Modern Family (2009–2020)
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Jay must adapt to his young new wife, Gloria and her son. Meanwhile, Claire deals with her own family. Mitchell and Cam decide to adopt a baby.


Jason Winer


Steven Levitan (created by), Christopher Lloyd (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet ... Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter ... Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado
Matt Corboy ... Josh
Jenica Bergere ... Soccer Mom
Reid Ewing ... Dylan Marshall
Marcus Brown ... Security Guard
Hayley Erin ... Brenda Feldman


Jay recently married Gloria. Now Jay is trying hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter Colombian wife, along with her passionate pre-teen son, Manny. Claire is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except that he thinks he's "down" with their three kids, much to all their embarrassment. And, Mitchell and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just made a major life change by adopting a Vietnamese baby named Lily. Written by

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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In this episode there is a solid wall at the bottom of the stairway next to the front door. From the second episode on, there has been an entryway into another room there. See more »


In every show except the pilot, there is a room in the Dunphy house off to the left of the front door. In the pilot there is a solid wall there. Also, there is a set of double-doors at the top of the stairs in the pilot. In later episodes no room upstairs has a double door. See more »


Claire Dunphy: Honey, do you have anything to say to your daughter about her skirt?
Phil Dunphy: Sorry. Oh yeah, that looks really cute sweetheart.
Claire Dunphy: No, it's way too short. People know you're a girl you don't need to prove it to them.
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References Falcon Crest (1981) See more »


Tell Me What You Need (Remix)
Written by Michael Baiardi and Charles Tolbert
Produced by Michael Baiardi
Performed by Chuck The Triple Threat
Courtesy Of Soundfile Records
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3 February 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

My son is a big fan of Modern Family. I always tease him that this is supposedly a documentary about a large extended family. The characters are filmed and speak to the camera which has been happening for over 10 years. The question is who is watching this documentary and where has it been broadcast for all these years?

Inspired in part by mockumentaries such as This is Spinal Tap and The Office (both the British and American version.)

The pilot episode sets up the various branches of the Pritchett's and Dunphy's. Patriarch Jay Pritchett has recently married a younger wife from Columbia who has a young son. Daughter Claire Dunphy has three kids and a husband who thinks he is hipster dad. Claire was a wild child in her younger days. Mitchell Pritchett is a highly strung gay man who has just adopted a Vietnamese baby with his partner.

This is a slick first episode. Ty Burrell as the cool dad gets the funniest scenes. Yet there is a lot underneath that will be teased out in later episode. Jay feeling old with his more younger wife and also being uncomfortable with his son's homosexuality.

I can see this is something you might easily one to watch more of. My son raced through the various seasons.

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Release Date:

23 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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