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Season 3  "After the Fire"  3x8

Aired 8 years ago - Nov 16, 2011

The Pritchetts rally for a good cause after a neighbor's house burns down, but there's a downside when Jay throws out his back, Cameron takes on a moving truck, and some donated toys fall into the wrong hands.

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Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 1
We all know Captain Picard is the superior officer.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 2
There's a law against teaching the evolutionary theory
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 3
Oh, my God! That's Tom Tucker from the news.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 4
- Better hurry up, Mr Tucker. - I'm coming.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 5
In other news, school board elections took place last evening.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 6
Hi, Meg. You know how cute I think you are.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 7
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 8
A phony lives here. A big fat phony!
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 9
Those chowderheads on the corner busted your stones.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 10
- I thought she was dead. - She's alive.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 11
and produce your own on-air report.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 12
I guess so.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 13
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 14
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 15
- Give it to me! Give it to me, Neil. - Yeah. That'll work just fine.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 16
Here's where we produce our celebrity interviews.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 17
- Uh-oh. Twelve minutes to Wapner. - I understand your hectic schedule.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 18
This'll be more exciting than when Brian taught me about Columbus.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 19
Columbus discovered America entirely by mistake.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 20
- Go, Stewie! - Yay, Stewie!
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 21
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, it makes my heart burst.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 22
I'm sorry, but there's a handsome man in my spoon. Come back later.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 23
I added something to your coffee I don't think you're gonna like.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 24
- It's cool. Too cool for you. - No, no. I think it's right where I'm at.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 25
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 26
Mr Tucker, has anyone ever told you your eyes are...
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 27
This is Peter. You know what to do.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 28
That means you'll get to ride in the news chopper. I'm so jealous.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 29
Dan Rather thinks he can condense a whole day's events into a half-hour.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 30
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 31
I never got the chance to be some drunk college guy's last resort!
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 32
Time to sign off.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 33
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 34
Hugh Downs away!
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 35
but the real story was inside the mouths of Meg Griffin and Neil Goldman,
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 36
and begin life anew as Meil.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 37
You don't know anything about me!
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 38
I'm here to turn myself in. I have a dismembered hooker bleeding in my trunk.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 39
- Where did you get that shirt? - From Neil.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 40
Oh, don't be afraid of the fire, Meg. I won't let you burn.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 41
Luckily, we're running a special for the next 17 minutes.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 42
I could probably just do some push-ups at home.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 43
- What's going on here? - We invited Neil's family over for dinner.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 44
My name is Chris.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 45
I remember when Muriel and I had our first kiss, and it was just awful.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 46
And the other children, they were very nasty to me.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 47
Please flush the toilet twice.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 48
But then it dawned on me. Your cruelty merely stems from a deep-seated inner pain.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 49
We go to Meg Griffin for a special Channel Five junior anchor segment on the moon.
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 50
Recently, many of you saw me kissing this freak of nature.

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Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 2
There's a law against teaching the evolutionary theory
#2
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 3
Oh, my God! That's Tom Tucker from the news.
#3
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 4
- Better hurry up, Mr Tucker. - I'm coming.
#4
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 5
In other news, school board elections took place last evening.
#5
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 6
Hi, Meg. You know how cute I think you are.
#6
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 7 #7 Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 8
A phony lives here. A big fat phony!
#8
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 9
Those chowderheads on the corner busted your stones.
#9
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 10
- I thought she was dead. - She's alive.
#10
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 11
and produce your own on-air report.
#11
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 12
I guess so.
#12
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- Give it to me! Give it to me, Neil. - Yeah. That'll work just fine.
#15
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 16
Here's where we produce our celebrity interviews.
#16
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 17
- Uh-oh. Twelve minutes to Wapner. - I understand your hectic schedule.
#17
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 18
This'll be more exciting than when Brian taught me about Columbus.
#18
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 19
Columbus discovered America entirely by mistake.
#19
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 20
- Go, Stewie! - Yay, Stewie!
#20
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 21
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, it makes my heart burst.
#21
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 22
I'm sorry, but there's a handsome man in my spoon. Come back later.
#22
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 23
I added something to your coffee I don't think you're gonna like.
#23
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 24
- It's cool. Too cool for you. - No, no. I think it's right where I'm at.
#24
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 25 #25 Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 26
Mr Tucker, has anyone ever told you your eyes are...
#26
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 27
This is Peter. You know what to do.
#27
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 28
That means you'll get to ride in the news chopper. I'm so jealous.
#28
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 29
Dan Rather thinks he can condense a whole day's events into a half-hour.
#29
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 30 #30 Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 31
I never got the chance to be some drunk college guy's last resort!
#31
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 32
Time to sign off.
#32
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 33 #33 Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 34
Hugh Downs away!
#34
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 35
but the real story was inside the mouths of Meg Griffin and Neil Goldman,
#35
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 36
and begin life anew as Meil.
#36
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 37
You don't know anything about me!
#37
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 38
I'm here to turn myself in. I have a dismembered hooker bleeding in my trunk.
#38
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 39
- Where did you get that shirt? - From Neil.
#39
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 40
Oh, don't be afraid of the fire, Meg. I won't let you burn.
#40
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 41
Luckily, we're running a special for the next 17 minutes.
#41
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 42
I could probably just do some push-ups at home.
#42
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 43
- What's going on here? - We invited Neil's family over for dinner.
#43
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 44
My name is Chris.
#44
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 45
I remember when Muriel and I had our first kiss, and it was just awful.
#45
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 46
And the other children, they were very nasty to me.
#46
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 47
Please flush the toilet twice.
#47
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 48
But then it dawned on me. Your cruelty merely stems from a deep-seated inner pain.
#48
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 49
We go to Meg Griffin for a special Channel Five junior anchor segment on the moon.
#49
Recap of Modern Family Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 50
Recently, many of you saw me kissing this freak of nature.
#50