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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S08, E05 (First Aired:
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.
S03, E14 (First Aired:
Claire thinks Phil's new business partner (Greg Kinnear) is blatantly inappropriate, but Phil doesn't notice; while their house is being fumigated, Cameron and Mitchell stay with Jay and Gloria.
S04, E07 (First Aired:
Cameron watches Alex and Luke while Phil, Claire and Mitchell deal with Haley's arrest; Jay tries to cut short a surprise visit from ex-wife Dede (Shelley Long), so she doesn't learn about Gloria's pregnancy.
S04, E08 (First Aired:
When Claire, Manny and Luke go to Alex's academic decathlon for the weekend, Phil throws a guys' night at home; Manny and Luke crash bar mitzvahs looking for a girl; Cam and Mitchell get Jay and Gloria a surprise baby gift.
S04, E09 (First Aired:
Mitch and Cam try to save an old tree in the park; Jay takes Manny to a kid's Olympics-themed birthday party; Gloria and Claire have an eventful shopping trip.
S04, E10 (First Aired:
When Manny and Luke's Little League team makes it to the playoffs, Claire and Cameron search for a field to use; Gloria uses a microphone to sing to the baby.
S05, E01 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire try to orchestrate a kid-free week during Luke, Haley and Alex's summer activities; Cam and Mitch try to have a memorable summer.
S05, E02 (First Aired:
Luke and Manny have their first day of high school; Claire returns to the workforce; Mitch juggles an important meeting and Lily's first day of preschool.
S05, E03 (First Aired:
Phil's job takes up a lot of his time; Luke has his friends over for a poker game; Gloria worries the baby is cursed; Cam hosts a funeral for the cat's imaginary wife.
S05, E04 (First Aired:
When Cam's sister comes to visit, he tries to find a gentle way to break the news of his engagement; Phil and Claire decide to miss one of Luke's games; Gloria is in denial about needing glasses.
S05, E05 (First Aired:
The adults struggle to make it to a hot new restaurant in time for the reservation Jay pulled a lot of strings to get.
S05, E06 (First Aired:
Jay and Manny oppose Gloria's decision to hire a male nanny; Phil and Jay try to cheer up Frank; Mitch and Cam ask Pepper to help plan their wedding.
S05, E07 (First Aired:
The family goes to the annual school fair; Phil and Claire each plan a separate surprise for their 20th wedding anniversary; Haley has an awkward encounter.
S05, E08 (First Aired:
Claire encourages Jay to go to ClosetCon, where he is reunited with former colleagues; for the first time, Cam takes Lily and Mitch to the Tucker farm.
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.
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, 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.
S03, E19 (First Aired:
On Election Day, the family does some last-minute campaigning for Claire; Claire experiences technical difficulties during interviews.
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, 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.
S05, E23 (First Aired:
A series of crises on Mitch and Cam's wedding day put Pepper to the test; Phil gets an eye procedure before the celebration; Claire embraces the role of best woman.
S05, E24 (First Aired:
Chaos forces Mitch and Cam to move from one contingency plan to another, but an unexpected turn of events allows the day to move forward.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
S08, E06 (First Aired:
Phil considers becoming a member at Jay's favorite refuge; Claire is mistaken about her influence on Alex's choices; Cam holds back on telling Mitchell what his play is really about.
S06, E16 (First Aired:
While stuck at the airport, Claire partakes in online snooping that creates drama with the rest of the family.
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.
S06, E20 (First Aired:
Jay agrees to sub in on Cam's bowling team, not knowing it's an all-gay league; Phil and Clair have an unexpectedly nice time with their neighbors; Gloria and Mitch agree to go out with Haley.
S06, E21 (First Aired:
Claire won't let Phil buy a video game console; Jay and Gloria get into a disagreement over the types of toys Joe plays with; Haley wants to stand up for herself at work; Claire attempts to bribe the school principal.
S06, E22 (First Aired:
When Alex learns she must share the Valedictorian title with a competitor, the principal lets them break a tie with a one mile run; Gloria studies for her citizenship test; Mitch and Cam join a protest against a local restaurant.
S06, E23 (First Aired:
Phil, Luke and Haley force Alex to celebrate senior ditch day; Claire gets a job offer from a hotel chain; Gloria takes advantage of Manny's groggy state after his wisdom teeth procedure.
S06, E24 (First Aired:
Unexpectedly stuck in Seattle, Phil figures out how to be at Alex's graduation party via video chat and a robotic vessel; Claire worries about giving Alex the perfect gift; Mitch doesn't tell Cam about being laid off.
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, 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, E05 (First Aired:
Claire wants to give Haley and Alex a great experience on Take your Daughter to Work Day but employees make things difficult; Jay has to help out at Joe's preschool when Gloria has jury duty; Mitch and Cam cannot agree on who to invite to a party.
S07, E07 (First Aired:
A conversation about a house Phil is helping to sell gives everyone the idea to sneak in to enjoy it themselves; Jay and Gloria's plan to pay for a surprise family trip to Miami turns into a surprise for Gloria and then a bigger surprise for Jay.
S07, E09 (First Aired:
Gloria rents a cabin in the mountains where the family can celebrate a picture-perfect Christmas, but unexpected factors complicate the holiday; Jay makes an announcement.
S07, E21 (First Aired:
Manny talks the family into taking the train to attend Dede's wedding; Claire and Mitchell work on a toast; Phil and Cam are excited to spot their favorite author on the train.
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, 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.
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, 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.
S07, E08 (First Aired:
When Gloria wins a family seminar at the school auction, Jay is resistant, Mitch and Cam try to come across as super stable, and Phil and Claire turn it into a competition; Haley and Alex get together to talk about boys.
S07, E10 (First Aired:
When Claire and Phil go out with a couple they met on vacation, the Dunphys end up having to pay the bill; Haley, Alex and Luke scramble to come through when Mitchell cashes in a birthday coupon they gave him.
S07, E11 (First Aired:
Claire hopes to help the ducklings move out of the house while Phil is visiting Alex at college; Jay helps Mitch with Lily's sleepover; Cam, Gloria and Manny must meet a big hot sauce delivery deadline.
S07, E12 (First Aired:
Claire decides to clean the clutter out of the house before taking over Jay's business; Jay's new hobby makes Cameron worry; Gloria enlists Mitchell to teach her how to golf so she can connect with Jay on a deeper level.
S07, E13 (First Aired:
Phil doesn't feel appreciated while Claire is busy running the closet business; a life-size standee of Gloria for her hot sauce display attracts unsavory attention; Cam and Mitch become suspicious of their new renters.
S07, E14 (First Aired:
Power outages during a thunderstorm send the whole family to Jay and Gloria's; Jay tries to make it to a reunion with buddies from the Navy; Phil hopes to redeem himself after a panic attack; Mitch and Cam must salvage Lily's birthday party.
S07, E15 (First Aired:
Unaware that Claire has a personal assistant, Phil cannot figure out how she is getting everything done; Jay and Gloria are sleep deprived as Joe goes through a fussy phase; Cam and Mitch feel they are not treated well at a friend's wedding.