Summary: Told from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, the series offers an honest, often-hilarious perspective of family life. Parents Phil and Claire yearn for an honest, open relationship with their three kids. But a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a rambunctious young son make it challenging. Claire's dad, Jay, and his Latina wife, Gloria, are raising two sons together, but people sometimes believe Jay to be Gloria's father. Jay's gay son, Mitchell, and his partner, Cameron, have adopted a little Asian girl, completing one big -- straight, gay, multicultural, traditional -- happy family.
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S06, E13 (First Aired:
When Phil thinks Luke is giving him the cold shoulder, Andy becomes Phil's new right-hand man; Jay is put in a tough spot when it is suspected that Joe is allergic to Stella; Mitchell does some freelance legal work at Jay's company.
S06, E15 (First Aired:
Claire takes a first class seat on a flight, leaving Phil in coach; Gloria makes Jay teach Manny how to defend himself; Mitch, Cam and their friends throw Sal a belated baby shower.
S06, E17 (First Aired:
When their competitor releases a catchy ad, Claire and Jay scramble to shoot a commercial of their own; Phil, Luke and Manny try to take down a drone that a neighbor keeps using to spy on Gloria; Andy is rushed to the hospital.
S06, E18 (First Aired:
Claire tackles spring cleaning; Phil has a difficult time when Luke seems to outperform him at many things; Haley tries to distract Alex by taking her to a music festival; Gloria attends Cameron's faculty talent show.
S08, E06 (First Aired:
Phil considers becoming a member at Jay's favorite refuge; Claire is mistaken about her influence on Alex's choices; Cam holds back on telling Mitchell what his play is really about.
S06, E16 (First Aired:
While stuck at the airport, Claire partakes in online snooping that creates drama with the rest of the family.
S06, E19 (First Aired:
Phil is excited to give Jay a high-tech outdoor grill for his birthday; Claire and Mitchell propose a gift idea they don't expect Jay to accept; Luke and Manny are taught a lesson about drinking; Andy becomes awkward around Haley and her boyfriend.
S06, E20 (First Aired:
Jay agrees to sub in on Cam's bowling team, not knowing it's an all-gay league; Phil and Clair have an unexpectedly nice time with their neighbors; Gloria and Mitch agree to go out with Haley.
S06, E21 (First Aired:
Claire won't let Phil buy a video game console; Jay and Gloria get into a disagreement over the types of toys Joe plays with; Haley wants to stand up for herself at work; Claire attempts to bribe the school principal.
S06, E22 (First Aired:
When Alex learns she must share the Valedictorian title with a competitor, the principal lets them break a tie with a one mile run; Gloria studies for her citizenship test; Mitch and Cam join a protest against a local restaurant.
S06, E23 (First Aired:
Phil, Luke and Haley force Alex to celebrate senior ditch day; Claire gets a job offer from a hotel chain; Gloria takes advantage of Manny's groggy state after his wisdom teeth procedure.
S06, E24 (First Aired:
Unexpectedly stuck in Seattle, Phil figures out how to be at Alex's graduation party via video chat and a robotic vessel; Claire worries about giving Alex the perfect gift; Mitch doesn't tell Cam about being laid off.
S07, E01 (First Aired:
Haley and Andy deal with their emotions in different ways; finding a preschool for Joe is more difficult than Jay and Gloria anticipated; when money gets tight, Cam wants Mitch to return to his former job.
S07, E02 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire are hurt when Alex lies about her college move-in date and Luke doesn't want to spend the day at Phil's open house; being landlords stresses out Mitch and Cam.
S07, E03 (First Aired:
Phil has second thoughts after he helps Haley talk Claire into letting Dylan move in; Mitch accepts a job working for Jay's biggest rival; Cameron and Gloria cannot agree on how to handle Manny's girl problem.
S07, E05 (First Aired:
Claire wants to give Haley and Alex a great experience on Take your Daughter to Work Day but employees make things difficult; Jay has to help out at Joe's preschool when Gloria has jury duty; Mitch and Cam cannot agree on who to invite to a party.
S07, E07 (First Aired:
A conversation about a house Phil is helping to sell gives everyone the idea to sneak in to enjoy it themselves; Jay and Gloria's plan to pay for a surprise family trip to Miami turns into a surprise for Gloria and then a bigger surprise for Jay.
