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Season 4  "When a Tree Falls"  4x9

Aired 6 years ago - Nov 28, 2012

Mitch and Cam try to save an old tree in the park; Jay takes Manny to a kid's Olympics-themed birthday party; Gloria and Claire have an eventful shopping trip.

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Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 1
All boys. All sports. All day.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 2
Doug finishes with the most medals no matter what.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 3
Fine. I'll put on my sporty shoes.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 4
Oh, I see what this is.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 5
I walked around all day smelling like a bucket of popcorn.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 6
Duck! Duck! Come on and hit him, you little freak!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 7
Look, I'm Mexico. Again.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 8
Well, come here. Let me introduce you around.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 9
Ugh. I want to be so mad at him,
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 10
They kind of just hung out in there, let me do my thing.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 11
Where is he?
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 12
Tell me about it.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 13
Hey! My supervisor wants to know
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 14
Yes. I've never been more sure about anything in my life.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 15
That was my theater troupe. An actor's sick.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 16
No! No, I'm not. Come on.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 17
Daddy, you've got to save the tree!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 18
Last summer, my sister took a totally humiliating photo of me.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 19
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 20
Okay. Hey.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 21
It says "dozen." I need the eggs!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 22
Good news, gentlemen! I found another rope.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 23
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 24
Well... he called me to rescue him one time.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 25
I had about ten pretty bad pictures of Haley.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 26
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 27
Oh, well, that's a very good question.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 28
It's not your fight.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 29
You know, this isn't just a tree.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 30
So Alex comes home from school the other day,
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 31
You have to at least try to pay attention.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 32
if we wanted to steal it,
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 33
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 34
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 35
Oh, my God, I'm Sisyphus. Yes!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 36
So he turns it up full-blast,
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 37
so I nail him with the sprinklers!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 38
and if you beat me, I'll buy you any boombox you want.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 39
I'd rather box my daughter's husband
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 40
I scooped ice cream all summer for that boombox!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 41
Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 42
Easy peasy.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 43
You're a bored housewife, drives a minivan,
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 44
Grandmothers, businessmen, honor students--
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 45
I need you to sign this, admitting your guilt,
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 46
Sorry about that. I went a little nuts there.
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 47
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 48
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 49
- and he was like, "uhh! Uhh!" - No. No!
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 50
- Go away now! - Yeah.

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Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 2
Doug finishes with the most medals no matter what.
#2
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 3
Fine. I'll put on my sporty shoes.
#3
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 4
Oh, I see what this is.
#4
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 5
I walked around all day smelling like a bucket of popcorn.
#5
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 6
Duck! Duck! Come on and hit him, you little freak!
#6
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 7
Look, I'm Mexico. Again.
#7
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 8
Well, come here. Let me introduce you around.
#8
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 9
Ugh. I want to be so mad at him,
#9
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 10
They kind of just hung out in there, let me do my thing.
#10
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 11
Where is he?
#11
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 12
Tell me about it.
#12
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 13
Hey! My supervisor wants to know
#13
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 14
Yes. I've never been more sure about anything in my life.
#14
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 15
That was my theater troupe. An actor's sick.
#15
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 16
No! No, I'm not. Come on.
#16
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 17
Daddy, you've got to save the tree!
#17
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 18
Last summer, my sister took a totally humiliating photo of me.
#18
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Okay. Hey.
#20
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It says "dozen." I need the eggs!
#21
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Good news, gentlemen! I found another rope.
#22
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Well... he called me to rescue him one time.
#24
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I had about ten pretty bad pictures of Haley.
#25
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 26 #26 Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 27
Oh, well, that's a very good question.
#27
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 28
It's not your fight.
#28
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 29
You know, this isn't just a tree.
#29
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 30
So Alex comes home from school the other day,
#30
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 31
You have to at least try to pay attention.
#31
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 32
if we wanted to steal it,
#32
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Oh, my God, I'm Sisyphus. Yes!
#35
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 36
So he turns it up full-blast,
#36
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 37
so I nail him with the sprinklers!
#37
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 38
and if you beat me, I'll buy you any boombox you want.
#38
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 39
I'd rather box my daughter's husband
#39
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 40
I scooped ice cream all summer for that boombox!
#40
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 41
Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen!
#41
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 42
Easy peasy.
#42
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 43
You're a bored housewife, drives a minivan,
#43
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 44
Grandmothers, businessmen, honor students--
#44
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 45
I need you to sign this, admitting your guilt,
#45
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 46
Sorry about that. I went a little nuts there.
#46
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 47 #47 Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 48 #48 Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 49
- and he was like, "uhh! Uhh!" - No. No!
#49
Recap of Modern Family Season 4 Episode 9 (S04E09) - 50
- Go away now! - Yeah.
#50