Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 5

Coal Digger

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 2009 on ABC
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The whole family is invited for some barbeque and football at Gloria and Jay's house. However, earlier at school there was an incident between Manny and Luke, making things very awkward for Claire and Gloria. Things heat up when an offensive label is uttered.

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    • (Cameron is carrying Lily across the room to Mitchell, who is working at his computer)
      Cameron: We're at the 10...we're at the 5...we're at the 1...
      Daddy, we're scoring a touchdown!
      Mitchell: Yeah, please don't spike our baby. (Looks up to Cameron and Lily) Why is she dressed like the Hamburglar?
      Cameron: She's a referee.

    • Phil: Claire likes to say "You can be part of the problem, or part of the solution." But I happen to believe you can be both.

    • Jay: No, see this is exactly why we sweep things under the rug. So, people don't get hurt.
      Phil: Well, yeah, until you sweep too much under the rug. Then you have a lumpy rug…creates a tripping hazard…and open yourself up to lawsuits. Boy, you can go a really long time without blinking.

    • Claire: If I say something that everybody else is thinking, does that make me a mean person? Or, does it make me a brave person, one who is courageous enough to stand up and say something, behind someone's back to a ten-year-old?

    • Phil: It's nice to see you Gloria. (Hugs Gloria)
      Gloria: Two times today.
      Phil: Okay. (Goes in for another hug)
      Claire: Uh, Phil, she means we've seen them two times today.

    • Phil: (On the phone with Claire) Hey honey, what's up?
      Claire: Uh, the school just called. Luke got in a fight.
      Phil: Oh, jeez, is he okay?
      Claire: Yeah, he's fine, but they want us to come down there. Where are you?
      Phil: I'm showing a house.
      Claire: What house?
      Phil: (After a long pause) I'm golfing.

    • Mitchell: I don't like football.
      Cameron: You know what? I thought part of being in a relationship was pretending to enjoy your partner's interests. Do you think I really loved home pickle making?
      Mitchell: Yeah, 'cause you did.
      Cameron: For a week, until we became the weird guys who gave everybody pickles. "Oh thank you, Marvin, for inviting us into your lovely home. Here, would you care for sacks pickles?"
      Mitchell: It was charming.
      Cameron: We were picklers, Mitchell. Okay, you know what, fine. Stay home with your little, jagged scissors. Maybe catch up on your scrap-booking.
      Mitchell: Uh, come-you love scrap-booking.
      Cameron: Did I Mitchell? Did I? (Leaves room)
      Mitchell: No, stop. Don't do the double question to prove a point thing. I hate it when people do that.
      Cameron: (Holds Lily outside the door) Do you Mitchell? Do you?
      Mitchell: Stop Lily.

    • Phil: Well, there's book smart and then there's street smart.
      Claire: Yeah, and then there's Luke.
      Phil: Oh, he's just, he's just curious, that's all. He's got this, almost, scientific mind with a thirst for knowledge. He's like this little Einstein. Some people ask "Why?" Luke asks, "Why not?"
      Claire: I ask why a lot.

    • Haley: Hey, mom?
      Claire: Yeah?
      Haley: Can I have forty dollars for lunch?
      Claire: Forty dollars?
      Haley: I also need a book for school.
      Claire: What book?
      Haley: I want a dress.
      Claire: Do you have any idea what a bad liar you are?
      Alex: I'd be more worried that she couldn't come up with a single book title.

    • Jay: (To Manny) Let's go buddy, it's school time. Oh, and Gloria, if you want to get together with the girls later I can just, you know, watch the football game or something.
      Manny: That means he wants to watch a football game.
      Jay: I'm not talkin' to you. And what're you drinking coffee for anyway?
      Manny: It's my culture, I'm Colombian.
      Jay: Oh yeah, what part of Colombia are those French toaster sticks from?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 21, 2009 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: November 5, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: May 5, 2010 on HBO Comedy
      Sweden: May 14, 2010 on TV4
      Australia: June 15, 2010 on Channel 7
      Latin America: August 31, 2010 on FOX
      India: November 12, 2010 on Star World
      Finland: May 5, 2011 on MTV3
      Slovakia: January 26, 2013 on JOJ Plus

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air on November 4th, 2009.

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