Mitchell tells Jay that one of his friends is gay to teach him a lesson, Claire gets frustrated with Phil's new master remote control, and Gloria gives Manny's "date" a makeover to improve her self-esteem.



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Mitchell plants the seed in Jay's head that he thinks one of Jay's old buddies, Shorty, might be secretly gay. Jay doesn't believe it for a second... except for all the questionable signs he now keeps noticing. Meanwhile Gloria gives Manny's date a makeover and Claire faces off with Phil's universal remote. Written by ABC Publicity

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20 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Phil Dunphy: I just installed a sweet home theater system in the family room. The, uh, trouble is... Claire struggles with technology of any kind. I mean, remotes, cell phones, computers.
Claire Dunphy: [entering Haley's room in her bra and panties, with her nightgown open] Haley, have you seen my blue...
Dylan: [on Haley's webcam] Hey, Mrs. Dunphy.
Claire Dunphy: Oh, hey, Dylan.
Phil Dunphy: [open mouthed] You know I can see you, right?
Claire Dunphy: [frozen in fear] No, I did not know that.
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The One With The Universal Remote...
24 October 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this episode. It's one of my all-time favorite episodes from this season. It's just so funny, and I can't get enough.

In this episode, Mitchell goes out with Jay, and meets one of Jay's friends. Mitchell realizes that he's obviously gay, and tells his Dad, who of course, doesn't believe him. But now, Jay starts to notice things that make him start to believe Mitchell's words. Meanwhile, Claire is sick, and tired of Phil's new universal remote, because she can't get it to work properly. And Gloria gives Manny's "date" a makeover, to help boost her self-esteem.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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