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Season 1  "Coal Digger"  1x5

Aired 10 years ago - Oct 21, 2009

A family barbecue gets uncomfortable for Gloria and Claire after an incident at school involving Manny and Luke.

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Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 1
"Very nice people. " Yeah, that's what they always say.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 2
Okay, time for batting practice, my Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Boys.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 3
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Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 6
Last week, someone lost an eye at Bingo.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 7
Yes. He's so full of wonder.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 8
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 9
Where the hell am I gonna find a guy as strong as Guillermo?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 10
What? Look, all I'm saying is put an Israeli guy next to an Arab guy...
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 11
Before you know it, you're using my supermarket...
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 12
But he wishes to know what compensation you offer.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 13
Bonnie told me Joe is a big baseball fan. He played in college.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 14
Go to hell! Whoops. See what I mean?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 15
Son of a bitch! Son of a bitch! There it goes again.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 16
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 17
It's nice that your family is here.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 18
Peter, our new secret weapon is this very attractive paraplegic?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 19
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 20
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 21
That's my Joe! What the deuce?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 22
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 23
Yeah, let's hear it for the guy who found Joe!
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 24
They love that one down at the Precinct.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 25
How hilarious is that? That is so Peter Griffin. Guys?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 26
That's what kids want to play with. Yeah. A Beanie Baby in a bubble.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 27
No, no. He can't take that away from me.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 28
It was Christmas Eve and some presents had been stolen.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 29
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Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 31
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 32
...I shall take the information from you by force!
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 33
Well, technically he was killed by the state, but funny story.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 34
When did it become okay to be handicapped?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 35
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 36
It's not too hard to see why. He's a hero. He makes the world a better place.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 37
No. It's not the same thing. Joe puts himself in real danger every day.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 38
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 39
Report of a stabbing in...
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 40
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 41
Daddy's gonna make a little withdrawal.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 42
Because there's a five-year sleepover at the big house. And you're invited.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 43
Meg, you're a sweet, lovely girl. He'll come around.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 44
I thought being a hero would be all fun and games.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 45
We got hostages! Don't try anything funny!
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 46
Okay, in this improv, Tammy and the short robber are husband and wife.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 47
Well, before you take Sparky home, let me check him for worms.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 48
Listen, the whole reason I saved you guys today was so I could be a hero.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 49
- Can you tell me if he's okay? - What's he look like?
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Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 2
Okay, time for batting practice, my Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Boys.
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Last week, someone lost an eye at Bingo.
#6
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 7
Yes. He's so full of wonder.
#7
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Where the hell am I gonna find a guy as strong as Guillermo?
#9
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 10
What? Look, all I'm saying is put an Israeli guy next to an Arab guy...
#10
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 11
Before you know it, you're using my supermarket...
#11
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 12
But he wishes to know what compensation you offer.
#12
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 13
Bonnie told me Joe is a big baseball fan. He played in college.
#13
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 14
Go to hell! Whoops. See what I mean?
#14
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 15
Son of a bitch! Son of a bitch! There it goes again.
#15
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It's nice that your family is here.
#17
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Peter, our new secret weapon is this very attractive paraplegic?
#18
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That's my Joe! What the deuce?
#21
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Yeah, let's hear it for the guy who found Joe!
#23
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 24
They love that one down at the Precinct.
#24
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 25
How hilarious is that? That is so Peter Griffin. Guys?
#25
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 26
That's what kids want to play with. Yeah. A Beanie Baby in a bubble.
#26
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 27
No, no. He can't take that away from me.
#27
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 28
It was Christmas Eve and some presents had been stolen.
#28
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...I shall take the information from you by force!
#32
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 33
Well, technically he was killed by the state, but funny story.
#33
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 34
When did it become okay to be handicapped?
#34
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It's not too hard to see why. He's a hero. He makes the world a better place.
#36
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 37
No. It's not the same thing. Joe puts himself in real danger every day.
#37
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Report of a stabbing in...
#39
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Daddy's gonna make a little withdrawal.
#41
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 42
Because there's a five-year sleepover at the big house. And you're invited.
#42
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 43
Meg, you're a sweet, lovely girl. He'll come around.
#43
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 44
I thought being a hero would be all fun and games.
#44
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 45
We got hostages! Don't try anything funny!
#45
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 46
Okay, in this improv, Tammy and the short robber are husband and wife.
#46
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 47
Well, before you take Sparky home, let me check him for worms.
#47
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 48
Listen, the whole reason I saved you guys today was so I could be a hero.
#48
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 49
- Can you tell me if he's okay? - What's he look like?
#49
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