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Season 1  "Great Expectations"  1x8

Aired 9 years ago - Nov 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). However, it turns out to be unexpected in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron call up their "party-girl bestie", Sal (Elizabeth Banks), for a long overdue night out on the town.

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Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 1
Is Haley still coming?
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And then we watch a western together, which they don't care for, but, hey,
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That's what's so perfect about this.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 4
Family means everything to me.
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For now.
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- I'm sorry. - What are you apologizing for?
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- Are you kidding me? - They aren't?
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I'm so screwed.
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Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 12
So, you guys ready for some fun?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 13
It's at my friend Andrew Adler's. He lives three blocks from here.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 14
Oh, my God, that was so easy. This is awesome.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 15
Are you expecting someone special?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 16
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 17
That song "True" was playing in the car the first time we kissed.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 18
Here to play a private concert for us
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 19
- To us! - Yeah, to us!
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 20
Margaritas, you guys, these guys.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 21
- I'm just gonna go check on Lily. - Right now?
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 22
- Did she just... - I'm scared.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 23
You know what? I think I deserve a soda.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 24
There.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 25
Got to number six on the Netherlands' charts, though.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 26
Lover
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It's your evening. Let's make it great. Name your playlist. I'll do it all.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 29
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There is no "Millennium Sunrise" record. What? What?
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Now I'm nothing. How do you think that feels?
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It was too soon.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 33
- It's Lily at the zoo. - Oh, cute.
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- Okay, that wasn't even close. - Nope.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 35
and the first child gets jealous of the second child and starts acting out.
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Do you think it's at all possible that maybe you're jealous of her?
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You guys, come on! Because she's Asian and she broke up our group.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 39
And last week, I had a really bad dream,
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Me? She's the one acting like a pill.
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I'm trying to keep them around a little bit longer, that's all.
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 45
It's great that you want to spend time with your granddaughter,
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- I will track you down. - I believe that.
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- Yeah, definitely. That'd be great. - What about the party?
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No, thanks.
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"Meanwhile, stateside, another storm was brewing...

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And then we watch a western together, which they don't care for, but, hey,
#2
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 3
That's what's so perfect about this.
#3
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 4
Family means everything to me.
#4
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 5
For now.
#5
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- I'm sorry. - What are you apologizing for?
#6
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 7
- Are you kidding me? - They aren't?
#7
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I'm so screwed.
#8
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So, you guys ready for some fun?
#12
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 13
It's at my friend Andrew Adler's. He lives three blocks from here.
#13
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 14
Oh, my God, that was so easy. This is awesome.
#14
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Are you expecting someone special?
#15
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That song "True" was playing in the car the first time we kissed.
#17
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Here to play a private concert for us
#18
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- To us! - Yeah, to us!
#19
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Margaritas, you guys, these guys.
#20
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- I'm just gonna go check on Lily. - Right now?
#21
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- Did she just... - I'm scared.
#22
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You know what? I think I deserve a soda.
#23
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There.
#24
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Got to number six on the Netherlands' charts, though.
#25
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Lover
#26
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It's your evening. Let's make it great. Name your playlist. I'll do it all.
#28
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There is no "Millennium Sunrise" record. What? What?
#30
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Now I'm nothing. How do you think that feels?
#31
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 32
It was too soon.
#32
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 33
- It's Lily at the zoo. - Oh, cute.
#33
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- Okay, that wasn't even close. - Nope.
#34
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and the first child gets jealous of the second child and starts acting out.
#35
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Do you think it's at all possible that maybe you're jealous of her?
#37
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You guys, come on! Because she's Asian and she broke up our group.
#38
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 39
And last week, I had a really bad dream,
#39
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Me? She's the one acting like a pill.
#43
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I'm trying to keep them around a little bit longer, that's all.
#44
Recap of Modern Family Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) - 45
It's great that you want to spend time with your granddaughter,
#45
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- I will track you down. - I believe that.
#47
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- Yeah, definitely. That'd be great. - What about the party?
#48
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No, thanks.
#49
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"Meanwhile, stateside, another storm was brewing...
#50