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Season 5

97 :05x01 - Suddenly, Last Summer

The family is in the throes of summer activities: Phil and Claire are trying to orchestrate a kid-free week by coordinating Luke's camp with Haley's beach trip and Alex's volunteering excursion; Jay and Gloria are getting Manny ready for his first solo trip back to Colombia; and Mitch and Cam make it a summer to remember.

Source: ABC
Co-Guest Stars: Courtney Grosbeck as Carly | Jill Matson-Sachoff as Carly's Mom | Lauren Pritchard as Waitress | Phil Young as Traveler
Director: James Bagdonas

98 :05x02 - First Days

Luke and Manny have their first day at high school, which proves to be harder for Phil and Gloria than for the boys. Elsewhere, Claire makes her big return to the workforce at Jay's closet company and is a little rusty on her first day, and Cam starts a new substituting gig at the high school, leaving Mitch to try to juggle Lily's first day of pre-school and a very important meeting at work.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Justin Kirk as Charlie Bingham | Andrew Daly as Principal Brown | J.P. Manoux as Todd | David Haydn-Jones as Director | Mitchell Edmonds as Albert | Nicholas Hormann as Roy |
Co-Guest Stars: Marsha Kramer as Margaret | Craig Welzbacher as Office Worker | Caleb Thomas as Freshman | Kenny Ridwan as History Student | Zachary Mitchell as Tyler | Evan Hofer as Big Guy
Director: Steven Levitan

99 :05x03 - Larry's Wife

Phil seems to have found his wheelhouse in real estate - recently divorced women - but it's taking up a lot of his time. Meanwhile, Luke invites his buddies over for a high-stakes poker game in the basement; Gloria think baby Joe might be cursed; and Cam holds an elaborate pet funeral for Larry the cat's made-up wife -- all for Lily's sake.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Reid Ewing as Dylan | Diane Farr as Diane | Amy Yasbeck as Lorraine | Tyler Ritter as Randall | Efrain Figueroa as Father Marquez |
Co-Guest Stars: Spenser McNeil as Reuben | Michael Chey as Poker Player | Zayne Emory as Filmgoer | Austin Michael Coleman as Manny's Schoolmate | Stacie Greenwell as Ronnie | John McLean Allan as Angus | Beckett Konstantine as Lorraine's Son
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Writer: Bill Wrubel

100 :05x04 - Farm Strong

Cameron's older, single sister Pam is coming for a visit, and Cam is in a panic to hide the engagement until he can delicately break the news to her, but it turns out she has news of her own. Phil and Claire make a joint, guilt-ridden decision to miss one of Luke's volleyball games - that is - until one of them goes behind the other's back, and Gloria is in denial that she might need reading glasses.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Dana Powell as Pam |
Co-Guest Stars: Maia Madison as Jill
Director: Alisa Statman
Writer: Elaine Ko

101 :05x05 - The Late Show

Jay pulled a lot of strings to get reservations at the hottest new restaurant for a family adult's night out. Unfortunately, in each household everyone is running late - Gloria is taking forever to get ready per usual, Claire and Phil get in a tiff about letting Luke stay home alone, and Mitch and Cam end up putting on the same outfit

Source: ABC
Co-Guest Stars: Jessalyn Wanlim as Fiona
Songs: Gladys Knight & The Pips -- Midnight Train To Georgia

102 :05x06 - The Help

When Gloria hires a too-good-to-be-true male nanny, Jay and Manny are pretty much dead set against it. Frank is in town and feeling a bit lonely recently, so Phil and Jay take him out to help get his groove back. And, Mitch and Cam commission Pepper to plan their dream wedding, but Pepper might be dreaming a little too big.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman | Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy |
Guest Stars: Adam DeVine as Andy | Peri Gilpin as Jeannie | Christian Barillas as Ronaldo |
Co-Guest Stars: Gretchen German as Kathy | Renee Albert as Marcy | Catherine Christensen as Joan | Makeli Leonard as Little Girl
Director: Jim Hensz
Writer: Danny Zuker

