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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.
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Ep 101 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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Ep 102 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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Ep 103 Come Fly With Me

Things go awry when Jay takes Phil out to fly his new model plane; Gloria takes Alex dress shopping.

10/06/09 Season 1 TV-PG D
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Ep 104 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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Ep 106 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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Ep 107 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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Ep 108 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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Ep 109 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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Ep 110 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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Ep 111 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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Ep 112 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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Ep 114 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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Ep 116 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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Ep 118 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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Ep 119 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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Ep 120 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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Ep 121 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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Ep 123 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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Ep 124 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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