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Modern Family Season 4 episodes

Goodnight Gracie Season 4, Episode 24

In the series 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 Season 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

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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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