103 :05x07 - A Fair to Remember

At the annual school fair, Phil has planned a surprise to celebrate his and Claire's 20th wedding anniversary - however at the same time, she also has a surprise planned for him back at home. Jay is signed up by Gloria to work security at the fair and his partner is his arch nemesis. Haley bumps into Andy leading to an awkward situation. Whilst Cam is in a bad mood because of the football's team losing streak and can't enjoy the fair with Mitch and Lily.
Guest Stars: Adam DeVine as Andy | Jordan Peele as Derrick | Madison McLaughlin as Sienna | Dylan Riley Snyder as Neal |
Co-Guest Stars: Rick Cowling as Harold Grossman | Darin Toonder as Dad Beats Guitarist | Ethan Webb as Kid | Sean Carrigan as John | Khamani Griffin as Davis | Bon Ogle as Booth Worker
Writer: Emily Spivey
Songs: Foreigner -- I Want To Know What Love Is

104 :05x08 - ClosetCon '13

Things get interesting for Jay when he's reunited with old colleagues at ClosetCon. Cam takes Mitch and Lily back to his home town for the first time to meet his family. His Grams turns up and ruins the visit. Phil and Gloria start playing with Jay's Apollo 13 spacecraft model and get the kids involved.
Special Guest Stars: Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy |
Guest Stars: Celia Weston as Barb Tucker | Ann Morgan Guilbert as Grams | Randee Heller as Rita |
Co-Guest Stars: August Roads as Chuck | Tracey Aileen Leigh as Bartender | Ron Ostrow as Married Man
Director: Fred Savage
Writer: Ben Karlin

105 :05x09 - The Big Game

Coach Cam has a big football game coming up and wants to beat a world record as well. Claire wants to prove to everyone she's not just the bosses daughter. Phil teaches a lesson about optimism.
Guest Stars: Justin Kirk as Charlie Bingham | Reid Ewing as Dylan | Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as Tim |
Co-Guest Stars: Zachary Conneen as Miller | Shannon McClung as Referee | Sara Amini as Lily's Teacher | John Gloria as John | Kate Steele as Carol | Khamani Griffin as Davis | Megan Goodman as Spirit Girl | William Leon as Student |
Uncredited: Michele Panu as Student #2
Writer: Megan Ganz

106 :05x10 - The Old Man & the Tree

Glorias' mother is in town putting her on edge, but when she is introduced to Claire, she soon calms down. Jay takes Manny to cut down their own Christmas tree. Mitchell has to go last minute shopping when he realizes they haven't got Lily the right gift. Cameron and Lily learn the true meaning of Christmas at a charity event.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Peña as Pilar | Reid Ewing as Dylan | Rachel Andersen as Cindy | Charley Koontz as Santa | Matthew Tyler Risch as Jotham |
Co-Guest Stars: Christopher Gehrman as Clown | Jessica Pohly as Impatient Mom | Casey Pope as Impatient Kid | J. Doc Farrow as Needy Dad | Alexis Rosinsky as Needy Girl | Teo Briones as Santa Kid | Trevor Larcom as Needy Boy #1 | Jordan Shellow as Needy Boy #2 | Brian Lamari as Needy Boy #3
Director: Bryan Cranston

107 :05x11 - And One to Grow On

Phil ends up in jail when he lies to Luke to get him to do a dance class. Manny and Joe both have birthdays coming up so Gloria and Jay organize parties for them both. However it soon becomes apparent that Manny is going for girls that are way out of his league. Mitch and Cam try and book a wedding venue.
Guest Stars: Adam DeVine as Andy |
Co-Guest Stars: Matt Crabtree as Mr. Quigley | Sam Vance as Police Officer | Ariela Barer as Sophie | Alisha Boe as Tracy | Rick Fitts as Desk Sergeant
Director: Gail Mancuso

108 :05x12 - Under Pressure

The high school open house puts the parents in a bit of a time warp when Claire finds herself stressed out by all the pressure, Gloria encounters a "mean girl" mom and Jay teaches Phil how to play a little hookie. Elsewhere, Mitchell gets defensive when he encounters his judgmental, environmentalist neighbor and Alex goes to see a therapist.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Jesse Eisenberg as Asher | Jane Krakowski as Dr. Donna Duncan | John Benjamin Hickey as Dr. Clark |
Guest Stars: Andrew Daly as Principal Brown | Anjali Bhimani as Nina Patel | James Gleason (1) as Mr. Ingram | Nike Doukas as Mrs. Nuttle | Grace Rowe as Mrs. Bay | Baldeep Singh as Parent |
Co-Guest Stars: Chelsea Summer as Piper | Brooke Star as Zoe
Director: James Bagdonas
Writer: Elaine Ko

