Modern Family: Season 2, Episode 24

The One That Got Away (25 May 2011)

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Jay wants nothing more than to have a quiet birthday out fishing on the lake, but the family take that as him wanting a big celebration, and in their frantic scramble to put everything ... See full summary »


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Jay wants nothing more than to have a quiet birthday out fishing on the lake, but the family take that as him wanting a big celebration, and in their frantic scramble to put everything together, Claire and Mitchell wind up trapped in the yard of their childhood home; Phil runs into his old college nemesis while at the mall with Gloria and Lily; Cameron gets himself into some hot water at the bakery, and the kids frantically do some creative editing on grandpa's birthday video, all of which leaves Jay with a headache. Written by ABC Publicity

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Jay's birthday is on April 1st. In the finale of season 2, "The One That Got Away", the families watch a video edited by Luke. The date stamp on the parts of the video which were shot on that day ('Jay Pritchett: A life in words and pictures' and the skateboard video of Luke) show April 1st. See more »


Luke Dunphy: Leave it to me. I'll just do some creative editing. Just give me two hours, then another hour. Someone get me a chocolate milk, with extra salt.
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Jay's birthday
15 March 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Birthday celebrations for grown ups are sometimes a pain in the neck. We are not sure what to get the person, what to do in order to show our love and appreciation for what they mean to us. Jay Pritchett is fully aware of what he is in for when his family decide to honor him.

At the Dunphys, the kids are putting together a video in which all the members of the family contribute with favorite moments to be shown at Jay's celebration. Claire goes one step further. She likes to recreate a point in her life based on an old photograph in which she and Mitchell are shown some years back. For that matter, Mitchell and Claire want to take a new picture at the house where they lived back in those days, something that backfires when they meet a formidable foe, a mean dog.

Claire has plans for going to the mall. Cameron is too stressed out with the caring of Lily. He decides to dump her on Gloria, with the excuse the girl was asking for her. Cam meets Manny, who is facing a dilemma with a girl he likes. Cam is not exactly the one to offer much advice to the boy, but delving into his younger days, he offers his views on baseball.

At the mall, Gloria, pushing Lily's stroller, runs into Phil. Everyone they meet compliments them as making a good couple and about their cute daughter. Phil meets an older friend he has not seen in years. The man takes it for granted Phil is married to Gloria. The man has a confession, he had a crush on Claire Pritchett!

James Bagdonas, new to the sitcom, directed this chapter. The screenplay was written by Brad Walsh, Elaine Ko, Paul Corrigan and Dan O'Shannon. Writing is one of the best elements going for this funny sitcom that examines with humor the situation of three different families that are interconnected to one another.

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