Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 12

Not in My House

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 13, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it was Luke's, and Phil, who was guilty, doesn't correct her. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria argue about Jay's beloved life-sized dog butler statue. Elsewhere, Mitchell is annoyed by Cameron when he becomes more interested in the gardener's troubles than his own.moreless

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  • Halerious with Gloria and Barclay

    A very good episode..
  • LOL!!

    The dog buttler was very funny.

    Phil's behavior is really funny.

    The wedding was funny.
  • Claire finds a "picture" and Jay gets a "butler dog"

    Another funny episode. I enjoyed all three parts. The part with Claire finds the picture on the computer was great. This was another episode where Phil tries to cover up a mistake he made. What I like most about this episode was that he was not a creep and is not into that kind of thing. It's what makes him a dorky but loveable husband. The second part with the butler dog was good too. As passionate as Gloria, it's funny to see how scared she of that dog. The third part with Mitchell and Cameron and their fight was good to see. Their fight was not something that made you feel uncomfortable and shows while not a prefect but still a good couple. I like that ii didn't end on a perfect note. Another episode that makes you laugh from start to end.moreless
  • I think this episode was great! I love the confusion everyone gets into in this show. The good intentions of Cameron always get in the way. He thinks he can fix everything, and he ends up having to pay.moreless

    You have to love the father, Phil. He gets an email of a topless woman and the mother blames the son. Of course Dad doesn't step up and take the blame, he tries to cover it up. He has a chat with his son thinking this will fix everything. This is hilarious and reminds me of the episode with the bike. Meanwhile, Cameron's good intentions get him in trouble with his partner. The Spanish translations alone were hilarious.

    And who can forget the "Dog Butler"? The positions he was in with Jay were nothing short of genius. Nearing the end when he is in front of the altar, ROFL.moreless
  • Barkley and Caesar Salad!

    This definitely wasn't the best episode of Modern Family, but it had some moments that were bizarre and hilarious that lifted the episode up a bit for me. As usual, there was also at least one plot I wasn't a fan of at all, but I guess that's to be expected when you cram in so much characters and whatnot into an episode (although Arrested Development never had that problem).

    The introduction of Barkley and how he frightened Gloria so much was one of my favorite plots in awhile on the show, not necessarily because of the humor but because of how random it was. A dog butler is the last thing I would expect from the show, but they did a good job of making me believe it. I also thought Cameron and Mitchell's plot was good simply because of how great Mitchell was. His reaction to Cameron nearly calling the guy Caesar Salad and during the tag, reacting to him saying "maturity" with an English accent, were excellent. The plot itself was a little dumb, but it tied into the Barkley plot with Jay and Gloria well.

    I didn't really like the Jay and Claire plot, mostly because it consisted mostly of just the kids arguing nonstop.. It was clever how the diary plot tied in with the picture one, but other then that, I just wasn't a fan. However, seeing Alex thinking her dad was hitting her kid when she just mentioned it to her mom was a good addition.

    I think people shouldn't go into this show watching it expecting the "best new comedy since Arrested Development" or something like that. Just watch it and enjoy it as a great comedy, and nothing more. It really makes it better when there's not absurb expectations to live up to.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode Claire implies that one of her kids was looking up porn, and when Alex and Haley look at Luke he says "Gross. I'm ten!" But actually he is eleven because his birthday is in November and he is in 5th grade.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Alex: Did you draw on my poster?
      Haley: Yeah, I did. Maybe you'll think about that the next time you read my journal.
      Alex: I didn't read your stupid journal, and I waited in line to get this signed, Haley.
      Haley: Oh, don't be such a baby. It's just some dude with weird hair.
      Alex: That's Maya Angelou, you idiot.
      Haley: Oh, sorry I don't follow the WNBA.

    • Claire: Okay, I checked the rest of the computers in the house. I didn't find any more porn.
      Phil: That was hardly porn. It was a topless woman on a tractor. You know what they call that in Europe? A cereal commercial.

    • Mitchell: Hey, Cam, does the gardener usually work on Saturdays?
      Cameron: I don't know. he comes when we need him. He's like Batman, but straight. (Looks towards window) Is he crying?
      Mitchell: Oh, yeah. We should probably...probably go out the back, huh?
      Cameron: He's clearly in pain. How could you just turn your back on a friend like that?
      Mitchell: A friend? Really? Yeah. What's his name?
      Cameron: Caesar Sal...azar.
      Mitchell: You made that up. You were gonna say Caesar Salad.

    • (Claire and Phil discover the picture of the topless woman on the tractor)
      Phil: Claire, this is a very delicate situation. If we don't handle it right, Luke might end up having an unhealthy attitude about sex. Or agribusiness.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although credited, Rico Rodriguez (Manny) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 13, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: January 28, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: May 19, 2010 on HBO Comedy
      Latin America: September 21, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: October 15, 2010 on TV4
      India: November 23, 2010 on Star World
      Finland: June 23, 2011 on MTV3
      Slovakia: February 17, 2013 on JOJ Plus