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Modern Family episodes

May 21, 2014: The Wedding
May 14, 2014: The Wedding
May 07, 2014: Message Received
Apr 30, 2014: Sleeper
Apr 23, 2014: Australia
Apr 02, 2014: A Hard Jay's Night
Mar 26, 2014: Las Vegas
Mar 12, 2014: Other People's Children
Mar 05, 2014: Spring-a-Ding-Fling
Feb 26, 2014: The Feud
Feb 05, 2014: iSpy
Jan 22, 2014: Three Dinners
Jan 15, 2014: Under Pressure
Jan 08, 2014: And One to Grow On
Dec 11, 2013: The Old Man & the Tree
Dec 04, 2013: The Big Game
Nov 20, 2013: ClosetCon '13
Nov 13, 2013: A Fair to Remember
Oct 23, 2013: The Help
Oct 16, 2013: The Late Show
Oct 09, 2013: Farm Strong
Oct 02, 2013: Larry's Wife
Sep 25, 2013: First Days
Sep 25, 2013: Suddenly, Last Summer
Sep 25, 2013: Suddenly, Last Summer; First Days
May 22, 2013: Goodnight Gracie
May 15, 2013: Games People Play
May 08, 2013: My Hero
May 01, 2013: Career Day
Apr 10, 2013: Flip Flop
Apr 03, 2013: The Future Dunphys
Mar 27, 2013: The Wow Factor
Feb 27, 2013: Best Men
Feb 20, 2013: Bad Hair Day
Feb 13, 2013: Heart Broken
Feb 06, 2013: A Slight at the Opera
Jan 23, 2013: Fulgencio
Jan 16, 2013: Party Crasher
Jan 09, 2013: New Year's Eve
Dec 12, 2012: Diamond in the Rough
Nov 28, 2012: When a Tree Falls
Nov 14, 2012: Mistery Date
Nov 07, 2012: Arrested
Oct 31, 2012: Yard Sale
Oct 24, 2012: Open House of Horrors
Oct 17, 2012: The Butler's Escape
Oct 10, 2012: Snip
Oct 10, 2012: Schooled
Sep 26, 2012: Bringing Up Baby
May 23, 2012: Baby on Board
May 16, 2012: Tableau Vivant
May 09, 2012: Disneyland
May 02, 2012: Planes, Trains and Cars
Apr 18, 2012: The Last Walt
Apr 11, 2012: Election Day
Mar 14, 2012: Send Out the Clowns
Feb 29, 2012: Leap Day
Feb 22, 2012: Virgin Territory
Feb 15, 2012: Aunt Mommy
Feb 08, 2012: Me? Jealous?
Jan 18, 2012: Little Bo Bleep
Jan 11, 2012: Egg Drop
Jan 04, 2012: Lifetime Supply
Dec 07, 2011: Express Christmas
Nov 23, 2011: Punkin Chunkin
Nov 16, 2011: After the Fire
Nov 02, 2011: Treehouse
Oct 19, 2011: Go Bullfrogs!
Oct 12, 2011: Hit and Run
Oct 05, 2011: Door to Door
Sep 28, 2011: Phil on Wire
Sep 21, 2011: When Good Kids Go Bad
Sep 21, 2011: Dude Ranch
Sep 21, 2011: Dude Ranch; When Good Kids Go Bad
May 25, 2011: The One That Got Away
May 18, 2011: See You Next Fall
May 11, 2011: Good Cop Bad Dog
May 04, 2011: Mother's Day
Apr 20, 2011: Someone to Watch Over Lily
Apr 13, 2011: The Musical Man
Mar 23, 2011: Boys' Night
Mar 02, 2011: Two Monkeys and a Panda
Feb 23, 2011: Regrets Only
Feb 16, 2011: Princess Party
Feb 09, 2011: Bixby's Back
Jan 19, 2011: Caught in the Act
Jan 12, 2011: Our Children, Ourselves
Jan 05, 2011: Slow Down Your Neighbors
Dec 08, 2010: Dance Dance Revelation
Nov 24, 2010: Mother Tucker
Nov 17, 2010: Manny Get Your Gun
Nov 03, 2010: Chirp
Oct 27, 2010: Halloween
Oct 20, 2010: Unplugged
Oct 13, 2010: Strangers on a Treadmill
Oct 06, 2010: Earthquake
Sep 29, 2010: The Kiss
Sep 22, 2010: The Old Wagon
May 19, 2010: Family Portrait
May 12, 2010: Hawaii
May 05, 2010: Airport 2010
Apr 28, 2010: Travels With Scout
Apr 14, 2010: Benched
Mar 31, 2010: Game Changer
Mar 24, 2010: Starry Night
Mar 10, 2010: Truth Be Told
Mar 03, 2010: Fears
Feb 10, 2010: My Funky Valentine
Feb 03, 2010: Moon Landing
Jan 20, 2010: Fifteen Percent
Jan 13, 2010: Not in My House
Jan 06, 2010: Up All Night
Dec 09, 2009: Undeck the Halls
Nov 25, 2009: Fizbo
Nov 18, 2009: Great Expectations
Nov 04, 2009: En Garde
Oct 28, 2009: Run for Your Wife
Oct 21, 2009: Coal Digger
Oct 14, 2009: The Incident
Oct 07, 2009: Come Fly With Me
Sep 30, 2009: The Bicycle Thief
Sep 23, 2009: Pilot

