Modern Family: Season 1, Episode 4

The Incident (14 Oct. 2009)

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Jay's ex-wife (Shelley Long) shows up for the first time following a nasty incident at Gloria and Jay's wedding.



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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. Needless to say, no one is thrilled to see her and everything comes to a head when the whole family shows up to dinner at Claire's house. Written by - courtesy of ABC Press

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Claire's mother mentions her ex-boyfriend as "Ricky", but in the 2nd season, when her mother visit's again and brings her ex-boyfriend (Matt Dillon) he is referred to as "Robbie". See more »


DeDe Pritchett: [At Jay and Gloria's wedding] When I first met Gloria and Jay told me they were getting married; I thought it was a match made in heaven; Jay's money and Gloria's boobs.
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The Best Episode Ever.
28 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is nothing about this episode that wasn't hilarious.

Summary: Mitchell answers the door one day to find his mom standing there. She mentions an "incident" which turns out to be her getting drunk at Jay & Gloria's wedding and ruining the whole thing. She uses Mitchell to help apologize.

This is the first episode of Modern Family I ever saw. And I still think it's the funniest ever. It's a great introduction to Dylan, and this is one episode where I actually could put up with Haley. The way this episode plays out is the best, especially the song at the end (if you've seen this, you know what I'm talking about). If you like this show but haven't seen "The Incident", then go onto, and GO SEE THIS EPISODE RIGHT NOW! You will love it. That's a guarantee. 10/10

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