Modern Family (2009– )
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Under Pressure 

The parents go to open house at school, Alex goes see a therapist, Manny and Luke have a double date with twins, and Mitchell doesn't feel like he's "green" enough after speaking to his neighbor.


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The high school open house puts the parents in a bit of a time warp when Claire finds herself stressed out by all the pressure, Gloria encounters a "mean girl" mom and Jay teaches Phil how to play a little hookie. Elsewhere, Mitchell gets defensive when he encounters his judgemental, environmentalist neighbor and Alex goes to see a therapist. Written by Bjornib

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Comedy | Romance


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15 January 2014 (USA)  »

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The football game Jay and Phil watch is actually a Canadian Football League game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Montreal Alouettes. See more »


Luke Dunphy: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say we're with the wrong people. Let's just switch dates and get this party started.
Piper: What? We don't want to switch!
Zoe: [to Luke] Yeah. I'm not attracted to you.
Piper: [to Manny] And I'm not attracted to you.
Luke Dunphy: Wait a minute. We like all the same things, but you don't think I'm cute?
Zoe: I've got a thing for Latin men.
Piper: I like 'em dumb.
Manny Delgado: Ugh! Well, that's just offensive.
Luke Dunphy: And shallow.
Manny Delgado: Just because we're guys doesn't mean we don't have feelings.
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References Moonstruck (1987) See more »


Modern Family Main Theme
Written by Gabriel Mann
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Pressure and High School Open
7 December 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful episode ! Since i always wanted to see an Alex birthday episode, my wish was fulfilled. The episode so, takes place in the night (the first scene). The whole family (minus Lilly) observe Alex's behavior as she is going to celebrate her 16th birthday. Alex is remorseful and decides to see a therapist where she learns more about herself and finally lets her anger go by crying and hugging her mother. Speaking of Claire, she attends like other parents, to the high school open house. She discovers how much Alex is stressed,being the middle child and the only responsible member of the Dunphy Family.

Jay wanted to give his son -in-law, Phil a lesson, by tricking him with an alcohol bottle. He also encouraged him to skip school by going to the teacher lounge. They finally bond while watching a football game. Of course, there was a drawback when the screen burned. Gloria had no luck. She wanted to impress a mean mother whose son shared a past with Manny. The finally settled their differences, not without a big fight. And Cameron was'not much better, i was glad too see that beginning with fifth season, he switched his musical hat for a coach status. But the principal refused too see him practice dodge-ball, a decision he could'not accept.

Manny and Luke met twins who were interested by them. But since they were dating the wrong twin, they suggest they could switch but they learned that Manny's girl is attracted to Luke and vice-versa, because of stereotypical clichés. They finally flirted with girls.

Back at his house, Mitchell was the only one not to attend the open high school house. Naturally, because he was the only one among the adults to not have a child in high school or not to be a teacher. But he has his nemesis as well : His neighbor Asher, an environmentalist judge who was obsessed with ecology. It did not prevent Lilly from saying that Asher's garden looked like a litter cat. Haley made later a surprise for her cousin, by bringing her a doll house (which was also Mitchell's). However, problems began when the Styrofoams peanuts blew in Asher's yard.

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