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Modern Family: Great Expectations

Claire, known for her inability to give good gifts, decides to give Phil a surprising anniversary present -- a private performance by musician Izzy LaFontaine. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell go out on the town with party-girl Sal.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 1ARG07
Airdate: Wednesday November 18th, 2009

Director: Jason Winer
Writer: Joe Lawson (2)

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Oct 26, 2010

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (18 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Elizabeth Banks
As Sal
Edward Norton
As Izzy LaFontaine

Guest Stars
Reid Ewing
As Dylan
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 Notes
Ratings: 9.2 million

Episode Quotes
(Cam and Mitchel tell the camera about their friend Sal.)
Cam: Hanging out with her is like an Amsterdam Saturday night, every day of the week.
Mitchel: And ironically Sal is not allowed in Amsterdam.
Cam: Any day of the week.

(Cam goes to call about Lilly while Sal is about to have some fun.)
Sal: You should kill that baby.
Mitchel: What?
Sal: You should call the baby.

(Claire's mistake comes out.)
Claire: Oh, I'm an idiot.
Izzy: Well actually he's the idiot. He fell in love to a break up song.

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
EditorRyan Case
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerSally Young (1)
First Assistant DirectorAlisa Statman
Second Assistant DirectorHelena Lamb
Staff WriterSameer Asad Gardezi
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 CoordinatorSarah Quale
Script CoordinatorClint McCray
Assistant EditorKen Woodburn
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Art DirectorRobert Vukasovich
Makeup Department Head Stephanie Coffey
Main Title ThemeGabriel Mann (2)
Main Title DesignShine
Production AccountantTom Chung
Chief Lighting TechnicianHugo Cortina
Post Production SoundSmart Post Sound
Casting AssociateAllen Hooper
Camera Systems Provided ByPanavision
Post Production Video ServicesModern Videofilm, Inc.
Warning: Modern Family season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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