The Wedding Season 5, Episode 24

In the conclusion of the Season 5 finale, the chaos of Mitch and Cam's wedding continues as the grooms grow discouraged; the guests are starting to get restless; and the whole ordeal takes a toll on Claire's physical and emotional state. read more

The Wedding Season 5, Episode 23

Part 1 of 2. Mitchell and Cameron's big day arrives without a hitch, until their trip down the aisle turns out to be no walk in the park, which puts Pepper's wedding-planner skills to the ultimate test. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria host the Tuckers; Phil thinks he can visit an eye doctor before the ceremony; and Claire relishes her role as "best woman." read more

Message Received Season 5, Episode 22

Jay, Gloria and Manny challenge each other to try something they've never done before; Mitchell and Cameron may have to part with some prized possessions to help pay for their wedding; Phil and Claire's kids play a joke on their parents. read more

Sleeper Season 5, Episode 21

Phil invents an elaborate lie when he misses an appointment with a repairman. Meanwhile, Gloria organizes the annual family portrait; Claire criticizes Cameron for not using her girls' hand-me-downs; and Jay secretly enters Stella in a dog show. read more

Australia Season 5, Episode 20

The family go to Australia when Phil hopes to fulfill his mother's wish to visit the country where he was conceived, but the locals aren't quite ready to welcome him as a native son. Meanwhile, Jay and Claire find it hard to leave work at home; and Mitchell and Cameron run into an old acquaintance whom they don't really like but is now a well-known celebrity in Australia. read more

A Hard Jay's Night Season 5, Episode 19

Jay invites the family over for dinner in hopes that there won't be any of the usual drama, but he's out of luck when Mitch is upset by the wedding-cake topper that Cam's father whittled out of soap. Meanwhile, Phil tries to help Gloria sell her old apartment; and Claire and the kids have every intention of helping Jay get ready for his special night, but they wind up in one argument after another. read more

Las Vegas Season 5, Episode 18

Jay arranges for a trip to Las Vegas with deluxe accommodations for the Pritchett adults, but he's convinced they can find even pricier digs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to recover her gambling losses from years ago; Phil auditions for a secret society of magicians; Cameron opts for a friend's bachelor party instead of a day at the spa with Mitchell; and Gloria worries that Jay will find a female companion for his dog butler, Barkley. read more

Other People's Children Season 5, Episode 17

Jay bonds with Luke in the garage over talk of tools and manly pursuits; Gloria and Claire take Lily shopping for a flower girl dress; Mitchell, Cameron, Alex and Manny spend a day at a museum; Phil offers to help Andy with his anniversary gift for his girlfriend, which involves an expression of love on video. read more

Spring-a-Ding-Fling Season 5, Episode 16

Cameron organizes the school's spring dance, but spars with a popular teacher who's returned from sabbatical. Meanwhile, Phil takes Haley to a real-estate agents banquet when Claire has another commitment; Mitchell gets a new job but can't quite figure out his boss or the work environment; and Lily clashes with baby Joe during a babysitting assignment for Jay and Gloria. read more

The Feud Season 5, Episode 15

Phil's feud with nemesis Gil Thorpe intensifies when their sons face off in a wrestling match. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron ask Claire to pick up Lily from school, but forget to mention that her class had a lice scare; and Gloria chaperones Manny's school field trip to a museum. read more

iSpy Season 5, Episode 14

Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny when they're spending time with a suspicious friend. Meanwhile, Gloria thinks Jay had a dream about another woman, but he wonders if she's mad about something else he did; Cameron uses Mitchell as an excuse to get out of going to a party; and Haley doesn't want her family to know about her photography exhibit. read more

Three Dinners Season 5, Episode 13

Shorty and his wife, Darlene, visit the Pritchetts, but Jay isn't thrilled with the news they've come to share. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire's dinner with Haley takes a surprising turn; and Mitchell and Cameron attempt to have a romantic dinner alone without talking about their wedding or Lily, but their evening is filled with lots of awkward silence. read more

Under Pressure Season 5, Episode 12

A high-school open house takes the Pritchett clan back in time when Claire is stressed-out by the pressure; Gloria meets a bullying mom; and Jay teaches Phil how to play hooky. Meanwhile, Mitchell clashes with his environmentalist neighbor; and Alex goes to a therapist. read more

And One to Grow On Season 5, Episode 11

Phil lands in jail after a ruse to get Luke to sign up for a dance class backfires. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria plan birthday parties for their two sons, but worry that Manny has unrealistic expectations when it comes to girls; and Mitchell and Cameron learn a painful lesson about booking a wedding venue. read more

The Old Man & the Tree Season 5, Episode 10

Cam takes Lily to a charity event, where they learn the true meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Mitch goes last-minute shopping to get the right gift for Lily; Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own tree; and Gloria's on edge when her mom visits, but is happy to see her bonding with Claire. Directed by Bryan Cranston. read more

The Big Game Season 5, Episode 9

Cam gets ready to coach an important football game that could break a record, but his intensity blocks out the fact that the other team is at a disadvantage. Meanwhile, Claire tries to prove to Jay's staff that she's more than just the boss's daughter; and Phil attempts to teach his kids about optimism. read more

