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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S04, E14 (First Aired:
When the lead in the school's production of ``Phantom of the Opera'' gets sick, Manny is willing to do anything to land the lead; Phil and Jay wind up in a golf-off with Mitch and Pepper; Gloria and Alex visit a psychic.
S04, E15 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil's Valentine's Day romp ends with Claire in the hospital; Jay and Gloria's attempts at romance are interrupted by the kids; after hosting a wild party, Cam and Mitch are left with hangovers and a new housemate.
S04, E17 (First Aired:
Mitch and Cam's friend Sal announces she's getting married the next day and they are in the wedding; Gloria doesn't trust her new nanny; Claire bonds with Haley; Phil helps Luke with a girl.
S04, E18 (First Aired:
Claire and Cam bring in a third party (Wendi McLendon-Covey) when they reach an impasse on a landscaping decision; Phil teaches basic fix-it skills to the kids; Mitch helps Lily with a bully.
S04, E19 (First Aired:
While at the hospital, Claire and Phil see an older version of their family; Manny and Jay visit a private school; Mitch and Cam organize a day for Gloria and Lily.
S04, E20 (First Aired:
Phil gets desperate when Cam and Claire's flipped house is more difficult to sell than expected; Javier brings his new girlfriend along to visit Manny.
S04, E21 (First Aired:
Phil is excited to discuss his job with Luke, Manny and their classmates on career day, but things get ugly when Phil's nemesis shows up; Cam and Mitch make a mistake while executing tooth fairy duties.
S04, E22 (First Aired:
Mitch's ex-boyfriend, a personable and successful doctor, invites the whole family to a fundraising event at a roller rink; Phil teaches Gloria how to skate; Haley helps Alex talk to boys.
S04, E24 (First Aired:
After Phil's mother dies, everyone flies down to Florida; Gloria is faced with an outstanding arrest warrant; Jay runs into someone from his past.
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.
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.
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, E09 (First Aired:
Cam is extremely focused -- and ruthless -- as a big football game approaches; Claire wants to prove herself at work; Phil tries to teach his children about optimism.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.