Modern Family - Season 4

Wednesday 9:00 PM on ABC Premiered Sep 23, 2009 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Goodnight Gracie
    Episode 24
    When Phil's mom dies, she leaves behind a message for Phil and each of the Dunphy kids. Claire attempts to get Phil to fulfill his message, while Alex struggles to figure out what hers means. Meanwhile, Mitchell tries to help Gloria out of a legal situation, but things get a little out of hand; Cam befriends a group of senior citizen women, who he finds out are not exactly what they seem, and Jay reconnects with an old friend, but is shocked to discover she has a few surprises of her own.moreless
  • Games People Play
    Episode 23
    When Phil takes the Dunphy clan on a road trip, the kids behave nicely, much to Claire's chagrin, who hoped the kids would show him why a road trip was not the best idea; while helping Manny look for his misplaced backpack, Jay and Gloria snoop around Claire and Mitch's houses, leading them to confront each other about their less-than-perfect behavior; Lily's progression at a gymnastics meet gets competitive Cam and Mitch into hot water.moreless
  • My Hero
    Episode 22
    Mitch's ex-boyfriend, Teddy, invites the clan to a fundraiser at the roller rink, at which Manny attempts to choose between family members for his hero essay, Luke confesses he's having a personal issue, Haley teaches Alex how to flirt with boys, Claire avoids answering Jay about a job he'd like her to take with him, and Phil teaches Gloria to skate, all while Cam's jealousy festers over the family liking Teddy more than they like him.moreless
  • Career Day
    Episode 21
    When Lily loses her first tooth and gets a hefty sum for it, Cam and Mitch try to teach her a lesson; when Jay reveals he's always wanted to be a writer, Gloria challenges him to write a story; Phil attends Luke's career day, but is embarrassed when he's one-upped by Gil Thorpe (Rob Riggle), and Claire doesn't help matters much when Gil offers her a job and she accepts.moreless
  • Flip Flop
    Episode 20
    After months of not selling the new house Claire and Cam built, Phil initiates a re-decorating plan to influence a potential buyer, whom Haley takes an interest in. Javier's in town and announces he's proposed marriage to a intelligent bookish girl who gets along well with Manny, much to Gloria's chagrin.moreless
  • The Future Dunphys
    Episode 19
    When Claire undergoes an angiogram, she and Phil meet a family at the hospital that make them question how each of their kids will turn out in the future. Jay accompanies Manny on a tour of a prestigious prep school, but things get a little out of hand. Lily shares a revealing secret with Gloria, which prompts Mitch and Cam to expose Lily to her Vietnamese heritage.moreless
  • The Wow Factor
    Episode 18
    Cam and Claire butt heads over how to design the house they're building to later flip; Jay takes Joe for the day so Gloria can spend time with Manny, but she soon finds out Jay has other plans; Phil teaches Haley and Alex the basics of housework; with help from Luke, Mitchell tries to stand up to a bully at Lily's school.moreless
  • Best Men
    Episode 17
    Mitch and Cam's best friend Sal (guest star Elizabeth Banks) drop-ins and surprises with big news that she is tying the knot next day. She asks them to be best men, but they doubt their party girlfriend is serious about settling down. Meanwhile, Manny is in love with someone which shocks both Jay and Gloria after finding out who the girl is. Claire plans a date with Haley and Phil helps Luke for his date.moreless
  • Bad Hair Day
    Episode 16
    Phil becomes jealous and protective of Claire when she attends her college reunion and reconnects with an old flame. Jay is looking forward to his bowling tournament, but his plans are interrupted when Manny receives disappointing news. Luke is desperate to have his parents sign an important school notice without revealing what it's actually for. When Gloria takes a day off, Mitch and Cam watch Joe, but an accident forces them to take drastic measures.moreless
  • Heart Broken
    Episode 15
    The gang experiences Valentine's day, but each couple experiences a bump in the road. Phil and Claire's Valentine's plans are brought to a halt when Claire has a medical emergency, Jay and Gloria's plans to have sex are consistently interrupted, a wild night leaves Cam and Mitch with an unexpected surprise.moreless
  • A Slight at the Opera
    Cam directs Franklin's production of The Phantom of the Opera, and when the original Phantom gets sick, Cam calls on Luke to fill in, much to Manny's dismay. Jay trains Phil in golf, and the two end up having an impromptu game against Mitchell and Pepper (Nathan Lane). Haley and Dylan take care of Lily and Fulgencio, while Claire tries to point out Phil's parenting mistakes. On the way to pick up supplies for the play's after-party, Gloria and Alex take a detour to Gloria's psychic.moreless
  • Fulgencio
    Episode 13
    While the family prepares for the new baby's christening, Jay clashes with Gloria's mother, Pilar, while Gloria herself clashes with sister Sonja. Mitch and Cam stifle their less-than-flattering remarks to each other in an attempt to teach Lily a lesson about hurtful words, and while Claire's out shopping for the christening, Phil takes charge in regards to each of his three children's separate dilemmas.moreless
  • Party Crasher
    Episode 12
    Haley dates a much older guy, which causes Phil and Claire discomfort, while an upset Cam hits the wrong chords with Lily. Jay and Gloria do everything in their power to give Manny the best birthday ever, but Gloria goes into labor mid-party. Luke documents the entire day on videotape.
