Mitchell and Cameron fight to save a tree, Phil and Jay literally come to blows at a kids' birthday party, Claire goes shopping with Gloria--who is suffering from "pregnancy brain," and Alex tries to get an embarrassing photo of Haley.

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Mitchell and Cameron fight to save a tree, Phil and Jay literally come to blows at a kids' birthday party, Claire goes shopping with Gloria--who is suffering from "pregnancy brain," and Alex tries to get an embarrassing photo of Haley.

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At the birthday party Manny and Luke attend, Manny is representing Mexico and asks if anyone cares that he's not from Mexico. Rico Rodriguez is Mexican-American. See more »

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When trying to convince Mitchell to take part in his protest to save the park tree, Cameron asks, "Where were we when Lily first rolled over?" to which Mitchell replies, "Under this tree." However, back in Season 1, Episode 17, one of the main reasons Mitchell quits his well-paying job at a corporate law firm is because he keeps missing Lily's firsts, saying, "She rolled over when I was in Phoenix." See more »

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Alex Dunphy: Hayley took a really embarrassing picture of me late at night. She posted in on Facebook and refused to take it down. It got 873 likes. Meanwhile, there are no bad pictures of Hayley out there. Even her mug shots are cute. But now I get my revenge. One picture of sweaty, dirty Hayley picking up trash on the highway, and we'll be even. It will be my finest hour. In a few years I hope to have more friends and no time for stuff like this.
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References Say Anything... (1989) See more »

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Modern Family When a Tree Falls
28 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Haley has to do community service for assaulting a police officer when she fell on him. Cameron comes in saying that he is upset a tree is being cut down for a parking area. Jay calls in Claire to take care of Gloria for the day. Jay leaves Manny at the game and feels uncomfortable around the other parents. When Mitchell goes to see what Cam is doing he is sitting in the tree to keep it standing, also having a women maybe play him in a movie about it. Cameron then has to go because his theatre group calls for him asking Mitchell to stay in the tree for him. Alex try's to get her revenge on Haley by getting a picture of her doing her community service. After some time Jay gets used to the other fathers. Alex trying to get the photo of Haley sees that she is getting messed up instead. Claire accidentally took a shirt from the store and has to go back in. Phil notices Jay is saying to much and he wants to be the funny one. Jay and Phil go into the ring and ends up beating him. Claire is told to sign a form that she will never come back to the store but then Gloria's water breaks as a distraction. Gloria then tells Claire she faked the pregnancy to get out of trouble. Cameron's tail gets caught in a tree and Haley is the one to get the bad photo of Alex. OK episode with the funniest plot being the one involving the tree.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Eric Stonstreet)


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