ClosetCon '13 Season 5, Episode 8

Jay meets some old colleagues when Claire urges him to go to a closet convention. Meanwhile, Cameron takes Mitchell and Lily to visit his family's farm for the first time; and Phil, Gloria and the kids have a little fun with Jay's Apollo 13 model. read more

A Fair to Remember Season 5, Episode 7

A day at the school fair for the Prichett clan has its ups and downs when Gloria volunteers Jay to be part of security, but he's paired with his nemesis; and Haley has an awkward meeting with Andy. Meanwhile, Phil plans a 20th-anniversary surprise for Claire at the same time she has one waiting for him at home; and the football team's losing streak has Cameron in a funk. read more

The Help Season 5, Episode 6

Gloria hires a male nanny to help with the baby, but Jay and Manny are not on board with the idea. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron ask Pepper to help plan their wedding; and Jay and Phil try to cure Frank's loneliness. read more

The Late Show Season 5, Episode 5

Jay makes a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the adults in the family, but they may not make it when Gloria takes forever to get ready; Claire and Phil argue about letting Luke stay home alone; and Mitchell and Cameron put on the same outfit. read more

Farm Strong Season 5, Episode 4

When Cameron's older sister comes for a visit, he struggles to find a way to tell her about his engagement, but he's not the only one with surprising news. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire make a pact to miss Luke's soccer game until one of them can't live with the guilt; and Gloria refuses to believe she may need reading glasses. read more

Larry's Wife Season 5, Episode 3

Phil finds his real-estate niche in helping divorced women; Luke invites friends over to play poker in the basement; Gloria fears her baby is cursed; Cameron stages a pet funeral to appease Lily. read more

First Days Season 5, Episode 2

Luke and Manny start high school; and Claire goes to work at Jay's company. Meanwhile, Cameron becomes a substitute teacher, which means Mitchell has to get Lily ready for preschool on the day of an important meeting at work. read more

Suddenly, Last Summer Season 5, Episode 1

The Pritchett clan's end-of-summer shenanigans include Phil and Claire trying to line up their kids' activities to have some time alone; and Jay and Gloria helping Manny get ready for his first solo trip to Colombia. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron make it a season to remember. read more

Suddenly, Last Summer; First Days

In the Season 5 premiere, the Pritchett clan's end-of-summer shenanigans include Phil and Claire trying to line up their kids' activities to have some time alone; while Jay and Gloria help Manny get ready for his first solo trip to Colombia. In the second half hour, Luke and Manny spend their first day in high school; Claire goes to work at Jay's company; and Cameron becomes a substitute teacher, which means Mitchell has to get Lily ready for preschool on the day of an important meeting at work. read more

Goodnight Gracie Season 4, Episode 24

In the Season 4 finale, the Pritchett clan join Phil in Florida after his mother passes away, but his grief takes a backseat to his surprise at her dying wish. Meanwhile, Mitchell helps Gloria deal with a legal problem; Cameron warms up to a group of elderly women in Frank's retirement community; and Jay has an encounter with an old acquaintance. read more

Games People Play Season 4, Episode 23

Phil hopes his new RV will be the perfect vehicle for a family road trip, but Claire lets her husband find out for himself why it might not be such a good idea. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria help Manny look for his misplaced backpack, which gives them a chance to snoop around in Claire's and Mitchell's houses; and Lily's gymnastics meet gets Mitchell and Cameron's competitive juices flowing. read more

My Hero Season 4, Episode 22

Mitch's ex-boyfriend, Teddy, invites the Pritchett clan to a fund-raiser at a roller rink, where Phil gives Gloria skating lessons; Claire avoids talking business with Jay; Haley gives Alex tips on meeting boys; and Cam tries to act relaxed around Teddy. Meanwhile, Manny and Luke discuss possible subjects for a "My Hero" essay assignment. read more

Career Day Season 4, Episode 21

Phil relishes the idea of talking about real estate for Career Day at Luke and Manny's school—until it turns into the mother of all turf battles when his nemesis, Gil Thorpe, shows up. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron are on tooth-fairy duty, but a mistake has them looking down in the mouth; and Gloria challenges Jay's claims of wanting to be a novelist. read more

Flip Flop Season 4, Episode 20

Javier visits Manny with his new girlfriend, much to Gloria's dismay. Meanwhile, Phil hits a snag trying to sell Claire and Cameron's flipped house, and enlists the whole family in some crazy schemes to seal the deal. read more

The Future Dunphys Season 4, Episode 19

Phil and Claire get a glimpse of their possible future on a trip to the hospital, where they witness a family that's eerily similar to their own. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron plan a "girls day" for Lily and Gloria that turns into a cultural lesson; and Jay takes Manny to visit a private school. read more

The Wow Factor Season 4, Episode 18

Claire and Cameron disagree on a landscaping matter for a house they're trying to flip, so they call on a neutral party—one of the lesbian moms from Lily's school—to settle the issue. Meanwhile, Phil teaches the kids basic-repair skills around the house; Jay is alone with baby Joe when Gloria and Manny have a mother-son outing; and Mitchell counsels Lily on how to deal with a bully. read more

