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Modern Family Season 9 Episodes

22 Episodes 2017 - 2018

Season 9 of the comedy series deals with growing up and getting old. Jay (Ed O'Neill) organizes a family vacation and wonders how he'll be remembered after his death, while Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) go on dangerous adventures to prove to themselves that they're still young. Both Manny (Rico Rodriguez) and Alex (Ariel Winter) are now away at college, and their parents have a hard time accepting that their children are independent. As the season progresses, everyone realizes that moving on in life doesn't mean leaving family behind.

Episode 1

Lake Life

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 30 mins

In the ninth-season opener, the family go on a houseboat holiday at Jay's behest. Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame; Cam is forced to stay out of the sun; and Phil and Claire try out some adventurous excursions.

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Episode 2

The Long Goodbye

Wed, Oct 4, 2017 30 mins

Phil and Claire visit Alex at university and realise how self-sufficient she is. Meanwhile, Manny want to avoid a long, tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his university dorm; and Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation.

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Episode 3

Catch of the Day

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 30 mins

Phil thinks he's going to have a day of bad luck after he doesn't complete his daily superstition, but Claire has no time for his silly notion. Meanwhile, Mitch believes Cam is undermining him during their kitchen renovation.

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Episode 4

Sex, Lies & Kickball

Wed, Oct 18, 2017 30 mins

Jay's pal Shorty returns from Costa Rica and stays at Jay's house so they can reconnect, but he spends more time with Gloria than with Jay. Meanwhile, Alex wants to shed her good-girl image and prove to Claire that she's in a sexual relationship with Ben.

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Episode 5

It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy

Wed, Oct 25, 2017 30 mins

Phil and Claire want to celebrate Halloween in a big way, but no one shares their enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam are frustrated by how long Jay is taking with their kitchen remodel; and Gloria's hospitality wears thin when Cam oversteps his boundaries.

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Episode 6

Ten Years Later

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 30 mins

Claire wants to throw a party for Jay's wedding anniversary to atone for her mood at his nuptials. As part of the festivities, Phil plans to perform a magic trick featuring Gloria appearing out of thin air in her wedding dress, which may no longer fit.

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Episode 7

Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

Wed, Nov 15, 2017 31 mins

Jay honours the entire family on their recent successes during the Thanksgiving toast, even though that isn't quite true. Phil works hard to master a classic magic trick and prove he's not the family failure.

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Episode 8

Brushes With Celebrity

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 31 mins

The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan recount their biggest celebrity encounters, including Phil showing a house to his musical hero despite the intense pain radiating from a very inconvenient part of his body. Also: Jay's day at jury duty takes an unexpected turn when he gets to serve it alongside one of America's biggest football icons; and Manny's encounter with his favourite playwright and a celebrated actor and comedian don't go as expected.

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Episode 9

Tough Love

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 31 mins

After leaving his real estate firm to strike out on his own, Phil decides a solo camping trip in the wild will be just what he needs to boost his confidence. Meanwhile, Mitchell's plan to teach Cam a lesson in gullibility and Lily a lesson in responsibility backfires.

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Episode 10

No Small Feet

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 31 mins

When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett's Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam's ex-boyfriend Bo shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.

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Episode 11

He Said, She Shed

Wed, Jan 3, 2018 30 mins

Claire wants a She Shed in her backyard, but her request is denied by the homeowners association, and only Luke and Phil know the real reason why. Meanwhile, Pameron lets Cam in on a family secret, and this forces Cam to visit Mitch's therapist.

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Episode 12

Dear Beloved Family

Wed, Jan 10, 2018 30 mins

Gloria has to rush Phil to the hospital for an emergency surgery after he experiences some intense stomach pains and rallies the entire family to be by his side.

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Episode 13

In Your Head

Wed, Jan 17, 2018 30 mins

When Luke goes missing after a night out in a sketchy neighborhood, Manny, Phil and Gloria team up to track him down. Meanwhile, Haley is desperate to land an interview with the creator of a popular lifestyle website and interrupts Alex during one of her college classes. Alex's professor, Arvin Fennerman, then proceeds to try and give Haley a piece of his mind.

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Episode 14

Written in the Stars

Wed, Feb 28, 2018 30 mins

Phil thinks that Gloria is upset at Jay for dropping the ball on Valentine's Day, so he convinces Jay to spice things up with a little role playing that doesn't go off as planned. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam may have unwittingly ruined Luke's Valentine's Day date and are forced to make things right.

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Episode 15

Spanks for the Memories

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 30 mins

When Jay overhears Gloria on the phone talking about spanking, he assumes she is frustrated in the bedroom. When he attempts to light the spark again by giving her exactly what she wants, he realizes he might have made a mistake. Meanwhile, now that Mitchell has an amazing new job, he and Cam throw a party to rub it in Cam's friends' faces so they can no longer give him "the look of pity."

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Episode 16

Wine Weekend

Wed, Mar 21, 2018 30 mins

The family goes on a wine-tasting trip and stays in Haley's new boss' country house where the only rule is: Don't touch the tiara. Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah's house but can't bring anyone else.

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Episode 17

Royal Visit

Wed, Mar 28, 2018 30 mins

Haley's brilliant astrophysicist boyfriend comes to meet the family, setting Claire and Phil off in a competition about which one of them is smarter, making Alex feel self-conscious about her dim but handsome firefighter boyfriend, Bill. Mitch and Cam go on a yoga retreat, but when Cam finds out his dream team, the Kansas City Royals, is having spring training next door, he can't resist sneaking out.

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Episode 18

Daddy Issues

Wed, Apr 4, 2018 30 mins

When Gloria's ex-boyfriend Jorge stops by for a visit, his striking resemblance to Manny makes Jay question if he might be Manny's real dad; Phil agonizes over getting the perfect anniversary gift for Claire; Cam and Mitch are out of their depth when Lily gets into a fight at school over bras.

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Episode 19

CHiPs and Salsa

Wed, Apr 11, 2018 22 mins

When Haley hears that her loopy boss is looking for a product with the magical properties of peppers, she tries to gain favor by convincing Gloria to sell her salsa to NERP; and Mitchell gets Cam the police ride-along he's always dreamed of.

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Episode 20


Wed, May 2, 2018 22 mins

When Dede drops in unexpectedly, Mitchell and Cam come to a realization about her effect on their lives; Phil, Luke, Alex and Haley all have different bad news to break to Claire and compete about when to do it, the tiny window of time after her monthly spa day when she's her most relaxed.

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Episode 21

The Escape

Wed, May 9, 2018 22 mins

Haley meets Arvin's parents but when things don't go as planned, fate leads to an unexpected reunion with all of her ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile, the family seizes on a nursing home visit with Jay's mean sister, Becky, to settle old scores. But as Jay, Claire and Mitchell compete for her time, Phil, Cam and Gloria end up getting trapped in the home's basement with no way out.

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Episode 22

Clash of Swords

Wed, May 16, 2018 22 mins

In the Season 9 finale, Mitchell sneaks out to "Hero-Con" with fanboy Phil, dressed as their favorite characters from the show "Clash of Swords." It's great until Phil commits the ultimate fan faux pas. In a clash of another kind, Gloria's dinosaur party for Joe is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan, upstages her with a far bigger and better party right next door.

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