Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 9


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 25, 2009 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Phil and Claire throw Luke the biggest and best birthday that he could want. However, Cameron arrives as Fizbo, the clown, who triggers a chain of events that leads to someone ending up in the hospital.

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  • Very funny.

    Mitch and Cam at the gas station was halerious but the Pritchett-Delgado were not particularly included.

    Anyway I cant believe that this has a score of 5.9.
  • My. Favourite. Episode.

    Funny. I'm sorry but that's all I can say. Funniest damn episode in Modern Family's damn history.
  • Luke's Birthday with an accident

    This was another very good episode. It started with the family in the hospital with shots coming back it from time to time. What I like about this episode is that you don't know what happened until the end. And when they show you what happened it's something you don't know expect. When you think it;s one thing it turns out to be another. Like any episode this was also very funny. Seeing Cameron step up to the guy who bumped into Mitchell was great. While he is effeminate and flamboyant he is something you don't mess with. What I like about that is that it's not a total shock. You see Cameron's assertiveness in the episode where he watches a football game with Phil in a previous episode. I like Cameron as Fizbo. It's something you expect from him but makes you like him more. I liked how Phil is scared of clowns and seeing his reaction to Fizbo was hilarious. Any episode that has the whole family is always great to see and this was no exception.moreless
  • This show is terrible.

    I was forced to watch Modern Family for the first time and I can assure you guys that it will be the last time I ever watch it. This show is like the land of the misfit toys, the cast is full of people from cancelled shows: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Do Not Disturb, The Class), Ty Burrell (Back To You, Out Of Practice), Ed O'Neill (John From Cincinnati, Big Apple), Julie Bowen (Ed, Jake In Progess), Sofia Vergara (Hot Properties, Knights Of Prosperity) etc. etc.

    But ignoring the cast's previous faults, the show is just not funny. Its lame attempts at being The Office with the talking head scenes are just not funny.

    This show is terrible. Why do people watch it?moreless
  • Awesome show with great Actors and Actresses!!!

    I don't see how anybody could not like this show. They must be asleep when its on, cause i cant stop laughing every time i watch this show!!

    Great group of people who know how to make you laugh and Fizbo was the best so far. The writers do a great job on the script for each actor, they really seem to know how to capture each person perfectly. Keep up the great work and ill keep laughing my A@#%@% off!!!

    Cant wait to see whats in store for the holidays. It always seems to get better week after week. Thanksmoreless
Margo Harshman

Margo Harshman


Guest Star

Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever

Bianca Douglas

Guest Star

Lonnie Colon

Lonnie Colon

Rock Climb Operator

Guest Star

Reid Ewing

Reid Ewing


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Cameron: Hey, Phil... are you getting a clown for today?
      Phil: Er no, Luke er... Luke's not much of a clown-fan.
      Cameron: Really?
      Phil: Yeah, never really liked them.
      Cameron: Has he ever seen a good one?
      Phil: Has anyone?!

    • Phil:(being interviewed) I am brave. Rollercoasters? Love 'em. Scary movies? I've seen 'Ghostbusters', like, seven times. I regularly drive through neighborhoods that have only recently been gentrified. So, yeah, I'm pretty much not afraid of anything. Except clowns. Never shared that with the fam' so sssh, I have an image to maintain. I am not really sure where the fear comes from; my mother says it's because when I was a kid I found a dead clown in the woods, but...who knows?

    • Cameron: I'm the ass kicking clown who will twist you like a balloon animal. I will beat your head against this bumper until the airbags deploy so apologize to my boyfriend right now.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 25, 2009 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: November 26, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: May 12, 2010 on HBO Comedy
      Australia: July 13, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: September 14, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: October 1, 2010 on TV4
      India: November 18, 2010 on Star World
      Finland: June 2, 2011 on MTV3
      Slovakia: February 9, 2013 on JOJ Plus