Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 5

Open House of Horrors (24 Oct. 2012)

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Claire tries to scare Phil on Halloween night, Cameron tries to show off his new slimmer body at his Halloween party, and Mitchell's white lie about Lily's mother gets him in trouble.


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Claire tries to scare Phil on Halloween night, Cameron tries to show off his new slimmer body at his Halloween party, and Mitchell's white lie about Lily's mother gets him in trouble.

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Modern Family Open House of Horrors
24 October 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Claire was told to tone down the Halloween decorations because the house was too scary for everyone. Lily wants to be a princess for Halloween every year because Mitchell told Lily that her mother was a princess. The costumes the guys get are wrong because Cam gets the bull and Mitchell the matador. Jay gets a car ticket even after flirting with the female police women. Manny gets set home because he set off the fire alarm by accident. The whole neighborhood is afraid of Claire and they do not come to her house. When some teenage trick or treaters egg Gloria's house she wants to kill them. Cameron is flashing all his guests because he wants them to see his body while Lily thinks every princess is her mom. At an empty house alone Claire comes to the house to try to scare Phil. Jay tells Gloria that her being angry is just hormones from being a princess. Cameron finds out that Mitchell told Lily her mom was a princess. Phil looks for Claire in the house but he has buyers coming to the house. When the buyers leave the house Phil is alone in the house with Claire trying to scare him. It turns out that Claire is home with the kids but instead she uses her kids to scare him so much. OK episode unlike the previous Halloween episode.

EPISODE GRADE: B- (MVP: Julie Bowen)

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