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Modern Family: En Garde

Manny has a newfound interest in his life, fencing, and the family comes out for support. Elsewhere, Luke has a hidden talent and Phil is determined to uncover it.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 1ARG06
Airdate: Wednesday November 04th, 2009

Director: Randall Einhorn
Writer: Danny Zuker

Alternate Airdates:

Russia Jun 23, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Oct 26, 2010

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (26 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alexandra ParkAlexandra Park
As Caroline
Amy LandersAmy Landers
As Krista Flum
Mo CollinsMo Collins
As Denise
Monti SharpMonti Sharp
As Tournament Official
Nolan NorthNolan North
As Donald Flum
Main Cast
Ed O'Neill
As Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara
As Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen
As Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell
As Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
As Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet
As Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland
As Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter
As Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez
As Manny Delgado
Episode Quotes
(The whole family cheers for Manny who's fencing.)
Alex: Did you know that fencing goes back to the twelfth century?
Haley: You know what's even nerdier fencing? Knowing when it began.
Luke: I don't think your a nerd Alex.
Alex: Shut up dork.

(Cam and Mitchel talk to the camera about why Mitchel has been being such a queen.)
Mitchel: Some meet? Just the thirteen and under regional championships...the emerald city at the end of my yellow brick road.
Cam: Wow...You did it.
Mitchel: What?
Cam: You made figure skating sound even gayer.

(Phil finally finds something that Luke is good at.)
Phil: I am telling you that kid is a genius. (points to Luke who's coming down the stairs) There's the rain maker!.
Claire: Why is your Ipod in your mouth?
Luke: I'm charging it.

(Claire and Mitchel finally hash it out.)
Claire: You sincerely thought that the path to Dad's approval was going to be through figure skating? Mitchel, I'm fairly confident that Dad's proudest moment was when you took off the flaming red unitard.

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 ProducerCaroline Williams (2)  |  Joe Lawson (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 OperatorTrey Clinesmith  |  Brandon Mastrippolito
Set DecoratorChristopher Carlson
Location ManagerJordana Kronen  |  Matthew B. Chamberlin
Transportation CoordinatorMike Paventi
Property MasterJohn Harrington
Construction CoordinatorGreg Hamlin
Production Sound MixerStephen A. Tibbo
Script SupervisorIwona Kanclerz
Production CoordinatorSarah Quale
Script CoordinatorClint McCray
Assistant EditorSarah Zeitlin
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand  |  Brian Harman
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Art DirectorRobert Vukasovich
ChoreographerFred Tallaksen
Makeup Department Head Stephanie Coffey
Main Title DesignShine
Production AccountantTom Chung
Chief Lighting TechnicianHugo Cortina
Post Production SoundSmart Post Sound
Casting AssociateAllen Hooper
Hair Department HeadMary Ann Hennings
Camera Systems Provided ByPanavision
Post Production Video ServicesModern Videofilm, Inc.
Prosthetic Baby DesignerVincent Van Dyke
Warning: Modern Family season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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