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Modern Family

Season 1 2009 - 2010
TV-14

  • 2009-09-24T01:00:00Z on ABC
  • 25 mins
  • 8 hours, 20 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Modern Family takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multi-cultural relationships, adoption, and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show’s three wildly-diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously “modern” look at life, love, and laughter.

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24 episodes

1x01 Pilot

  • Series Premiere

    2009-09-24T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Jay is having trouble keeping up with his new young Colombian wife and her son. Claire is having trouble with her husband Phil, who thinks he can be hip with their kids. Mitchell and his partner Cameron adopt a Vietnamese baby.

1x02 The Bicycle Thief

  • 2009-10-01T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

As Phil helps his son show Claire he can be trusted, Phil turns out to be the irresponsible one at the sight of a hot neighbor. Mitchell and Cameron take Lily to their Mommy & Me class. Manny and Jay uncomfortably spend time together.

1x03 Come Fly with Me

  • 2009-10-08T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Phil pushes Jay to go out with him and fly his new model plane. While Manny takes time out to play with Luke, Gloria accompanies Alex in shopping for a dress. Manny has a heart-to-heart talk with his sister Claire.

1x04 The Incident

  • 2009-10-15T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Claire and Mitchell's mother makes a surprise visit to make amends for what has been termed "the incident" at Jay and Gloria's wedding. Everything comes to a head when the whole family shows up to dinner at Claire's house.

1x05 Coal Digger

  • 2009-10-22T01:00:00Z — 20 mins

A family barbecue gets uncomfortable for Gloria and Claire after an incident at school involving Manny and Luke.

1x06 Run for Your Wife

  • 2009-10-29T01:00:00Z — 20 mins

Claire is happy to have the house to herself on the first day of school, but Phil does not share her enthusiasm.

1x07 En Garde

  • 2009-11-05T02:00:00Z — 20 mins

The whole family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest - fencing. It turns out he's quite masterful in the sport, but Jay's proud enthusiasm triggers an old childhood wound for Mitchell. Meanwhile Phil is determined to find where Luke's hidden talents lie.

1x08 Great Expectations

  • 2009-11-19T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

With a history of giving bad gifts, Claire is determined to surprise Phil with an amazing anniversary present: a private performance by one of their favorite musicians, Izzy LaFontaine (Edward Norton). However, it turns out to be unexpected in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron call up their "party-girl bestie", Sal (Elizabeth Banks), for a long overdue night out on the town.

1x09 Fizbo

  • 2009-11-26T02:00:00Z — 20 mins

Nothing is too big when Phil and Claire decide to throw Luke the biggest and best birthday party a boy could ever want, but when Cameron shows up as Fizbo the Clown, it sets off a chain of events that ends with someone in the hospital.

1x10 Undeck the Halls

  • 2009-12-10T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

The Dunphy kids are in trouble again, but this time Claire and Phil are threatening to take Christmas away. Gloria and Manny want to incorporate some of their Colombian practices into Jay's holiday traditions, but he wants to keep it his way. Meanwhile Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to the mall for her first picture with Santa, however this Santa isn't very jolly.

1x11 Up All Night

  • 2010-01-07T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Gloria does not like Jay's reaction to the arrival of Manny's father; Phil is rushed to the hospital; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep train Lily.

1x12 Not in My House

  • 2010-01-14T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

When Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it's Luke's doing, a guilty Phil doesn't necessarily correct her. Jay and Gloria disagree over his beloved life-sized dog butler statue, and Cameron gets sucked into their gardener's woes.

1x13 Fifteen Percent

  • 2010-01-21T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Mitchell plants the seed in Jay's head that he thinks one of Jay's old buddies might be secretly gay. Jay doesn't believe it for a second... except for all the questionable signs he now keeps noticing. Meanwhile Gloria gives Manny's date a makeover and Claire faces off with Phil's universal remote.

1x14 Moon Landing

  • 2010-02-04T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Claire is upset to find that her friend Valerie is better than her. In the meantime Mitchell helps Gloria with legal issues and Jay had a hard time in the locker room.

1x15 My Funky Valentine

  • 2010-02-11T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Phil and Claire break from their traditional Valentine's Day dinner date and plan a little "role play" excursion. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria's ideas of romance clash when he takes her to a comedy show, and Mitchell and Cameron play cupid for Manny.

1x16 Fears

  • 2010-03-04T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Phil and Luke go into crawlspace under the house, Hayley takes her drivers test, Manny tries to get over his fear of roller coasters and Lily says "Mommy" which upsets Cameron and Mitchell.

1x17 Truth Be Told

  • 2010-03-11T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Phil meets an old girlfriend on Facebook. Jay accidentally kills Manny's turtle. Mitchell tells his boss the truth.

1x18 Starry Night

  • 2010-03-25T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Jay and Mitchell go on their traditional father-and-son outing to see the meteor showers, but Mitchell is upset when he finds out that Manny will be joining them. Cameron and Gloria spend some quality time together, with some minor incidents, while Phil and Claire both take on one of their child's school projects.

1x19 Game Changer

  • 2010-04-01T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

iPad release day falls on Phil's birthday, giving Claire an opportunity to finally score an ideal gift for her technophile husband. Manny and Gloria humor Jay—a sore loser at board games—by suppressing their superior chess skills. Mitchell questions his ability to protect his family, while crossed baby monitor signals compel Cameron to secretly intervene in the love life of a neighboring couple.

1x20 Benched

  • 2010-04-15T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

During an intense basketball game, Luke and Manny's coach quits, which leads to Jay and Phil stepping in to help out. Meanwhile, Mitchell helps Cameron find a prospective employer.

1x21 Travels with Scout

  • 2010-04-29T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Claire is caught off guard when Phil's father shows up in an RV with a little four legged friend, and she becomes suspicious that he might be hiding a larger reason for the visit. Meanwhile, when Cameron hears Dylan is down a drummer in his band, he enthusiastically offers to fill in, and Jay and Gloria have to pay the consequences of accidentally taking Manny to see a traumatizing horror movie.

1x22 Airport 2010

  • 2010-05-06T01:00:00Z — 20 mins

For Jay's birthday, Gloria gives him the best surprise -- a romantic birthday getaway to Hawaii -- the only kicker is she invited the whole entire family to come along. Everyone arrives at the airport, and it's a maddening scene with forgotten I.D.'s, security breaches and flying phobias.

1x23 Hawaii

  • 2010-05-13T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Jay's plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check. Meanwhile, Phil tries to make the trip romantic for Claire, Mitchell and Cameron disagree on whether they should go sight-seeing, and the kids get themselves into trouble.

1x24 Family Portrait

  • 2010-05-20T01:00:00Z — 21 mins

Claire makes an effort to take a new family portrait, but everybody is too busy to cooperate: Gloria and Manny go with Phil and Alex to a Lakers game and share an awkward moment on the jumbotron, Cameron gets a job as a wedding singer while Mitchell takes care of Lilly and a stray pigeon, and Luke interviews Jay for a school project.

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