Monday, May 31, 2010

Episode Guide: Season 1

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.

Season 1, Episode 23
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.

Season 1, Episode 22
"Airport 2010"
Original Air Date: May 05, 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.

Season 1, Episode 21
"Travels With Scout"
Original Air Date: Apr 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.

Season 1, Episode 20
Original Air Date: Apr 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.

Season 1, Episode 19
"Game Changer"
Original Air Date: Mar 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.

Season 1, Episode 18
"Starry Night"
Original Air Date: Mar 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.

Season 1, Episode 17
"Truth Be Told"
Original Air Date: Mar 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.

Season 1, Episode 16
Original Air Date: Mar 03, 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.

Season 1, Episode 15
"My Funky Valentine"
Original Air Date: Feb 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.

Season 1, Episode 14
"Moon Landing"
Original Air Date: Feb 03, 2010
Claire's memory is tested by a visit from an old friend (Minnie Driver); Mitchell gives Gloria legal advice; Jay's racquetball game with Cameron is marred by an uncomfortable encounter in the locker room.

Season 1, Episode 13
"Fifteen Percent"
Original Air Date: Jan 20, 2010
Jay summarily dismisses Mitchell's suggestion that one of Jay's oldest friends (Chazz Palminteri) might be gay; Claire gets fed up with Phil's universal remote; Manny's date gets a makeover from Gloria. Kristen Schaal also guest stars.

Season 1, Episode 12
"Not in My House"
Original Air Date: Jan 13, 2010
Gloria balks at Jay's decorative eye; Phil plays dumb when Claire accuses Luke of downloading smut; Cameron takes his gardener's hardships to heart.

Season 1, Episode 11
"Up All Night"
Original Air Date: Jan 06, 2010
Gloria is unnerved by the arrival of Javier (Benjamin Bratt), her ex and Manny's notoriously untrustworthy father; Claire takes action when Phil suffers from kidney stones; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep-train Lily.

Season 1, Episode 10
"Undeck the Halls"
Original Air Date: Dec 09, 2009
Phil and Claire promise a blue Christmas to their kids unless they come clean about a recent transgression; Jay balks at Gloria and Manny's holiday traditions; Mitchell and Cameron take Lily for her first picture with Santa. Fred Willard guest stars as Phil's dad.

Season 1, Episode 9
Original Air Date: Nov 25, 2009
Cameron makes an appearance as Fizbo the Clown when Phil and Claire pull out all the stops for Luke's birthday bash.

Season 1, Episode 8
"Great Expectations"
Original Air Date: Nov 18, 2009
Claire hatches an anniversary surprise for Phil by hiring one of their favorite musicians (Edward Norton) to give a private performance. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron plan a night out with a fun-loving friend (Elizabeth Banks).

Season 1, Episode 7
"En Garde"
Original Air Date: Nov 04, 2009
The Pritchetts get behind Manny's interest in fencing, but Jay's fatherly pride stirs up unpleasant memories for Mitchell. Meanwhile, Phil zeros in on Luke's hidden talents---whatever they may be.

Season 1, Episode 6
"Run for Your Wife"
Original Air Date: Oct 28, 2009
On the first day of school, Phil and Claire have a misunderstanding of the meaning of their empty house, and Jay and Gloria don't see eye-to-eye on Manny's outfit. Meanwhile, Lily's minor incident becomes a major issue for Mitchell and Cameron.

Season 1, Episode 5
"Coal Digger"
Original Air Date: Oct 21, 2009
The Pritchett clan gathers at Jay and Gloria's for a barbecue, but a previous incident between Manny and Luke at school creates a dilemma for their mothers and the whole family.

Season 1, Episode 4
"The Incident"
Original Air Date: Oct 14, 2009
Jay's ex-wife, Dede (Shelley Long), pays a surprise---and unwelcome---visit to make up for an unfortunate incident at Jay and Gloria's wedding.

Season 1, Episode 3
"Come Fly With Me"
Original Air Date: Oct 07, 2009
reluctant Jay takes Phil on a model-airplane excursion; Gloria goes shopping with Alex after dropping off her son for a playdate with Luke; and Claire and Manny get to know one another as siblings.

Season 1, Episode 2
"The Bicycle Thief"
Original Air Date: Sep 30, 2009
Phil tries to teach Luke a lesson in responsibility; Mitchell and Cameron sign Lily up for Mommy & Me class; Jay and Manny take time out for a father-and-son bonding experiment.

Season 1, Episode 1
Original Air Date: Sep 23, 2009
In the premiere of this mockumentary-style sitcom chronicling the unusual kinship of the extended Pritchett clan, patriarch Jay (Ed O'Neill) adjusts to his preteen stepson's views on romance, while his adult son, Mitchell, searches for a way to tell his relatives about his adopted baby from Vietnam with his partner, Cameron.

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