24 Episodes 2009 - 2010
Shot mockumentary style, this Emmy-winning comedy follows the unusual kinship of the Pritchett clan of Los Angeles, led by patriarch Jay (Ed O'Neill), whose much younger, Colombian wife, Gloria (Sofía Vergara), has a son, Manny (Rico Rodriguez), of her own. Jay's daughter, Claire (Julie Bowen), is married to real-estate agent Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), and they're the parents of two girls, Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Alex (Ariel Winter), and a son, Luke (Nolan Gould), though Phil's endearingly immature side often makes Claire feel she has four children instead of three. Meanwhile, as Season 1 begins, Jay's son, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), has just adopted a baby girl from Vietnam with his partner, Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), but they're not quite sure how to break the news to the rest of the family. Guest stars in Season 1 include Fred Willard as Phil's dad; Benjamin Bratt as Manny's absentee father, Javier; and Shelley Long as DeDe Pritchett, Jay's ex-wife and mother of Claire and Mitchell.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 30 mins
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.
The Bicycle Thief
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 30 mins
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.
Come Fly With Me
Wed, Oct 7, 2009 30 mins
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.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 30 mins
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.
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 30 mins
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.
Run for Your Wife
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 30 mins
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.
Wed, Nov 4, 2009 30 mins
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.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 30 mins
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).
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 30 mins
Cameron makes an appearance as Fizbo the Clown when Phil and Claire pull out all the stops for Luke's birthday bash.
Undeck the Halls
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 30 mins
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.
Up All Night
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 30 mins
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.
Not in My House
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 30 mins
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.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 30 mins
Jay summarily dismisses Mitchell's suggestion that one of Jay's oldest friends might be gay; Claire gets fed up with Phil's universal remote; Manny's date gets a makeover from Gloria.
Wed, Feb 3, 2010 30 mins
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.
My Funky Valentine
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 30 mins
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.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 30 mins
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.
Truth Be Told
Wed, Mar 10, 2010 30 mins
Via Facebook, Phil invites an old girlfriend 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.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 30 mins
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.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 30 mins
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 neighbour's personal problems; Jay has a chess showdown with Gloria and Manny.
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 30 mins
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.
Travels With Scout
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 30 mins
Claire suspects there's more than meets the eye to a surprise visit by Phil's father 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.
Wed, May 5, 2010 30 mins
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.
Tue, May 12, 2009 30 mins
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.
Wed, May 19, 2010 30 mins
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.