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Modern Family: Caught in the Act

The kids surprise Claire and Phil with breakfast in bed on their wedding anniversary, only to witness some adult activities. Meanwhile, Jay & Gloria's planned trip to Vegas gets delayed, and Mitch and Cam scheme to get a table at the area's hot new eating establishment.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 2ARG13
Airdate: Wednesday January 19th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Mar 11, 2011
Netherlands Apr 12, 2011

Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Munda RazookiMunda Razooki
As Counterman
Main Cast
Ed OEd O'Neill
As Jay Pritchett
Ed OEd O'Neill
As Jay Pritchett
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
As Claire Dunphy
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
As Claire Dunphy
Ty BurrellTy Burrell
As Phil Dunphy
Ty BurrellTy Burrell
As Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler FergusonJesse Tyler Ferguson
As Mitchell Pritchett
Sarah HylandSarah Hyland
As Haley Dunphy
Nolan GouldNolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Nolan GouldNolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy


The scene opens with Jay and Gloria getting ready to go to Vegas and Gloria wants to send an email to Claire telling her that she is not going to be at the bake sale this week. She tells that she needs help getting her point across. Jay tells her to speak what is on her mind and he will type it in nice words. Gloria tells that Claire is a controlling person. Jay shows that he wrote exactly what she said. Frustrated, she accidentally sends it and asks for Jay to get it back, but it is too late. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cam are getting tired of their restaurant that they have to eat at all the time and realizes that there is a nice restaurant that opened up. They can’t get reservations and then find out that they know the woman who owns the restaurant. They have a plan to set up a play date and get to know her to get in. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.94 Million Viewers

Episode Quotes
Jay: Hey, Shorty told me about this restaurant in Vegas that's got a three-story wine tower right in the middle of it. The guy who gets your wine flies around on a wire.
Gloria: Like the "Peter Pan".
Jay: No. Not like the "Peter Pan". This is a high-end place.
Gloria: Oh, yeah, because all the finest restaurants in the world have people flying around on wires.

Cameron: I love the throwback to the '60s.
Mitchell: Although if this was the '60s, we'd be a couple of "confirmed bachelors," and Lily would be a yorkie.
Amelia: And I'd still be trapped in a loveless marriage.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Executive ProducerChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Co-Executive ProducerBill Wrubel  |  Brad Walsh  |  Ilana Wernick  |  Danny Zuker
ProducerStefan Hatos
Production DesignerRichard Berg
EditorRyan Case
CastingJeff Greenberg
First Assistant DirectorAlisa Statman
Second Assistant DirectorHelena Lamb
Costume DesignerAlix Friedberg
HairstylistLora Laing
Key GripJeff Hinz
Camera OperatorBrandon Mastrippolito  |  Trey Clinesmith
Set DecoratorAmber Elkins
Location ManagerMatthew B. Chamberlin
Transportation CoordinatorMike Paventi
Production Sound MixerStephen A. Tibbo
Script SupervisorIwona Kanclerz
Production CoordinatorCurt M. Pratt
Script CoordinatorClint McCray
Assistant EditorKen Woodburn
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Makeup Department Head Anne Sweeting
Main Title ThemeGabriel Mann (2)
Extras CastingCarla Lewis
Chief Lighting TechnicianHugo Cortina
Casting AssociateAllen Hooper
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Resnick  |  Craig Losben
Hair Department HeadMary Ann Hennings
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMatthew W. Heffernan
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