109 :05x13 - Three Dinners

Phil and Claire take Haley out to dinner to discuss her future, but Haley manages to turn the tables. Elsewhere, Jay's friend Shorty and wife Darlene are back visiting, and they have some news that doesn't sit well with Jay. And, Mitch and Cam decide to have a nice, romantic dinner date where they don't talk about the wedding or about Lily, which then leads to a lot of awkward silences.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Chazz Palminteri as Shorty |
Guest Stars: Jennifer Tilly as Darlene | Eddie McClintock as Brandon | Leslie Grossman as Katie | Tony Cavalero as Brian
Director: Steven Levitan

110 :05x14 - iSpy

Claire and Phil decide to spy on Luke and Manny as they're hanging out with one of their more questionable friends. Meanwhile, Gloria is furious with Jay because she thinks he had a dream about another woman, but Jay misinterprets her anger for another offense he committed. And, Cam secretly uses Mitch as a scapegoat to get out of attending a party, while Haley tries to keep her photography exhibit a secret from her family.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Noah Weisberg as Brett |
Co-Guest Stars: Troy Vincent as Mr. Powers | Sebastian Schier as Xander | Arden Belle as Rhonda
Director: Gail Mancuso

111 :05x15 - The Feud

Phil's nemesis Gil Thorpe has stolen his elected office, what's more Luke is going head to head with her son in a wrestling match, so Phil is determined to do anything to help his son win. Claire helps Mitch and Cam out by picking Lily up from school, however she has lice and Claire has a business meeting that she has to get to. Manny's class takes a field trip to the museum and Gloria acts as a chaperone.
Guest Stars: Rob Riggle as Gil Thorpe | John Heard as Gunther Thorpe |
Co-Guest Stars: Rib Hillis as Jim Perlowe | Zachary Conneen as Miller | Sonari Jo as Mumbles | Jake Hendrickson as Giggles | Rachel Axelrod as Mom #1 | Alyssa Preston as Mom #2 | Austin Michael Coleman as Manny's Schoolmate | Chloe June O'Shannon as Waitress | Edith Fields as Elderly Woman | Chelsea Harris as Receptionist |
Uncredited: Rider Joe Bucaro as Gil Jr.
Director: Ryan Case

112 :05x16 - Spring-A-Ding-Fling

Cameron is in charge of the school's big spring dance, but when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical, a bit of not-so-friendly competition blooms. And with Claire on chaperone duty at the dance, Phil gets Haley to accompany him to his annual realtor's banquet and is looking forward to impressing his little girl. Elsewhere, Mitch starts a new job and can't seem to get a good read on the new boss or the work environment. Jay and Gloria babysit Lily and an accident with Gloria's purse ignites a case of whodunit and it's Lily's word against baby Joe's.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Aisha Tyler as Wendy | Will Sasso as Señor Kaplan | Alyson Reed as Angela | Marc Evan Jackson as Tad | Joe Wengert as Elliot |
Co-Guest Stars: Arden Belle as Rhonda | Joey Wagner Luthman as Drew | Paolo Andino as Dan | Jared Goldstein as Rex | Jelena Nik as Helen | Jon Levenson as Lawrence | Rhasaan Orange as Emcee
Director: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Ben Karlin
Songs: Styx -- Come Sail Away

113 :05x17 - Other People’s Children

It's male-bonding day when Jay takes Luke into the garage to show him the way around tools and impart some manly wisdom, and Gloria goes with Claire and Lily to shop for Lily's flower girl dress. Elsewhere, Mitch, Cam, Alex and Manny go for a cultured day at the museum but it eventually becomes survival of the smartest. And Phil enthusiastically offers to help Andy with his anniversary gift to his girlfriend, which is an elaborate video expression of his love.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Adam DeVine as Andy |
Co-Guest Stars: Adam Hagenbuch as Scott | Alicia Martino as Museum Guard
Director: Jim Hensz
Writer: Megan Ganz

