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The Best 'Modern Family' Episodes

Updated April 8, 2020 22.3k votes 1.5k voters 100.7k 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 Lost1
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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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  • Express Christmas2
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    Express Christmas

    Dec 07 2011

    Season 3, Episode 10

    The Pritchett clan decide to celebrate Christmas a little early (and in a hurry) so they split...  more
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  • Family Portrait3
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    Family Portrait

    May 19 2010

    Season 1, Episode 24

    "Family Portrait" is the 24th episode and the season finale of the first season of Modern...  more
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  • Hawaii4
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    Hawaii

    May 12 2010

    Season 1, Episode 23

    Jay's plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check....  more
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  • Caught in the Act5
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    Caught in the Act

    Jan 19 2011

    Season 2, Episode 13

    It's Phil and Claire's anniversary, and when the kids go to surprise them with breakfast in...  more
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  • Disneyland6
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    Disneyland

    May 09 2012

    Season 3, Episode 22

    When the family travels to Disneyland, Phil struggles to keep up with Luke, Claire is shocked...  more
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  • Pilot7
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    Pilot

    Sep 23 2009

    Season 1, Episode 1

    The pilot episode of the television series Modern Family, written by Steven Levitan and...  more
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  • Las Vegas 8
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    Las Vegas

    March 26, 2014

    Season 5, Episode 18

    "Las Vegas" is the 18th episode of the fifth season of the American sitcom Modern Family, and...  more
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  • Manny Get Your Gun9
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    Season 2, Episode 8

    It's Manny's birthday and the family is gathering at a restaurant to celebrate, though Manny...  more
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  • Halloween10
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    Halloween

    Oct 27 2010

    Season 2, Episode 6

    Claire gets ready to spookify the Dunphy house for the trick or treaters during her favorite...  more
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  • My Funky Valentine11
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    My Funky Valentine

    Feb 10 2010

    Season 1, Episode 15

    "My Funky Valentine" is the 15th episode of first season of Modern Family. It premiered on ABC...  more
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  • The Incident12
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    The Incident

    Oct 14 2009

    Season 1, Episode 4

    Claire and Mitchell's mother, Dede, drops in for a surprise visit and is determined to make...  more
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  • Strangers on the Treadmill13
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    Strangers on the Treadmill

    Oct 13 2010

    Season 2, Episode 4

    "Strangers on a Treadmill" is the fourth episode of the second season of the American sitcom,...  more
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  • Coal Digger14
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    Coal Digger

    Oct 21 2009

    Season 1, Episode 5

    A family barbecue gets uncomfortable for Gloria and Claire after an incident at school...  more
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  • Someone to Watch Over Lily15
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    Someone to Watch Over Lily

    Apr 20 2011

    Season 2, Episode 20

    Mitchell and Cameron assess their family members in trying to decide who would best take care...  more
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  • Good Cop Bad Dog16
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    Good Cop Bad Dog

    May 11 2011

    Season 9, Episode 22

    Jay advises a dog trainer, while Phil and Claire switch parenting duties to the kids' chagrin....  more
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  • The Kiss17
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    The Kiss

    Sep 29 2010

    Season 2, Episode 2

    "The Kiss" is the second episode of the second season of the American sitcom Modern Family and...  more
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  • Airport 201018
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    Airport 2010

    May 05 2010

    Season 1, Episode 22

    "Airport 2010" is the 22nd episode of the American television sitcom series Modern Family. The...  more
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  • Little Bo Bleep19
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    Little Bo Bleep

    Jan 18 2012

    Season 3, Episode 13

    Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey. Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily's...  more
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  • Slow Down Your Neighbors20
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    Slow Down Your Neighbors

    Jan 05 2011

    Season 2, Episode 11

    "Slow Down Your Neighbors" is the 11th episode of the second season of Modern Family and the...  more
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  • Schooled21
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    Schooled

    Oct 03 2012

    Season 4, Episode 2

    Claire and Phil embarass Haley when they drop her off at college; Manny makes Gloria and Jay...  more
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  • Moon Landing22
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    Moon Landing

    Feb 03 2010

    Season 1, Episode 14

    Claire is upset to find that her friend Valerie is better than her. In the meantime Mitchell...  more
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  • Punkin Chunkin23
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    Punkin Chunkin

    Nov 23 2011

    Season 3, Episode 9

    When an old neighborhood kid returns to town as a hugely successful internet billionaire, it...  more
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  • Boys' Night24
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    Boys' Night

    Mar 23 2011

    Season 2, Episode 18

    Luke becomes friends with a curmudgeon old neighbor, which does not please Phil and Claire....  more
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  • Tableau Vivant25
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    Tableau Vivant

    May 16 2012

    Season 3, Episode 23

    Gloria and Jay bicker while trying to order lunch at a diner. Claire and Cam have different...  more
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