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Modern Family: Send Out the Clowns

The funeral service for his clown mentor reunites Cameron with his estranged ex-partner. Phil faces stiff competition from a notoriously tough rival agent. Manny's new friend creates suspicion in the minds of Jay and Gloria.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x18
Production Number: 3ARG16
Airdate: Wednesday March 14th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 13, 2012
AU (ten) May 13, 2012

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (5 Votes cast)
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
Aubrey Anderson-EmmonsAubrey Anderson-Emmons
As Lily Tucker-Pritchett


The scene opens, and Cameron loses his close mentor, Professor Ringmaster Al Uzielli, who was the #2 professor at Cam's Clown College. It is a simple funeral, complete with slide whistle as he is put into the ground, fake bucket of water that is really confetti, and a pie in the casket. Unfortunately, it also meant Cam ran into Lewis, the other half of Fizbo & Lewis. They were huge (at children’s' parties). But Cam broke them up when he met Mitchell because you can't really be a clown and be in a relationship at the same time. Cam took the blame; it was like breaking up the Beatles (of children’s' parties). Nevertheless, they all go to have a drink...

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