Modern Family Episodes


A satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways.


Modern Family Season 3

Episode 6: Go Bullfrogs!
Date Aired: Oct 19, 2011

Description: It’s father-daughter time, as Phil takes Haley on a college tour of his old alma mater, and Claire, having a rare night alone, forces Mitchell and Cameron to take her for a fun night out with the boys — but ends up alone with one particular man candy who is anything but gay. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jay deal with a potential situation at home that may require having “the talk” with Manny.
Episode 5: Hit and Run
Date Aired: Oct 12, 2011

Description: Gloria tries to help Jay and Manny with their problems but both are unreceptive; Claire considers running against Councilman Duane Bailey (David Cross); Cam and Mitch are the victims of a hit-and-run accident.
Episode 4: Door to Door
Date Aired: Oct 05, 2011

Description: Everyone sets their eyes on a goal: Jay is determined to help Manny sell wrapping paper for a school fundraiser; Claire petitions the city for a stop sign to be installed at a high-traffic intersection; Mitchell is hell bent on proving a point with Cameron, and neither one of them will back down; Phil and Luke will stop at nothing to create a viral video sensation; and Gloria is desperate to find Stella after losing him.
Episode 3: Phil On Wire
Date Aired: Sep 28, 2011

Description: The growing bond between man, Jay, and dog, Stella, is grating on Gloria's nerves; Phil and Luke embark on a new adventure involving a tightrope, but it's Claire with the missteps, as she tries to teach the girls a life lesson; and Cameron chooses the most inopportune time to start a juice fast.
Episode 2: When Good Kids Go Bad
Date Aired: Sep 21, 2011

Description: Mitchell and Cameron plan to break the news of adopting another child, though this revelation may not sit well with Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons).
Episode 1: Dude Ranch
Date Aired: Sep 21, 2011

Description: The third season begins with a vacation for the Pritchett clan. They travel to a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Jay has a showdown with a cowboy (Tim Blake Nelson).

Modern Family Season 2

Episode 24: The One That Got Away
Date Aired: May 25, 2011

Description: Jay wants nothing more than to have a quiet birthday out fishing on the lake, but the family take that as him wanting a big celebration, and in their frantic scramble to put everything together, Claire and Mitchell wind up trapped in the yard of their childhood home; Phil runs into his old college nemesis while at the mall with Gloria and Lily; Cameron gets himself into some hot water at the bakery, and the kids frantically do some creative editing on grandpa's birthday video, all of which leaves Jay with a headache.
Episode 23: See You Next Fall
Date Aired: May 18, 2011

Description: The whole family is gathering at Jay's before heading out to Alex's graduation ceremony from middle school, but while at the house, Jay is preoccupied hiding a botox mishap from everyone. Cameron is upset about Mitchell's habit of laughing at his expense, and Phil tries to sympathize with, yet also antagonize Claire on her impending breakdown over the kids growing up too fast. All of this, plus a faulty gate, could mean their missing Alex's big moment.
Episode 21: Mother's Day
Date Aired: May 04, 2011

Description: Gloria and Claire spend some quality time with their kids by taking them on a hike on Mother's Day. Meanwhile, Phil catches Jay in a moment of weakness.
Episode 20: Someone to Watch Over Lily
Date Aired: Apr 20, 2011

Description: Mitchell and Cameron are looking to assign legal guardians for Lily in case anything were to happen to them, and are secretly assessing their family members. But no one is blowing their socks off, as they witness Jay giving Manny a dose of tough love, Claire secretly taking Luke to a child psychologist to assess his development, and Haley and Alex getting into some delinquent activities at school. Source:
Episode 19: The Musical Man
Date Aired: Apr 13, 2011

Description: Cameron is relishing his role as interim music director at Luke and Manny's school, and he's taking on the upcoming spring musical performance with a little too much zest and fervor. Meanwhile, Jay's brother, Tommy, is in town for a visit, and their relentless brotherly ribbing goes a little too far; and Phil convinces the family to be in his new realty ad, but when he goes as far as to wrap the family minivan in the ad, the results are unexpected. Source:
Episode 18: Boys' Night
Date Aired: Mar 23, 2011

Description: Phil and Claire have some trepidation when they find out that Luke has befriended their crotchety old neighbor, Mr. Kleezak; Jay's attempt to avoid sitting through a symphony concert with...
Episode 17: Two Monkeys and a Panda
Date Aired: Mar 02, 2011

