See the first photos from the ‘Modern Family’ finale on Apr. 8.

See the first photos from the ‘Modern Family’ finale on Apr. 8.

Why the face? Because the Modern era of Family time has drawn to a close. Saying goodbye after 11 seasons, 250 episodes, and 22 Emmys (including five consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series trophies, tying Frasiers record) was no easy feat for the producers and cast; ask them to describe the vibe while finishing the one-hour farewell that airs April 8 at 9 p.m. on ABC, and analogies flow like the tears did. Its kind of like when youre a kid and your best friend moves away only its 100 best friends, quips co-creator Christopher Lloyd. Sums up Ty Burrell, who won two Emmys as aspiring cool dad Phil: It was like a beautiful torture. It was like being at a wedding and a funeral at the same time.

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