Modern Family - Season 5

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


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Episode Guide

  • The Wedding (Part 2)
    In the conclusion of the wedding extravaganza, Pepper (Nathan Lane) orchestrates a change of wedding venues, while Jay and Gloria try to mend the broken relationship between Merle and Barb. Meanwhile, Phil tries to incorporate a magic trick into his new role in the wedding, Luke and Manny act like an old married couple, much to Alex's delight, and Haley contemplates her true feelings for Andy (Adam DeVine).moreless
  • The Wedding (Part 1)
    Mitchell and Cameron's big day arrives without a hitch, until their trip down the aisle turns out to be no walk in the park, which puts Pepper's wedding-planner skills to the ultimate test. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria host the Tuckers. Phil thinks he can visit an eye doctor before the ceremony and Claire relishes her role as "best woman."moreless
  • Message Received
    Episode 22

    Jay, Gloria and Manny challenge each other to try something they've never done before; Mitchell and Cameron may have to part with some prized possessions to help pay for their wedding; Phil and Claire's kids play a joke on their parents.

  • Sleeper
    Episode 21
    Mitchell is peeved when he feels like Jay doesn’t notice him. Phil messes up at home and tries to hide it from Claire. Alex studies a disease for school and notices similar symptoms in Phil. Haley & Luke have a run-in with someone at the laundromat. Jay tries to hide that he’s entered Stella in a dog show. Gloria fusses over Joe while preparing for everyone to take the new family portrait.moreless
  • Australia
    Episode 20
    The family go to Australia when Phil hopes to fulfill his mother's wish to visit the country where he was conceived, but the locals aren't quite ready to welcome him as a native son. Meanwhile, Jay and Claire find it hard to leave work at home and Mitchell and Cameron run into an old acquaintance whom they don't really like but is now a well-known celebrity in Australia.moreless
  • A Hard Jay's Night
    Episode 19
    Mitch is upset by the wedding-cake topper that Cam's father whittled out of soap. Phil tries to help Gloria sell her old apartment. Claire feels backstabbed by Jay, who won't acknowledge all she's done for the company while he's been out. Luke plans to sneak out to a party with Manny, but gets an unexpected surprise upon his arrival and all this comes to a head at the weekly Jay's Night.moreless
  • Las Vegas
    Episode 18
    Jay arranges for a trip to Las Vegas with deluxe accommodations for the Pritchett adults, but he's convinced they can find even pricier digs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to recover her gambling losses from years ago. Phil auditions for a secret society of magicians. Cameron opts for a friend's bachelor party instead of a day at the spa with Mitchell and Gloria worries that Jay will find a female companion for his dog butler, Barkley.moreless
  • 3/12/14
    Jay takes Luke to the garage for some male bonding. Gloria and Claire take Lily dress shopping. Mitchell, Cam, Alex and Manny spend a day at the museum. Phil helps Andy make an anniversary gift for his girlfriend.
  • Spring-a-Ding-Fling
    Episode 16
    Cameron feels competitive when a popular teacher returns from sabbatical. Claire butts in too much with Alex's and Luke's dates for a school dance. Haley goes to a realtors' banquet with Phil. Mitchell struggles to get his bearings at his new job. Jay and Gloria babysit Lily as she interacts with baby Joe.moreless
  • The Feud
    Episode 15
    Phil is upset to have lost his elected office of social chair to his nemesis Gil Thorpe, so when he finds out Luke is competing against Gil’s kid in a wrestling match (and Jay finds out his nemesis is Gil’s father), they make it their own personal battle. Gloria accompanies Manny on his school field trip, but runs into trouble with the other moms. Claire has a meeting with an important client, which occurs after she catches Lice from Lily. Cam tries to avoid Lily himself, while Mitch deals with his sister at the meeting. Alex and Haley hide from a possum in the basement.moreless
  • iSpy
    Episode 14

    Claire and Phil have Alex spy on Haley when she doesn't want her family to know about her photography exhibit, while they spy on Luke and Manny, who are both out spending time with a suspicious friend. Gloria thinks Jay had a dream about another woman, but he thinks she's mad about something else he did, and tries to keep it a secret. Mitchell has to hide a secret of his own from Cam, who, if he knew, would surely blab to everyone, which Cam does when he eventually finds out the secret.

  • Three Dinners
    Episode 13

    Shorty and his wife, Darlene, visit the Pritchetts, but Jay isn't thrilled with the news they've come to share. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire's dinner with Haley takes a surprising turn. Mitchell and Cameron attempt to have a romantic dinner alone without talking about their wedding or Lily, but their evening is filled with lots of awkward silence.

