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"En Garde" is the name of the seventh episode of the ABC series Modern Family. It premiered on ABC in the United States on November 4, 2009. The episode was written by Danny Zucker and directed by Randall Einhorn. The whole family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest - fencing. It turns out he's quite masterful in the sport, but Jay's proud enthusiasm triggers an old childhood wound for Mitchell. Meanwhile Phil is determined to find where Luke's hidden talents lie.



Plot

Manny becomes interested in fencing and the whole family comes out to cheer him on. He is successful but his achievement comes with unexpected and embarrassing results. However, with Jay being so interested in Manny's success at fencing, Mitchell's childhood trauma regarding his ice skating resurfaces. Meanwhile, Phil tries to see if Luke has any hidden talents of his own.

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The episode was viewed by 8.770 million viewers and got a Nielsen rating of 5.3/8.
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Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
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Manny shows skills in fencing in the face of overwhelming pity for his opponents supporters and Phil learns that Luke shows skills in nothing.
review by . February 19, 2010
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 This episode is for all the parents out there that tried to push their kids into sports -- be careful, they might end up in figure skating and call their team "Fire and Nice". Luckily, for Jay, he got a second chance with Manny, who inherited the swordsmanship skills from his dad who "was a master swordsman. He was an artist with his sword! I mean, the way he throws the sword, I mean, he was legendary" (at least that what Gloria said).      In "En …
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