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Modern Family: Games People Play

Phil buys a brand new RV and takes the family on what be their last road trip all together. Claire thinks putting them all in a small space at the same time is a recipe for disaster, but decides to let Phil learn this lesson himself. Meanwhile, Manny, Jay, and Gloria hunt for his missing backpack, and Lily's gymnastics meet brings out an ugly competitive streak in Mitch and Cam.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x23
Production Number: 4ARG24
Airdate: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

Director: Alisa Statman
Story: Danny Zuker
Teleplay: Ben Karlin

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) May 26, 2013
UK (sky 1) Jun 21, 2013

Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Joy LoftonJoy Lofton
As Barbara
Jennifer DeFilippoJennifer DeFilippo
As Abby's Mom (Joan)
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 Phil has a big announcement for the family. Thanks to a high-level real estate deal, he will get to use of an RV for the summer and is already dreaming of a family trip; perhaps to Yellowstone. Claire, knowing how the family really works, decides that Jolene (what Phil named the RV) is not going to work with three kids cooped up in it for hours and hours. But she decides to let Phil take them on a long drive just to prove she is right and so she wouldn't have to look like the evil parent. With the Dunphys gone, Jay and Gloria have a problem. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.03 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Exam Study Classical Music OrchestraClair de Lune - DebussyPhil plays the first song in the RV.
Franz Richter & Radio Orchestra BerlinIn The Hall Of The Mountain KingThe kids argue in the RV.

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