  • Under Pressure
    Episode 12
    At the school open house, Cameron attempts to impress the parents with an out-of-the-ordinary surprise. Gloria and a parent (Jane Krakowski) flirt with a teacher to get their respective sons a notable trip abroad, and Jay teaches Phil to take a ride on the wild side, while Claire struggles in Alex's classes. Alex attends a therapy session and thanks to a probing therapist (John Benjamin Hickey) discovers something about herself. Haley and Lily help Mitchell take a stand against an environmentally friendly neighbor (Jesse Eisenberg). Luke and Manny date twins.moreless
  • And One to Grow On
    Episode 11

    Phil lands in jail after a ruse to get Luke to sign up for a dance class backfires while planning birthday parties for their two sons, Jay & Gloria worry Manny has unrealistic expectations when it comes to girls. Mitch and Cam get in a heated debate in the midst of booking a wedding venue. Haley lets secrets spill during a driving lesson with Alex.

  • 12/11/13
    Jay takes Manny out to cut down their own Christmas tree, but things get a little out of hand. Gloria is on edge with her mom in town, not aided in the least by her immediate close-knit bond with Claire. Cam takes Lily to a charity event where they experience the true meaning of Christmas; Haley and Alex get jobs as Elf and Mrs. Claus at the mall, but run into trouble when Santa takes a break on the job. Phil attempts to meet his goal of traveling the length of home to Canada on a stairmaster, while Luke does everything he can to keep his dad out of the basement.moreless
  • The Big Game
    Episode 9
    With a big football game coming up and a record to break, Coach Cam is intensely focused and showing no mercy with the team. Claire is determined to prove to the staff that she is more than just the boss' daughter. With his first month not selling a house coming to a close, Phil is determined to make a sale, but the universe just isn't cooperating. Mitchell is met with various obstacles while trying to quit his job. Haley tries to give Alex a confidence boost. Gloria gives Lily advice about a boy.moreless
  • ClosetCon '13
    Episode 8

    Claire accompanies Jay on a business trip, but finds out he may be hiding a big secret. Cam takes Mitchell and Lily to visit his family's farm, but they run into trouble with his conservative grandmother. Phil, Luke and Manny accidentally break Jay's rare Apollo 13 model, and attempt to rebuild it. Haley and Alex compete for a guy's attention.

  • A Fair to Remember
    Episode 7
    At the annual school fair, Phil plans to sing for Claire as a 20th anniversary surprise, but unbeknownst to Phil, Claire has a surprise of her own. Alex attempts to bond with a girl whom Luke has a crush on. Gloria sabotages Manny in an attempt to have him fit in with the other kids. Jay's put on fair cop duty, but things get a little out of hand with his partner (Jordan Peele). Mitchell tries to deter Cam away from his focus on the football team's recent losing streak, and Haley's first encounter with Andy (Adam DeVine) is less than pleasurable.moreless
  • The Help
    Episode 6
    Cam and Mitchell enlist Pepper (Nathan Lane) to be their wedding planner, though things get a little out of hand. Gloria hires a new "manny" for Joe, much to Jay's chagrin. After a guy's night out with Jay and Phil, Phil's dad Frank (Fred Willard) finds himself in a compromising position.moreless
  • The Late Show
    Episode 5

    Jay makes a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the adults in the family. Claire and Phil argue about letting Luke stay home alone. Mitchell and Cameron put on the same outfit. Meanwhile, while babysitting for Lily, Alex insists on reading Little Women, but Lily's got other plans.

  • Farm Strong
    Episode 4
    Cam's sister, Pam (Dana Powell) visits and reveals she's engaged to Cam's first crush. Claire and Phil make a joint decision to miss one of Luke's soccer games, but Claire goes anyway, while Phil stays home and kills a nest of birds. Alex engages in a game of Words with Friends with Jay, who, along with Manny, is insistent that Gloria get glasses.moreless
  • Larry's Wife
    Episode 3
    Phil's unconventional work duties get in the way of life at home, which irritates Claire. Gloria fears Joe is possessed by the devil. Manny helps Jay simmer down, while Jay encourages Manny to boil up. Alex and Haley help out Luke in a poker game. Cam goes too far when planning an elaborate funeral. Mitchell feels left out of planning the wedding.moreless
  • First Days
    Episode 2
    Luke and Manny begin high school, which upsets Phil and Gloria. Cam subs in Alex's history class, but his lack of history knowledge upsets his niece. Claire starts trouble of her own during her first day working for Jay. Mitch has a big meeting with his boss, but his boss seems more interested in Haley.moreless
  • 9/25/13

    After Proposition 8 is overturned, Cam and Mitch enlist certain family members to help them with their own separate, special proposal. Gloria fears separation anxiety when Manny is off to Columbia for the summer. Phil and Claire attempt to align the three kids' summer plans so that they will have a week of kid-free time for themselves.