Known for its witty banter and loveable characters, “Modern Family” is a sitcom sensation for fans of all ages. Whether you watch it a lot or just started, this 11-season comedy series will make you laugh a lot.
Come along for the ride as we rank the 14 best “Modern Family” episodes ever released.
1. Connection Lost (Season 6, Episode 16)
“Connection Lost” unfolds on a laptop screen, cleverly framing the characters’ conversations within video chats and messaging apps. When Haley (Sarah Hyland) suddenly disappears after an argument, her mother, Claire (Julie Bowen), frantically scours her Facebook updates for clues about her whereabouts.
The episode’s hilarious dialogue and unique presentation make it a fan favorite, earning an IMDb score of 9.5 out of 10.
2. Las Vegas (Season 5, Episode 18)
In “Las Vegas,” the adult members of the cast find themselves in the glitzy and glamorous city to celebrate Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) anniversary. Wacky shenanigans reach an all-time high as Claire gambles away, Phil (Ty Burrell) joins a secret magician’s club, and Jay goes to great lengths to upgrade his room to a luxury suite.
Featuring guest appearances by Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen, this episode is filled with unexpected moments but still manages to end on an entertaining note.
3. Caught in the Act (Season 2, Episode 13)
As dedicated fans already know, there’s one comedic element the show delivers best: putting its characters in embarrassing situations. “Caught in the Act” offers just that, as Phil and Claire find themselves in a panic after their kids walk in on them getting intimate.
As they go about awkwardly explaining themselves, Gloria is wound up in a mishap of her own, having sent an inappropriate email by mistake.
4. Fulgencio (Season 4, Episode 13)
“Fulgencio” is an homage-slash-spoof of The Godfather, recreating its visual style in inventive ways.
Jay bickers with Gloria’s in-laws about his newborn son’s name, who the in-laws insist should be Fulgencio Umberto Pritchett.
5. American Skyper (Season 6, Episode 24)
“American Skyper” revolves around Alex’s (Ariel Winter) high school graduation. Phil, unable to attend in person, virtually meets the family through a tablet propped up on a human-sized stand.
While the episode is filled with amusing scenes, it concludes with touching moments that serve as a reminder that the show’s essence is about familial love.
6. Finale Part 2 (Season 11, Episode 18)
As the entire cast says their emotional goodbyes in “Finale Part 2,” audiences get a chance to reflect on how much has changed throughout the show’s 11-year run.
A fitting end to a show about growing up and navigating life changes, the Dunphy kids prepare to set out independently.
7. Fizbo (Season 1, Episode 9)
“Fizbo,” named after Cam’s (Eric Stonestreet) clown persona, is equal parts lighthearted and intriguing.
It begins with a tension-filled scene at a hospital, suggesting that someone is seriously injured. The story is pieced together through flashbacks, where Cam is shown in full costume for Luke’s (Nolan Gould) birthday party, Manny (Rico Rodriguez) attempts to impress a girl, and a poisonous scorpion goes missing.
8. My Funky Valentine (Season 1, Episode 15)
A riveting take on the romantic holiday, “My Funky Valentine” depicts Phil and Claire on a one-of-a-kind date. Things are going swell until a wardrobe malfunction disrupts the lovey-dovey atmosphere.
Meanwhile, at a live show, Jay and Gloria’s age gap is spotlighted as an easy target for a stand-up comedian.
9. Schooled (Season 4, Episode 2)
“Schooled” will resonate deeply with any parent on the brink of tears sending their child off to school.
In this episode, Haley heads to college while Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) is dropped off at kindergarten—and in true “Modern Family” fashion, these milestones are painted with a blend of petty conflicts and heartwarming moments.
10. The Wedding, Part 2 (Season 5, Episode 24)
Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam finally tie the knot in “The Wedding, Part 2!”
Did it turn out to be the picture-perfect wedding they had always dreamed of? Not exactly, but with tireless support from loved ones and heartfelt reconciliations, it was a special occasion that moved viewers to tears.
11. Phil’s Sexy, Sexy House (Season 7, Episode 7)
“Phil’s Sexy, Sexy House” is a quintessential Thanksgiving episode, showcasing the series’ signature humor and talent for weaving multiple narratives into a 20-minute story.
Chaos ensues as Haley, Cam, Mitchell, and others independently sneak into the upscale house Phil is selling, unaware that they all have similar plans.
12. The Party (Season 7, Episode 18)
Dynamic duo Manny and Luke are assigned to look after Lily in “The Party.”
While the grown-ups treat themselves to a day of relaxation, the two boys are left to handle a crisis on their own.
13. A Year of Birthdays (Season 10, Episode 22)
As the tight-knit family anticipates the birth of Haley’s twins, they reflect on how they spent their birthdays the year before. Aptly titled “A Year of Birthdays,” this episode provides viewers with a glimpse into each character’s antics as they mark another year older.
From Manny’s rejected proposal to Cam’s secret-spilling party, this episode highlights the events that shaped their characters and solidified the bonds they share with each other.
14. Family Portrait (Season 1, Episode 24)
Season 1 wraps with “Family Portrait,” in which Claire tries to gather everyone for a group picture, but things don’t go as planned. While she busies herself arranging the photo spot, her husband Phil sits courtside at a Lakers Game with Gloria, Alex, and Luke.
The highlight of the episode is when the live TV broadcast reveals Phil in the audience, completely ignoring Claire’s phone call. In the end, the families come together to snap a chaotic yet personality-filled photo.
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