Modern Family

Season 4 Episode 5

Open House of Horrors

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 24, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Towards the end, when Phil gets a call from Claire and gets scared, the camera moves so that a picture of a skull hanging on the wall behind him can be seen. The picture is actually Charles Allan Gilbert's painting All is Vanity, which shows a woman sitting in front of a vanity-mirror, but from a distance looks like a skull.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The choice of costumes for Mitch and Cam as a matador and bull could be a wink at the show's production company Picador Productions. The company's end credits card in each episode features two children, one dressed as a matador and the other as a bull.

    • Although credited, Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 24, 2012 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: November 2, 2012 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: November 4, 2012 on Channel Ten
      Czech Republic: February 20, 2013 on HBO Comedy
      Finland: March 3, 2013 on MTV3
      Sweden: May 10, 2013 on TV4

  • Allusions