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The Best 'Modern Family' Episodes

Updated April 8, 2020 22.6k votes 1.5k voters 102.4k views201 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Modern Family episodes, no matter how popular they are.

This list of the best Modern Family episodes is determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Modern Family episodes of all time are. Family show fans will also be interested in the best Malcolm in the Middle episodes and the best episodes of another ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs

Fans of Modern Family are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists - so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is after eleven seasons and so many years watching everybody grow up. Some of the best quotes have come from Modern Family, as they bicker

List ranges from "Halloween" to "Starry Night," plus much more. What is the best Modern Family episode of all time? Look below and find out. Featuring the funniest and newest episodes, consider this your guide.

 

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    Connection Lost

    February 25, 2015

    Season 6, Episode 16

    Claire does some online snooping that causes drama with the rest of the family.

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    Las Vegas

    March 26, 2014

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 5, Episode 18

    "Las Vegas" is the 18th episode of the fifth season of the American sitcom Modern Family, and the series' 114th overall. It was aired on March 26, 2014. The episode was written by Paul Corrigan, Brad...  more
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    Express Christmas

    Dec 07 2011

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 3, Episode 10

    The Pritchett clan decide to celebrate Christmas a little early (and in a hurry) so they split up to gather the holiday trappings as Mitchell, Alex and Lily hunt for a tree, Gloria and Luke fetch the...  more
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    Hawaii

    May 12 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 23

    Jay's plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check. Meanwhile, Phil tries to make the trip romantic for Claire, Mitchell and Cameron disagree on whether...  more
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    Family Portrait

    May 19 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 24

    "Family Portrait" is the 24th episode and the season finale of the first season of Modern Family. It originally premiered May 19, 2010 on ABC. The episode was written by Ilana Wernick and directed by...  more
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    Disneyland

    May 09 2012

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 3, Episode 22

    When the family travels to Disneyland, Phil struggles to keep up with Luke, Claire is shocked when they run into Dylan, Jay and Gloria disagree about what are sensible shoes for the day, and Mitch...  more
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    Caught in the Act

    Jan 19 2011

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 2, Episode 13

    It's Phil and Claire's anniversary, and when the kids go to surprise them with breakfast in bed, they get a surprise of their own. Jay and Gloria's plans for a Vegas vacation are ruined because of a...  more
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    Pilot

    Sep 23 2009

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 1

    The pilot episode of the television series Modern Family, written by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd and directed by Jason Winer, premiered on ABC in the United States on September 23, 2009. The...  more
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    Halloween

    Oct 27 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 2, Episode 6

    Claire gets ready to spookify the Dunphy house for the trick or treaters during her favorite holiday. She gives each family member a role to play, but nothing goes right. Cameron won't stop hating...  more
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    SeriesModern Family

    Season 2, Episode 8

    It's Manny's birthday and the family is gathering at a restaurant to celebrate, though Manny himself is depressed about getting older. Phil and Claire decide to engage in a not-so-friendly car race...  more
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    The Incident

    Oct 14 2009

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 4

    Claire and Mitchell's mother, Dede, drops in for a surprise visit and is determined to make amends with everyone she offended during what has been deemed "the incident" at Jay and Gloria's wedding....  more
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    My Funky Valentine

    Feb 10 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 15

    "My Funky Valentine" is the 15th episode of first season of Modern Family. It premiered on ABC on February 10, 2010. It was written by Jerry Collins and directed by Michael Spiller....  more
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    Coal Digger

    Oct 21 2009

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 5

    A family barbecue gets uncomfortable for Gloria and Claire after an incident at school involving Manny and Luke....  more
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    Strangers on the Treadmill

    Oct 13 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 2, Episode 4

    "Strangers on a Treadmill" is the fourth episode of the second season of the American sitcom, Modern Family and the 28th episode of the series overall. The episode originally aired October 13, 2010...  more
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    Good Cop Bad Dog

    May 11 2011

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 9, Episode 22

    Jay advises a dog trainer, while Phil and Claire switch parenting duties to the kids' chagrin. Mitchell has an extra Lady Gaga ticket when Cameron ends up sick....  more
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    The Kiss

    Sep 29 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 2, Episode 2

    "The Kiss" is the second episode of the second season of the American sitcom Modern Family and the 26th episode overall. The episode aired September 29, 2010. It was written by Abraham Higginbotham...  more
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    Airport 2010

    May 05 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 22

    "Airport 2010" is the 22nd episode of the American television sitcom series Modern Family. The episode premiered on May 5, 2010, on American Broadcasting Company. The episode was written by Bill...  more
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    Little Bo Bleep

    Jan 18 2012

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 3, Episode 13

    Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey. Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily's language before her turn as a flower girl. Jay blames Stella's strange behavior on Gloria....  more
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    Moon Landing

    Feb 03 2010

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 1, Episode 14

    Claire is upset to find that her friend Valerie is better than her. In the meantime Mitchell helps Gloria with legal issues and Jay had a hard time in the locker room....  more
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    Schooled

    Oct 03 2012

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 4, Episode 2

    Claire and Phil embarass Haley when they drop her off at college; Manny makes Gloria and Jay take a class; Lily gets into a tussle on her first day of kindergarten....  more
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    Slow Down Your Neighbors

    Jan 05 2011

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 2, Episode 11

    "Slow Down Your Neighbors" is the 11th episode of the second season of Modern Family and the 35th episode overall. It originally aired on January 5, 2011 on the American Broadcasting Company. The...  more
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    Punkin Chunkin

    Nov 23 2011

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 3, Episode 9

    When an old neighborhood kid returns to town as a hugely successful internet billionaire, it gets Phil thinking of what could have been. Jay feels Manny could use a little dose of constructive...  more
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    Tableau Vivant

    May 16 2012

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 3, Episode 23

    Gloria and Jay bicker while trying to order lunch at a diner. Claire and Cam have different theories on how to discipline kids. Luke accepts an award under false pretenses. Phil has a hard time...  more
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    Phil's Sexy, Sexy House

    November 18, 2015

    Season 7, Episode 7

    Phil is selling an upscale home where various members of the family sneak off for alone time.

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    Leap Day

    Feb 29 2012

    SeriesModern Family

    Season 3, Episode 17

    "Leap Day" is the 17th episode of the third season of the American sitcom Modern Family, and the series' 65th episode overall. It aired on February 29, 2012. The episode was written by Danny Zuker...  more