Summary: Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire's dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria's father. Jay's gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big -- straight, gay, multicultural, traditional -- happy family.
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S05, E11 (First Aired:
Phil ends up in jail after tricking Luke into taking a dance class; Jay and Gloria plan birthday parties for Manny and Joe; Mitch and Cam try to book a wedding venue.
S05, E12 (First Aired:
Gloria has an encounter with a mean mom (Jane Krakowski) during the high school open house; Mitchell meets a judgmental neighbor (Jesse Eisenberg); Alex goes to a therapist.
S05, E13 (First Aired:
Haley turns the tables when Claire and Phil try to talk with her about her future; Jay receives news from his friend Shorty; Cam and Mitch go on a romantic date.
S05, E14 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny; Jay misinterprets Gloria's anger over a dream she thinks he had for another offense he committed; Mitch tries to keep a secret from Cam; Haley tries to keep her photography exhibit from her family.
The Dunphy's try to kick start Luke's Halloween party; Cam confronts his Halloween nemesis; Jay plans to go to a party at an old enemy's home to deliver an unforgettable trick.
S05, E15 (First Aired:
Luke competes against the son of Phil's nemesis (Rob Riggle) in a wrestling match; Cam and Mitch ask Claire to pick up Lily from school without mentioning the recent lice incidence in her class; Gloria chaperones a field trip.
S05, E16 (First Aired:
Cameron feels competitive when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical; Haley goes to a realtor's banquet with Phil; Mitch struggles to get his bearings at his new job; Jay and Gloria babysit Lily.
S05, E17 (First Aired:
Jay takes Luke to the garage for some male bonding; Gloria and Claire take Lily dress shopping; Mitch, Cam, Alex and Manny spend a day at the museum; Phil helps Andy make an anniversary gift for his girlfriend.
S05, E18 (First Aired:
Jay is determined to get the adults' hotel suite upgraded; Claire tries to win back some money; Phil auditions to be a magician.
S05, E19 (First Aired:
Mitch struggles to hide his genuine feelings about an unflattering wedding topper Cam's father made; Phil tries to help Gloria sell the apartment she had before Jay but they get sidetracked at a salon; Jay wants to host a nice family evening.
S05, E20 (First Aired:
The family joins Phil as he travels to Australia to fulfill his mother's wish that he see the land where he was conceived.
S05, E21 (First Aired:
Phil cannot handle the stress when he tells Claire an elaborate lie; Gloria is tasked with organizing this year's family portrait; Jay covertly enters Stella in a dog show.
S02, E06 (First Aired:
Claire prepares to make the Dunphy house spooky for Halloween; Cameron does not like the holiday because of a traumatic childhood experience; Jay and Manny tease Gloria about her accent.
S04, E05 (First Aired:
Claire must rein in her enthusiasm for Halloween and keep her celebration kid-friendly; Phil decides to hold an open house on Halloween; Mitch and Cam have a costume party; Gloria's hormones make her more quick-tempered than usual.
S06, E06 (First Aired:
When Claire lets Phil take charge of Halloween, he decides to do something different than her usual fright-fest theme; Jay wants to be Prince Charming for Halloween -- complete with a full head of hair; Cam becomes overwhelmed.
S07, E20 (First Aired:
Claire is convinced there's a mole in the company; Phil confronts Auntie Alice about stealing Gloria's hot sauce recipe; Jay teaches Joe how to be a handyman.
S07, E22 (First Aired:
Claire struggles to find the right time to fire an employee; Phil thinks he caught Luke with a girl; Alex moves back in, seemingly undetected; Jay refuses to believe it might be difficult to re-enter the workforce.
S05, E22 (First Aired:
Jay, Gloria and Manny challenge one another to try something new; Mitch and Cam sell a couple of their prized possessions to fund the wedding; the kids play a joke on Phil and Claire.
S06, E01 (First Aired:
When Alex returns from a humanitarian trip, the family dynamic shifts; Cameron remains in a lovey-dovey mood even after the honeymoon ends; Gloria gives Jay a taste of his own medicine after noticing the lack of effort he puts into his appearance.
S06, E05 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire panic when an obnoxious couple looks at the house for sale next door; Jay learns Manny's girlfriend is the granddaughter of a business rival -- after forbidding Manny to see her; Cam and Mitch are scared of Lily's teacher (Tyne Daly).
S06, E07 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire aren't sure what to think when Haley and Andy start spending a lot of time together; Gloria hires a Spanish tutor for Manny; Cam and Mitch run into a popular journalist at a school function.
S06, E08 (First Aired:
With Phil and Luke cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Claire decides to prepare a secret back-up turkey; Jay and Gloria's trip is canceled at the last minute; Lily refuses to wear a nice dress to dinner.
S06, E09 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil worry that Alex's boyfriend is imaginary; Manny might ruin Jay's plan to avoid attending a party; Mitch and Cam's new white couch becomes a mishap waiting to happen.
S06, E02 (First Aired:
Jay and Gloria can't agree on what kind of anniversary gifts they want to exchange; the Dunphys go with Alex to Caltech for her college tour; Mitch, Cam and Lily take a new family portrait.
S06, E03 (First Aired:
Phil must make creative edits in Cam and Mitch's wedding video when footage reveals that Phil is responsible for a terrible cold that has plagued the family; Gloria and Jay try to help Manny cope with stress in different ways.
