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List of the best Modern Family episodes, as 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.

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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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Pilot Modern Family - Season 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, ...more

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Caught in the Act is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Caught in the Act Modern Family - Season 2 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 ...more

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Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Hawaii Modern Family - Season 1 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 ...more

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My Funky Valentine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
My Funky Valentine Modern Family - Season 1 "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.

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Halloween Modern Family - Season 2 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 ...more

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Coal Digger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Coal Digger Modern Family - Season 1 A family barbecue gets uncomfortable for Gloria and Claire after an incident at school involving Manny and Luke.

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Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Disneyland Modern Family - Season 3 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 ...more

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Fizbo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Fizbo Modern Family - Season 1 Nothing is too big when Phil and Claire decide to throw Luke the biggest and best birthday party a boy could ever want, but when Cameron shows up as Fizbo the Clown, it sets off a chain of ...more

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Arrested is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Arrested Modern Family - Season 4 "Arrested" is the 7th episode of the fourth season of the American sitcom Modern Family, and the series' 79th episode overall. It aired November 7, 2012. The episode was written by ...more

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Family Portrait is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Family Portrait Modern Family - Season 1 "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 ...more

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Little Bo Bleep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Little Bo Bleep Modern Family - Season 3 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.

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The Incident is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
The Incident Modern Family - Season 1 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 ...more

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Manny Get Your Gun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Manny Get Your Gun Modern Family - Season 2 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 ...more

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Election Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Election Day Modern Family - Season 3 "Election Day" is the 19th episode of the third season of the American sitcom Modern Family, and the series' 67th episode overall. This episode originally aired on ABC on April 11, ...more

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Tableau Vivant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Tableau Vivant Modern Family - Season 3 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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Strangers on the Treadmill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Strangers on the Treadmill Modern Family - Season 2 "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 ...more

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Boys' Night is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Boys' Night Modern Family - Season 2 Luke becomes friends with a curmudgeon old neighbor, which does not please Phil and Claire. Meanwhile, Gloria and Manny try to get Jay to join them at the symphony, but in an attempt to avoid ...more

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See You Next Fall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
See You Next Fall Modern Family - Season 2 The whole family is gathering at Jay's before heading out to Alex's graduation ceremony from middle school, but while at the house, Jay is preoccupied hiding a botox mishap from everyone, ...more

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The Musical Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
The Musical Man Modern Family - Season 2 Cameron is overzealous in his planning of the spring musical performance at Luke and Manny's school. Jay's brother visits while Phil convinces the family to be in his new ad.

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Slow Down Your Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Slow Down Your Neighbors Modern Family - Season 2 "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 ...more

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Undeck the Halls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Undeck the Halls Modern Family - Season 1 The Dunphy kids are in trouble again, but this time Claire and Phil are threatening to take Christmas away. Gloria and Manny want to incorporate some of their Colombian practices into Jay's ...more

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Leap Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Leap Day Modern Family - Season 3 "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 ...more

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Moon Landing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Moon Landing Modern Family - Season 1 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.

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The Kiss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
The Kiss Modern Family - Season 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 ...more

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Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Earthquake Modern Family - Season 2 When an earthquake hits, Claire gets stuck in the bathroom with the plumber; Manny experiences an existential crisis while out with Jay; Mitchell and Cameron use the quake as an excuse to get ...more

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Someone to Watch Over Lily is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Someone to Watch Over Lily Modern Family - Season 2 Mitchell and Cameron assess their family members in trying to decide who would best take care of Lily should anything happen to them.

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Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Under Pressure Modern Family - Season 5 "Under Pressure" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of the American sitcom Modern Family, and the series' 108th overall. It was aired on January 15, 2014. The episode was ...more

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Express Christmas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Express Christmas Modern Family - Season 3 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 ...more

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Truth Be Told is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Truth Be Told Modern Family - Season 1 "Truth Be Told" is the 17th episode of the first season of Modern Family. It premiered on American Broadcasting Company on March 10, 2010. During the course of the episode, Phil meets ...more

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Good Cop Bad Dog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Good Cop Bad Dog Modern Family - Season 2 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.

