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.
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment migh..
Phil eyes a property he's always had a desire to develop and wants J..
Cam is upset about a rude parent that cost him a precious moment dur..
Trying to recover from his Thanksgiving debacle, Cam decides to trea..
A fancy holiday gala at school finds Manny and Luke trying to avoid ..
Hayley's plan for a fun-filled girl's day with Rainer Shine's teen d..
Cameron spares no expense for his Thanksgiving jamboree; Hayley tell..
Phil considers becoming a member at Jay's favorite refuge; Claire is..
Luke hosts a Halloween party that quickly turns into a nightmare, so..
Phil can't cover up his excitement when he's invited to appear in a ..
Luke and Manny go head-to-head in a race to be class president, but ..
A new family moves in across the street from the Pritchetts and Jay ..
The Pritchett clan gather for Father's Day after the three families ..
Claire can’t seem to find the right time to fire one of her employ..
Dede is getting remarried, and Manny convinces the family to take th..
With Closet-Con right around the corner, Claire is on high alert and..
Claire brings home a stray dog and gets the kids to help her hide it..
Manny and Luke babysit Lily so the adults in the family can have som..
Phil has the crazy idea of going on a spontaneous trip to Paris with..
Phil lies to Claire to keep her from finding out about his attractiv..
Unaware that Claire has a personal assistant, Phil cannot figure out..
Power outages during a thunderstorm send the whole family to Jay and..
Phil doesn't feel appreciated while Claire is busy running the close..
Claire decides to clean the clutter out of the house before taking o..
Claire hopes to help the ducklings move out of the house while Phil ..
When Claire and Phil go out with a couple they met on vacation, the ..
Gloria rents a cabin in the mountains where the family can celebrate..
When Gloria wins a family seminar at the school auction, Jay is resi..
A conversation about a house Phil is helping to sell gives everyone ..
Luke is arrested for driving without a license; Alex is caught sneak..
Claire wants to give Haley and Alex a great experience on Take your ..
Phil can't get anyone else to care about tending to the eggs; Claire..
Phil has second thoughts after he helps Haley talk Claire into letti..
Alex leaves for college, but gives her parents false information abo..
Phil attends Alex's graduation party via video chat and a robotic ve..
Phil, Luke and Haley force Alex to celebrate senior ditch day; Clair..
Alex competes in a one mile run to break the tie for the title of Va..
Haley wants to stand up for herself at work; Claire attempts to brib..
Jay agrees to sub in on Cam's bowling team, not knowing it's an all-..
Jay’s birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself..
Spring break has Claire doing some spring cleaning, while Phil strug..
When their competitor releases a catchy ad, Claire and Jay race to s..
Claire partakes in online snooping that creates drama with the rest ..
Jay teaches Manny how to defend himself; Mitch and Cam throw Sal a b..
Valentine's Day is here again which means "Juliana" and "Clive" are ..
Phil is starting to feel the teenage cold shoulder from Luke, and wi..
Claire is furious about neighbors Ronnie and Amber’s eye-sore of a..
A brush with death on the way to breakfast has a major impact on the..
The whole family takes Haley to a bar to celebrate her 21st birthday.
Claire and Phil fear that Alex's boyfriend is imaginary; Manny may r..
With Phil and Luke cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Claire decides to pr..
Phil and Claire aren't sure what to think when Haley and Andy begin ..
Phil decides to do something for Halloween that's different than Cla..
Phil and Claire panic when an obnoxious couple looks at the house fo..
Cameron wants to maintain his team's winning streak but fears Mitche..
Phil is putting together Mitch and Cam’s wedding video for a speci..
It’s Jay and Gloria’s anniversary and they can’t seem to get o..
When Alex returns from a humanitarian trip, the family dynamic shifts.
Chaos forces Mitch and Cam to move from one contingency plan to anot..
Part 1 of 2. Mitchell and Cameron's big day arrives without a hitch,..
Jay, Gloria and Manny challenge each other to try something they've ..
Phil can't handle the stress when he tells Claire an elaborate lie; ..
The family joins Phil as he travels to to fulfill a wish of his moth..
Jay invites the family over for dinner in hopes that there won't be ..
Jay arranges for a trip to with deluxe accommodations for the Pritch..
Jay bonds with Luke in the garage over talk of tools and manly pursu..
Cameron organizes the school's spring dance, but spars with a popula..
Luke competes against the son of Phil's nemesis (Rob Riggle) in a wr..
Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny when they're spending time wit..
Haley turns the tables when Claire and Phil try to talk with her abo..
Gloria has an encounter with a mean mom (Jane Krakowski) during the ..
Phil ends up in jail after tricking Luke into taking a dance class; ..
Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own Christmas tree; Gloria i..
Cam is extremely focused -- and ruthless -- as a big football game a..
Claire encourages Jay to go to ClosetCon, where he is reunited with ..
The family goes to the annual school fair; Phil and Claire each plan..
Jay and Manny oppose Gloria's decision to hire a male nanny; Phil an..
Jay makes a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the adults in the..
When Cameron's older sister comes for a visit, he struggles to find ..
Phil's job takes up a lot of his time; Luke has his friends over for..
Luke and Manny have their first day of high school; Claire returns t..
Phil and Claire try to orchestrate a kid-free week during Luke, Hale..
After Phil's mother dies, everyone flies down to Florida; Gloria is ..
Phil gets a new RV for a fun family road trip; Jay and Gloria search..
Mitch's ex-boyfriend, a personable and successful doctor, invites th..
Phil is excited to discuss his job with Luke, Manny and their classm..
Phil gets desperate when Cam and Claire's flipped house is more diff..
While at the hospital, Claire and Phil see an older version of their..
Claire and Cameron disagree on a landscaping matter for a house they..
