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Modern Family: Season 3: Episode 21 -- Phil's judgment gets a little clouded when he goes car shopping with his new buddy, Andre.


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Original Air Date:
2 May 2012 (Season 3, Episode 21)
Phil makes an impulsive car purchase and wonders how Claire will react, Jay struggles to get himself and his family to a weekend with the guys at Pebble Beach, and Mitchell and Cameron lose Lily's stuffed bunny on the subway. | Full synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Alan Spiller  (as Michael Spiller)
Writing credits
Christopher Lloyd (created by) &
Steven Levitan (created by)

Paul Corrigan (written by) &
Brad Walsh (written by)

Produced by
Cindy Chupack .... co-executive producer
Paul Corrigan .... executive producer
Abraham Higginbotham .... co-executive producer
Ben Karlin .... consulting producer
Steven Levitan .... executive producer
Christopher Lloyd .... executive producer
Jeffrey Morton .... co-executive producer (as Jeff Morton)
Dan O'Shannon .... executive producer
Jeffrey Richman .... co-executive producer
Chris Smirnoff .... producer
Brad Walsh .... executive producer
Bill Wrubel .... executive producer
Sally Young .... co-producer
Danny Zuker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gabriel Mann 
Cinematography by
James R. Bagdonas 
Film Editing by
Steven Rasch 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg 
Production Design by
Richard Berg 
Art Direction by
Claire Bennett 
Set Decoration by
Tara Stephenson 
Costume Design by
Alix Friedberg 
Makeup Department
Alyson Black-Barrie .... key hair stylist
Mary Ann Hennings .... key hair stylist
Stephanie L. Massie .... makeup department head
Rhonda O'Neal .... assistant hair stylist
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair stylist
K. Troy Zestos .... department head hair
Production Management
Curt M. Pratt .... production supervisor
Kyle Weber .... post-production supervisor
Sally Young .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Heffernan .... second second assistant director (as Matthew W. Heffernan)
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director (as Jim Hensz)
Helena Lamb .... second assistant director
Art Department
Claire Bennett .... assistant art director
Katie Hampton .... art coordinator
Ike Hassid .... construction foreman
Rick Ladomade .... property master
Michael Voelker .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Daniel A. Greenwald .... additional boom operator
Brian Harman .... re-recording mixer
Penny Harold .... supervising sound editor
Michael Kalifa .... sound recordist
Dan Lipe .... boom operator
Dean Okrand .... re-recording mixer
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer
Patrick Sexton .... series promo sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Tibbo .... production sound mixer
Lisa Varetakis .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Thomas Mertz .... special effects coordinator (as Tom Mertz)
Visual Effects by
Mary Joy Macalintal .... visual effects coordinator
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Trey Clinesmith .... camera operator
Hugo Cortina .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Hinz .... key grip
Brandon Mastrippolito .... camera operator
Karen Neal .... still photographer
Hopper Stone .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Allen Hooper .... casting associate
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Matthew Maisto .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Amondson .... set costumer
Eden Clark Coblenz .... costume supervisor
Cheryl Cravedi .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gregory Barna .... assistant editor
Russell Lynch .... colorist
Jude A. Wiley .... dailies operater
Jeff Winston .... on-line editor
Location Management
Matthew B. Chamberlin .... location manager
Music Department
Mark Hadley .... musician: electric guitar
Transportation Department
Mike Paventi .... transportation coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver
Other crew
David Blundell .... production staff
Tom Chung .... production accountant
Neal Cornell .... assistant writer
Cheryl Cravedi .... production staff
Guin Dill .... animal trainer
Bianca Douglas .... writers' assistant
Natalie Dvir .... assistant: Steven Levitan
Leah Ferrarini .... production staff
Stephanie Fugleberg .... key set production assistant
Iwona Kanclerz .... script supervisor
Elaine Ko .... executive story editor
Dan Lipe .... production staff
Josh Littman .... production staff
Anthony Lombardo .... writers production assistant
Craig Losben .... assistant: Christopher Lloyd
Meg Marchand .... set production assistant
Rebekah Martz .... production staff
Clint McCray .... script coordinator
Steven Miller .... production staff
Sarah Quale .... production coordinator
Martha Ross .... production assistant
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer
Charlie Trainer .... production staff
Johnny Wittman .... production staff
Mark Zuckerbrow .... production assistant
Charles Breiner .... stand-in (uncredited)
Matthew Plassman .... office production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Levitan  created by
Christopher Lloyd  created by

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Additional Details

21 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: The scrolling sign on the subway car that Mitchell, Cam and Lily get off of reads "Not in Service".See more »
Mitchell Pritchett:We took Lily on her first train ride. Just a quick trip to Chinatown.
Cameron Tucker:I was worried she would think we were taking her back to Vietnam, but she seemed okay.
Mitchell Pritchett:Yeah, yeah. Possibly because she was an infant when she left Vietnam. Also, Vietnam's not China.
Cameron Tucker:Well, I had a lollipop with me, just in case.
[cut to Cameron, Mitchell, and Lily getting off the train]
Cameron Tucker:I love that we're doing this. It's important for her to explore the city she lives in.
Mitchell Pritchett:So much diversity. Keep your wallet in your front pocket.
Lily Tucker-Pritchett:My shoe's untied.
Cameron Tucker:Oh, sweetie, it is. Here, have a seat. Right here, there you go. Hey, hold Bunny.
[Cameron tosses Bunny to Mitchell; it sails past him and lands in the train]
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