Season 1 Episodes

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Run for Your Wife

Season 1, Episode 40 - Air Date: 10/28/2009
It's the first day back at school for the kids and, at the Dunphy house, Phil oversteps when he misreads how Claire is coping with an empty nest.
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Family Portrait

Season 1, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/19/2010
Claire makes an effort to take a new family portrait, but everybody is too busy to cooperate: Gloria and Manny go with Phil and Alex to a Lakers game and share an awkward moment on the jumbotron, Cameron gets a job as a wedding singer while Mitchell takes care of Lilly and a stray pigeon, and Luke interviews Jay for a school project.
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Season 1, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/12/2010
Jay's plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check. Meanwhile, Phil tries to make the trip romantic for Claire, Mitchell and Cameron disagree on whether they should go sight-seeing, and the kids get themselves into trouble.
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Airport 2010

Season 1, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/5/2010
For Jay's birthday, Gloria gives him the best surprise -- a romantic birthday getaway to Hawaii -- the only kicker is she invited the whole entire family to come along.
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Travels With Scout

Season 1, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/28/2010
Claire is caught off guard when Phil's father shows up in an RV with a little four legged friend, and she becomes suspicious that he might be hiding a larger reason for the visit.
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Season 1, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/14/2010
During an intense basketball game, Luke and Manny's coach quits, which leads to Jay and Phil stepping in to help out.
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Game Changer

Season 1, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/31/2010
iPad release day falls on Phil's birthday, giving Claire an opportunity to finally score an ideal gift for her technophile husband.
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Starry Night

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/24/2010
Jay and Mitchell go on their traditional father-and-son outing to see the meteor showers, but Mitchell is upset when he finds out that Manny will be joining them.
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Truth be Told

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/10/2010
Phil meets an old girlfriend on Facebook. Jay accidentally kills Manny's turtle. Mitchell tells his boss the truth.
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Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/3/2010
Phil and Luke go into crawlspace under the house, Hayley takes her drivers test, Manny tries to get over his fear of roller coasters and Lily says "Mommy" which upsets Cameron and Mitchell.
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My Funky Valentine

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/10/2010
Phil and Claire break from their traditional Valentine's Day dinner date and plan a little "role play" excursion.
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Moon Landing

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/3/2010
Claire is upset to find that her friend Valerie is better than her. In the meantime Mitchell helps Gloria with legal issues and Jay had a hard time in the locker room.
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Fifteen Percent

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/20/2010
Mitchell plants the seed in Jay's head that he thinks one of Jay's old buddies might be secretly gay.
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Not in My House

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/13/2010
When Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it's Luke's doing, a guilty Phil doesn't necessarily correct her.
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Up All Night

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/6/2010
Gloria does not like Jay's reaction to the arrival of Manny's father; Phil is rushed to the hospital; Mitchell and Cameron try to sleep train Lily.
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Undeck the Halls

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/9/2009
The Dunphy kids are in trouble again, but this time Claire and Phil are threatening to take Christmas away.
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Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/25/2009
Nothing is too big when Phil and Claire decide to throw Luke the biggest and best birthday party a boy could ever want, but when Cameron shows up as Fizbo the Clown, it sets off a chain of events that ends with someone in the hospital.
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Great Expectations

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/18/2009
With a history of giving bad gifts, Claire is determined to surprise Phil with an amazing anniversary present: a private performance by one of their favorite musicians, Izzy LaFontaine (Edward Norton).
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En Garde

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/4/2009
The whole family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest - fencing. It turns out he's quite masterful in the sport, but Jay's proud enthusiasm triggers an old childhood wound for Mitchell.
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Run for Your Wife

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/28/2010
Phil is happy to have the house to himself on the first day of school, but Claire does not share his enthusiasm.
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Coal Digger

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2010
A family barbecue gets uncomfortable for Gloria and Claire after an incident at school involving Manny and Luke.
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The Incident

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2010
Claire and Mitchell's mother, Dede, drops in for a surprise visit and is determined to make amends with everyone she offended during what has been deemed "the incident" at Jay and Gloria's wedding.
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Come Fly With Me

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/2009
Phil pushes Jay to go out with him and fly his new model plane. While Manny takes time out to play with Luke, Gloria accompanies Alex in shopping for a dress.
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The Bicycle Thief

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/2009
As Phil helps his son in showing Claire he can be trusted with a brand new bike, Phil turns out to be the irresponsible one at the sight of a hot neighbor.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/23/2009
Jay has just recently married his younger, Colombian wife, Gloria, but he's having trouble keeping up with her and her son Manny.