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Modern Family: The One That Got Away

Jay's demands to have a quiet birthday, but his family just can't resist planning a huge party. In the mad dash to organize the event, Claire and Mitchell wind at trapped at their childhood home, Phil runs into his old college rival, Cameron gets into trouble at the bakery, and the kids try to throw together a birthday video for their grandpa. Jay finds himself caught in the middle of the insanity.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x24
Production Number: 2ARG23
Airdate: Wednesday May 25th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Jun 21, 2011
UK (sky 1) Apr 22, 2012
IE (3e) Jun 22, 2013

Guest Stars
Rob HuebelRob Huebel
As Glen Whipple

Co-Guest Stars
Mim DrewMim Drew
As Shopper
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 Phil and Luke laughing at a birthday card that Phil is going to give Jay. However, Claire tells them that they are not going to give Jay that card. She says that everything is planned and Phil says that he got the bottle of Merlot to go with it. Claire asks if Haley and Alex have the video project that they were thinking of making for Jay. They tell that they just have to edit it. Claire says that she is giving Jay a recreation of a picture that was taken when Claire and Mitchell were kids. Mitchell comes over already dressed in a sailor outfit. Meanwhile Jay is at home getting ready to go out and go fishing when Cam comes over with Lily. Cam say that he wanted to have Gloria spend time with her, but in reality, Cam was tired of Lily from her crying. Gloria says that she has to go to the mall and Cam tells Lily not to cry and Gloria offers to take her. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.31 Million Viewers

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Executive ProducerChristopher Lloyd (2)  |  Steven Levitan
Co-Executive ProducerJeff Morton  |  Jeffrey Richman  |  Ilana Wernick  |  Abraham Higginbotham  |  Danny Zuker  |  Bill Wrubel  |  Brad Walsh  |  Dan O'Shannon  |  Paul Corrigan
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
MusicGabriel Mann (2)
Costume DesignerAlix Friedberg
Key GripJeff Hinz
Camera OperatorTrey Clinesmith  |  Mark Davidson (1)
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 PhotographyBrandon Mastrippolito
Makeup Department Head Anne Sweeting
Production AccountantTom Chung
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 DirectorAaron Critchlow
Writers' AssistantBianca Douglas
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