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Modern Family: Unplugged

Phil and Claire worry about the amount of time their family spends using electronic devices, and declare a competition to see who can go the longest without gadgets. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam find it difficult to enroll Lily in a good pre-school, and Gloria gets violently angry about a neighbor's constantly barking dog.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 2ARG06
Airdate: Wednesday October 20th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 28, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Feb 15, 2011

Guest Stars
Carla RenataCarla Renata
As Nikki
Michael RothhaarMichael Rothhaar
As Larry Paulson
Taylor NicholsTaylor Nichols
As Mr. Plympton

Co-Guest Stars
Kiran DeolKiran Deol
As Kavita
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Receptionist
Libby BakerLibby Baker
As Stephanie
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
Sarah HylandSarah Hyland
As Haley Dunphy
Ariel WinterAriel Winter
As Alex Dunphy
Nolan GouldNolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Rico RodriguezRico Rodriguez
As Manny Delgado


The scene opens with Jay and Gloria in bed and Manny comes in and says that the dog next door kept him up all night and that it won’t stop. Gloria agrees with him and Jay tells that he didn’t hear anything. Gloria tells that Jay has old man ears and that is why he did not hear anything. Gloria gets out of bed to stop the dog. At Claire and Phil’s, everyone is around the table playing with their blackberrys and laptops and Claire tells everyone to detach, but Phil is not supportive of it either. Meanwhile, Mitchell comes in and tells that all the children that Lily plays with at the park are gone and that one of the mothers told him that they are in preschool. Felling like they are behind, they call Claire and ask what the best preschool is. She mentions that they can get her in the preschool that her kids went too and Mitchell asks about a fancy preschool and tells that the only way they can get in there is if they know someone on the board. She tells that he kids didn’t go to a fancy preschool and they are fine. Just then Luke is playing a game and eating his cereal without his hands. Claire turns to Phil for some support and Phil likes Luke’s idea. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 11.97 Million Viewers

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Executive ProducerChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Co-Executive ProducerAbraham Higginbotham  |  Jeffrey Richman  |  Ilana Wernick  |  Jeff Morton  |  Danny Zuker  |  Bill Wrubel  |  Brad Walsh  |  Paul Corrigan  |  Dan O'Shannon
Co-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 WriterElaine Ko
Costume DesignerAlix Friedberg
Key GripJeff Hinz
Camera OperatorTrey Clinesmith  |  Bill Barber
Set DecoratorAmber Elkins
Location ManagerMatthew B. Chamberlin
Transportation CoordinatorMike Paventi
Property MasterRick Ladomade
Production Sound MixerStephen A. Tibbo
Script SupervisorIwona Kanclerz
Production CoordinatorCurt M. Pratt
Script CoordinatorClint McCray
Assistant EditorRyan C. Fill
Post Production SupervisorKyle Weber
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Makeup Department Head Stephanie L. Massie
Main Title ThemeGabriel Mann (2)
Production AccountantTom Chung
Extras CastingCarla Lewis
Chief Lighting TechnicianHugo Cortina
Casting AssociateAllen Hooper
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCraig Losben  |  Brian Resnick
Hair Department HeadMary Ann Hennings
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMatthew W. Heffernan
Writers' AssistantBianca Douglas
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