Modern Family

Season 3 Episode 21

Planes, Trains and Cars

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 02, 2012 on ABC
out of 10
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  • Episode Summary

    Lily loses her favorite toy on a train; Phil purchases a car without first talking it over with Claire; Jay tries to have his high-school reunion with Gloria and Manny.

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    • Not the best...

      Phil and Claire were a little funny. Same with Mitchell and Cam. Jay and Gloria started out funny but ended bad. My favorite line was Lily saying her stuffed animal had a boyfriend.
    • Brilliant episode!

      This was an amazing episode! the ensemble never fails to make me smile and laugh hysterically simultaneously! ranging from witty one liners to funny situations to a roller coaster of emotions in the climax... one word: perfect! Kevin Hart was great and personally, my favorite part was when Cam rhetorted "Seriously, you don't know Nemo?" LOL
    • 3.21 ''Planes, Trains and Cars''

      One of the best episodes in a few weeks. I loved Cameron, Mitchell and Lily on the train. The Bunny story was very entertaining, loved that the homeless guy ended up sleeping with it. It was nice to see Claire havin' a fun moment for a change even though Phil had bought the 1991 convertible. And Gloria, Manny and Jay had quite a few problems getting to his 'football team reunion', Jay was very unpatient and eager to get there because he wanted to show off his beautiful wife and rub it in his fellow football guys' faces because he was not as cool as he said he used to be. :) 9,0/10moreless
    Ed O'Neill

    Ed O'Neill

    Jay Pritchett

    Julie Bowen

    Julie Bowen

    Claire Dunphy

    Ty Burrell

    Ty Burrell

    Phillip "Phil" Dunphy

    Sofia Vergara

    Sofia Vergara

    Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Eric Stonestreet

    Eric Stonestreet

    Cameron "Cam" Tucker

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The sporty black convertible that plays a feature role in the episode storyline is an iconic Porsche in spite of having its famous badges removed from the front rear and interior. It is always referred to by generic terms even when it seems awkward to do so. In contrast, Andre mentions Phil getting his usual Cadillac lease at the start of the episode.

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    • NOTES (1)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: May 2, 2012 on Citytv
        United Kingdom: May 4, 2012 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
        Czech Republic: July 25, 2012 on HBO Comedy
        Finland: September 25, 2012 on MTV3
        Sweden: March 22, 2013 on TV4

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