S07, E09 (First Aired:
Gloria rents a cabin in the mountains where the family can celebrate a picture-perfect Christmas, but unexpected factors complicate the holiday; Jay makes an announcement.
S07, E21 (First Aired:
Manny talks the family into taking the train to attend Dede's wedding; Claire and Mitchell work on a toast; Phil and Cam are excited to spot their favorite author on the train.
S07, E04 (First Aired:
Phil can't get anyone else to care about tending to the eggs; Claire is anxious about bringing her closet ideas to Jay; Cameron gets over-attached to the frat guys living in the upstairs unit.
S07, E06 (First Aired:
Luke is arrested for driving without a license; Alex is caught sneaking out of a liquor store; Cam thinks Gloria should re-create and sell her family's hot sauce; Haley and Dylan have an awkward encounter with Beth and Andy.
S06, E09 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil worry that Alex's boyfriend is imaginary; Manny might ruin Jay's plan to avoid attending a party; Mitch and Cam's new white couch becomes a mishap waiting to happen.
S06, E10 (First Aired:
The whole family takes Haley to a bar to celebrate her 21st birthday; Phil and Jay hit a snag while trying to pick up Haley's present; Lily asks Alex, Luke and Manny where babies come from.
S07, E08 (First Aired:
When Gloria wins a family seminar at the school auction, Jay is resistant, Mitch and Cam try to come across as super stable, and Phil and Claire turn it into a competition; Haley and Alex get together to talk about boys.
S07, E10 (First Aired:
When Claire and Phil go out with a couple they met on vacation, the Dunphys end up having to pay the bill; Haley, Alex and Luke scramble to come through when Mitchell cashes in a birthday coupon they gave him.
S07, E11 (First Aired:
Claire hopes to help the ducklings move out of the house while Phil is visiting Alex at college; Jay helps Mitch with Lily's sleepover; Cam, Gloria and Manny must meet a big hot sauce delivery deadline.
S07, E12 (First Aired:
Claire decides to clean the clutter out of the house before taking over Jay's business; Jay's new hobby makes Cameron worry; Gloria enlists Mitchell to teach her how to golf so she can connect with Jay on a deeper level.
S07, E13 (First Aired:
Phil doesn't feel appreciated while Claire is busy running the closet business; a life-size standee of Gloria for her hot sauce display attracts unsavory attention; Cam and Mitch become suspicious of their new renters.
S07, E14 (First Aired:
Power outages during a thunderstorm send the whole family to Jay and Gloria's; Jay tries to make it to a reunion with buddies from the Navy; Phil hopes to redeem himself after a panic attack; Mitch and Cam must salvage Lily's birthday party.
S07, E15 (First Aired:
Unaware that Claire has a personal assistant, Phil cannot figure out how she is getting everything done; Jay and Gloria are sleep deprived as Joe goes through a fussy phase; Cam and Mitch feel they are not treated well at a friend's wedding.
S07, E16 (First Aired:
Phil lies to Claire to keep her from finding out about his attractive new client; Gloria asks for Claire's help in dealing with a yoga instructor she thinks is attracted to her; Jay makes a web show; Mitch and Cam teach Lily how to ride a bike.
S07, E17 (First Aired:
Phil decides he wants to take a spontaneous trip to Paris with Claire, but they are both exhausted; Jay's command of the bathroom remodel creates hazards for the rest of the family; Cam's visiting sister's emotional outbursts frustrate Mitch.
S07, E18 (First Aired:
When Manny and Luke baby-sit Lily so the adults can have a day to themselves, things go awry and Claire is convinced the boys are throwing a party.
S07, E19 (First Aired:
Claire and the kids hide a stray dog from Phil; even though Jay says he doesn't want new friends, Gloria invites a new couple over; Cameron rents out the upstairs apartment to a Christian rock band.
S07, E20 (First Aired:
Claire is convinced there's a mole in the company; Phil confronts Auntie Alice about stealing Gloria's hot sauce recipe; Jay teaches Joe how to be a handyman.
Haley's day with Rainer Shine's daughter doesn't go as expected; Luke unintentionally helps Jay with his petition; Gloria, Phil and Cam have a secret meeting.
