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, 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
S01, E01 (First Aired:
Jay has grown children, grandchildren and a gorgeous young wife, who has a preteen son of her own; all together they must bridge generational, cultural and social gaps.
S01, E02 (First Aired:
Phil is determined to help Luke prove he is responsible enough to have a new bike; Jay and Manny have some father and son time.
S01, E03 (First Aired:
Jay reluctantly takes Phil on a model-airplane excursion, and Gloria goes shopping with Alex. Meanwhile, Claire and Manny get to know each other as siblings.
S01, E04 (First Aired:
Jay's ex-wife, Dede (Shelley Long), tries to make amends with everyone she offended at Jay and Gloria's wedding.
S01, E05 (First Aired:
Tensions rise during a day of barbecue and football at Jay and Gloria's in the wake of an incident between Manny and Luke at school.
S01, E06 (First Aired:
Jay and Gloria have a disagreement about Manny's choice of outfit for his first day back at school; Cameron and Mitchell freak out when Lily gets a bump on the head.
S01, E07 (First Aired:
The family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest, fencing; Phil is determined to find Luke's hidden talent.
S01, E08 (First Aired:
Claire wants to surprise Phil with a private performance by one of their favorite musicians (Edward Norton); Cameron and Mitchell invite their friend Sal (Elizabeth Banks) out for a night on the town.
S01, E10 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get into trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to have her first picture taken with Santa.
S01, E11 (First Aired:
Gloria does not like Jay's reaction to the arrival of Manny's father (Benjamin Bratt); Phil is rushed to the hospital; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep-train Lily.
S01, E12 (First Aired:
When Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it is Luke's doing, guilty Phil does not correct her; Jay and Gloria disagree over his beloved, life-size dog butler statue; Cameron involves himself in the gardener's woes.
S01, E13 (First Aired:
Mitchell plants an idea in Jay's head; Manny's date gets a makeover from Gloria.
S01, E14 (First Aired:
A visit from an old friend (Minnie Driver) leaves Claire feeling inadequate; Mitchell tries to help Gloria with some legal issues.
S01, E15 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil plan a Valentine's Day excursion; Jay takes Gloria to a comedy show; Cameron and Mitchell try to play cupid for Manny.
S01, E16 (First Aired:
Phil tries to conquer his fear of the dark when he and Luke go on a discovery expedition underneath the house; Mitchell and Cameron invite Lily's pediatrician over for brunch.
S01, E19 (First Aired:
The release of a new product Phil wants coincides with his birthday; Mitchell has a newfound desire to toughen up; Cameron gets involved in a neighbor's marital problems.
S01, E20 (First Aired:
Luke and Manny's hot-tempered basketball coach quits during a game, causing Jay and Phil to jockey to fill the position; Mitchell takes Cameron along to meet a prospective employer.
S01, E21 (First Aired:
Claire is suspicious when Phil's father shows up for an expected visit; Manny is traumatized by a horror movie.
S01, E23 (First Aired:
An unexpected reality check dampens Jay's plans for relaxation; Phil wants to make the trip romantic for Claire; the kids get into mischief when left to their own devices.
S01, E24 (First Aired:
Everything seems to be working against Claire's plans for a new family portrait; Cameron gets a gig as a wedding singer, leaving Mitchell home alone with Lily and a wayward pigeon.
S02, E01 (First Aired:
Phil finally agrees to sell the old station wagon but only after a family trip down memory lane; Cameron asks Jay for help when Mitchell decides to build a life-size princess castle for Lily.
S02, E02 (First Aired:
Gloria decides to honor her late grandmother by cooking more traditional Colombian meals; Claire finds out Alex is interested in a boy; Mitchell's aversion to public displays of affection causes an argument.
S02, E03 (First Aired:
When an earthquake hits, Claire gets stuck in the bathroom with the plumber; Manny experiences an existential crisis while out with Jay; Mitchell and Cameron use the quake as an excuse to get out of a party thrown by a friend (Nathan Lane).
S02, E04 (First Aired:
Claire and Mitchell try to spare their significant others from embarrassment; Haley tries to teach Alex how to be cool.
S02, E05 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire announce a family challenge after noticing how busy everyone is with electronic devices; Cameron and Mitchell try to get Lily into a good preschool.
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.
S02, E07 (First Aired:
Claire and Haley are stuck at home sick; the taunting of a chirping smoke detector has Phil preoccupied; Gloria and Manny's surprise visit at Jay's work leads to headaches for him; Cameron takes Lily for a commercial.
S02, E08 (First Aired:
Manny experiences a minicrisis over getting older; Phil and Claire engage in a car race on the way to a restaurant; Mitch and Cam go to the mall to pick up a gift for Manny's birthday.
S02, E09 (First Aired:
Cameron's mother (Celia Weston) makes Mitchell uncomfortable; Haley breaks up with Dylan.
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.
S02, E12 (First Aired:
Alex's dedication to learning makes Claire and Phil question themselves; Gloria tries to make new friends; Mitch runs into an ex-girlfriend while out with Cam.
S02, E14 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil decide to reprise their role-playing adventure from the previous year; Jay's elaborate Valentine's surprise for Gloria keeps getting held up; an admirer comes between Cameron and Mitchell.
S02, E16 (First Aired:
Gloria and Jay try to help when Phil and Claire get into a huge argument; Cameron asks Mitchell and Luke to help prepare for a big fundraising event.
S02, E17 (First Aired:
Claire wears herself out trying to make peace between Alex and Haley; Phil sneaks off for a day at the spa; Cameron decides to write a book.
S02, E18 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil worry when they learn Luke has befriended their cantankerous old neighbor; Jay tries to avoid attending a symphony concert with Gloria and Manny; Haley baby-sits Lily.
S02, E19 (First Aired:
Cameron is overzealous in his planning of the spring musical performance at Luke and Manny's school; Jay's brother visits; Phil convinces the family to be in his new ad.
S02, E21 (First Aired:
Gloria and Claire plan a Mother's Day hike with the kids; things becomes awkward when Phil catches Jay in a moment of weakness.
S02, E22 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire shock the kids by switching parenting roles for a day; Jay gives advice to an entrepreneur about his dog-training business; Cameron has the flu, leaving Mitchell to decide what to do with their Lady Gaga tickets.
S02, E23 (First Aired:
As the family prepares for Alex's middle-school graduation, Jay tries to hide a cosmetic-procedure mishap, Cameron is upset about Mitchell laughing at his expense, and Phil antagonizes Claire.
S03, E01 (First Aired:
The family takes a vacation on a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Jay faces off with a cowboy.