Best Men Season 4, Episode 17

Mitchell and Cameron get a surprise visit from their friend Sal, who arrives with the news that she's getting married—and Mitch and Cam are the best men. Meanwhile, Gloria doesn't trust her new nanny; Claire bonds with Haley; and Phil gives romantic advice to Luke about a girl he likes. read more

Bad Hair Day Season 4, Episode 16

Claire goes to her college reunion by herself and encounters a professor she dated, a situation that turns awkward when Phil shows up out of the blue. Meanwhile, Jay can't stop thinking about an upcoming bowling tournament; and Gloria gives in to Mitchell's offer to babysit Joe to give her a break, but Cameron sees a chance to use the boy in one of his elaborate photo shoots. read more

Heart Broken Season 4, Episode 15

Phil and Claire's alter egos, Clive and Juliana, reunite for Valentine's Day, but their rendezvous puts Claire in the hospital. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria's romantic evening is marred by the kids' interruptions; and Mitchell and Cameron throw a wild party that leaves them wondering what happened the night before and why Dylan is their new housemate. read more

A Slight at the Opera Season 4, Episode 14

Cameron's school production of "Phantom of the Opera" is in jeopardy when his star gets sick, but Manny has a plan to come to the rescue. Meanwhile, Phil's golf lesson with Jay turns into a competition with Mitchell and Pepper; Alex tags along on Gloria's errands, which include a visit to a psychic; and Claire babysits Lily and Joe. read more

Fulgencio Season 4, Episode 13

Gloria's mother and sister visit from Colombia, but they bring a lot more baggage than just their luggage. Meanwhile, Phil's unconventional approach to helping with the kids' problems goes underappreciated; and Mitchell and Cameron try to stay on their best behavior so Lily stops picking up bad habits. read more

Party Crasher Season 4, Episode 12

Jay and Gloria plan a surprise party for Manny's 14th birthday; Haley's interest in an older man is a concern for her parents; Cameron worries that Lily is closer to Mitchell. read more

New Year's Eve Season 4, Episode 11

Jay plans for the family to ring in the New Year at a Palm Springs hotel, but it's not a very happy one when the accommodations leave something to be desired—though his luck just might change after he runs into actor Billy Dee Williams. Meanwhile, Haley and Alex have a memorable babysitting adventure. read more

Diamond in the Rough Season 4, Episode 10

Claire and Cameron try house flipping after they renovate an overgrown baseball field for Manny and Luke's playoff game, but Phil and Mitchell aren't buying their pitch. Meanwhile, Gloria uses a microphone to sing to her unborn baby. read more

When a Tree Falls Season 4, Episode 9

Mitchell reluctantly joins Cameron in a campaign to save an old tree in a park. Meanwhile, Jay and Manny are out of their element at a kid's party with an Olympics theme; and Gloria's pregnancy makes a trip to a big-box store with Claire a memorable one. read more

Mistery Date Season 4, Episode 8

Alex's academic decathlon means a weekend getaway for Manny and Luke when Claire brings them along, but they're preoccupied with meeting girls at the hotel. Meanwhile, Phil plans a guys' night at home with a fellow alumnus he just met; and Mitchell and Cameron search for a baby gift for Jay and Gloria. read more

Arrested Season 4, Episode 7

Haley gets arrested for underage drinking, prompting a frantic trip to the police station for Claire, Phil and the family lawyer, Mitchell, leaving Alex and Luke under Cameron's shaky supervision. Meanwhile, Jay is surprised by a visit from his ex-wife, Dede, but he tries to get rid of her before she finds out that Gloria is pregnant. read more

Yard Sale Season 4, Episode 6

At a Pritchett family yard sale held by Jay and Gloria to help a fund-raiser at Luke and Manny's school, Phil can't decide what to buy or sell, and Mitchell and Cameron assess Alex's new male friend, but Gloria would rather the contents of an old trunk not be revealed. read more

Open House of Horrors Season 4, Episode 5

When the Dunphys' neighbours find Claire's annual Halloween extravaganza inappropriate, Phil suggests having an open house for the holiday. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron host a costume party, but must also field questions from Lily about her birth mom; and Gloria's pregnancy intensifies her emotions. read more

The Butler's Escape Season 4, Episode 4

Cameron starts a new job as a music teacher at Luke and Manny's school, so Mitchell takes a stab at being a stay-at-home dad. Meanwhile, Phil is beside himself when Luke says he's lost his love for magic; and Gloria develops a pregnancy-related snore that's keeping everyone awake. read more

Snip Season 4, Episode 3

Phil goes in for a vasectomy, all according to a detailed plan he and Claire have for their future after Luke goes to college. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria, who's not quite ready for maternity wear, debate the merits of learning their baby's gender; and Mitchell drops hints to Cameron about getting a part-time job now that Lily is in kindergarten. read more

Schooled Season 4, Episode 2

Lily's first day at kindergarten is marred by a scuffle with a little boy, which results in a tense confrontation for Mitchell and Cameron with the lad's lesbian parents. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire make Haley's arrival at college a humiliating experience; and Manny urges Jay and Gloria to take a class to prepare for their new baby. read more

Bringing Up Baby Season 4, Episode 1

Jay marks another birthday in the series 4 premiere with his customary wish to be left alone, one that won't be granted when Phil takes him fishing with his pals, but it's a day he'll never forget—once Gloria figures out how to tell him she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Dylan moves in with the Dunphys on a temporary basis; and Mitchell and Cameron consider adopting a cat. read more

