Modern Family

Modern Family

MODERN FAMILY takes an honest and hilarious look at the composition and complexity of modern family life.
MODERN FAMILY takes an honest and hilarious look at the composition and complexity of modern family life.

Season 8 (22 episodes)

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  • 1. A Tale of Three Cities

    Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. The Dunphy clan has wrapped up an awesome week in New York, and while the kids are flying home, Claire and Phil are going to drive cross-country. But unbeknownst to each other, both groups decide to stay in the city and have a few more adventures. And Jay is forced to play referee when Gloria and her sister Sonia renew their feud at a family wedding. Meanwhile, in Missouri, Mitch is losing patience with Cam’s family as they hold a vigil at their 95-year-old grandmother’s deathbed.

  • 2. A Stereotypical Day

    Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. While Alex recuperates from mono at home, everyone in the household uses her presence to their advantage, including Claire, who is tired of being the heavy, and Phil, who is suffering from PTSD after being trapped in a closet at an open house. Meanwhile, Jay installs security cameras the same day a black family moves in across the street, and worries they will be offended. And Mitch and Cam are horrified to learn that they are perhaps not as open minded as they think when they overhear Lily berate a transgender friend during a play date.

  • 3. Blindsided

    Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min. Cam is sure his football team is going to have a winning season thanks to his star player, Dwight, but when a cross-country move threatens his winning streak, Cam goes to great lengths to keep Dwight from leaving – which infuriates Mitch. After a disastrous meeting with the school principal regarding Luke’s college prospects, it’s decided that he needs to bolster his extracurriculars, and Luke decides on a whim to run for class president – unaware of who is opponent will be. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria go into crisis mode when they learn that Luke is running against Manny! And Phil doesn’t approve of Haley’s new social media “job.”

  • 4. Weathering Heights

    Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 21:35 min. Phil excitedly announces that he’s going to appear on the local news during a segment on the real estate market. Haley tags along to help with his make-up, and ends up making an impression on the local weatherman, Rainer Shine. When Manny realizes that his Hamilton-esque video submission to Juilliard may be a bit passé, he scrambles to come up with a fresh idea with Jay’s help. And tired of competing with Dwight for food and attention, Lily takes matters into her own hands.

  • 5. Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook

    Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 21:35 min. Not only is Luke's Halloween party not the monster bash he dreamed of, it’s running the risk of being the worst party of the year. Sensing Luke’s desperation, the Dunphy clan springs into action, offering a little party promotion, adult supervision and a visit from the one and only Rod Skyhook. Meanwhile, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the dark side. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of Earl Chambers, he enlists him to help him carry out a trick that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • 6. Grab It!

    Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. Jay's favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire is mistaken about how much she influences Alex's life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn't give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

  • 7. Thanksgiving Jamboree

    Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min. It's going to be a Thanksgiving jamboree at the Pritchett-Tucker home this year and Cameron has spared no expense. While Phil tries to get used to Rainer Shine dating his daughter, Hayley has to break it to her dad that she would rather spend the rest of her holiday with her new boyfriend than stay for the traditional family football game. Meanwhile, Jay has to figure out a way to keep his blood pressure down on one of the most stressful days of the year. Finally, Alex and Dwight get to know each other a little better than her Uncle Cam would like, while Mitchell has to stop clowning around and tell Cam the truth.

  • 8. The Alliance

    Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. Hayley's plan for a fun-filled girl's day with Rainer Shine's teen daughter may be a little more angst-filled than expected. Meanwhile, Luke finds himself in a compromising position with a widow at the club and unwittingly helps Jay with his petition. At the Pritchett-Tucker home, Gloria, Phil and Cam have formed a secret alliance to ensure their respective "mistakes" are concealed from their spouses. However, their diabolical plan may be derailed when Mitchell begins to suspect something.

  • 9. Snow Ball

    Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 21:19 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 21:19 min. When Manny and Luke put on the school's lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Gloria, Claire, Mitch and Cam all volunteer at the dance, while Jay's thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie, an overbearing mom, with the school's principal. Meanwhile, Mitch finds it unnerving to be back in high school; he's shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully, and feels he needs a little guidance.

  • 10. Ringmaster Keifth

    Original air date: 01/04/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/04/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Trying to recover from his Thanksgiving debacle, Cam decides to treat the family to a New Year's Day feast. When things go awry, Mitch uses a "concierge gift card" that he received as a Christmas gift in order to salvage their meal. Cam soon discovers that the concierge who is on his way to save the day is none other than his ex-boyfriend, Keifth, a former circus ringmaster who left him without saying goodbye. Meanwhile, Phil's dad, Frank, arrives with his new girlfriend, who happens to be Phil's childhood babysitter, which sends him into a confusing tailspin. Finally, Gloria and Jay have to decide who should take care of little Joe if something should ever happen to them.

