Mitchell attended Cornell University, as shown in season 4 episode 3 (diploma in his office). It is unclear if this is where he got his law or undergraduate degree. At most times he is the exact opposite of Cameron which usually causes disagreements. Cameron acts as a counterbalance to Mitchell's uptight, worrying ways. He is not ashamed of his homosexuality and usually responds to homophobia (whether real or perceived) by giving "speeches". Because of his mild-mannered, uptight nature, he is sometimes embarrassed by Cameron's flamboyance. Mitchell and his older sister Claire are a little competitive and his father Jay isn't completely comfortable with the fact that he's gay, which most likely contributed to him becoming a momma's boy. He was initially scared to let his family meet Lily, although she was welcomed with open arms. He is an overprotective and cautious father. He is an attorney and a graduate of both Cornell University and Columbia University Law School. He also enjoys musical theater and loved ice skating as a kid. As seen in the season one finale "Family Portrait" and the season two premiere "The Old Wagon," Mitchell has an intense fear of birds.
TV.com has named Mitchell and Cameron one of the 5 best TV dads, saying, "Cam and Mitchell adopted baby Lily from Vietnam way back in Modern Family's pilot episode, and have been inadvertently Americanizing her ever since."
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