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"Run For Your Wife" is the name of the sixth episode of the ABC series Modern Family. It premiered on ABC in the United States on October 28, 2009. The episode was written by Brad Walsh & Paul Corrigan and directed by Jason Winer. It's the first day back at school for the kids and, at the Dunphy house, Phil oversteps when he misreads how Claire is coping with an empty nest. Over at Jay's, he and Gloria are in disagreement over Manny's interesting choice of outfit for his first day of class, and Mitchell and Cameron freak out after Lily gets her first bump on the head.

Plot

It's the first day of school for the families. With all of the kids out of the house, Phil misreads how Claire is dealing with the empty house, believing she is bored and needs a challenge. Jay and Gloria have a disagreement over Manny's decision to wear a Colombian poncho on his first day of school. Also, Mitchell and Cameron become very upset when Mitchell bumps Lily's head on the ceiling and rush her to the doctor.

Production

The episode is the second episode produced after The Pilot.

Cultural references

Lily is seen dressed as Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, and Stevie Wonder and Cameron plans to dress her as Cher.

Reception

The episode was viewed by 9.325 million viewers and got a Nielsen rating of 5.5/8.
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Its the first day of school for Manny, Luke, Alex and Haley. It's also the first time Mitchell and Cameron will overreact to a minor injury that Lily has.
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