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Modern Family Season 3 episodes

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

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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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