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Season 1  "Game Changer"  1x19

Aired 9 years ago - Mar 31, 2010

iPad release day falls on Phil's birthday, giving Claire an opportunity to finally score an ideal gift for her technophile husband. Manny and Gloria humor Jay—a sore loser at board games—by suppressing their superior chess skills. Mitchell questions his ability to protect his family, while crossed baby monitor signals compel Cameron to secretly intervene in the love life of a neighboring couple.

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This was the lame gift I got Phil.
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Hey, what do you say we play again? I'm good.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 6
Now we're lighting a fire. Let me toss this out.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 7
Now remember, try to open up the middle of the board.
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How'd you do that?
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So she spent all morning on the phone crying and crying and crying to her mother...
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 10
But not you. No, you sprung right into action.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 11
You're so cute when you're angry with your little fists. Just wanna put you in my pocket.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 12
We're making you breakfast. Uh-huh.
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You mean the greatest woman in the world?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 14
Oh, that feels better. That feels better. Sorry, Dad.
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Just let me see the bag. Did you leave it in the car?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 16
I got to the store and they were all out. I'm so sorry.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 17
No! Oh, my goodness. What have I done? What have I done?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 18
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Don't you have something better to do?
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So, yeah- Is-Is the offer, uh, still good?
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Right- Right now? Yeah.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 23
You know what? Maybe it was a little too pretty. That's the thing.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 24
Alex? Facebook, chat, tweet, buzz, bling, I don't know! Just do what you have to do.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 25
Didn't your mama teach you never to take a ride from a stranger?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 26
What's that supposed to mean?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 27
Don't make me sorry I shared that with you. Okay?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 28
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Happy birthday, sweetie.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 30
I'll just give my wife some excuse.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 31
That's the worst thing you could do.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 32
Take any deep-seated anger you may have, get a running start and come at me.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 33
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 34
Oh, crap.
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Haley, I just struck out again. Please tell me you have some good news.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 36
He hustled me at chess.
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and the angry eating of the sunflower seeds.
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Why would I sacrifice my queen for your pawn, Jay?
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They guy came with Dad's cake, but just so you know, it's missing a piece.
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that is about to get a divorce for a simple misunderstanding.
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Oh.
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Oh, my gosh, no. You can't cut the line. Sorry.
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I'm just waiting in line to get an iPad. I don't even know this guy.
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Key to a good birthday? Low expectations.
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Hey, um, Dad, your cake fell off the counter,
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- Oh, it's a chess set. - Yeah. You'll get it later. We got something to settle now.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 50
And we saved a marriage.

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This was the lame gift I got Phil.
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Hey, what do you say we play again? I'm good.
#5
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Now we're lighting a fire. Let me toss this out.
#6
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 7
Now remember, try to open up the middle of the board.
#7
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How'd you do that?
#8
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So she spent all morning on the phone crying and crying and crying to her mother...
#9
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But not you. No, you sprung right into action.
#10
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 11
You're so cute when you're angry with your little fists. Just wanna put you in my pocket.
#11
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We're making you breakfast. Uh-huh.
#12
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 13
You mean the greatest woman in the world?
#13
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Oh, that feels better. That feels better. Sorry, Dad.
#14
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Just let me see the bag. Did you leave it in the car?
#15
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I got to the store and they were all out. I'm so sorry.
#16
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No! Oh, my goodness. What have I done? What have I done?
#17
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Don't you have something better to do?
#19
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So, yeah- Is-Is the offer, uh, still good?
#21
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Right- Right now? Yeah.
#22
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You know what? Maybe it was a little too pretty. That's the thing.
#23
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Alex? Facebook, chat, tweet, buzz, bling, I don't know! Just do what you have to do.
#24
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Didn't your mama teach you never to take a ride from a stranger?
#25
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What's that supposed to mean?
#26
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Don't make me sorry I shared that with you. Okay?
#27
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Happy birthday, sweetie.
#29
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I'll just give my wife some excuse.
#30
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That's the worst thing you could do.
#31
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Take any deep-seated anger you may have, get a running start and come at me.
#32
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Oh, crap.
#34
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Haley, I just struck out again. Please tell me you have some good news.
#35
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He hustled me at chess.
#36
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and the angry eating of the sunflower seeds.
#37
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Why would I sacrifice my queen for your pawn, Jay?
#38
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They guy came with Dad's cake, but just so you know, it's missing a piece.
#39
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that is about to get a divorce for a simple misunderstanding.
#42
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Oh.
#43
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Oh, my gosh, no. You can't cut the line. Sorry.
#44
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I'm just waiting in line to get an iPad. I don't even know this guy.
#46
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Key to a good birthday? Low expectations.
#47
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Hey, um, Dad, your cake fell off the counter,
#48
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 19 (S01E19) - 49
- Oh, it's a chess set. - Yeah. You'll get it later. We got something to settle now.
#49
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And we saved a marriage.
#50