Thursday, June 24, 2010

Season 1, Episode 24: "Family Portrait"

Original Air Date: May 19, 2010

In the first-season finale, Claire has her work cut out for her when she organizes a family portrait. Meanwhile, Gloria and Phil take Manny and Alex to a Lakers game; Jay helps Luke with a school project; and Cameron gets a job as a wedding singer.


Funny lines & moments

Claire: Sweetie, if they don't fit you then you're going to be the only one not wearing white and then you're going to stand out... like Where's Waldo.

Phil: Actually, Where's Waldo doesn't stand out. He's super hard to find... that's the challenge. Also, his name is just Waldo.

Jay: The new maid keeps mixing up my underwear with Manny's. I put on the first thing I grabbed, it was like a crotch tourniquet.

Then later...

Manny: Hey mom, I think my diet's working. My underwear won't stay up!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fred Willard will return to the show

Fred Willard will be returning in season 2 to play Phil Dunphy's father Frank. See the full article on

Season 1, Episode 23: "Hawaii"

Original Air Date: May 12, 2010

Jay's plans for rest and relaxation on the family's Hawaiian vacation are rudely interrupted. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron have opposing views on sightseeing; Phil tries to make it a trip to remember for Claire; and the kids get mischievous without adult supervision.


Funny lines & moments

Claire: We didn't even have a proper wedding, we just went down to the court house on a Tuesday.

Phil: The judge sentenced me to life with no chance of parole.

Claire: You begged me to marry you.

Phil: It's true, I did.

Jay (ordering from a pool-side waiter): I want the biggest cheese burger you got. Instead of salad I want fries. Instead of fruit I want chili fries.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Season 1, Episode 22: "Airport 2010"

Original Air Date: May 5, 2010

Gloria surprises Jay for his birthday with a trip to Hawaii, but it's the gift that keeps on giving at the airport when the entire Pritchett clan is invited to come along.

Funny lines & moments

Cam (talking about a play date between Lily and another kid Jasper): And this is the only time Jasper could do it.

Mitch: How full is Japser's calendar?

Cam: This is a coup.  When you get in with Jasper, doors open.  He's a legacy at Happy Time Preschool.

Mitch: We're kissing up to a 10 month old?

Haley: Hey, check out that cute guy.

Alex: He's out of your league.  He's reading a book.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Season 1, Episode 21: "Travels With Scout"

Original Air Date: April 28, 2010

Claire suspects there's more than meets the eye to a surprise visit by Phil's father (Fred Willard) in a motor home. Meanwhile, Cameron offers to fill the drumming vacancy in Dylan's band, and Manny is in shock after seeing a horror movie with Jay and Gloria.

Funny lines & moments

Phil: Yes, I should have told Claire about the dog.  And I was going to.  But I was just waiting for her to be in the right mood.  Actually, I did get one right mood a couple nights ago, but I cashed that in for something else.


Ben (old friend of Mitch, talking to Jay): Mitch was really great in that. I always thought he should be an actor.

Jay: Nah, he's got a real job now, he's a lawyer.  How about you?

Ben: Still acting.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Season 1, Episode 20: "Benched"

Original Air Date: April 14, 2010

Jay and Phil vie for a coaching vacancy on Manny and Luke's basketball team following the abrupt departure of the previous coach. Meanwhile, Mitchell takes Cameron to a job interview; and Claire and Gloria worry about their children getting older.

Funny lines & moments

Jay: A coach is supposed to ride the kids hard. Phil, help me out here.

Phil: He's a mean man.

Jay: Oh, you're such a woman.

Phil: Come to the game, you'll see. This guy's a real mother scratcher. (Turning to Gloria) Pardon the language, Gloria.

Claire: Gloria?

Phil: He better cool it or I'm going to introduce him to the Captain and Tenille (as he puts his fists out).


Jay: Those steaks have been done for five minutes, I'm taking them off the grill.

Mitch: I'm sorry, I... I know how it feels to have him stick his nose where it doesn't belong.

Phil: No biggie, it's just Jay being Jay. One day I'm going to be a grandfather and then everybody better hide their meat.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Season 1, Episode 19: "Game Changer"

Original Air Date: March 31, 2010

Claire has a tall order to fill in finding a trendy new gadget for Phil's birthday; Mitchell confronts his confidence issues; Cameron gets mixed up in a neighbor's personal problems; Jay has a chess showdown with Gloria and Manny.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Season 1, Episode 18: "Starry Night"

Original Air Date: March 24, 2010

Mitchell's father-son outing with Jay to watch meteor showers has unexpected company; Phil and Claire help out with their kids' school projects; Gloria and Cameron spend some time together while their partners are preoccupied.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Season 1, Episode 17: "Truth Be Told"

Original Air Date: March 10, 2010

Via Facebook, Phil invites an old girlfriend (Judy Greer) to stop by the Dunphys for a visit; Jay invents an alibi after he accidentally kills Manny's pet turtle; Mitchell takes a stand at work.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Season 1, Episode 16: "Fears"

Original Air Date: March 3, 2010

Phil's fear of the dark and aversion to bugs threatens to derail a mission of discovery with Luke beneath the house. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell invite Lily's doctor (Suzy Nakamura) for brunch; Claire takes Haley for her driver's test; and Gloria is suspicious of Manny's reason for passing on a birthday party for a friend at an amusement park.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Season 1, Episode 15: "My Funky Valentine"

Original Air Date: February 10, 2010

David Brenner appears as himself when Jay takes Gloria to see a comedy show for Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire decide to spice up their romantic holiday; and Mitchell and Cameron try to set Manny up on a date.