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Modern Family: Boys' Night

Phil and Claire are uncertain about Luke's new friendship with their cranky old neighbor. Jay's attempt to avoid sitting through the symphony ends with as an inadvertent guest at Mitch and Cam's boys' night out. Haley babysits her cousin Lily, and finds that it's not nearly as easy as she expected.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 2ARG20
Airdate: Wednesday March 23rd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 22, 2011
NL (RTL 5) May 17, 2011
IE (3e) Jun 16, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Nathan LaneNathan Lane
As Pepper

Guest Stars
Craig ZimmermanCraig Zimmerman
As Crispin
Kevin DanielsKevin Daniels
As Longines
Philip Baker HallPhilip Baker Hall
As Walt Kleezak
Reid EwingReid Ewing
As Dylan
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 Manny being happy that it is the middle of the week and Jay tells that Manny’s day ends at 2:30 pm. He says that he is still happy. Gloria gives Manny scrambled eggs instead of his usual and says that he should be trying new things. Manny tells that he doesn’t want to. Jay tells him a story on how he didn’t like crab cakes until he tried them and then he loved them. Meanwhile, Claire and Phil and the rest of the family are playing baseball with a kids bat and ball in the backyard. Phil says that it is boys against girls. Haley asks if she can go to her friend’s house and Claire says that Haley is grounded and says that they are having a family fun activity. Claire hits the ball over the fence of the Mr. Kleezak, their niegbor. Luke asks why they won’t just get the ball and Phil says that Mr. Kleezak is a mean person. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.90 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Four SeasonsBig Girls Don't Cry 

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
EditorJonathan Schwartz (3)
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerSally Young (1)
First Assistant DirectorJames Alan Hensz
Second Assistant DirectorHelena Lamb
Staff WriterElaine Ko
MusicGabriel Mann (2)
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 EditorShaheed Qaasim
Post Production SupervisorKyle Weber
Supervising Sound EditorLisa Varetakis
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJames Bagdonas
Makeup Department Head Stephanie L. Massie
Production AccountantTom Chung
Extras CastingCarla Lewis
Chief Lighting TechnicianHugo Cortina
Casting AssociateAllen Hooper
Music ConsultantAndrea von Foerster
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCraig Losben  |  Brian Resnick
Hair Department HeadMary Ann Hennings
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorAaron Critchlow
Writers' AssistantBianca Douglas
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