S03, E09 (First Aired:
A former neighborhood resident, now rich and successful, returns for a visit; Jay thinks Manny needs constructive criticism; Mitchell questions the authenticity of Cameron's colorful childhood stories.
S03, E21 (First Aired:
Phil buys a car without consulting Claire; Jay is on a mission to get to his high-school reunion with Gloria and Manny; Lily loses her favorite toy on a train.
S07, E22 (First Aired:
Claire struggles to find the right time to fire an employee; Phil thinks he caught Luke with a girl; Alex moves back in, seemingly undetected; Jay refuses to believe it might be difficult to re-enter the workforce.
S01, E01 (First Aired:
Jay has grown children, grandchildren and a gorgeous young wife, who has a preteen son of her own; all together they must bridge generational, cultural and social gaps.
S01, E02 (First Aired:
Phil is determined to help Luke prove he is responsible enough to have a new bike; Jay and Manny have some father and son time.
S01, E03 (First Aired:
Jay reluctantly takes Phil on a model-airplane excursion, and Gloria goes shopping with Alex. Meanwhile, Claire and Manny get to know each other as siblings.
S01, E05 (First Aired:
Tensions rise during a day of barbecue and football at Jay and Gloria's in the wake of an incident between Manny and Luke at school.
S02, E05 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire announce a family challenge after noticing how busy everyone is with electronic devices; Cameron and Mitchell try to get Lily into a good preschool.
S03, E15 (First Aired:
After selling a house to Mitch and Cameron's friends, Claire and Phil plan a celebratory dinner; overindulging in drinks leads to over sharing.
S04, E08 (First Aired:
When Claire, Manny and Luke go to Alex's academic decathlon for the weekend, Phil throws a guys' night at home; Manny and Luke crash bar mitzvahs looking for a girl; Cam and Mitchell get Jay and Gloria a surprise baby gift.
S05, E02 (First Aired:
Luke and Manny have their first day of high school; Claire returns to the workforce; Mitch juggles an important meeting and Lily's first day of preschool.
S06, E03 (First Aired:
Phil must make creative edits in Cam and Mitch's wedding video when footage reveals that Phil is responsible for a terrible cold that has plagued the family; Gloria and Jay try to help Manny cope with stress in different ways.
S06, E04 (First Aired:
The Dunphys stay in a cramped hotel room while the house is treated for mold; Gloria feels protective when Manny starts dating an older girl; Cameron wants to maintain his team's winning streak but fears Mitchell is a jinx.
S06, E07 (First Aired:
Phil and Claire aren't sure what to think when Haley and Andy start spending a lot of time together; Gloria hires a Spanish tutor for Manny; Cam and Mitch run into a popular journalist at a school function.
S01, E04 (First Aired:
Jay's ex-wife, Dede (Shelley Long), tries to make amends with everyone she offended at Jay and Gloria's wedding.
S01, E11 (First Aired:
Gloria does not like Jay's reaction to the arrival of Manny's father (Benjamin Bratt); Phil is rushed to the hospital; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep-train Lily.
S01, E12 (First Aired:
When Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it is Luke's doing, guilty Phil does not correct her; Jay and Gloria disagree over his beloved, life-size dog butler statue; Cameron involves himself in the gardener's woes.
S01, E10 (First Aired:
Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get into trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to have her first picture taken with Santa.
S05, E09 (First Aired:
Cam is extremely focused -- and ruthless -- as a big football game approaches; Claire wants to prove herself at work; Phil tries to teach his children about optimism.
S01, E08 (First Aired:
Claire wants to surprise Phil with a private performance by one of their favorite musicians (Edward Norton); Cameron and Mitchell invite their friend Sal (Elizabeth Banks) out for a night on the town.
S01, E13 (First Aired:
Mitchell plants an idea in Jay's head; Manny's date gets a makeover from Gloria.
S03, E05 (First Aired:
Gloria tries to help Jay and Manny with their problems, but both are unreceptive; Claire considers running against Councilman Duane Bailey (David Cross); Cam and Mitch are the victims of a hit-and-run accident.
S03, E06 (First Aired:
Phil takes Haley to visit his alma mater; Claire goes out with Mitchell and Cameron; Gloria and Jay may have to broach a delicate subject with Manny.