Hello, Gematrinators!

“Modern Family” Character DeDe Killed Off Series

'Modern Family' character killed off in Halloween episode

In both of our Reduction methods, Modern Family sums to 63

"Modern Family" = 63 (Full Reduction)

"Modern Family" = 63 (Reverse Full Reduction)

Last night, DeDe, played by actress Shelley Long, was written off when her character died in her sleep during Modern Family’s Halloween episode.

Shelley Long was in her 63rd day since her birthday:63 Days


The episode was named Good Grief

"Good Grief" = 86 (English Ordinal)

86 is slang for getting rid of, or “offing” someone.

"Blood sacrifice" = 86 (Reverse Full Reduction)

"Human sacrifice" = 86 (Reverse Full Reduction)

In Jewish gematria, Good Grief sums to 218

"Good Grief" = 218 (Jewish)

This is the value of the word death in English Extended

"Death" = 218 (English Extended)


The name Shelley Long sums to 46 in Reverse Reduction

"Shelley Long" = 46 (Reverse Full Reduction)

"Sacrifice" = 46 (Full Reduction)

  • The 46th chapter of Genesis begins with a sacrifice
  • Genesis is the first book of the Bible, one of five from the Hebrew Torah
  • In Hebrew Ordinal, the words for both kill and murder sums to 46

"להרוג (to kill)" = 46 (Hebrew Ordinal)"רצח (murder)" = 46 (Hebrew Ordinal)

In full Hebrew gematria, the word sacrifice sums to 347

"לְהַקְרִיב (Sacrifice)" = 347 (Hebrew Gematria)

347 is the 69th Prime number
Shelley Long was 69 years, 62 days old:69 Years, 62 Days

"Sacrifice" = 62 (Reverse Full Reduction)


She turned 830 months old one day before the episode aired:830 Months

"Murder" = 83 (Reverse Ordinal)

In Reverse Reduction, murder sums to 38, a number strongly-associated with death.

Death, Killing, Murder, and RIP all sum to 38 in one of the base ciphers

The 38th Prime number is 163

"Shelley Long" = 163 (Reverse Ordinal)


Notice how the production code for this episode skipped 10ARG05:

They gave this episode code 10ARG06

This was Season 10, Episode 5

"10ARG06" = 105 (English Extended)

"10ARG06" = 33 (English Ordinal)

Thirty-three has the same gematria as Shelley Long’s full name:

"Thirty-three" = 156 (English Ordinal)

"Shelley Lee Long" = 156 (English Ordinal)

33 is a number connected to sacrifice – it’s the age at which Jesus was crucified.

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