Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

17
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2009 on ABC

Episode Recap

Jay, an older grandfather, has recently married Gloria, a much younger wife. He attends the soccer game of Manny, his son, but is mistaken for Gloria's father by one of the other dads. Having suffered this setback, he decides to become hipper. He goes to the mall to pick out some new clothes to make him look hipper. Manny decides to romance one of the older employees. Jay tries to stop him, but Manny goes ahead anyways.
Claire and Phil also have trouble raising their kids. Phil is trying too hard to be his kids' friend than a father. When his son, Luke, shoots his daughter with a BB gun, he does not discipline him the way that Claire wants and finds that he is too soft on them. Claire is also having her hands full with Haley, who is about to have a study date with an older boy.
Mitchell and Cameron decide that they want to have a child of their own. So, they decide to adopt a child from Vietnam. They fly off to adopt Lily, but Mitchell decides to tell his sister, Claire, and his father, Jay, the good news.
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