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Season 4

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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S4 Ep 1 Bringing Up Baby

Phil takes Jay on an unconventional fishing trip; Gloria wonders how to break the news about her pregnancy; Dylan temporarily moves in with the Dunphys; Cam and Mitch think about adopting a cat.

09/26/12 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 2 Schooled

Claire and Phil embarrass Haley when they drop her off at college; Manny makes Gloria and Jay take a class; Lily gets into a tussle on her first day of kindergarten.

10/10/12 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 3 Snip

Phil gets a vasectomy; Gloria and Jay can't agree on whether or not they should find out the sex of the baby; Mitchell tries to steer Cameron toward getting a part-time job.

10/10/12 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 4 The Butler's Escape

Phil can't accept that Luke wants to quit magic; Gloria's snoring keeps Jay and Manny awake; Mitch and Cam struggle to deal with their reversed role.

10/17/12 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 5 Open House of Horrors

Claire must reign in her enthusiasm for Halloween and keep her celebration kid-friendly; Phil decides to hold an open house on Halloween; Mitch and Cam have a costume party; Gloria's hormones make her more quick-tempered than usual.

10/24/12 Season 4 TV-PG
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S4 Ep 6 Yard Sale

Jay and Gloria host a yard sale to help with a school fundraiser; Mitch and Cam vet Alex's new friend; Manny finds a trunk full of secrets.

10/31/12 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 7 Arrested

Cameron watches Alex and Luke while Phil, Claire and Mitchell deal with Haley's arrest; Jay tries to cut a surprise visit from Dede short, so she doesn't learn about Gloria's pregnancy.

11/07/12 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 8 Mistery Date

When Claire takes Manny and Luke along to Alex's academic decathlon for the weekend, Phil attempts to throw together a boys' night at the house, inviting a fellow Bulldog alum (guest star Matthew Broderick) he just met -- but their wires are definitely crossed.

11/14/12 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 9 When a Tree Falls

Mitch and Cam try to save an old tree in the park; Jay takes Manny to a kid's Olympics-themed birthday party; Gloria and Claire have an eventful shopping trip.

11/28/12 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 10 Diamond in the Rough

When Manny and Luke's Little League team makes it to the playoffs, Claire and Cameron search for a field to use; Gloria uses a microphone to sing to the baby.

12/12/12 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 11 New Year's Eve

Jay and the family plan to celebrate New Year's together at a hotel in Palm Springs, but the hotel doesn't meet their expectations; Alex and Haley are faced with challenges as they try to watch the kids back at home. Billy Dee Williams guest stars.

01/09/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 12 Party Crasher

Gloria and Jay try to make Manny's 14th birthday extra special by planning a surprise party; Haley starts hanging out with a much older guy.

01/16/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 13 Fulgencio

When Gloria's mother and sister visit, they bring traditions, baby names and family baggage; Phil helps the kids with their problems; Mitchell and Cameron try to correct Lily's bad habits.

01/23/13 Season 4 PG L
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S4 Ep 14 A Slight at the Opera

When the lead in the school's production of "Phantom of the Opera'' gets sick, Manny is willing to do anything to land the lead; Phil and Jay wind up in a golf-off with Mitch and Pepper; Gloria and Alex visit a psychic.

02/06/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 15 Heart Broken

Claire and Phil's Valentine's Day romp ends with Claire in the hospital; Jay and Gloria's attempts at romance are interrupted by the kids; after hosting a wild party, Cam and Mitch are left with hangovers and a new housemate.

02/13/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 16 Bad Hair Day

Things get awkward when Phil shows up at Claire's college reunion; Jay is fixated on winning a big bowling tournament; a wig malfunction during an elaborate photo shoot with Joe leads to unfortunate results.

02/20/13 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 17 Best Men

Mitch and Cam's friend Sal announces she's getting married the next day and they are in the wedding; Gloria doesn't trust her new nanny; Claire bonds with Haley; Phil helps Luke with a girl.

02/27/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 18 The Wow Factor

Claire and Cam bring in a third party (Wendi McLendon-Covey) when they reach an impasse on a landscaping decision; Phil teaches basic fix-it skills to the kids; Mitch helps Lily with a bully.

03/27/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 19 The Future Dunphys

While at the hospital, Claire and Phil see an older version of their family; Manny and Jay visit a private school; Mitch and Cam organize a day for Gloria and Lily.

04/03/13 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 20 Flip Flop

Phil gets desperate when Cam and Claire's flipped house is more difficult to sell than expected; Javier brings his new girlfriend along to visit Manny.

04/10/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L
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S4 Ep 21 Career Day

Phil is excited to discuss his job with Luke, Manny and their classmates on career day, but things get ugly when Phil's nemesis shows up; Cam and Mitch make a mistake while executing tooth fairy duties.

05/01/13 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 22 My Hero

Mitch's ex-boyfriend, a personable and successful doctor, invites the whole family to a fundraising event at a roller rink; Phil teaches Gloria how to skate; Haley helps Alex talk to boys.

05/08/13 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 23 Games People Play

Phil gets a new RV for a fun family road trip; Jay and Gloria search for Manny's backpack; Lily's gymnastics meet brings out Cam and Mitch's competitive spirit.

05/15/13 Season 4 TV-PG L
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S4 Ep 24 Goodnight Gracie

After Phil's mother dies, everyone flies down to Florida; Gloria is faced with an outstanding arrest warrant; Jay runs into someone from his past.

05/22/13 Season 4 TV-PG D, L