Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 20

Benched

11
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 14, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

During an intense basketball game, Luke and Manny's coach quits, which leads to Jay and Phil stepping in to help out. Jay sets up Mitchell with an interview for a new job. Claire and Gloria bond over having had their children reveal they embarrass them.

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, when Jay is reading the newspaper as he's talking to Gloria, the newspaper he's reading flips in between camera shots.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mitchell: It's Cameron's turn to be out in the world interacting with other grown-ups while I get to stay at home and plot the death of Dora the Explorer. (mumbling) Fill her backpack with bricks, and throw her into Candycane River...

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 14, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: May 13, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: June 8, 2010 on HBO Comedy
      Latin America: October 19, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: December 10, 2010 on TV4
      Finland: August 18, 2011 on MTV3
      Slovakia: March 17, 2013 on JOJ Plus

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jay Pritchett initially does not let Phil coach the basketball team, saying that he used to coach football. Ed O'Neill, who plays Jay, played a hard-core pee-wee football coach in Little Giants (1994).

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