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Modern Family: Starry Night

the eighteenth episode in Season 1

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  • Jan 4, 2011
Hayley and Luke both have projects due in one day. Time for the parents to step in. Cameron's faux pax in front of Gloria makes him go out of his way to have her accept him and Jay teaches Manny the fine art of sibling rivalry towards Mitchell. Well who else is going to?
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"Starry Night" is the eighteenth episode of the first season of Modern Family. It premiered on ABC on March 24, 2010. In the episode, Claire and Phil take rival approaches to keeping Haley and Luke focused on projects that are due the next day. Manny's ribbing of Mitchell during a trip with Jay causes tension between the three. Cameron tries to make amends with Gloria for past awkward encounters with a night out in her old neighborhood.

The episode was written by Danny Zucker and directed by Jason Winer. The episode reveived positive reviews and was viewed by 9.05 million viewers with an 18-49 Nielsen Rating of 3.6.


In the Dunphy household, Luke and Hayley both have projects due and Claire and Phil are responsible for ensuring their children get their work done on time. In the second plotline, Mitchell and Cameron hang out with Jay (and Manny) and Gloria, respectively. Mitchell and Jay have a tradition of watching meteor showers together and Jay brings along Manny to get him out of the house. Cameron attempts to make up for slight offenses over the past couple of weeks with Gloria by inviting her to a fancy restaurant.

Claire gives Phil the task of making sure Luke completes a project covering Van Gogh while she keeps track of Hayley as she has to cook cupcakes for a fund-raiser. While Phil demonstrates his ADHD (narrated in voice-over as Alex tries to convince her mother Luke suffers from the condition), Luke surpasses his mother's low ...

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