Jay and Gloria throw a surprise birthday party for Manny, but their unborn baby may have other plans. Meanwhile, Haley dates a man twice her age, and Cameron becomes jealous of Mitchell and Lily's relationship



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Bakery Employee
Parking Attendant
Manny's Girlfriend


Jay and Gloria think that with the new baby coming, they have not been able to spend enough time with Many. So they trick him into thinking they were going baby shopping but they were planning his birthday party. Thinking they would be out the house manny went on a date. When Many comes home kissing the girl he becomes upset when everyone sees him. Unfortunately Gloria went into labor and had to go to the hospital. After the birth of baby Joe, they all come together to celebrate.

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Comedy | Romance


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16 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Phil mentions that he at 17 was really close with his friend Stacy's mom, Mrs. Robinson. This references two fictional characters, both of whom are the objects of affection of their daughters boyfriends.

1. "Stacy's Mom" is song by the band Fountains of Wayne.

2. Mrs. Robinson is a character in the movie The Graduate (1967), and the song "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel.

This relates directly to the episode, where Haley is dating an older guy to spite her parents. See more »


During the outdoor scene from Manny's surprise party, you see Phil chomping away on corn on the cob like a madman while watching his daughter's "boyfriend" making obvious sexual moves. When Phil gets up, you see him wiping his mouth with his napkin while leaving some corn on his face. As Phil takes a pair of hedge clippers toward the "boyfriend", Claire jumps up and tells Phil that "they have a gardener", you still some corn on Phil's face. However, as he turns around with Claire by his side, the corn disappears. See more »


Haley Dunphy: I see the look on his face every day. He acts as if he doesn't want me around!
Phil Dunphy: [returning in the other elevator and not seeing Haley] Give me the ticket. I'm going after her. This little 'chicken' game may work for your dad but it doesn't work for me! That's my little girl! I need her to know that no guy on Earth is good enough for her, much less a slimy middle-aged jeans salesman!
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Modern Family Main Theme
Written by Gabriel Mann
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Modern Family Party Crasher
19 January 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Manny's birthday comes along and Jay has forgotten but only to make the upcoming surprise more surprising. Lily is gong through a phase and she gets married to Mitchell which Cameron does not like seeing. Haley's co-worker Kenny comes over and they go out even though he is much older then her, however her parents try to old back from saying anything about Haley's decisions. Gloria and Jay must steal a cake for Manny's upcoming birthday. Lily then gets a toy car and crashes it hurting herself. Gloria and Jay are running late so the two have to drive through the barriers. Claire tells Phil not to do anything about Kenny just because Haley is older now and hopefully will not become a rebel. Mitchell thinks Cameron has been struggling for sometimes but it turns out in general he is doing well with school going well with an example of a performance. The surprise party does not start off well as Manny comes to the house expecting nothing with a girl to kiss only for the family to ruin it with their timing. While Gloria try's to get Manny to come back to the party but somehow because of weird timing the baby wants to come even though she is not letting it. Manny comes down to the family but then Gloria's water breaks and she is about to have the baby. Some more injuries for Lily with the eye patch and being thrown in the water. At the hospital we learn she called for Cameron's help when she fell into the pool. It turns Haley was just trying to trick her parents into giving her some boundaries and then forgives her dad when she hears his true feelings. Gloria has her baby and everyone seems happy at the end. I was expecting the birthing episode to win Vergara an Emmy but this episode did nothing for her and made no point of showing comedy from birth which is good because I would not be able to deal with a screaming Gloria in labour. The episode was just boring and nothing special happened or anything really memorable which is what the show has been like for some time now.

EPISODE GRADE: C (MVP: Sofia Vergara)

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