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Modern Family

Modern Family

When the Pritchett, Delgado and Dunphy families agree to be interviewed by a documentary crew, they have no idea just how much they're about to reveal about themselves. Jay Pritchett met the stunning Columbian Gloria when she bartended in a bikini at the pool party he threw for himself the day his wife left him. Now Jay and Gloria are married and Jay tries hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter wife and her passionate teenage son, Manny. Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except for the fact that he thinks he's "down" with their teenage kids, much to their embarrassment. Mitchell Pritchett and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just adopted Lily, a precious little baby girl from Vietnam. This engaging new comedy offers a 'mockumentary' view into the complicated, messy, loving life of three unique families. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd invite you into the sometimes warm and sometimes twisted embrace of modern day families.
  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (94 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 5x20 -- Australia (Apr/23/2014)

The entire family tags along as Phil fulfills his mom's wish for him to return to his roots and visit the country where he was conceived, Australia. Unfortunately, Phil's attempts to embrace his native land are met by a lot of rejection, while Jay and Claire let work eat into vacation time, and Mitch and Cam get reacquainted with an old friend they can't stand but is now a big-time celebrity in Australia.

Prev: 5x19 -- A Hard Jay's Night (Apr/02/2014)

Mitch struggles to hide his true feelings about the unflattering wedding topper Cam's father whittled out of soap for them, Phil tries to help Gloria sell her pre-Jay apartment but they get sidetracked at the neighborhood salon, and Claire and the kids head over to Jay's early to help him prep for the special night with the family he's hosting but they end up just butting heads.

  • Currently 5/10
5/10 (3 Votes cast)

Available Episodes

A Hard Jay's Night
Apr 02, 2014
Season 5 episode 19

Las Vegas
Mar 26, 2014
Season 5 episode 18

Other People’s Chi..
Mar 12, 2014
Season 5 episode 17

Mar 05, 2014
Season 5 episode 16

The Feud
Feb 26, 2014
Season 5 episode 15

Feb 05, 2014
Season 5 episode 14

Three Dinners
Jan 22, 2014
Season 5 episode 13

Ed OEd O'Neill
As Jay Pritchett
Sofía VergaraSofía Vergara
As Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
As Claire Dunphy
Ty BurrellTy Burrell
As Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler FergusonJesse Tyler Ferguson
As Mitchell Pritchett
Eric StonestreetEric Stonestreet
As Cameron Tucker
Sarah HylandSarah Hyland
As Haley Dunphy
Ariel WinterAriel Winter
As Alex Dunphy
Nolan GouldNolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Rico RodriguezRico Rodriguez
As Manny Delgado



Reviews: 4
Pilot EpisodeRating: 4 likes, 7 dislikes

ABC throws us into the lives of a 3 generation spanning family filmed in a "mockumentary" style. I am not a big fan of "mockumentaries" but that's a personal preference. At least they keep the camera shaking and odd camera movement to a minimum. The style element used most is the "on the couch" interview of the characters which can be quite amusing at times. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, September 24th 2009 at 11:52 am


Reviews: 2
Unless you get your morals from an ancient book...Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

of bullshit, there is very little that is offensive about this show. The humor is pretty family friendly and there are a lot of jokes that just go by or happen in the background so if you're not supposed to get them, you won't. Personally I enjoy the writing style, there are big "LOOK HERE" things going on, but if you're paying attention you'll catch things like Luke mimicking Phil in some innocuous way that seems totally natural, even though when Phil did I wanted someone to slap him. Read more

Review posted on Friday, April 11th 2014 at 6:41 pm


Reviews: 13
doing satan's work: lies and hurting childrenRating: 2 likes, 3 dislikes

propagandizing society and ultimately children to accept evil as good, and lies as truth

feckless are they who promote this Read more

Review posted on Monday, October 28th 2013 at 12:36 am

5 reviews available
4x24: Goodnight, Gracie recap: The scene opens with Clarie saying Phil’s mom died. Alex says she was just like her. Phil comes out and hugs Phil. Cam says Phil’s mom was nice and Phil thanks Cam and Mitchell for being there. Mitchell says it is great timing. Gloria is dressed in black and says she is a wanted woman in Florida for a brothel being run under her name. Jay asks Mitchell to go to court with Gloria and he tries to say no, but decides it is for the best when they see she could be viewed as possibly running things at a brothel. Phil’s dad, Frank, comes out and welcomes everyone to Florida. Jay thinks he recognizes Frank’s neighbor. Shelly, the security officer of Leisure Park comes up and says everything is set up for Frank. She looks at Phil and tells him that there is no feeding the ducks. He pulls out bread pieces from his pockets... read more.

4x23: Games People Play recap: The episode begins and Phil has a big announcement for the family. Thanks to a high-level real estate deal, he will get to use of an RV for the summer and is already dreaming of a family trip; perhaps to Yellowstone. Claire, knowing how the family really works, decides that Jolene (what Phil named the RV) is not going to work with three kids cooped up in it for hours and hours. But she decides to let Phil take them on a long drive just to prove she is right and so she wouldn't have to look like the evil parent. With the Dunphys gone, Jay and Gloria have a problem... read more.

4x22: My Hero recap: The scene opens with Cam and Mitchell returning from shopping. They run into Mitchell’s old boyfriend, Teddy. He invites them to a fundraiser that he is holding and they say that it would be fun. Cam tells Mitchell that they should go and Mitchell is shocked that he is alright with him hanging out with his old boyfriend. Claire is babysitting Joe. Manny comes downstairs and Claire asks why Manny has their names on a list. He says that he is still trying to see who he is going to write an essay about... read more.

4x21: Career Day recap: The episode begins with Cam and Mitch sneaking in Lily’s room in the middle of the night because she has lost a tooth. They are planning to be the tooth fairy and leave something under her pillow, while she is asleep. They enter and see that she is still awake and waiting for the arrival of the tooth fairy. At the Dunphy’s, Phil is getting ready for career day, taking place at Luke’s school. At the Pritchett’s, Jay tells Manny the different jobs he had till he became successful. He says he always wanted to write a spy novel, but never got to it because he had to make money and support a family... read more.

4x20: Flip Flop recap: The episode begins with Cam showing the Pritchetts and the Dunphys around the house that he and Claire have renovated, so they can sell it for a good price. They all raise a toast to a project successfully completed and Phil is sure people will soon be "clamoring" to buy the house. At a diner, Phil meets Gil Thorpe, a fellow real estate agent, who makes him an offer for the house. Phil turns it down, saying it’s too low. Gil argues that the market is crashing and he might not get the same offer again, but Phil is adamant and is sure he will be able to sell the house for much more... read more.
Recurring Guests

Reid Ewing as Dylan (24 eps)
Fred Willard as Phil's Dad (7 eps)
Justin Kirk as Charlie Bingham (5 eps)
Nathan Lane as Pepper (4 eps)
Kevin Daniels as Longines (4 eps)
Chazz Palminteri as Shorty (4 eps)
Adam DeVine as Andy (4 eps)
Andrew Borba as Mr. Balaban (3 eps)
Shelley Long as Dede Pritchett (3 eps)
David Cross as Duane Bailey (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 23, 2009
Episode Order: 24
• Família Moderna (Used In Brazil)
• My American Family (Working title), (Used In USA)
• Współczesna rodzina (Used In Poland)
• משפחה מודרנית (Used In Israel)
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