We love all the characters of Modern Family but everybody knows it just wouldn't be the same without the Phil Dunphyisms.

The actor behind the lovable dad, Ty Burrell, was on Conan O'Brien's show last night and told a story of how he managed to get trapped inside his own electric car, just when a load of fans walked past looking for a picture.

"To them... I looked like the biggest Hollywood asshole," Burrell laughed. "A guy who is sitting in his car sweating like he has been on 72 hours of cocaine, and either never bothered to learn how to open a window of a car, or has like, a window guy who does that who just was on his break or something."

Sounds exactly like a situation good old Phil might get himself into.

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