  • New Year's Eve
    Episode 11
    On New Year's Eve, Phil and Claire abandon dinner with the adults in the family, but end up in a compromising position. Mitch and Cam also ditch in an attempt to find a bar where they seem younger. Jay leaves a tired Gloria and meets up with one of his childhood idols. Back at home, Alex and Haley babysit for Lily, while Luke and Manny each attempt to impress their New Year's Eve date.moreless
  • 12/12/12
    Phil and Mitchell attempt to stop Claire and Mitchell from making a big mistake in flipping a house. Luke helps Manny prepare for playing a new position in their team's playoff game. Haley starts at her new job. Gloria sings to her baby through a microphone, much to Jay's chagrin.
  • When a Tree Falls
    Episode 9
    Against his wishes, Mitchell is dragged into helping Cam save a tree from being cut down in the park. Phil and Jay battle it out in the ring at an Olympic-themed birthday party for Luke and Manny's friend. Claire takes an absentminded Gloria on a shopping trip, but things get a little out of hand. Haley begins her community service, while Alex's plan to get revenge on her sister goes awry.moreless
  • Mistery Date
    Episode 8
    Claire hits the road with Alex, Luke, and Manny for Alex's academic competition, which Luke and Manny ditch in favor of locating a girl who smiled at Manny earlier. Cam plans a surprise for which he must keep Gloria out of the bedroom, but a tired Gloria just wants to get to sleep. Jay and Mitchell go baby shopping, where Mitchell uncovers his dad may be hiding something. Home alone for the weekend, Phil invites a gym buddy (Matthew Broderick) over, who, unbeknownst to Phil, is gay and thinks the "guy's night" is actually a date.moreless
  • Arrested
    Episode 7
    After Haley is arrested for assaulting a police officer, Phil and Claire drive up to bail her out, with eager lawyer Mitchell tagging along. Cam takes Lily and watches over Alex and Luke, but things get a little out of hand, and Jay must face the music regarding Gloria's pregnancy during a surprise visit from ex-wife Dede.moreless
  • Yard Sale
    Episode 6
    During a yard sale for Manny and Luke's school, the two uncover a secret from Gloria's past. Meanwhile, Claire enlists Cam and Mitch's help in telling Alex that her boyfriend is gay, while Cam fusses over giving up his "fat pants" after weight loss. A hesitant Phil takes Jay's motorcycle out for a spin, while Jay himself tries to keep yard sale customers away from his house.moreless
  • 10/24/12
    Phil decides to have an Open House on Halloween while Claire realizes that kids are avoiding their house due to last year's fiasco. The costumes that Cam and Mitchell ordered get mixed up just in time for their Halloween party. Lily starts asking who her mother is. Manny and Luke attempt to hang out with some "cool" kids, while Gloria deals with the results of her pregnancy hormones.moreless
  • 10/17/12
    Mitchell tends to Lily while Cam goes through with his first day of teaching music at Franklin Middle School, both of which have less than favorable results, while Manny and Jay cope with Gloria's new excessive snoring. Additionally, Alex cops an attitude which annoys Claire, and Luke announces he's quitting magic, much to Phil's dismay.moreless
  • Snip
    Episode 3
    Haley phones in from college while Alex tries out a new look at school, Gloria refuses to wear maternity clothes despite Manny's protests, Jay accompanies a nervous Phil to get a vasectomy, and to fill the void left by Lily going to school, Mitchell attempts to set Cam up with a part-time job.moreless
  • Schooled
    Episode 2
    Phil and Claire provide embarrassment abound when dropping off Haley at college, Jay and Gloria get competitive at a parenting class, and Cam and Mitch face off against the parents of a kid with whom Lily gets in a tussle on the first day of Kindergarten.
  • Bringing Up Baby
    Episode 1
    It's Jay's birthday and he doesn't want any surprises. Phil decides to take Jay fishing with some of his friends, and Gloria doesn't know how to tell Jay that she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Dylan becomes a temporary member of the Dunphy family by moving in, and Mitch and Cam adopt a cat.moreless