mental tic tacs

What’s your family biz?

Phil Dunphy is a husband and father of three children on a once very popular American TV sitcom called ‘Modern Family.’

One of the most nuanced and beloved scenes from that show is the scene in which Phil cuts the hair of his dad, Frank Dunphy. The scene ⬇️ takes place in (presumably) Frank’s barber shop, which he’s selling.

Phil: Um… did you and Mom ever — ever want a-a-another child?

Frank: Well, I suppose all parents wonder how things would have changed if they had a different child.

Phil: I-I didn’t — didn’t mean a different one. I-I mean an additional one.

Frank: Why do you ask?

Phil: Well, ’cause if you’d had another kid, maybe — maybe he’d have taken over the business and — and you wouldn’t have had to sell. I always — I always felt kind of bad that I didn’t.

Frank: The answer is no, Phil. Never. Because… well, you did take over the family business, didn’t you? Keeping life light, making it fun for everybody.

(At this point, Frank affectionately puts his arm on Phil’s elbow.)

Phil: I learned from the best.

Once you finish wiping your tears away from being misty eyed… What’s your family biz?