Modern Family: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (23 Sep. 2009)

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Jay must adapt to his young new wife, Gloria and her son. Meanwhile, Claire deals with her own family. Mitchell and Cam decide to adopt a baby.



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Jay recently married Gloria. Now Jay is trying hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter Colombian wife, along with her passionate pre-teen son, Manny. Claire is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except that he thinks he's "down" with their three kids, much to all their embarrassment. And, Mitchell and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just made a major life change by adopting a Vietnamese baby named Lily. Written by

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Ed O'Neil has a daughter named Claire in real life, and his other daughter is named Sofia, the real name of his TV wife. See more »


In the scene where Dylan visits Haley at home, when Claire grabs Dylan as he's going up the stairs you can see a member of the crew in the mirror in the background behind Claire. See more »


Claire Dunphy: Honey, do you have anything to say to your daughter about her skirt?
Phil Dunphy: Sorry. Oh yeah, that looks really cute sweetheart.
Claire Dunphy: No, it's way too short. People know you're a girl you don't need to prove it to them.
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References High School Musical (2006) See more »


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Written by Michael Baiardi and Charles Tolbert
Produced by Michael Baiardi
Performed by Chuck The Triple Threat
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Not bad, kinda funny. Ty Burrell is the star of the show!
19 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This show has been on the air for about 4 years now, and i had not seen a single episode until i watched the pilot on demand today. And my thoughts, i think it's funny, the scripts are decent,and while the plot is all over the place and there are a bit to many cast members i thinks it's a decent show. Ty Burrell is the star of the cast. His acting is funny, and his character lovably childish and silly. My favorite scene from the episode is that of when he accidentally shoots his son on the hand and then shoots Sarah Hyland's boyfriend and then himself. It was hilarious. I loved it. The show also has a gay couple, which i feel was a good addition, i mean it's different, and different is good. This show also has a Hispanic family with a wife who marries an old guy, which i felt was pushing it but in the end it all worked out. I think they could have done better to cut Ariel Winter's character as she has little use to the cast and there's already so many characters. I just feel this show has an excellent script and will probably have many good episodes out there! i'll have to rent the rest! A success!

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