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.
Mitch and Cam gather the family together to announce that they want to adopt another child.
Jay's relationship with the dog irritates Gloria; Phil and Luke try to master the tightrope; Cameron starts a juice fast.
Jay helps Manny with a school fundraiser; Claire petitions for a stop sign at a busy intersection; Phil and Luke try to create a viral video; Gloria searches for Stella.
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.
Phil takes Haley to visit his alma mater; Claire goes out with Mitchell and Cameron; Gloria and Jay may have to broach a delicate subject with Manny.
Gloria insists on a night of salsa dancing with Jay; Cameron goes too far when Mitchell and a friend challenge him to get a hot woman's (Leslie Mann) number; Phil builds a tree house.
After a fire destroys a neighbor's home, the whole family tries to help by organizing a community drive.
A former neighborhood resident, now rich and successful, returns for a visit; Jay thinks Manny needs constructive criticism; Mitchell questions the authenticity of Cameron's colorful childhood stories.
The family puts together a quick Christmas celebration when they realize they won't be together on the actual day.
When Phil misses a call from his doctor with test results, he immediately assumes the worst; Javier stops by to take Manny to the horse races; Mitchell's winning of an environmental law award sparks a competition.
Claire and Jay's competitive streaks lead them to take over their kids' school projects; Phil asks Haley and Gloria to help him with a presentation; Mitch and Cam meet with prospective birth mothers.
Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey; Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily's language before her turn as a flower girl; Jay blames Stella's strange behavior on Gloria.
Claire thinks Phil's new business partner (Greg Kinnear) is blatantly inappropriate, but Phil doesn't notice; while their house is being fumigated, Cameron and Mitchell stay with Jay and Gloria.
After selling a house to Mitch and Cameron's friends, Claire and Phil plan a celebratory dinner; overindulging in drinks leads to over sharing.
Mitchell ruins one of Jay's proudest moments; Phil overhears something about one of his daughters; Gloria accidentally discovers Claire's secret.
Mitchell feels pressured to make Cameron's birthday extra special; Jay's manliness comes into question; the girls interfere with Phil's leap day plans.
Cameron runs into his estranged ex-clown partner (Bobby Cannavale); another real estate agent (Ellen Barkin) snags a listing that Phil was trying to land; Jay and Gloria are suspicious when Manny makes a new friend.
On Election Day, the family does some last-minute campaigning for Claire; Claire experiences technical difficulties during interviews.
Claire tries to help Luke cope with the death of a neighbor; Phil and Alex spend some time together; Haley throws a party without permission; Cameron's father visits.
Phil buys a car without consulting Claire; Jay is on a mission to get to his high-school reunion with Gloria and Manny; Lily loses her favorite toy on a train.
When the family travels to Disneyland, Phil struggles to keep up with Luke; Claire is stunned when they run into Dylan; Cam and Mitch must curb Lily's new penchant for running.
Gloria and Jay bicker while trying to order lunch at a diner; Claire and Cam have different theories on how to discipline kids; Luke accepts an award under false pretenses.
While Gloria helps Cam and Mitch pursue an adoption opportunity, Jay and Manny baby-sit Lily; Alex attends her first prom; Haley makes a shocking announcement about her plans for the future.