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The Bicycle Thief is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
The Bicycle Thief Modern Family - Season 1 "The Bicycle Thief" is the second episode of the ABC series Modern Family. It originally premiered on American Broadcasting Company in the United States on September 30, 2009. The ...more

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Go Bullfrogs! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Go Bullfrogs! Modern Family - Season 3 Phil takes Haley to visit his alma mater. Claire goes out with Mitchell and Cameron. Gloria and Jay may have to broach a delicate subject with Manny.

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When Good Kids Go Bad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
When Good Kids Go Bad Modern Family - Season 3 Mitchell and Cameron plan an evening with the whole family to break the happy news that they're attempting to adopt another child. However, things go wrong when they realize Lily may not take ...more

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Run For Your Wife is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Run For Your Wife Modern Family - Season 1 Phil is happy to have the house to himself on the first day of school, but Claire does not share his enthusiasm.

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Punkin Chunkin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Punkin Chunkin Modern Family - Season 3 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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Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Unplugged Modern Family - Season 2 In an attempt to reconnect the family, Phil and Claire challenge the family to see who can abstain from using their electronic devices the longest. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron attempt to get ...more

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Princess Party is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Princess Party Modern Family - Season 2 "Princess Party" is the 15th episode of the American comedy television series, Modern Family's second season and the 39th overall. It originally aired on February 16, 2011 on the ...more

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Door to Door is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Door to Door Modern Family - Season 3 Jay helps Manny with a school fundraiser. Claire petitions for a stop sign at a busy intersection. Phil and Luke try to create a viral video. Gloria searches for Stella.

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Hit and Run is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Hit and Run Modern Family - Season 3 "Hit and Run" is the fifth episode of the third season of the American sitcom Modern Family and the series' 53rd episode overall. "Hit and Run" first aired on October 12, ...more

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Phil on Wire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Phil on Wire Modern Family - Season 3 "Phil on Wire" is the third episode of the third season of the American sitcom Modern Family and the show's 51st episode overall. The episode originally aired on September 28, 2011 on ...more

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Starry Night is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Starry Night Modern Family - Season 1 Jay and Mitchell go on their traditional father-and-son outing to see the meteor showers, but Mitchell is upset when he finds out that Manny will be joining them. Cameron and Gloria spend some ...more

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Baby on Board is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Baby on Board Modern Family - Season 3 Gloria's bilingualism comes in handy on Mitchell and Cameron's quest to adopt another child. Meanwhile, Jay and Manny help Lily get ready for a dance recital. Alex goes to her first prom, and ...more

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Aunt Mommy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Aunt Mommy Modern Family - Season 3 Phil and Claire go overboard with drinks, and divulging personal information, on a night out to celebrate the sale of a house to Mitchell and Cameron's friends.

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Mother Tucker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Mother Tucker Modern Family - Season 2 Mitchell tries to tell Cameron how he feels uncomfortable with his mom, Barb Tucker. Meanwhile, Haley breaks up with Dylan much to Phil's dismay and Claire's delight. Jay has a little stomach ...more

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Snip is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Snip Modern Family - Season 4 Phil gets a vasectomy; Gloria and Jay can't agree on whether or not they should find out the sex of the baby; Mitchell tries to steer Cameron towards getting a part-time job.

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En Garde is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
En Garde Modern Family - Season 1 "En Garde" is the seventh episode of the ABC series Modern Family. It premiered on ABC in the United States on November 4, 2009. In the episode, Manny takes up fencing and he is quite ...more

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The One That Got Away is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
The One That Got Away Modern Family - Season 2 "The One That Got Away" is the 24th episode of the second season of the American comedy television series, Modern Family, and the 48th episode overall. It's the last episode of season ...more

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Bringing Up Baby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Bringing Up Baby Modern Family - Season 4 Phil takes Jay on an unconventional fishing trip; Gloria wonders how to break the news about her pregnancy; Dylan temporarily moves in with the Dunphys; Cam and Mich think about adopting a cat.

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Game Changer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Game Changer Modern Family - Season 1 "Game Changer" is the 19th episode of the first season of Modern Family. It premiered on ABC on March 31, 2010. The episode's teleplay was written by Joe Lawson & Alex Herschlag ...more

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Come Fly With Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Modern Family Episodes
Come Fly With Me Modern Family - Season 1 "Come Fly with Me" is the third episode of the ABC series Modern Family. It premiered on ABC in the United States on October 7, 2009. In the episode, Jay tries to spend some time alone ...more