Modern Family (2009– )
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Claire needs the family's help to run Halloween smoothly at their house. Jay and Manny have fun at Gloria's expense, and the holiday brings back painful memories for Cameron.


Michael Spiller


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet ... Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter ... Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado
Justin Kirk ... Charlie Bingham
Matt Besser ... Jerry
Amir Talai ... Dale
Ryan Gaul ... Lance
Chris Erric Maddox ... Ethan


Claire loves Halloween and is gearing up to spookify the Dunphy house for the trick or treaters. She gives each family member a role to play, but none of it goes quite right... Cameron can't shake a traumatic childhood experience and hates the holiday, Mitchell has had a terrible day at work, and Gloria is acting weird after Jay and Manny teased her about her accent. Written by ABC Publicity

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

27 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


First Halloween themed episode. See more »


In Cameron's story, he's 10 years old and his friend is dressed as a Ghostbuster. Cameron was born in 1972 (leap year), which means his story takes place in 1982. Ghostbusters was not released until 1984. See more »


Jay Pritchett: Tell me you did something about the costumes.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: I'm going to get them this afternoon. You are going to be a gargle and I am goint to be an evil village bruja.
Jay Pritchett: I know less now than I did when I asked.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: A bruja is a witch and a gargle is a gargle.
Manny Delgado: She means gargoyle.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: That's what I said.
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Comedy at it's absolute finest!
27 October 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Modern Family is the funniest show on TV right now, no doubt about it. Halloween, though, is extremely well written and acted, even for this show. It has great story lines, believable scenarios, and the performances are all top notch here. This is he prime example of why the show won the coveted Emmy in it's first season, and is still going strong. Sofia Vergara especially has been incredible so far this season, and expect her to win the Emmy next year for Supporting Actress. All in all, this stands as the best episode of Modern Family to date, and the funniest as well. You can't do any better as far as comedies go, and consider yourself lucky Modern Family is here.

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