He is often looking for approval from Jay because Jay generally does not openly show approval of anyone, often causing Phil to fear for his approval in Jay's eyes.
Far from it: Bowen's wide array of silent gazes at the camera, her slow-burns at her clan's bad behavior, and her ability to freak out without seeming nutso crazy makes her an essential, stand-out part of TV's best freshman ensemble cast." In 20, Julie Bowen won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, receiving nominations in 20.In the season 3 episode "Dude Ranch", Phil shows considerable skill both on horseback and with a shotgun. or he might make a historical reference such as "John Philip Sousa! It is revealed in "Tableau Vivant" that Phil had once tried to break up with Claire but didn't have the courage to do so.In moments of acute adversity or shock in which most people would curse or swear, Phil utters humorous exclamations: references to food such as, "Sweet Potato Fries! A running gag in the show has Phil is running up the stairs (often when carrying an object) and tripping on a loose step, which causes him to quickly and hastily say: "Gotta fix that step!This may stem from Phil's having found a dead clown in the woods when he was a child.Phil appears to love home repair yet never seems to get around to any of the jobs requested by Claire.