Baby on Board Season 3, Episode 24

In the third-season finale, Gloria's bilingualism comes in handy on Mitchell and Cameron's quest to adopt another child. Meanwhile, Jay and Manny help Lily get ready for a dance recital; Alex goes to her first prom; and Haley announces her future plans, which come as a shock to her family. read more

Tableau Vivant Season 3, Episode 23

Alex's school project on family harmony is in jeopardy when it seems no one can get along, which is exemplified by Jay and Gloria's spat over lunch and Manny getting upset by Luke accepting an award he may not deserve. Elsewhere, Claire and Cameron differ on parenting skills; and Phil has an uneasy working relationship with Mitchell. read more

Disneyland Season 3, Episode 22

The entire Pritchett clan go to Disneyland, where Phil has trouble keeping up with Luke; Claire is surprised by an encounter with Dylan; Jay and Gloria debate suitable footwear; and Mitchell and Cameron cope with Lily's recent inclination to run anywhere at anytime. read more

Planes, Trains and Cars Season 3, Episode 21

Phil goes car shopping with his neighbor Andre, but in the end will probably wish he'd taken Claire instead. Meanwhile, Jay sets off for his high-school reunion with Gloria and Manny; and Lily's favorite stuffed animal is lost on a commuter train. read more

The Last Walt Season 3, Episode 20

A visit from Cameron's father features an awkward dinner for Jay and Gloria at Mitchell and Cameron's house. Meanwhile, Claire helps Luke face the death of an older neighbor; Phil and Alex have a father-daughter bonding experience; and Haley throws a party without permission. read more

Election Day Season 3, Episode 19

Claire's race for town council comes to a head on Election Day as the Dunphys make phone calls for votes and Mitchell and Cameron take to the streets to campaign, while the candidate endures technical problems during some last-minute interviews. read more

Send Out the Clowns Season 3, Episode 18

Cameron has a reunion with his estranged clown partner at a funeral for their former mentor; Phil gets bullied by a real-estate rival when he tries to land an important listing; Jay and Gloria are leery of Manny's new friend. read more

Leap Day Season 3, Episode 17

The pressure is on Mitchell to get Cameron's birthday celebration just right, since he was born on Leap Day and it only comes once every four years. Meanwhile, Jay undergoes a masculinity crisis; and Phil's Leap Day plans hit a snag. read more

Virgin Territory Season 3, Episode 16

Gloria learns about a secret that Claire has been hiding; one of Jay's proudest golf moments is ruined by Mitchell; Phil makes an inadvertent—and uncomfortable—discovery about one of his daughters. read more

Aunt Mommy Season 3, Episode 15

Phil and Claire go overboard with drinks—and divulging personal information—on a night out to celebrate the sale of a house to Mitchell and Cameron's friends. read more

Me? Jealous? Season 3, Episode 14

Phil's preoccupation with a business opportunity blinds him to his new partner's inappropriate behavior around Claire. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria may regret letting Mitchell and Cameron be their temporary house guests when their home is being fumigated. read more

Little Bo Bleep Season 3, Episode 13

Claire gets ready for her televised debate with Duane Bailey for the town-council seat. Meanwhile, Lily's going to be a flower girl, but she picks a heck of a time to learn her first bad word; and Jay blames Gloria for Stella's recent bad behavior. read more

Egg Drop Season 3, Episode 12

Luke and Manny's egg-capsule project triggers Claire and Jay's competitive instincts. Elsewhere, Phil ropes Haley and Gloria into providing audience support during his work presentation; and Mitch and Cam try to impress potential birth mothers. read more

Lifetime Supply Season 3, Episode 11

Manny's dad (Benjamin Bratt) pays another surprise visit, this time to take his son to the racetrack as a belated birthday present. Meanwhile, Phil starts to get his affairs in order after a doctor's appointment coincides with the end of his lifetime supply of razors; and Mitchell's environmental-law award kicks off a trophy competition. read more

Express Christmas Season 3, Episode 10

The Pritchett clan decide to celebrate Christmas a little early—and in a hurry—so they split up to gather the holiday trappings as Mitchell, Alex and Lily hunt for a tree; Gloria and Luke fetch the ornaments; and Claire and Haley shop for the gifts. Meanwhile, Phil and Manny buy the groceries; and Jay and Cameron stand by to wrap presents. read more

Punkin Chunkin Season 3, Episode 9

Phil imagines a different path in life after an old neighborhood kid returns as a fabulously wealthy adult. Meanwhile, Jay worries that Manny is too coddled, and Cameron is miffed when Mitchell scrutinizes stories from his childhood, but all the family's differences are settled at Thanksgiving during a game of "punkin chunkin." read more

After the Fire Season 3, Episode 8

The Pritchetts rally for a good cause after a neighbor's house burns down, but there is a downside to their Samaritan intentions when Jay hurts his back; Cameron takes on a moving truck; and some donated toys fall into the wrong hands. Directed by Fred Savage. read more

Treehouse Season 3, Episode 7

Gloria persuades Jay to commit to a night of salsa dancing after seeing how much his friend Shorty (Chazz Palminteri) and his girlfriend (Jennifer Tilly) do together. Meanwhile, Cameron makes a bet that he can get a woman's phone number at the bar; and Phil builds a tree house for Luke. read more

