ABC’s acclaimed hit comedy, Modern Family, returns for its fifth season with a special one-hour event, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In the first half of the hour — “Suddenly, Last Summer” — the family is in the throes of summer activities: Phil and Claire are trying to orchestrate a kid-free week by coordinating Luke’s camp with Haley’s beach trip and Alex’s volunteering excursion; Jay and Gloria are getting Manny ready for his first solo trip back to Colombia; and Mitch and Cam make it a summer to remember.
In the second half-hour – “First Days” — Luke and Manny have their first day at high school, which proves to be harder for Phil and Gloria than for the boys. Elsewhere, Claire makes her big return to the workforce at Jay’s closet company and is a little rusty on her first day, and Cam starts a new substituting gig at the high school, leaving Mitch to try to juggle Lily’s first day in 1st grade and a very important meeting at work.
EW reports that Elizabeth Pena (La Bamba, Rush Hour) will guest-star as Pilar, the mother of Gloria (Sofia Vergara), on Modern Family. She appears in the 12th episode of the season alongside Gloria’s sister Sonia, who will be played by Stephanie Beatriz (The Closer).
Executive producer Steven Levitan tells TV Guide the new season will open with “everybody learning about Gloria’s pregnancy.” And it’s a safe bet that Claire and Mitchell will be none too pleased to find out they’ll be getting a new brother or sister.
“After the Fire” surrounds the family’s attempt to organize a community drive after a neighbor’s house burns down. Of course, they are all far more absorbed by their own problems. As we can see below, Phil busts in, lamenting the loss of two of his realty firm’s best brokers (and the beloved “tube dude”). Mitchell and Cam follow, bickering about the latter’s “wardrobe crisis”—just in time to interrupt Gloria’s not-quite-right impression of the inflatable dancing tube dude in question. Finally, Jay joins the scene, writhing in pain when his back goes out.
An excitable Phil, an uptight Mitchell, a flashy Cam, a confused Gloria and a grumpy Jay…yep, this is your classic Modern Family scene, and we’re all on board with that.
Modern Family‘s episode “After the Fire” airs next Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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This week’s Modern Family found the whole crew in the island paradise of Hawaii for Jay’s 63rd birthday celebration. While last week’s episode revealed Jay’s hesitations about his entire family infiltrating his relaxing vacation with Gloria, we see now that the one struggling to relax is Jay himself. After being reminded by his brother that their father passed away at this particular birthday milestone, he ditches the cheeseburgers and throws himself into an endless string of physical activities in an attempt to reverse a lifetime of bad choices.
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We know that you can’t wait for a new episode of Modern Family, well you only have to wait till next week. Next week’s episode has Mitchell off bonding with Jay and Manny on a camping trip, while Cameron plans a night out to bond with Gloria. From the looks of things, neither venture goes well.
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The Dunphys are encounter problems in the house when Phil decides to meet his ex-girl friend over to the house after she reconnected with him via Facebook. The laughs started whenPhil says that he dated other women besides mom.
Haley: “Oh my God, gross, I can’t even picture you with a woman.”
Claire: “Thank you.”
Phil: “Trust me, I had plenty of fun in my time. Then, I met your mom.”
Claire is obviously liking the idea of Phil meeting up with Denise for a bite to eat.
Claire: “Women in their 30s on the internet are like ninjas. They get in their little, black outfits and try to sneak their way into your marriage.”
Phil can see that so he invites her over to the house instead for drinks.
Alex and Luke are toying with each other throughout the episode. To get back for Luke earlier in the episode, Alex says that Luke was adopted and that the real reason Jay’s ex-girlfriend is coming over so he can meet his real mom. Luke leaves confused and Haley asks.
Haley: “Just because he called you a dork-to-dork salesman?”
Alex: “The empire strikes back.”
Once Denise arrives to the house she lays on the heavy advances toward Phil. When asking for directions to the bathroom out of earshot from Claire she asks.
Denise: “How are we going to do this?”
Phil: “I thought I’d just point at the door…,”
Denise: “Here’s a key to my hotel room.”
