Kara Klenk

Modern Family Episode Recap: “Mother’s Day”

It's a Modern Family Mother's Day! This week everyone is celebrating the holiday differently and, not surprisingly, no one is very happy. Gloria and Claire take their resistant kids on a hike, but eventually the complaining drives the moms to what they think is some private kid-bashing. Cam and Mitch argue over their family dynamic when it's clear that many people, even Mitch, consider Cam to be the more feminine and ...
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Modern Family Episode Recap: Someone to Watch Over Lily"

This week's episode is all about the kids! Cameron and Mitchell try to decide who would be Lily's guardian in the event of their untimely passing, Claire and Phil take Luke to a child psychologist while their daughter bond over vandalism, and Jay tries to toughen Manny up for a camping trip.

Claire brings Luke to be psychologically evaluated behind Phil's back, but when he slowly appears in the waiting room, it's clear he's in the know. The doctor thinks Luke is a bright kid who's just easily distracted, but Claire blurts out that she's worried he'll turn into Phil, who, as we all know, has some child-like symptoms of ADD. Phil takes offense and while they're fighting it out they leave Luke behind in the parking lot. They realize this a few hours later while resolving their fight but as they race out to the car to go find him, he rolls up in a limo, a ride he hitched from some friends he made at a wedding. Luke's resourcefulness and calm under pressure proves to Claire that there really isn't anything wrong with him.

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Modern Family Episode Recap: "The Musical Man"

Modern Family was finally back this week after what felt like an eternity... or just a hiatus. This week Phil tries to advertise his business, but ends up accidentally pimping out Claire and Haley; Luke impresses Manny's crush while they rehearse for the middle school musical, directed by resident diva Cameron; and Gloria urges Jay to connect with his brother rather than bully and prank him.

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Modern Family Episode Recap: "Boys' Night"

After a couple weeks off, Modern Family is back! In this episode we meet the Dunphys' creepy neighbor and Mitch and Cam have a surprise visitor at their boys night out — Jay.

Jay and Gloria try to get Manny to try new things, but it's Jay who has the problem. He mistakes Vivaldi for Valli and then refuses to attend the symphony with Gloria and Manny who confront him for his hypocrisy... read more

Modern Family Episode Recap: "Two Monkeys and a Panda"

This week, Claire struggles to play peacekeeper between Alex and Haley, while Phil gets (even more) in touch with his feminine side. Jay and Gloria attempt to make plans for the afterlife while Cameron and Mitchell get into their most serious fight yet.

The Dunphy sisters are at their bickering best this week fighting over a sweater. In a move reminiscent of a Saved by the Bell episode, Alex accidentally rips a huge hole in Haley's sweater and Claire spends all day trying to find an identical replacement to prevent her girls from coming to blows... read more

Modern Family Episode Recap: "Regrets Only"

A big fight upsets Claire and confuses Phil. Jay pays for past mistakes when Gloria develops a karaoke obsession. Meanwhile, Mitchell scrambles to repair the damage he's caused to a charity event that Cam is planning.

It's morning at the Dunphys and Phil and Claire have clearly slept apart. They have a vague conversation about the previous evening's fight. Claire looks... read more

Modern Family Episode Recap: "Princess Party"

This week, a visit from Claire's mom, DeDe (Shelley Long) puts stress on the entire family. It all comes to a head at Lily's princess-themed birthday party where Claire's high school boyfriend (Matt Dillon) is an unwelcome guest.

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Modern Family Episode Recap: "Bixby's Back"

Love was in the air for our Modern Family members on this Valentine's Day episode. Cam and Mitchell compete over a crush, Jay tries to plan a surprise for Gloria, and Phil and Claire revive their alter-egos, Clive and Juliana.

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Modern Family Episode Recap: "Caught in the Act"

Well we all saw this episode coming right? The Dunphy kids walk in on their parents "doing it," Gloria accidentally sends an abrasive e-mail to Claire, and Mitchell and Cameron use Lily to get a coveted dinner reservation.

Gloria and Jay take advantage of Manny visiting his father by planning a little trip to Vegas. Before they can leave, Gloria has to e-mail Claire about why she can't work on a school bake sale. As a joke, Jay types out verbatim what Gloria wishes she could send to Claire, detailing Claire's bossy ways and dry lemon squares, and in typical sitcom fashion, the e-mail gets sent.

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Modern Family Episode Recap: "Our Children, Ourselves"

This week, Phil and Claire's attempts to get Alex to relax her competitive academic pursuits lead them question their own intelligence. Mitchell runs into an old girlfriend and perhaps a new family member. Jay and Gloria have to deal with the reappearance of some "vacation friends."

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