Claire leaves Phil at home to watch the kids while she applies to run for public office, Mitchell and Cameron are victimized by a hit-and-run driver, and an annoying client asks Jay to "wow" him.



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Jay is frustrated at work, Manny is stressed out about school work, Gloria would like to help but no one seems to want it. Phil and Claire run into Councilman Duane Bailey again, who is out campaigning for his second run, and he's just as irritating as they remembered -- so much so that Claire may give him a run for his money. Mitch and Cam get into a fender bender and the other car flees, which becomes the tipping point for all the men in the family who decides to take out their frustrations on the kid giving Haley problems. Written by ABC Publicity

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12 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Claire Dunphy: Phil, where are you, honey? I need to talk to you. Do you know what our daughter did?
Phil Dunphy: [trying to cover up Alex's stupor] Nothing. She's fine. She's reading.
Claire Dunphy: No, not her. Haley. Haley, come over here. I wanna talk to you.
Phil Dunphy: There she is! Not a scratch on her.
Claire Dunphy: You have something you wanna say to us?
Haley Dunphy: Uh...
Claire Dunphy: Mmm... let me help you out here. Fake IDs?
Phil Dunphy: What?
Claire Dunphy: Mm-hmm. Haley tried to get her and her friends some fake IDs.
Haley Dunphy: I wasn't going to use them for drinking. We just wanted to get into this club to see a...
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Rear ended
1 May 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

There are several ideas running through this episode of "Modern Family" one of the best sitcoms on television. Directed by Jason Winer and written by Elaine Ko, the episode presents a series of conflicts about different members of the family and how they deal with their problems.

One of the most serious ones concerns Mitch and Cam. They are seen at a movie theater watching the previews. A father with two small children come and sits right behind them. Cam is horrified: how dare this man bring his small kids to such a violent film. As they go arguing back and forth, it turns out the duo has been sitting in the wrong theater where a kid oriented film will be shown. Not content with the embarrassment, as they drive home, someone rears end them.

Claire has a new cause. When she meets the councilman that rejected her plea for a traffic light in her area, she knows exactly what she will do: she will run against the man. At home there are problems with Haley, she borrowed money to buy fake IDs for her friends and she was cheated. The men hearing about it during a gathering at Jay's decide to take matters in their own hands.

This chapter keeps in line with the story line set by the creators. It always involve every one in the three families, one way or another. That way, no one gets singled out to be seen more than the rest.

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