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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 (more…)
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 purc (more…)
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.
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 Phi (more…)
Frank's bachelor party gives Phil a chance to meet his new stepbrother. Meanwhile, Cam is outraged that someone is dragging Fizbo's name through the mud; and Gloria, Claire and Haley have their own reasons for being unnerved by a play Manny wrote for a you (more…)
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.
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 (more…)
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.
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 sch (more…)
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 threat (more…)
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 (more…)
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 m (more…)
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 suppl (more…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Premiered: September 23, 2009
- Rating: TV-PG
- 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 h… (more)