  • 11. Sarge & Pea

    Original air date: 01/11/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Cam is incensed that an anonymous and rude parent robbed him of a precious Lily moment during her recent dance recital. While he and Hayley visit Alex at her coffee shop the next day, he thinks he recognizes the culprit, and goes to extremes to uncover her identity and give her a peace of his mind. Meanwhile, Jay, Claire and Mitch attend a family wedding and unexpectedly run into Dede at the reception. Afraid their parents are going to once again make a scene, Mitch and Claire devise a plan to keep them apart. Phil and Gloria go on a college tour with Luke and Manny, and have very different methods of preparing the boys to head out on this new adventure.

  • 12. Do You Believe in Magic?

    Original air date: 02/08/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Fearful that the romance between he and Claire is fizzling, Phil calls upon his alter ego, Clive Bixby, to get Valentine's Day back on track. Meanwhile, much to Gloria’s chagrin, Jay shows a bit of child favoritism when he and Gloria must deal with Joe’s inappropriate Valentine gift-giving and Manny’s dating indecisiveness. And things don’t go quite as planned when Cam and Mitch try to empower Lily, Haley and Sal to stand up to the men in their lives. Finally, Alex discovers she has a secret admirer who may be a little too involved with family.

  • 13. Do It Yourself

    Original air date: 02/15/2017 Runtime: 20:43 min.

    Original air date: 02/15/2017 Runtime: 20:43 min. Rather than be ripped off by a pricey repair service, Phil resolves to fix the clothes dryer by himself. Claire’s been preparing family dinners gleaned from a new cooking show, but she’s proving to not be a diligent student - so Haley enrolls them both in a cooking class taught by the show’s chef with the hopes of showing Claire the error of her ways. Meanwhile, Jay feels emasculated when Gloria hires the little league coach to teach Joe how to throw a baseball properly. And when Lily uses an app to hire a lady to clean her room, Mitch and Cam realize that it’s time to unplug and become more self-reliant.

  • 14. Heavy Is the Head

    Original air date: 02/22/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay's property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire has to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

  • 15. Finding Fizbo

    Original air date: 03/01/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 03/01/2017 Runtime: 21:37 min. Cam is enraged when he receives an online video showing someone has been desecrating his beloved Fizbo costume, which sets him on a quest to restore Fizbo's good name. Meanwhile, Phil is in for quite the surprise when he finally meets his new soon-to-be stepbrother at Frank's bachelor party. Finally, Manny's newest play hits a little too close to home for Gloria, Claire and Haley when he enlists them to do a read through before he submits it to a young playwright festival.

  • 16. Basketball!

    Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. After choking at last year's charity basketball game, Phil has been training all year to redeem himself. However, when NBA stars Charles Barkley and DeAndre Jordan attend the game and start making bets, Phil tries to not buckle under the pressure. Meanwhile, Gloria has to step up at Manny's school when her nemesis, Donna Duncan, tries to shame her for her lack of involvement at the school. Finally, Claire does whatever it takes to keep a work mistake secret from Jay, while Jay's concerned that Joe doesn't have a healthy fear of him at all.

  • 17. Pig Moon Rising

    Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam's beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to rectify his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

  • 18. Five Minutes

    Original air date: 03/29/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/29/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then, at Rainer's birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria's backseat argument.

  • 19. Frank's Wedding

    Original air date: 04/05/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min. Frank Dunphy's Roaring 20s-themed wedding day is finally here, and to get into the spirit, Phil gets the Dunphy clan to show up in costume. Once Claire and the kids realize they are the only ones dressed up, they feel it's time for a "funny" intervention with Phil. Meanwhile, Jay has mastered the art of saying no, but soon realizes that if you say no too many times, people stop asking; and Cam is in for a big surprise when he finally stops hiding behind Mitchell and stands up to his sister Pam.

  • 20. All Things Being Equal

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 21:09 min.

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 21:09 min. Gloria, Claire, Haley, Alex, Lily, Luke and Manny are equally committed to showing their support for gender equality and the women's movement in very different ways. Meanwhile, Jay and Phil are at odds on how their parking lot attendant, Joan, should be running their lot. And jealousy ensues when Pam prefers Mitchell's help over Cam's with her baby.

  • 21. Alone Time

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Everyone deserves a little alone time now and then, so when Mitch and Jay separately seek out a much-needed retreat from the family and end up at the same resort, it becomes clear just how "related" they really are. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire can't seem to really enjoy the empty-nester life. And Cam, not knowing what to do with himself while Mitch is away, drops in on Gloria to lend a hand.

  • 22. The Graduates

    Original air date: 05/17/2017 Runtime: 21:28 min.

    Original air date: 05/17/2017 Runtime: 21:28 min. The Pritchett-Dunphy- Tucker clan are getting ready for Luke and Manny's big day and dealing with the emotions that come with seeing your kids grow up and leave the nest. And Manny's father, Javier, shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, causing Jay to step in to pick up the pieces.