Modern Family (2009–2020)
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Claire needs the family's help to run Halloween smoothly at their house. Jay and Manny have fun at Gloria's expense, and the holiday brings back painful memories for Cameron.


Michael Spiller


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
Justin Kirk ... Charlie Bingham
Matt Besser ... Jerry
Amir Talai ... Dale
Ryan Gaul ... Lance
Chris Erric Maddox ... Ethan


Claire loves Halloween and is gearing up to spookify the Dunphy house for the trick or treaters. She gives each family member a role to play, but none of it goes quite right... Cameron can't shake a traumatic childhood experience and hates the holiday, Mitchell has had a terrible day at work, and Gloria is acting weird after Jay and Manny teased her about her accent. Written by ABC Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. See more »


At the end of the scene where Phil told Claire about their neighbors' divorce, the boom microphone is visible twice on the top of the screen. See more »


Jay Pritchett: Tell me you did something about the costumes.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: I'm going to get them this afternoon. You are going to be a gargle and I am goint to be an evil village bruja.
Jay Pritchett: I know less now than I did when I asked.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: A bruja is a witch and a gargle is a gargle.
Manny Delgado: She means gargoyle.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: That's what I said.
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Haley Runs Away after Claire was Mean to Her for not wearing A Ugly Custome.
5 December 2015 | by benhallums12019See all my reviews

As Luke Goes Upstairs to talk to Haley as he entered her room and she's gone and left with a note that Haley Dunphy Runs Away from Home after her Mother Claire's Stubborn Eerie Fantasy due to her own stress and neglecting her help and doing to her own self and became unhappy, being blamed and left the house and onto the bus station by herself without an car as being unwanted by her mother's objections and strict judgment of serious good taste over her objections on sexy beautiful clothes as an excuse against her daughter's will. After Luke Read the note out loud to his family and gave the note to them & Haley Ran Away tonight and Claire was Sad and Guilty, Phil wasn't helpful at all and the rest didn't as well for not find the ugly costume what her strict mom wanted and she doesn't care and ran away. All the Dunphys were heartfelt heartbroken and the rest of her family go find her & Grandma Gloria are both felt bad & sad at The Bus Station Downtown L.A., CA and then they see Pierre as he found them an taking both girls home and as he knocks on the door as they heard and Mother Claire opened up and see Haley, Mrs. Gloria Pritchett at the doorstep crying, bawling & hurting because she's been disobedient & bad girl earlier and apologize to them for all the dismays they ever cause even Haley's Mother Claire and as well as Mrs. Pritchett and Thanks to Pierre, Happy Halloween 2010.

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27 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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