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Claire and Haley are suck home sick together, and take the opportunity for some quality girl time. Phil is driven crazy by the chirps of a broken smoke detector. Gloria and Manny surprise Jay at work, leading to problems. Cameron agrees to let Lily be in a commercial, against Mitchell's wishes.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 2ARG03
Airdate: Wednesday November 03rd, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 11, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Mar 01, 2011

Guest Stars
Reid EwingReid Ewing
As Dylan

Co-Guest Stars
Alisa StatmanAlisa Statman
As Assistant Director
Mike RockMike Rock
As Jim
Stephen ShoreStephen Shore
As Sav-zilla
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
Nolan GouldNolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Rico RodriguezRico Rodriguez
As Manny Delgado


The scene opens with Phil downstairs trying to figure out which smoke alarm is chirping. Claire comes downstairs and she is sick. She tells that she has a lot of things to do and Phil tells that he has it covered. Dylan, Haley’s boyfriend, comes over and asks if Haley is ready for school. Phil tells that she’ll be right down and to not stand close to Claire. Dylan asks if Haley told them about that and that it was only a dream. Confused, Phil walks off, but hears the chirping of the smoke alarm. He tells that it came from the kitchen, but Dylan tells that it is probably is in the living room. Phil tells Dylan to wait in the living room and Claire tells that she wishes that Haley would date other boys. Phil jokes and calls Claire “Mrs. Robinson” and she tells that Haley should explore her options. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 12.24 Million Viewers

This episode does not include Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy.

Episode Quotes
(Cam on the phone holding Lilly while Mitch walks by in the background)
Cameron: No. I think that amount will be fine. I'm just happy you want Lilly. I, I think you're going to be very happy with her. Okay. (Excitedly hangs up)
Mitch: (Enters the kitchen from the other side) Cam, did you just sell our baby?

Manny: I remember crashing through the wall and the ambulance ride to the hospital.
Jay: That wasn't an ambulance. I drove you.
Manny: Then what was that siren?
Jay: That was your mother.
Gloria: I was not that loud.
Jay: Cars pulled over, honey.

(Jay is trying to figure out what anniversary he's forgotten, and where Gloria plans on celebrating it.)
Jay: Honey, you know what I was just thinking? You know how when people are in love, they finish each other's sentences? (He slowly walks up to her while trying to come up with a plan) Like, um, tonight we're going to...
Gloria: (Excited for their date) Have fun!
Jay: Yes... When we get to...
Gloria: (Happy and unaware of his plan)...gether later! (Hugs Jay and leaves)
Manny: You have no idea where you're going do you?

(Jay talks to Manny about what happened at the warehouse.)
Jay: Get this through your head. You can give me the cold shoulder for the rest of your life. Jack's not coming back. See, I can overlook the goofing off, but you could have been seriously hurt today. Anybody who puts my kid in danger doesn't get a second chance, ever. I'll see you later. (turns to open the door)

Episode Goofs
When Cameron takes attempts to take Lilly off of the set she's sitting stage right with a lady, with the boy to closer to the center, and Save-zilla actually at center in the background. Cam takes the boy, and has to bring him back. While Mitch is telling Cam he has the wrong kid, there is a grip or someone where Save-Zilla was just as second before, and a the lady is still there, kneeling with Lilly. In the next cut Cam is putting the boy back and taking Lilly, which should happen to the side, but Lilly is sitting right in the center, the grip and the lady are gone, and Save-Zilla is back.

Cultural References
Gloria calls Jay and Manny her "two stubborn Burros" before she leaves. "two stubborn Burros" is an example of her creating a Spanglish saying. She uses the American concept/phrase "stubborn as a donkey" and blends it with her native Spanish tongue. Burro is Spanish for Donkey, so the way she used it would be "two stubborn donkeys".

After Dylan confesses to having dreams about Claire, Phil calls her Mrs. Robinson. Mrs. Robinson is a well known character from 1967's film, The Graduate. She has become an iconic figure known for seducing a much younger man, which is the parallel drawn here.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Executive ProducerChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Co-Executive ProducerJeff Morton  |  Abraham Higginbotham  |  Jeffrey Richman  |  Ilana Wernick  |  Danny Zuker  |  Bill Wrubel  |  Brad Walsh  |  Paul Corrigan  |  Dan O'Shannon
Co-ProducerChris Smirnoff
Production DesignerRichard Berg
EditorRyan Case
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerSally Young (1)
First Assistant DirectorAlisa Statman
Second Assistant DirectorHelena Lamb
Staff WriterElaine Ko
Costume DesignerAlix Friedberg
Key GripJeff Hinz
Camera OperatorBrandon Mastrippolito  |  Trey Clinesmith
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 EditorKen Woodburn
Post Production SupervisorKyle Weber
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Makeup Department Head Anne Sweeting
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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