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Modern Family: The Bicycle Thief

Phil tries to teach his son about being responsible with his new bike. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron try to play it straight at their first Mommy & Me class with Lily, while Manny and Jay uncomfortably bond while installing a ceiling fan.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 1ARG02
Airdate: Wednesday September 30th, 2009

Director: Jason Winer
Writer: Bill Wrubel

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 22, 2009
Russia Jun 15, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Oct 05, 2010

Guest Stars
Andrew BorbaAndrew Borba
As Mr. Balaban
Brandy LedfordBrandy Ledford
As Desiree
Julia LehmanJulia Lehman
As Danielle

Co-Guest Stars
Alex StaggsAlex Staggs
As Scott
Kofi NateiKofi Natei
As Bike Salesman
Main Cast
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
Nolan GouldNolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Rico RodriguezRico Rodriguez
As Manny Delgado
Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.99 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy) and Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy) do not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Gloria: It's important that we teach him to do things for himself. In my culture men take great pride in doing physical labour.
Jay: I know. That's why I hire people from your culture.
Gloria: You're too funny. I'm going to share that one with my next husband when we're spending all your money.

Mitchell: I'm Mitchell and I am a lawyer.
Cameron: I'm Cameron and I'm currently not working, which gives me time to grill and shoot baskets...and...
Mitch: And this is Lily.

Jay: The key to being a good dad, is sometimes things work out the way you want. Sometimes they don't. You gotta hang in there, because when all is said and done, ninety percent of being a dad is just showing up.

Mitchell: Wow, paisley and pink. Was there something wrong with the fish net tank top?
Cameron: Obviously not, I'm wearing it underneath...kidding. Just chill, please.

Phil: (On how to being a great dad) Well, be their buddy.
Claire: That's your answer?
Phil: ...and stay in school.
Claire: No.
Phil: ...and don't do drugs.
Claire: No.
Phil: Just give me the answer.
Claire: Oh god!

Episode Goofs
Crew or Equipment Visible:

When Phil and Claire are talking to the new neighbour her battery pack from her mic can be seen underneath her sports bra.

Cultural References
Meryl Streep: Cam says that Meryl Streep is perfection "whether she's divorcing Kramer, whether she is wearing Prada - don't even get me started on Sophie's Choice."

'Kramer vs. Kramer,' 'The Devil Wears Prada,' and 'Sophie's Choice' are all films starring American actress Meryl Streep.

Mamma Mia!: One of the women at the day care that Cam and Mitchell take Lily to says that she does not like Meryl Streep in 'Mamma Mia!'

'Mamma Mia!' is the title of a film from 2008 starring Meryl Streep.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: Cam and Mitchell announced to their family in 1x01 "Pilot" that they had adopted a baby girl from Vietman.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Executive ProducerChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Co-Executive ProducerJason Winer  |  Danny Zuker  |  Bill Wrubel  |  Brad Walsh  |  Paul Corrigan  |  Dan O'Shannon
ProducerJeff Morton
Consulting ProducerJoe Lawson (2)  |  Caroline Williams (2)
Associate ProducerChris Smirnoff
Production DesignerRichard Berg
EditorJonathan Schwartz (3)
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerSally Young (1)
First Assistant DirectorJames Alan Hensz
Second Assistant DirectorHelena Lamb
Staff WriterSameer Asad Gardezi
MusicGabriel Mann (2)
Costume DesignerMarissa Borsetto
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorBrandon Mastrippolito  |  Trey Clinesmith
Set DecoratorChristopher Carlson
Location ManagerMatthew B. Chamberlin
Transportation CoordinatorMike Paventi
Property MasterJohn Harrington
Construction CoordinatorGreg Hamlin
Production Sound MixerStephen A. Tibbo
Script SupervisorIwona Kanclerz
Production CoordinatorCurt M. Pratt
Script CoordinatorClint McCray
Assistant EditorSarah Zeitlin
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Art DirectorRobert Vukasovich
Makeup Department Head Tonyia Verna
Production AccountantTom Chung
Chief Lighting TechnicianHugo Cortina
Casting AssociateAllen Hooper
Music ConsultantAndrea von Foerster
Hair Department HeadMary Ann Hennings
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