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Season 1

Modern Family episode guide


Modern Family stars the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a wonderfully large and blended family. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family. Watch full episodes of Modern Family with WATCH ABC.
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S1 Ep 1 Pilot

Jay has grown children, grandchildren and a gorgeous young wife, who has a preteen son of her own; all together they must bridge generational, cultural and social gaps.

09/22/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 2 The Bicycle Thief

Phil is determined to help Luke prove he is responsible enough to have a new bike; Jay and Manny have some father and son time.

09/29/09 Season 1 TV-PG D
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S1 Ep 4 The Incident

Claire and Mitchell's mother, Dede (Shelley Long), tries to make amends with everyone she offended at Jay and Gloria's wedding.

10/13/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 6 Run For Your Wife

Jay and Gloria have a disagreement about Manny's choice of outfit for his first day back at school; Cameron and Mitchell freak out when Lily gets a bump on the head.

10/20/09 Season 1 TV-PG
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S1 Ep 7 En Garde

The family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest, fencing; Phil is determined to find Luke's hidden talent.

10/27/09 Season 1 TV-PG D
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S1 Ep 8 Great Expectations

Claire wants to surprise Phil with a private performance by one of their favorite musicians (Edward Norton); Cameron and Mitchell invite their friend Sal (Elizabeth Banks) out for a night on the town.

11/17/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 9 Fizbo

Claire and Phil decide to plan the biggest and best birthday party for Luke.

11/24/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 10 Undeck The Halls

Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get in trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to get her first picture with Santa.

12/08/09 Season 1 TV-PG L
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S1 Ep 11 Up All Night

Gloria does not like Jay's reaction to the arrival of Manny's father (Benjamin Bratt); Phil is rushed to the hospital; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep train Lily.

01/05/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 12 Not In My House

When Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it's Luke's doing, a guilty Phil doesn't necessarily correct her.

01/12/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 14 Moon Landing

A visit from an old friend (Minnie Driver) leaves Claire feeling inadequate; Mitchell tries to help Gloria with some legal issues.

01/26/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 16 Fears

Phil tries to conquer his fear of the dark when he and Luke go on a discovery expedition underneath the house; Mitchell and Cameron invite Lily's pediatrician over for brunch.

03/02/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 18 Starry Night

Claire and Phil each take on one of the kids' school projects; Gloria and Cameron bond during a night out.

03/23/10 Season 1 TV-PG L
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S1 Ep 19 Game Changer

The release of a new product Phil wants coincides with his birthday; Mitchell has a newfound desire to toughen up; Cameron gets involved in a neighbor's marital problems.

03/30/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 20 Benched

Luke and Manny's hot-tempered basketball coach quits during a game, causing Jay and Phil to jockey to fill the position; Mitchell takes Cameron along to meet a prospective employer.

04/13/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 21 Travels With Scout

Claire is suspicious when Phil's father shows up for an expected visit; Manny is traumatized by a horror movie.

04/27/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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S1 Ep 23 Hawaii

An unexpected reality check dampens Jay's plans for relaxation; Phil wants to make the trip romantic for Claire; the kids get into mischief when left to their own devices.

05/11/10 Season 1 TV-PG L
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S1 Ep 24 Family Portrait

Everything seems to be working against Claire's plans for a new family portrait; Cameron gets a gig as a wedding singer, leaving Mitchell home alone with Lily and a wayward pigeon.

05/18/10 Season 1 TV-PG L
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