Go Bullfrogs! Season 3, Episode 6

When Phil takes Haley to his alma mater on a trip to visit colleges, Claire persuades Mitchell and Cameron to include her in their boys' night out. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jay are alarmed at how fast Manny appears to be growing up. read more

Hit and Run Season 3, Episode 5

Phil and Claire's encounter with an annoying city councilman (David Cross) on the campaign trail gets Claire thinking about throwing her hat into the ring. Meanwhile, Gloria's offers for help fall on deaf ears with Jay, who's frustrated at work, and Manny, who's worried about school; and Mitchell and Cameron have a hit-and-run fender bender that leads to a confrontation with a kid who's bothering Haley. read more

Door to Door Season 3, Episode 4

Jay helps Manny sell wrapping paper for a school fund-raiser; Claire campaigns for a stop sign at a busy intersection; Phil and Luke throw themselves into making a viral-video sensation; Gloria loses Stella the dog. read more

Phil on Wire Season 3, Episode 3

Jay's bond with his dog, Stella, irks Gloria; Phil and Luke take a walk on a tightrope; Claire's good intentions backfire when she tries to teach the girls a lesson; Cameron picks a bad time for a juice fast. read more

When Good Kids Go Bad Season 3, Episode 2

Mitchell and Cameron plan to break the news of adopting another child, though this revelation may not sit well with Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). read more

Dude Ranch Season 3, Episode 1

The Pritchett clan vacation at a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Jay has a showdown with a cowboy (Tim Blake Nelson). read more

Dude Ranch; When Good Kids Go Bad

The third season begins with a Pritchett clan vacation at a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Jay has a showdown with a cowboy (Tim Blake Nelson). In the second half hour, Mitchell and Cameron plan to break the news of adopting another child, though this revelation may not sit well with Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). read more

The One That Got Away Season 2, Episode 24

Jay wants to spend his birthday fishing in the second-season finale, but his family decide he really wants a big party, which leads to Claire and Mitchell being trapped in the yard of their childhood home, Phil's encounter with his college nemesis at the mall and Cameron getting into trouble at the bakery. read more

See You Next Fall Season 2, Episode 23

The family gather at Jay's house before going to Alex's middle-school graduation, but they're in danger of missing the ceremony thanks to a perfect storm of events that includes Jay trying to hide a cosmetic snafu, Cameron thinking Mitchell is mocking him, and Phil reminding Claire that the kids are getting older. read more

Good Cop Bad Dog Season 2, Episode 22

Phil and Claire's decision to reverse their respective "good cop, bad cop" roles throws the kids for a loop. Meanwhile, Jay offers advice to an entrepreneur (Lin-Manuel Miranda) about a dog-training business; and Cameron has a bout with the flu that threatens to ruin Mitchell's plans to attend a Lady Gaga concert. read more

Mother's Day Season 2, Episode 21

Claire and Gloria's Mother's Day excursion outdoors with the kids turns into the mother of all disasters. Meanwhile, Phil and Jay share an awkward moment when they stay home to prepare dinner for everyone; and Cameron worries about gender roles in his relationship with Mitchell. read more

Someone to Watch Over Lily Season 2, Episode 20

To safeguard Lily's future in the event of an emergency, Mitchell and Cameron covertly evaluate Mitchell's family for legal-guardian material, but none of them make a convincing case, especially when they witness Alex and Haley's delinquent behavior at school and learn of Claire's secret trips with Luke to a child psychologist. read more

The Musical Man Season 2, Episode 19

Cameron throws himself into his job as interim music director at Luke and Manny's school. Meanwhile, Jay's sibling rivalry with his visiting brother (Jonathan Banks) goes to another level; and Phil wants his family to be in his realty advertisement. read more

Boys' Night Season 2, Episode 18

Luke's friendship with a curmudgeonly neighbor (Philip Baker Hall) gives Phil and Claire pause; Jay tries to get out of a concert with Gloria and Manny but winds up with Mitchell and Cameron on a night out with their friends; Haley babysits Lily. read more

Two Monkeys and a Panda Season 2, Episode 17

With Claire preoccupied by a feud between Haley and Alex, Phil takes advantage of a day at the spa. Meanwhile, Gloria is creeped out by Jay's designs on his-and-hers burial plots; and Cameron does research for a book about Lily's adoption. read more

Regrets Only Season 2, Episode 16

Jay and Gloria step in to sort things out when a big fight between Claire and Phil leaves the latter in the dark about its subject matter. Meanwhile, Cameron plans an important fund-raiser with help from Mitchell and Luke; and Jay makes an ill-advised purchase of a karaoke machine for Gloria. read more

Princess Party Season 2, Episode 15

Cameron is upset when Fizbo the clown is nixed from the guest list for Lily's princess-theme birthday party, but the invitees do include Mitchell's mom (Shelley Long), who shows up with Claire's high-school boyfriend (Matt Dillon). read more

Bixby's Back Season 2, Episode 14

Phil and Claire assume their alter egos, Clive and Juliana, for another Valentine's Day rendezvous. Meanwhile, Jay's surprise for Gloria encounters one obstacle after another; and Cameron and Mitchell dispute an admirer's intentions. read more

