He is also staring at her when she does something that makes Phil think she is sexy.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.Phil is always reminding Jay of when he fixed his wireless printer, trying to show Jay that he can be manly.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 or he might make a historical reference such as "John Philip Sousa!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!
He at times shows a sort of crush-like affection for Gloria.
He says, however, he "would never stray from Claire," although Gloria did kiss him during a "kisscam" segment at a basketball game in the final episode of Season 1, "Family Portrait".