Description: While Claire runs herself ragged trying to play peacemaker with Haley and Alex, Phil sneaks off for a nice relaxing day at the spa. Meanwhile, Gloria is horrified by Jay's morbid plans to purchase two primo side-by-side crypts in preparation of the inevitable future, and Cameron decides he wants to write a book that celebrates the fact that Lily is adopted -- however, during the process he unearths artifacts that are quite disturbing.
Episode 16: Regrets Only
Date Aired: Feb 23, 2011

Description: Phil and Claire had a huge fight and Phil hasn't a clue as to what it was over, so Gloria steps in to counsel Phil and Jay takes Claire. Meanwhile, Jay may have some regret in buying Gloria a karaoke machine, and Cameron is in full prep mode for a huge fundraising event and enlists help from Mitchell and Luke -- which might not be the best choices. Source:
Episode 15: Princess Party
Date Aired: Feb 16, 2011

Description: The guest list for Lily’s princess-themed birthday party gets a little out of hand when Mitchell decides to invite mom, much to Claire’s dismay, and disinvite Fizbo, much to Cameron’s dismay. Things get even more strange when Dede (guest star Shelley Long) shows up with Claire’s old high school boyfriend (guest star Matt Dillon) in tow, and Jay and Gloria each turn to their own unique methods of dealing with this gathering of misfits.
Episode 14: Bixby's Back
Date Aired: Feb 09, 2011

Description: In an attempt to avoid turning into that old boring couple, Phil and Claire decide to revisit their Clive and Juliana role-playing rendezvous from last Valentine's Day. Meanwhile Jay has planned an elaborate surprise evening for Gloria, but his plans keep getting thwarted, and an admirer comes between Cameron and Mitchell on V-day, but they can't agree whom the admiration is directed towards.
Episode 13: Caught in the Act
Date Aired: Jan 19, 2011

Description: Things don't go as planned for the kids when they try to surprise their parents with breakfast in bed on their anniversary, only to catch Phil and Claire in a very compromising position. Meanwhile, A trip to Vegas for Jay and Gloria's is interrupted by a brutally honest email that was accidentally sent to Claire, and Mitch and Cam try to get an "in" at the hottest new restaurant in their neighborhood.
Episode 12: Our Children, Ourselves
Date Aired: Jan 12, 2011

Description: Claire and Phil want Alex to relax a little about her studies, but then they start questioning their own intellectual drives. Meanwhile, Gloria tries to befriend another nice couple, much to Jay's chagrin, and Mitch and Cam run into and old female flame of Mitchell's, only to make a disturbing discovery.
Episode 11: Slow Down Your Neighbors
Date Aired: Jan 05, 2011

Description: Claire becomes a determined neighborhood vigilante hoping to catch and stop a menacing car that speeds though their streets. Meanwhile, Phil is busy trying to land an important listing with a difficult client, Jay teaches Manny how to ride a bike -- only to learn Gloria needs lessons too -- and Mitchell and Cameron stumble upon a mysterious neighbor who is quite the charmer.
Episode 10: Dance Dance Revelation
Date Aired: Dec 08, 2010

Description: It's Luke & Manny's first school dance and everyone gets in on the "fun" -- Jay and Phil have to take the boys on a mall run which becomes quite stressful; and Claire revels in the school dance committee duties, but gets a little jealous when Gloria shows up to help. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam are horrified to learn that Lily is biting other kids on the playground.
Episode 9: Mother Tucker
Date Aired: Nov 24, 2010

Description: Jay and Manny's online diagnosis of Jay's illness makes matters worse. A visit from Cameron's mother sends Mitchell into a frenzy. Phil is more upset about Haley's breakup with Dylan than she is.
Episode 8: Dash, Flash, Crash
Date Aired: Nov 17, 2010

Description: Everybody is gathering at a restaurant for Manny's birthday, which isn't as easy as it should be. Manny is going through a teenage life crisis about his getting older, while Phil and Clair get into a car race on the way to the restaurant. Cam and Mitch are sidetracked be a stop at the mall to pick up a gift...
Episode 7: Chirp
Date Aired: Nov 03, 2010

Description: Phil goes to battle against a defective smoke detector while Claire and Haley both get sick at the same time. Jay is surprised by Gloria and Manny, and Cameron wants to put Lily in a TV commercial.
Episode 6: Halloween
Date Aired: Oct 27, 2010

Description: Claire needs the family's help to run Halloween smoothly at their house. Jay and Manny have fun at Gloria's expense, and the holiday brings back painful memories for Cameron.
Episode 5: Unplugged
Date Aired: Oct 20, 2010