114 :05x18 - Las Vegas

The adults are Vegas-bound when Jay hooks them up with Excelsior Level hotel accommodations courtesy of one of his big clients, but after learning there's an even higher level, Jay becomes obsessed with upgrading. Meanwhile, everyone's sneaking around when Claire secretly hits the tables to win back money she lost years ago, Phil goes underground auditioning for a secret society of magicians, Cam ducks out of a spa day with Mitch to join their friend's bachelor party shenanigans, and Gloria is determined to hide a female version of dog butler Barkley from Jay.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Stephen Merchant as Higgins | Fred Armisen as Langham | Patton Oswalt as Ducky |
Co-Guest Stars: Jeffrey Nicholas-Brown as Tim | Ed Alonzo as Kaiser Mayhem | Elaine Carroll as Female Magician | Ray Laska as Burt | Terrell Lee as Security Guard | Glenn Aldrich as Croupier | Dominic Calandra as Harry | Michelle McCoy as Harry's Girlfriend | Kim Renee as Blackjack Dealer | Nikki Gigiorgio as Masseuse #1 | Ivy Lee as Masseuse #2
Director: Gail Mancuso

115 :05x19 - A Hard Jay's Night

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.

Source: ABC
Co-Guest Stars: Elena Campbell-Martinez as Rita | Zilah Mendoza as Luisa | Nate Smith as Blake | Cameron Protzman as Kristy | Soledad St. Hilaire as Anna |
Uncredited: Karolin Luna as Tina

116 :05x20 - Australia

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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Rhys Darby as Fergus |
Co-Guest Stars: Mark Coles Smith as Guide | Peter Phelps as Wise Australian | Ray Blackett as Biker | Marissa Wynne as Erica | Kirstie Hutton as Fergus' Fan | Steve Cox as Cab Driver | Zack Tyerman as Lifeguard | Jye Williams as Hoy Guy
Director: Steven Levitan

117 :05x21 - Sleeper

Phil fails at his one task to stay home and wait for the repairman, forcing him to tell an elaborate lie to hide the truth from Claire, but the stress is more than he can physically handle. Meanwhile, Gloria is obsessing over the family portrait she is responsible for organizing this year. Claire accuses Cam of being too snobby to use her girls' hand-me-downs and Jay secretly enters Stella in a dog show.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Rod McLachlan as Fred | Jonathan Runyon as Keith
Director: Ryan Case

118 :05x22 - Message Received

Gloria, Jay, and Manny work each other into trying new things. Cam and Mitch realize that their wedding is getting a bit too costly. And the kids find some inspiration for a practical joke in one of Claire's keepsake boxes.

Guest Stars: Cameron Watson as Appraiser | Mark Proksch as Coleman
Director: Jeffrey Walker

119 :05x23 - The Wedding (Part 1)

Mitch and Cam's big day is finally here and nothing can ruin it, until nothing turns into a whole lot of somethings and puts wedding planner extraordinaire Pepper Saltzman to the test. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria host the Tuckers, Phil squeezes in an eye procedure before the festivities and Claire embraces her role as "best woman."

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman |
Guest Stars: Tony Pasqualini as Larry | Steve Hytner as Sales Clerk | Michael Benyaer as Jerry | Jeremiah Birkett as Fire Marshal | Rodrigo Rojas as Stefan | Michael Rupnow as Eddie | Jeryl Prescott Sales as Shopper | Matt Riedy as Howard | Colin Hanlon as Steven | Elizabeth Banks as Sal | Christian Barillas as Ronaldo | Barry Corbin as Merle Tucker | Celia Weston as Barb Tucker | Adam DeVine as Andy | Dana Powell as Pameron Tucker | Kevin Daniels as Longinus
Director: Steven Levitan

120 :05x24 - The Wedding (Part 2)

The wedding day chaos continues as the entire party shifts from one contingency plan to another. Guests start to get testy, Mitchell and Cameron are feeling discouraged and poor Claire shows physical wear and tear, but an unexpected turn of events leads to the ceremony we've all been waiting for.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman |
Guest Stars: Jeremiah Birkett as Fire Marshal | Matt Riedy as Howard | Rodrigo Rojas as Stefan | Michael Rupnow as Eddie | Tim True as Mr. Lucas | Colin Hanlon as Steven | Kevin Daniels as Longinus | Dana Powell as Pameron Tucker | Christian Barillas as Ronaldo | Celia Weston as Barb Tucker | Barry Corbin as Merle Tucker | Elizabeth Banks as Sal | Adam DeVine as Andy | Deepak Ramapriyan as Cellist
Director: Alisa Statman
Warning: Modern Family guide may contain spoilers
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
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