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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. Watch full episodes of Modern Family with WATCH ABC.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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