Description: Phil, Claire, and the kids try to improve their communication skills by giving up their electronic devices. Gloria is getting obsessed over a neighbor's barking dog, and Mitchell and Cameron try to find a preschool for Lily.
Episode 4: Strangers on a Treadmill
Date Aired: Oct 13, 2010

Description: Claire and Mitchell enlist each other's help in trying to spare their significant others from embarrassment - Cameron from his unfortunate wardrobe choices, and Phil from his joke-ridden speech for the realtors' banquet. Meanwhile Jay tries to prove a point to Gloria by attending a quincea-era thrown by one of his employees, and Haley gives Alex sisterly advice on how to be cool. Source:
Episode 3: Earthquake
Date Aired: Oct 06, 2010

Description: When an earthquake hits the area, Claire gets locked in the bathroom with a plumber, Cameron and Mitchell use it as an excuse to get out of brunch with an obnoxious friend, and Manny reevaluates the meaning of life while on a trip with Jay. Source:
Episode 2: The Kiss
Date Aired: Sep 29, 2010

Description: In honor of her late grandmother, Gloria decides to cook more traditional Colombian meals, which is met with some ribbing from Jay -- but see who gets the last laugh. Meanwhile Claire finds herself becoming the overbearing mom when she finds out Alex likes a boy, and Haley's idea of sisterly advice is not helping matters; and Mitchell and Cameron have a tiff over Mitchell's freakish aversion to PDA. Source:
Episode 1: The Old Wagon
Date Aired: Sep 23, 2010

Description: The Dunphys get nostalgic when Phil has to get rid of their station wagon. Cameron begs Jay to intervene when Mitchell wants to build Lily a castle, and Manny invites a girl over to study. Source:

Modern Family Season 1

Episode 22: Good Cop Bad Dog
Date Aired: May 11, 2011

Description: Phil and Claire swap parenting roles for the day - Claire will be the fun loving good cop and Phil the disciplinarian bad cop - and it's literally a shock to each kid's system. Meanwhile Gloria is at it again, taking in every sob story and stray she comes across, Jay finds himself dispensing business advice to an overzealous entrepreneur about his dog training business scheme, and Cameron is bedridden with the flu -- leaving Mitchell torn about the Lady Gaga concert tickets they have for later that night.
Episode 24: Family Portrait
Date Aired: May 19, 2010

Description: Claire goes through great lengths to organize a family portrait. Gloria and Phil have an awkward moment while taking Manny and Alex to a Lakers game. Cameron becomes a wedding singer, and Jay has to help Luke with a school project. Source:
Episode 23: Hawaii
Date Aired: May 12, 2010

Description: Jay's plans to relax in Hawaii are thwarted. Phil attempts to make a vacation special for Claire, but this results in the kids being unsupervised. Mitchell and Cameron debate on what to see.
Episode 22: Airport 2010
Date Aired: May 06, 2010

Description: Gloria's birthday present to Jay of a trip to Hawaii becomes a vacation for the entire family.
Episode 21: Travels with Scout
Date Aired: Apr 28, 2010

Description: Cameron wants to join Dylan's band. Claire is suspicious when Phil's father pays a visit, and Manny is traumatized by a horror movie.
Episode 20: Benched
Date Aired: Apr 13, 2010

Description: Jay and Phil vie for the same coaching position on Manny and Luke's basketball team. Mitchell helps Cameron with a job interview, and Gloria and Claire talk about their kids growing up. Source:
Episode 19: Game Changer
Date Aired: Mar 31, 2010

Description: Jay takes on Gloria and Manny in the ultimate chess game. Claire goes all out to find a cool new electronic gadget for Phil's birthday gift, and Cameron pokes his nose into a neighbor's affairs. Source:
Episode 18: Starry Night
Date Aired: Mar 24, 2010

Description: 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.
Episode 17: Truth Be Told
Date Aired: Mar 10, 2010

Description: After reconnecting on Facebook, Phil invites his old high school girlfriend to drop by the house, but this friendly visit quickly turns into trouble. Meanwhile Jay accidentally kills Manny's beloved pet turtle, then goes to extremes to cover his tracks, and an overworked Mitchell finally stands up to his boss.
Episode 16: Fears
Date Aired: Mar 03, 2010

Description: When Phil and Luke embark on a discovery expedition underneath the house, Phil tries not to let his fear of the dark and of creepy crawlies get the best of him. Meanwhile, Claire takes a nervous Haley to the DMV for her driver's test, Manny's sudden illness before a friend's amusement park birthday party makes Gloria suspicious, and Cameron and Mitchell invite Lily's pediatrician over for what turns out to be an anxiety-ridden brunch.
Episode 15: My Funky Valentine
Date Aired: Feb 10, 2010

