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Modern Family: A Slight at the Opera

Cameron organizes the school production of 'The Phantom of the Opera', only to see his star fall ill. Manny goes to great lengths to get the role, but is morally conflicted when Luke lands the part. Meanwhile, Jay and Phil battle Mitch and Pepper for golf course supremacy, Gloria takes Alex to see a psychic, and Claire has problems babysitting for both Joe and Lily.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x14
Production Number: 4ARG14
Airdate: Wednesday February 06th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Mar 31, 2013
UK (sky 1) Apr 19, 2013

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Special Guest Stars
Nathan LaneNathan Lane
As Pepper Saltzman

Guest Stars
Reid EwingReid Ewing
As Dylan
Fred WillardFred Willard
As Frank Dunphy
Norma MaldonadoNorma Maldonado
As Psychic (Marta)

Co-Guest Stars
Piper MacKenzie HarrisPiper MacKenzie Harris
As Maureen
Lucia VecchioLucia Vecchio
As Debbie
Nicholas FuruNicholas Furu
As Doug
Molly LamontMolly Lamont
As Manny's Crush (Clara)
Jarrod BaileyJarrod Bailey
As Alex's Knight
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 episode begins and everyone is up in arms right now. Claire agrees to take care of Joseph while Jay tries to teach Phil how to play golf so he can be more client-friendly in that regard. Also, it would help Jay to learn patience, something Gloria says he needs when taking care of a newborn. Cameron's class on the other hand is doing The Phantom of the Opera and Luke can't get anybody to attend to see the scenery he has painted. Manny wants to step in for the lead who probably got sick from chewing on scenery according to him. But it turns out the lead has mono. Cam is panicking because he is afraid of his funding being cut. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Harry ChapinCat's In The Cradle 

Warning: Modern Family season 4 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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