Caught in the Act Season 2, Episode 13

The Dunphy kids are in for an unpleasant surprise when they deliver breakfast in bed for Phil and Claire's anniversary. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron covet a table at a hip new restaurant owned by a fellow parent (Rachael Harris) at Lily's preschool; and an e-mail may spoil a trip to Las Vegas for Jay and Gloria. read more

Our Children, Ourselves Season 2, Episode 12

Mitchell and Cameron have a chance encounter with Mitchell's old girlfriend (Mary Lynn Rajskub); Gloria's efforts to befriend another couple annoy Jay; Phil and Claire encourage Alex to lighten up on her schoolwork. read more

Slow Down Your Neighbors Season 2, Episode 11

Claire goes on a crusade to put the brakes on a car that speeds through their neighborhood; Jay give bike-riding lessons to Manny and Gloria; Cameron and Mitchell are bewitched by a mysterious neighbor (James Marsden); Phil pursues a tough real-estate deal. read more

Dance Dance Revelation Season 2, Episode 10

The first school dance for Luke and Manny prompts an eventful trip to the mall for Jay and Phil, and Claire doesn't need Gloria's help on the parents' dance committee. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron are surprised by Lily's antisocial behavior at the playground. read more

Mother Tucker Season 2, Episode 9

A visit from Cameron's force-of-nature mother (Celia Weston) makes Mitchell nervous; Phil is distraught over Haley's breakup with Dylan; Jay's stomach ailment gets worse after he and Manny log on to a medical Web site. read more

Manny Get Your Gun Season 2, Episode 8

A party at a restaurant for Manny's birthday makes the honored guest anxious about his age, gives Claire and Phil a reason to race each other and offers Cameron a chance to meet new people at the mall when he and Mitchell go shopping for a gift. Norman Lloyd ("St. Elsewhere") guest stars. read more

Chirp Season 2, Episode 7

Phil is perplexed by a faulty smoke detector; Claire and Haley get sick at the same time; Gloria and Manny's surprise visit to Jay's workplace doesn't make his job any easier; Cameron can't resist trying to get Lily in a commercial. read more

Halloween Season 2, Episode 6

Claire's elaborate Halloween plans depend on the rest of the family's help with trick-or-treaters. Meanwhile, the holiday conjures up terrible memories for Cameron; Mitchell has a bad day at the office; and Jay and Manny poke fun at Gloria's accent. read more

Unplugged Season 2, Episode 5

The Dunphys try to avoid a complete communication breakdown by going without their electronic devices. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron shop for preschools for Lily; and Jay and Manny worry about Gloria's obsession with a neighbor's barking dog. read more

Strangers on a Treadmill Season 2, Episode 4

Claire and Mitchell make a pact to be honest with each other's mates about, respectively, Cameron's choice of attire and Phil's speech at an upcoming banquet. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria attend a milestone birthday party for an employee's daughter. read more

Earthquake Season 2, Episode 3

When an earthquake strikes, Cameron and Mitchell see a way out of a costume brunch thrown by their friend Pepper (Nathan Lane); Claire is trapped in the bathroom with a plumber; and Manny undergoes a crisis of existential proportions on an outing with Jay. read more

The Kiss Season 2, Episode 2

Jay pokes fun at Gloria's pledge to honor her grandmother's memory by cooking traditional Colombian cuisine. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell debate the merits of public displays of affection; and Alex's interest in a boy brings out Claire's overbearing side. read more

The Old Wagon Season 2, Episode 1

In the second-season premiere, Phil reluctantly agrees to get rid of the Dunphy station wagon, which prompts a wave of nostalgia for the old car. Meanwhile, Cameron enlists Jay's help when Mitchell tries to build a princess castle for Lily; and Manny asks a girl to come over to study. read more

Family Portrait Season 1, Episode 24

In the first-season finale, Claire has her work cut out for her when she organizes a family portrait. Meanwhile, Gloria and Phil take Manny and Alex to a Lakers game; Jay helps Luke with a school project; and Cameron gets a job as a wedding singer. read more

Hawaii Season 1, Episode 23

Jay's plans for rest and relaxation on the family's Hawaiian vacation are rudely interrupted. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron have opposing views on sightseeing; Phil tries to make it a trip to remember for Claire; and the kids get mischievous without adult supervision. read more

Airport 2010 Season 1, Episode 22

Gloria surprises Jay for his birthday with a trip to Hawaii, but it's the gift that keeps on giving at the airport when the entire Pritchett clan is invited to come along. read more

Travels With Scout Season 1, Episode 21

Claire suspects there's more than meets the eye to a surprise visit by Phil's father (Fred Willard) in a motor home. Meanwhile, Cameron offers to fill the drumming vacancy in Dylan's band, and Manny is in shock after seeing a horror movie with Jay and Gloria. read more

Benched Season 1, Episode 20

Jay and Phil vie for a coaching vacancy on Manny and Luke's basketball team following the abrupt departure of the previous coach. Meanwhile, Mitchell takes Cameron to a job interview; and Claire and Gloria worry about their children getting older. read more

Game Changer Season 1, Episode 19

Claire has a tall order to fill in finding a trendy new gadget for Phil's birthday; Mitchell confronts his confidence issues; Cameron gets mixed up in a neighbor's personal problems; Jay has a chess showdown with Gloria and Manny. read more