Description: Jay takes Gloria to see David Brenner. Mitchell and Cameron try to set Manny up on a date. Phil and Claire try to spice things up by going on a romantic getaway.
Episode 14: Moon Landing
Date Aired: Feb 03, 2010

Description: Claire is disappointed when an old friend, Valerie, comes for a visit but is not the same as Claire had remembered. Meanwhile, Jay has an awkward moment in the locker room with Cameron when they go to play racquetball, and Mitchell helps Gloria with some legal problems.
Episode 13: Fifteen Percent
Date Aired: Jan 20, 2010

Description: Mitchell begins to think one of Jay's friends, Shorty, is secretly gay, and Jay begins to notice signs that Shorty might be gay as well. Meanwhile, Gloria gives Manny's date a makeover, and Claire and Phil fight over the universal remote.
Episode 12: Not In My House
Date Aired: Jan 13, 2010

Description: Claire finds a scandalous picture on the computer and assumes it was because of Luke, but Phil doesn't admit it was him instead. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jay have a fight over Jay's beloved life-sized dog butler statue, and Cameron begins to sympathize with their gardener.
Episode 11: Up All Night
Date Aired: Jan 06, 2010

Description: Manny's dad shows up bearing extravagant gifts, Mitchell and Cameron fight over how to care for their daughter when she cries at night, and Claire tries to impress the firefighters who responded to Phil's kidney stone 911 call.
Episode 10: Undeck the Halls
Date Aired: Dec 09, 2009

Description: Phil and Claire cancel Christmas for their kids until they confess to wrongdoings at the house. Jay is hesitant to celebrate Gloria and Manny's holiday traditions. Mitchell and Cameron take Lily to meet Santa.
Episode 9: Fizbo
Date Aired: Nov 25, 2009

Description: When Owen recruits his fellow Iraqi War vet, Dr. Teddy Altman, as the new cardiothoracic surgeon, Cristina questions Teddy's abilities in the OR and the nature of their past relationship. Meanwhile Izzie returns to Seattle Grace with her high school mentor seeking treatment for his dementia, and the stress of Richard's responsibilities, post-merger, are taking their toll.
Episode 8: Great Expectations
Date Aired: Nov 18, 2009

Description: Claire, known for her inability to give good gifts, decides to give Phil a surprising anniversary present -- a private performance by musician Izzy LaFontaine. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell go out on the town with party-girl Sal.
Episode 7: En Garde
Date Aired: Nov 04, 2009

Description: The whole family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest - fencing. It turns out he's quite masterful in the sport, but Jay's proud enthusiasm triggers an old childhood wound for Mitchell. Meanwhile Phil is determined to find where Luke's hidden talents lie.
Episode 6: Run For Your Wife
Date Aired: Oct 28, 2009

Description: It's the first day back at school for the kids and, at the Dunphy house, Phil oversteps when he misreads how Claire is coping with an empty nest. Over at Jay's, he and Gloria are in disagreement over Manny's interesting choice of outfit for his first day of class, and Mitchell and Cameron freak out after Lily gets her first bump on the head.
Episode 5: Coal Digger
Date Aired: Oct 21, 2009

Description: The whole family is invited to Jay and Gloria's for some barbeque and football. However an earlier incident at school between Manny and Luke makes things very awkward for Gloria and Claire, and then things escalate when a not-so-flattering label is uttered.
Episode 4: The Incident
Date Aired: Oct 14, 2009

Description: Dede, Jay's ex-wife, wants to make amends with anyone she may have offended at Jay and Gloria's wedding.
Episode 3: Come Fly with Me
Date Aired: Oct 07, 2009

Description: Jay takes Phil on a model-airplane excursion with disastrous results. While Manny is at their house, Claire must get used to the fact they are actually siblings.
Episode 2: The Bicycle Thief
Date Aired: Sep 30, 2009

Description: Jay has problems trying to bond with Mannie, but takes advantage of Mannie's father not showing up in an effort to make peace with him, even though Gloria believes there's real peace in the household. Phil goes behind Claire's back and gets a bike for Luke, then really ends up lying about it when the bike gets stolen. Mitchell and Cameron begin daycare classes with Lilly.
Episode 1: Pilot
Date Aired: Sep 23, 2009

Description: Jay recently married Gloria. Now Jay is trying hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter Colombian wife, along with her passionate pre-teen son, Manny. Claire is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except that he thinks he's "down" with their three kids, much to all their embarrassment. And, Mitchell and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just made a major life change by adopting a Vietnamese baby named Lily.
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