The family's dude ranch vacation turns into disaster when Dylan proposes to Haley, Alex gets an unexpected first kiss, their cowboy guide keeps hitting on Gloria, and Phil goes out of his way to impress Jay.



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The family decides to don their cow boots and hats and head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for some fun and adventure in the great outdoors. While vacationing on Lost Creek Ranch, they try their hands at a little cattle herding, skeet shooting and horseback riding; there are also some big firsts, a huge surprise and an actual face off between Jay and a foe - a cowboy named Hank. Written by ABC Publicity

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21 September 2011 (USA)  »

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This is the first episode aired that the new actor playing Lily appears in. See more »


First scene when the captain of the plane speaks he ends saying United but the plane is painted as a Continental Airlines plane. After than when already landed the plane is different and now it says United. See more »


[Dylan has disapppeared]
Hank: Okay, people, looks like we have a walker. Right now he is facing treacherous terrain, sudden drops, mountain lions, hungry bears... oh, and wolverines. That is if the hypothermia didn't already get him.
Claire Dunphy: [quietly, to herself] Why did we come here again?
Hank: So our best bet is to split up. You two are gonna take to the north hiking trail.
Haley Dunphy: Can I go with my dad instead?
Hank: Negative. I need Buffalo Phil and old-timer to check the Snake River.
Phil Dunphy: [pleased] "Buffalo Phil". Worth the wait.
Jay Pritchett:
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References The Horse Whisperer (1998) See more »


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WOW! a laugh (as usual)
7 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was very surprised and pleased to see all our characters and story to mature in a great manner. Phil talks seriously with jay, Claire gets more anxiety, Luke gets more grown up, cam becomes more funny,Mitch gets more girly, Hailey becomes a woman, and of course lily starts talking(the more the funnier). I'm a 14 year-old from India and got all these episodes form my uncle in the us. i kinda have a crush on Alex or Ariel winter and greatly find her beautiful. I think her reaction towards her first kiss was true, but did not like the character of that guy. he was also kinda fat...anyway, greatly appreciate for this show as it greatly entertains me. i would love to be a part of a family like this. by the way, my favorite character is and always will be Ty Burrell 's.

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