Starry Night Season 1, Episode 18

Mitchell's father-son outing with Jay to watch meteor showers has unexpected company; Phil and Claire help out with their kids' school projects; Gloria and Cameron spend some time together while their partners are preoccupied. read more

Truth Be Told Season 1, Episode 17

Via Facebook, Phil invites an old girlfriend (Judy Greer) to stop by the Dunphys for a visit; Jay invents an alibi after he accidentally kills Manny's pet turtle; Mitchell takes a stand at work. read more

Fears Season 1, Episode 16

Phil's fear of the dark and aversion to bugs threatens to derail a mission of discovery with Luke beneath the house. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell invite Lily's doctor (Suzy Nakamura) for brunch; Claire takes Haley for her driver's test; and Gloria is suspicious of Manny's reason for passing on a birthday party for a friend at an amusement park. read more

My Funky Valentine Season 1, Episode 15

David Brenner appears as himself when Jay takes Gloria to see a comedy show for Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire decide to spice up their romantic holiday; and Mitchell and Cameron try to set Manny up on a date. read more

Moon Landing Season 1, Episode 14

Claire's memory is tested by a visit from an old friend (Minnie Driver); Mitchell gives Gloria legal advice; Jay's racquetball game with Cameron is marred by an uncomfortable encounter in the locker room. read more

Fifteen Percent Season 1, Episode 13

Jay summarily dismisses Mitchell's suggestion that one of Jay's oldest friends (Chazz Palminteri) might be gay; Claire gets fed up with Phil's universal remote; Manny's date gets a makeover from Gloria. Kristen Schaal also guest stars. read more

Not in My House Season 1, Episode 12

Gloria balks at Jay's decorative eye; Phil plays dumb when Claire accuses Luke of downloading smut; Cameron takes his gardener's hardships to heart. read more

Up All Night Season 1, Episode 11

Gloria is unnerved by the arrival of Javier (Benjamin Bratt), her ex and Manny's notoriously untrustworthy father; Claire takes action when Phil suffers from kidney stones; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep-train Lily. read more

Undeck the Halls Season 1, Episode 10

Phil and Claire promise a blue Christmas to their kids unless they come clean about a recent transgression; Jay balks at Gloria and Manny's holiday traditions; Mitchell and Cameron take Lily for her first picture with Santa. Fred Willard guest stars as Phil's dad. read more

Fizbo Season 1, Episode 9

Cameron makes an appearance as Fizbo the Clown when Phil and Claire pull out all the stops for Luke's birthday bash. read more

Great Expectations Season 1, Episode 8

Claire hatches an anniversary surprise for Phil by hiring one of their favorite musicians (Edward Norton) to give a private performance. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron plan a night out with a fun-loving friend (Elizabeth Banks). read more

En Garde Season 1, Episode 7

The Pritchetts get behind Manny's interest in fencing, but Jay's fatherly pride stirs up unpleasant memories for Mitchell. Meanwhile, Phil zeros in on Luke's hidden talents---whatever they may be. read more

Run for Your Wife Season 1, Episode 6

On the first day of school, Phil and Claire have a misunderstanding of the meaning of their empty house, and Jay and Gloria don't see eye-to-eye on Manny's outfit. Meanwhile, Lily's minor incident becomes a major issue for Mitchell and Cameron. read more

Coal Digger Season 1, Episode 5

The Pritchett clan gathers at Jay and Gloria's for a barbecue, but a previous incident between Manny and Luke at school creates a dilemma for their mothers and the whole family. read more

The Incident Season 1, Episode 4

Jay's ex-wife, Dede (Shelley Long), pays a surprise---and unwelcome---visit to make up for an unfortunate incident at Jay and Gloria's wedding. read more

Come Fly With Me Season 1, Episode 3

A reluctant Jay takes Phil on a model-airplane excursion; Gloria goes shopping with Alex after dropping off her son for a playdate with Luke; and Claire and Manny get to know one another as siblings. read more

The Bicycle Thief Season 1, Episode 2

Phil tries to teach Luke a lesson in responsibility; Mitchell and Cameron sign Lily up for Mommy & Me class; Jay and Manny take time out for a father-and-son bonding experiment. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

In the premiere of this mockumentary-style sitcom chronicling the unusual kinship of the extended Pritchett clan, patriarch Jay (Ed O'Neill) adjusts to his preteen stepson's views on romance, while his adult son, Mitchell, searches for a way to tell his relatives about his adopted baby from Vietnam with his partner, Cameron. read more

Modern Family Episode: "Dude Ranch; When Good Kids Go Bad"

Episode Synopsis: The third season begins with a Pritchett clan vacation at a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Jay has a showdown with a cowboy (Tim Blake Nelson). In the second half hour, Mitchell and Cameron plan to break the news of adopting another child, though this revelation may not sit well with Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons).
Original Air Date: Sep 21, 2011
Guest Cast Annie Tedesco: Laura Reid Ewing: Dylan Tim Blake Nelson: Hank Matthew Gumley: Jimmy

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Premiered: September 23, 2009, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A mockumentary-style sitcom chronicling the unusual kinship of the extended Pritchett clan, a brood that includes patriarch Jay; his younger Latina wife, Gloria, and her son; Jay's daughter, Claire, and her family; and Jay's son, Mitchell, who lives with his partner, Cameron.



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