose a couple of pounds, anyways.
Jay: Thank God you don't have a daughter.
Quote2

From "I Don't Know How She Does It"

Quote1 Jay: Gloria makes this Colombian dish I loved when we were first dating... I lied about a lot of things back then.
[Jay takes a forkful of the food, looks over at a seemingly sleeping Gloria and secretly feeds the dog, but Gloria sits up.]
Gloria: What the hell are you doing?!
[Jay puts the fork down]
That takes me three days! Three days to prepare! And then you say that you love it, and you feed it to the dog? What else have you been lying about, Jay Kennedy Pritchett!?
Quote2

From "I Don't Know How She Does It"

Quote1 [Manny and Luke arrive at Jay and Gloria's house]
Manny: Oh! Hi there, how's everybody doin'?
Luke: What's up with Stella?
Jay: Where've you two been?
[Manny drops his Mom's laptop]
Gloria: Is that my computer?!
[Gloria bends down to pick it up]
Manny: Don't open that!
[Luke goes to open the door for Stella]
Jay: Don't open that!
Luke: Is that Joe's plane?
[Jay goes to open the front door]
Gloria: Don't open that!
Luke: Lot of unanswered questions here, seems like.
Gloria: Why don't we all just take a step back?
Jay: Nice and easy
Gloria: Okay, so now I am going to go and take a little walk.
Manny: Luke and I have some homework to do upstairs.
Jay: And I'm going to the little boy's room.
Quote2

From "I Don't Know How She Does It"

Quote1 Jay: You're picking your eyebrows again. Like you did when I put you in Little League.
Mitchell: Okay, I am a little stressed. But it's just 'cause I'm buried under work. And Cam's sister is the worst influence on Lily. But I can't yell at her because she's a sopping mess. So, you know, who am I supposed to yell at? My husband, who needs a machine to breathe?
Jay: Well, you better find yourself an outlet. That's why I have scotch and golf and cigars. Otherwise, I'd be a raging jackass.
Waitress: We're out of Rye.
Jay: Then bake some!
Mitchell: Can you please not yell at the woman who's bringing us our food?
Quote2

From "Express Yourself"

Quote1 Mitchell: So, a karaoke bar, huh? [ Chuckles ] You know, it's a little offensive that you think singing a pop song is gonna solve my problems. How gay do you think I am?
Jay: Mitchell! Madonna!
["Express Yourself" comes on]
Quote2

From "Express Yourself"

Appearances Edit

For Season 7, there were no more than 22 episodes, which is unusual since, every other season has 24 equally.

Appearances

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Season 1 24
Season 2 24
Season 3 24
Season 4 24
Season 5 24
Season 6 24
Season 7 22
Season 8 22
Season 9 22
Season 10 22
Season 11 18

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ved Modern Family  characters
Main characters
Phil DunphyClaire DunphyHaley DunphyAlex DunphyLuke DunphyDylan MarshallJay PritchettGloria PritchettManny DelgadoJoe PritchettMitchell PritchettCameron TuckerLily Tucker-Pritchett • [PETS]: LarryStella
Recurring characters
Frank DunphyDeDe PritchettJavier DelgadoPepper SaltzmanSalAndy BaileyRonnie LaFontaineAndrew
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