Denise then shoves the key card into his hand and leaves. Phil is left speechless and confused, classic Phil.
Claire doesn’t see the advances Denise is making on Phil. Alone in the kitchen Phil talks to Claire saying she wasn’t completely wrong.
Phil: “She wants me,”
Claire: “To do what?”
Phil: “It! ME!” “She bit the air right in front of me!”
Claire thinks he is crazy and leaves the room. Denise eventually gets frustrated that her advances, etc. aren’t working on Phil and leaves the house.
Jay comes into the house holding a inspirational framed poster that says “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.” But Manny disagrees.
Manny: “Lots of stuff that doesn’t kill you makes you weaker.”
Jay tries to hang the frame with the saying in Manny’s room but it ends up falling into the Shel Turtlesteins tank killing him. He tries to cover up what really happened saying that a raccoon broke into the house and killed the turtle. Manny leaves his room heartbroken after identifying the body. Gloria realizing something is up confronts Jay.
Gloria: “You lie. I’m Columbian, I know a fake crime scene when I see one.”
Gloria says that he has to come clean and tell Manny what happened but Jay disagrees.
Jay: “It was an accident, I’ve been through this before. When Mitchell was nine, I was supposed to take care of his bird. It got out and flew into a fan. It was like a bloody pillow fight.”
He continues, “To this day, Mitchell looks at me, I see him thinking ‘that’s the guy who killed Flyza Minnelli.”
Gloria says that he will find out and Jay contends he won’t because he covered his tracks. When realizing the name of the bird Jay wonders how he didn’t realize that his son was gay.
Later that night when going to bed Gloria is still upset that Jay hasn’t said anything to Manny.
Gloria: “Hard to sleep on a bed of lies, huh, Jay?”
Jay finally gives up and approaches Manny in his room. Manny is already waiting for him and knows that Jay wasn’t telling truth. Manny is confused why he lied but Jay says it’s because they have a good thing going between them and didn’t want to mess it up.
A life change happens to Cameron and Mitchell when Mitchell realizes that he has been missing too much family time because of all the work his boss is asking him to do.
Mitchell: “He’s the suckiest suck of all time.”
One of the scenes that made me laugh the most was when Mitchell and Cameron were trying to reenact to see if Mitchell’s boss overheard him on the phone in the car next to him.
Mitchell: “I sort of had to shout.”
Cameron: “You had to what?”
Cameron: “A little bit louder now,”
Cameron: “A little bit louder now.”
Cameron: “Hey-hey-ay-ee-ay-ee!” – Cameron singing
Mitchell realizes that Cameron can hear him and thinks that he is screwed with his boss.
Mitchell confronts his boss at work that day and tells him can’t work there anymore because he is missing too much time at home. After he arrives home and tells Cameron that he quit is job he is excited they can experience Lily and her “firsts.” After they watch her intently and she doesn’t do anything interesting Mitchell starts to panic thinking he will try and get his job back.
Mitchell: “I am going to do what I am trained to do. I am going to lie, grovel, debase myself until I get what I want. I am a lawyer, damn it.”
Cameron helps to calm him down and says they will be ok and figure something out.
The cast are filming the first season’s last episode, which sees the whole clan descend on the Four Seasons Maui Resort.
The plot centres around an intimate birthday vacation in that family patriarch Jay Pritchett, played by Ed O’Neill, plans with his wife, Sofia Vergara’s Gloria.
‘Jay thinks that he and Gloria are going by themselves for this romantic getaway,’ executive producer Steve Levitan told America’s Entertainment Weekly.
‘And she surprises him by inviting the entire family.’
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‘Modern Family’s’ Eric Stonestreet on Sofia Vergara: ‘That really tested my ability to play a gay man.’
In the clips below, Zap2it chat with TV’s favorite “Modern Family” couple — Eric Stonestreet (Cam) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell).
“I go on a date with Gloria because I said a faux pas at a dinner party and I felt really bad about it,” Stonestreet explains in the video. “So we go out for dinner, her and I together. That really tested my ability to play a gay man, spending a week with Sofia Vergara. I said if anybody sees any of my straightness … that’s gonna be the week to see it.”