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Modern Family: Egg Drop

Luke and Manny have a big school project coming up, involving each student seeing who can build the best protective capsule for a dropped egg. Claire and Jay find out, and can't resist during the assignment into a personal competition. Meanwhile, Phil asks Gloria and Haley to be audience plants during a work presentation, and Mitch and Cam meet with prospective mothers to be.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x12
Production Number: 3ARG12
Airdate: Wednesday January 11th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Mar 02, 2012
IE (3e) Aug 25, 2013

  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Zoé JarmanZoé Jarman
As Lindsay

Co-Guest Stars
Jonathan KehoeJonathan Kehoe
As Audience Member
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
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
As Lily Tucker-Pritchett


The scene opens with Phil is planning to take wife Claire and daughter Haley for his presentation at office, and wants both of them to participate. While his wife is willing to help without being over enthusiastic, Haley wants to know why she should help if she is not getting paid. Claire promises to answer that by texting her later, and not before long, slips on broken eggs. Luke is testing his project equipment that is supposed land eggs safely from a height of one floor. Claire is exasperated and comments why Luke could not use egg crates, and he should clean up the mess right now. Down comes Alex insisting that the equipment is her intellectual property. Hale comments Alex will remain manless if she keeps talking like that...

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Warning: Modern Family season 3 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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