The Best 'Modern Family' Episodes

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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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  • Express Christmas

    Express Christmas

    December 07, 2011
    168 votes
    • Series: Modern Family

    Delivering side-splitting laughs and wholesome holiday cheer, "Express Christmas" captures the magic of an early, impromptu celebration in the face of impending family separation. Phil's use of a razor as a weapon, Gloria and Mitchell's raucous Christmas tree escapade, and Cam and Jay's heart-to-heart support the adage that the best gift is each other.

  • Connection Lost

    Connection Lost

    February 25, 2015
    280 votes

    Claire frantically tracks Haley's whereabouts through tech-savvy methods in this unique episode, showcasing our modern digital dependence while receiving accolades for its innovative storytelling technique and brilliant execution. Fans adore the episode for incorporating a guest appearance from Adam DeVine as Andy and a touching family reunion scene.

  • Las Vegas

    Las Vegas

    March 26, 2014
    152 votes
    • Series: Modern Family

    The entire clan finds itself in Sin City, where exhilarating casino hijinks and side-splitting misadventures remind viewers of the fun, the glamour, and the occasional mishaps. The masterful comedic crescendo featuring Fred Armisen, Stephen Merchant, and Patton Oswalt as guest stars solidifies the episode's status as a fan favorite.

  • Family Portrait

    Family Portrait

    May 19, 2010
    299 votes
    • Series: Modern Family

    Chaos ensues in the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker households as they attempt to capture the perfect family photograph, juxtaposing hilarious misunderstandings with heartwarming conversations such as Jay's thoughts on fatherhood and the importance of family. Laughter abounds as everyone navigates between wet paint, muddy pools, and ill-timed squabbles, culminating in a memorable masterpiece emblematic of their love.

  • Disneyland
    May 09, 2012
    287 votes
    • Series: Modern Family

    The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker triple family unit adventures to the happiest place on earth, capturing the perfect blend of sentimental emotion along with hilarious amusement park misadventures. From Gloria's throbbing feet to Dylan's surprise appearance, this quintessential episode takes viewers on a wild roller coaster ride.

  • Caught in the Act

    Caught in the Act

    January 19, 2011
    373 votes
    • Series: Modern Family

    The parents find themselves in sticky situations, as Claire and Phil's romantic rendezvous gets interrupted and Cameron and Mitchell are trapped in their bedroom by a movie projection mishap. Fans treasure the episode's focus on laughs and cleverly-written scenarios that keep the spirit of Modern Family alive and well.