S06, E04 (First Aired:
The Dunphys stay in a cramped hotel room while the house is treated for mold; Gloria feels protective when Manny starts dating an older girl; Cameron wants to maintain his team's winning streak but fears Mitchell is a jinx.
S06, E10 (First Aired:
The whole family takes Haley to a bar to celebrate her 21st birthday; Phil and Jay hit a snag while trying to pick up Haley's present; Lily asks Alex, Luke and Manny where babies come from.
S02, E10 (First Aired:
Luke and Manny have their first school dance; Jay and Phil take Luke and Manny on a mall run that becomes quite stressful; Mitch and Cam learn that Lily is biting other kids on the playground.
S02, E11 (First Aired:
Claire intends to stop a car that speeds through the neighborhood; Phil deals with a difficult client; Jay teaches Manny to ride a bike; Mitchell and Cameron meet a charming neighbor.
S03, E04 (First Aired:
Jay helps Manny with a school fundraiser; Claire petitions for a stop sign at a busy intersection; Phil and Luke try to create a viral video; Gloria searches for Stella.
S03, E05 (First Aired:
Gloria tries to help Jay and Manny with their problems, but both are unreceptive; Claire considers running against Councilman Duane Bailey (David Cross); Cam and Mitch are the victims of a hit-and-run accident.
S03, E13 (First Aired:
Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey; Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily's language before her turn as a flower girl; Jay blames Stella's strange behavior on Gloria.
S03, E19 (First Aired:
On Election Day, the family does some last-minute campaigning for Claire; Claire experiences technical difficulties during interviews.
S07, E03 (First Aired:
Phil has second thoughts after he helps Haley talk Claire into letting Dylan move in; Mitch accepts a job working for Jay's biggest rival; Cameron and Gloria cannot agree on how to handle Manny's girl problem.
S07, E04 (First Aired:
Phil can't get anyone else to care about tending to the eggs; Claire is anxious about bringing her closet ideas to Jay; Cameron gets over-attached to the frat guys living in the upstairs unit.
S07, E16 (First Aired:
Phil lies to Claire to keep her from finding out about his attractive new client; Gloria asks for Claire's help in dealing with a yoga instructor she thinks is attracted to her; Jay makes a web show; Mitch and Cam teach Lily how to ride a bike.
S07, E17 (First Aired:
Phil decides he wants to take a spontaneous trip to Paris with Claire, but they are both exhausted; Jay's command of the bathroom remodel creates hazards for the rest of the family; Cam's visiting sister's emotional outbursts frustrate Mitch.
S06, E11 (First Aired:
When a near-death experience leads to several members of the family deciding to make life changes, the rest of the clan bears the brunt of their new attitudes.
S06, E12 (First Aired:
Phil calls in his father and his retired friends to help in a war with the neighbors; Jay and Gloria disagree over Joe's potty training.
S06, E13 (First Aired:
When Phil thinks Luke is giving him the cold shoulder, Andy becomes Phil's new right-hand man; Jay is put in a tough spot when it is suspected that Joe is allergic to Stella; Mitchell does some freelance legal work at Jay's company.
S06, E14 (First Aired:
Claire senses Phil may be more into ``Juliana'' than her; Gloria's sister visits; Mitchell and Cameron get into a situation with Anders.
S06, E16 (First Aired:
While stuck at the airport, Claire partakes in online snooping that creates drama with the rest of the family.
S06, E18 (First Aired:
Claire tackles spring cleaning; Phil has a difficult time when Luke seems to outperform him at many things; Haley tries to distract Alex by taking her to a music festival; Gloria attends Cameron's faculty talent show.
S07, E01 (First Aired:
Haley and Andy deal with their emotions in different ways; finding a preschool for Joe is more difficult than Jay and Gloria anticipated; when money gets tight, Cam wants Mitch to return to his former job.
S07, E02 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire are hurt when Alex lies about her college move-in date and Luke doesn't want to spend the day at Phil's open house; being landlords stresses out Mitch and Cam.
S07, E06 (First Aired:
Luke is arrested for driving without a license; Alex is caught sneaking out of a liquor store; Cam thinks Gloria should re-create and sell her family's hot sauce; Haley and Dylan have an awkward encounter with Beth and Andy.
S03, E09 (First Aired:
A former neighborhood resident, now rich and successful, returns for a visit; Jay thinks Manny needs constructive criticism; Mitchell questions the authenticity of Cameron's colorful childhood stories.
S06, E15 (First Aired:
Claire takes a first class seat on a flight, leaving Phil in coach; Gloria makes Jay teach Manny how to defend himself; Mitch, Cam and their friends throw Sal a belated baby shower.
S06, E17 (First Aired:
When their competitor releases a catchy ad, Claire and Jay scramble to shoot a commercial of their own; Phil, Luke and Manny try to take down a drone that a neighbor keeps using to spy on Gloria; Andy is rushed to the hospital.
S06, E19 (First Aired:
Phil is excited to give Jay a high-tech outdoor grill for his birthday; Claire and Mitchell propose a gift idea they don't expect Jay to accept; Luke and Manny are taught a lesson about drinking; Andy becomes awkward around Haley and her boyfriend.