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Modern Family: Someone to Watch Over Lily

Mitchell and Cameron secretly asses their family members to determine who would be the best legal guardians for Lily if they weren't around anymore. Nobody really presents themselves well though, with Jay giving Manny a does of tough love, Claire taking Luke to see a shrink without telling Phil, and Haley and Alex getting in trouble at school.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 2ARG18
Airdate: Wednesday April 20th, 2011

Director: Michael Spiller
Writer: Bill Wrubel

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 06, 2011
NL (RTL 5) May 31, 2011
IE (3e) Jun 16, 2013

Guest Stars
Rachael MarieRachael Marie
As Gabby
Alice DoddAlice Dodd
As Dr. Klausner

Co-Guest Stars
Hector OsorioHector Osorio
As Security Guard
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 offering Mitchell and Cam some coffee and they tell that they don’t need any. Manny tells that he switched over to the coffee-press and no longer settles for the drip. Gloria tells that she will take any time to spend time with Lily. Mitchell tells that they are looking for potential candidates to watch over Lily in the case that something happens to both Cam and Mitchell and Cam says that they haven’t visited his family because Mitchell feels that they are not good at raising kids. Claire and Phil was their first pick, but their house was chaos and everything was hectic. At Jay’s Cam is yelling into the phone and tells that they need to keep warm. Cam tells Jay that his family is in the middle of a blizzard and Manny asks if they really lost two cows. Cam tells that they are frozen solid. Jay tells that he is going to the Sports store and Cam asks if they can go with him. He agrees and Mitchell leaves Lily with Gloria. She tells that she is going to go to the mall with her and get her some earrings. However, Mitchell isn’t really listening and agrees. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 9.95 Million Viewers

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
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
Stunt CoordinatorTim Trella
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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