Mitch and Cam's friend Sal announces she's getting married the next ..
Things get awkward when Phil shows up at Claire's college reunion; J..
Claire and Phil's Valentine's Day romp ends with Claire in the hospi..
When the lead in the school's production of ``Phantom of the Opera''..
When Gloria's mother and sister visit, they bring traditions, baby n..
Gloria and Jay try to make Manny's 14th birthday extra special by pl..
Jay is so excited, having planned for the whole family to celebrate ..
Manny and Luke's little league team unexpectedly makes it into a pla..
With some urging, Mitch joins in on Cam's efforts to save an old tre..
When Claire takes Manny and Luke along to Alex's academic decathlon ..
Phil and Claire get the dreaded late night call that Haley has been ..
At a Pritchett family yard sale held by Jay and Gloria to help a fun..
Claire has overdone it in Halloweens past and the neighbors definite..
Luke wants to quit magic and Phil just can't seem to accept it. Mean..
Phil goes in for a vasectomy, all according to a detailed plan he an..
Lily's first day at kindergarten is marred by a scuffle with a littl..
Jay marks another birthday in the Season 4 premiere with his customa..
It's been an up-and-down emotional roller coaster for Mitch and Cam ..
Alex's school project on family harmony is in jeopardy when it seems..
The entire Pritchett clan go to , where Phil has trouble keeping up ..
he Dunphys are in the market for a new car and Phil makes a spontane..
Claire delicately helps Luke cope with the fact that his friend and ..
The all important election day has arrived and the whole family rall..
Cameron has a reunion with his estranged clown partner at a funeral ..
The pressure is on Mitchell to get Cameron's birthday celebration ju..
It's a day of disturbing realizations when Mitchell manages to ruin ..
After closing on the sale of a house to Mitch and Cam's friends, Phi..
Phil is so preoccupied with impressing his new business partner, Tad..
Claire gets ready for her televised debate with Duane Bailey for the..
Claire and Jay's competitive streaks lead them to take over their ki..
After having a doctor's visit but then missing the call with the tes..
The family is gathered at Jay and Gloria's pool on a sunny December ..
When an old neighborhood kid returns to town as a hugely successful ..
After a neighbor's home burns down, the whole family rallies and org..
Gloria persuades Jay to commit to a night of salsa dancing after see..
When Phil takes Haley to his alma mater on a trip to visit colleges,..
Jay is frustrated at work, Manny is stressed out about school work, ..
Everyone sets their eyes on a goal: Jay is determined to help Manny ..
The growing bond between man, Jay, and dog, Stella, is grating on Gl..
Mitchell and Cameron plan to break the news of adopting another chil..
The third season begins with a Pritchett clan vacation at a dude ran..
Jay wants to spend his birthday fishing in the second-season finale,..
As the family prepares for Alex's middle-school graduation, Jay trie..
Phil and Claire's decision to reverse their respective "good cop, ba..
Claire and Gloria's excursion outdoors with the kids turns into the..
To safeguard Lily's future in the event of an emergency, Mitchell an..
Cameron is overzealous in his planning of the spring musical perform..
Claire and Phil are worried when they learn Luke has befriended thei..
Claire wears herself out trying to make peace between Alex and Haley..
Phil and Claire had a huge fight and Phil hasn't a clue as to what i..
Fizbo is disinvited from Lily's birthday party; Mitchell and Clarie'..
Claire and Phil decide to reprise their role-playing adventure from ..
The Dunphy kids are in for an unpleasant surprise when they deliver ..
Alex's dedication to learning makes Claire and Phil question themsel..
Claire intends to stop a car that speeds through the neighborhood; P..
Luke and Manny have their first school dance; Jay and Phil take Luke..
Cameron's mother (Celia Weston) makes Mitchell uncomfortable; Haley ..
Manny experiences a minicrisis over getting older; Phil and Claire e..
Claire and Haley are stuck at home sick; the taunting of a chirping ..
Claire prepares to make the Dunphy house spooky for ; Cameron does n..
Phil and Claire announce a family challenge after noticing how busy ..
Claire and Mitchell try to spare their significant others from embar..
An hits and complicates things for the families.
Gloria decides to honor her late grandmother by cooking more traditi..
Phil finally agrees to sell the old station wagon but only after a f..
Everything seems to be working against Claire's plans for a new fami..
An unexpected reality check dampens Jay's plans for relaxation; Phil..
For Jay's birthday, Gloria gives him the best surprise -- a romantic..
Claire is suspicious when Phil's father shows up for an expected vis..
Luke and Manny's hot-tempered basketball coach quits during a game, ..
The release of a new product Phil wants coincides with his birthday;..
Jay and Mitchell go on their traditional father-and-son outing to se..
Phil invites his high school girlfriend (Judy Greer) to the house; J..
Phil tries to conquer his fear of the dark when he and Luke go on a ..
Love is in the air and all the families are preparing for Valentine'..
Claire is upset to find that her friend Valerie is better than her. ..
Mitchell makes Jay think that Shorty, an old friend, might be gay. J..
Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it's was Lu..
Gloria is unnerved by the arrival of Javier (Benjamin Bratt), her ex..
Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get in..
Phil and Claire throw Luke the biggest and best birthday that he cou..
With a history of giving bad gifts, Claire is determined to surprise..
Manny becomes interested in fencing and the whole family comes out t..
It's the first day of school for the families. With all of the kids ..
Tensions rise during a day of barbecue and football at Jay and Glori..
Dede, Claire and Mitchell's mother, stops in for a surprise visit an..
Phil pushes Jay to go out with him and fly his new model plane. Whil..
As Phil helps his son in showing Claire he can be trusted with a bra..
Jay has grown children, grandchildren and a gorgeous young wife, who..