Modern Family: Season 2, Episode 22

Good Cop Bad Dog (12 May 2011)

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Phil and Claire trade discipline roles for the day, Gloria forces Jay to listen to a horrible business proposal, and Mitchell tries to convince a sick Cameron to let him go to the Lady Gaga concert without him.



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Phil and Claire trade discipline roles for the day, Gloria forces Jay to listen to a horrible business proposal, and Mitchell tries to convince a sick Cameron to let him go to the Lady Gaga concert without him.

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Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda appears in this episode as "Guillermo." See more »


When Mitchell is talking to Cam about going to the concert without him, the amount of tissues on the bed changes between shots. See more »


Phil Dunphy: Note to Claire: if you want family drama, rent Spy Kids. They save their parents. You think they could have done that if they got yelled at?
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13 March 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Today's episode zeroes in on discipline, and/or the lack of it. The three families are examined in ways of how they deal with this important aspect of raising a family.

For Claire and Phil, they must face a situation created when Luke and Manny barged, unannounced in the girls' room when the girls were changing. Claire threatens all kinds of punishment. Phil, trying to stay away from the conflict, gets it from Claire. She wants him to get the girls into cleaning their own bathroom that needs it badly. Phil who was looking forward taking the boys to ride at a theme park, which Claire ultimately does, leaving Phil to take care of Haley and Alex.

Cameron and Mitchell have tickets for a Lady Gaga concert. Cam is not feeling well, a big disappointment for his partner who has all intentions of going to see this gay icon in person. Mitch gets help from Claire. He must do everything possible to make Cam feel better so maybe he is ready for the show, but Cam is clearly not up to going. Mitch is determined to go anyhow. At the end we see Mitch is seen sitting next to his sleeping partner wearing the glittering souvenir from the concert, which betrays his explanation to Cam of having been in all night.

At Jay and Gloria's there is a different situation. Gloria has been talking to Guillermo, an enterprising man with a good idea for starting his own business for pets. He has brought along one of the dogs. Jay is not too fond of the idea of having Guillermo leave the pooch, but Manny is all excited when he sees the dog. Jay finally ends the stand by accepting the cute little dog for the house.

Fred Savage directed this episode written by Abraham Higginbotham, Jeffrey Richman and Elaine Ko. There are laughs in this chapter as the different stories play out. The cast does a wonderful job under Mr. Savage direction.

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