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Modern Family: Bad Hair Day

Claire goes solo to her college reunion, and bumps into an old flame. When Phil shows up unannounced, things get all kind of awkward. Back at home, Jay spends all his time worrying about his bowling tournament, while Gloria refuses to admit how tired the baby is leaving her. Mitch and Cam volunteer to watch Joe, but a wig malfunction leaves them both fearing Gloria's wrath.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x16
Production Number: 4ARG16
Airdate: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Director: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Elaine Ko

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Apr 21, 2013
UK (sky 1) May 03, 2013

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
As Professor Cooke
Annie MumoloAnnie Mumolo
As Esther

Co-Guest Stars
Craig SteppCraig Stepp
As Dean Stoller
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 episode begins and Claire is headed for her college reunion, but without Phil. This also means she can catch up with her old boyfriends. Phil on the other hand is joining Jay for bowling. Cameron in the meantime is organizing an Oscar party at home. Mitch is borrowing some stuff from Gloria, for the party. Gloria finds out Jay won second place in the bowling tournament last year and won a spa card as a prize. She discovers that the pass is slated to expire today, so she convinces everyone that she doesn't want it. She hurts her ankle and Mitch feels bad and decides to take care of little Joe. She basically takes Mitch on a guilt trip to convince him. Cam too seems fine with taking care of Joe. ..

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