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Modern Family: After the Fire

After a neighbor's house tragically burns down, the Pritchett/Dunphy clan rallies together to raise funds so that the now homeless family can get back on their feet. Of course, things don't go entirely as planned. Jay injures his back. Cameron is involved in shenanigans with a moving truck. Claire goes jealous of Mitchell spending time with Gloria. Luke and Manny take some of the donated toys for themselves.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: 3ARG09
Airdate: Wednesday November 16th, 2011

Director: Fred Savage
Writer: Danny Zuker

Alternate Airdates:

IE (3e) Aug 18, 2013

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (7 Votes cast)
Co-Guest Stars
Mikey Reid
As Abraham
Kiva Jump
As Cindy
Josh Latzer
As Trucker
Main Cast
Ed O'Neill
As Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara
As Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen
As Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell
As Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
As Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet
As Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland
As Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter
As Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould
As Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez
As Manny Delgado


The scene opens with Claire being happy to receive an aid box from one of the neighbors. She has been at the forefront of helping one of the other neighbors with donations because their house caught fire. Although Claire shows she is happy with a bunch of outdated old clothes, she actually is aghast at their conditions. Later, Phil and Claire talk about the good things they did for saving the lives of the people who just suffered a house fire. Both of them insist that the other one was more crucial in helping the fire victims, but Phil accepts being the wonder woman in the end – a title he reserved for Claire...

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Warning: Modern Family season 3 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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