Modern Family Pilot (2009– ) Online
Jay recently married Gloria. Now Jay is trying hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter Colombian wife, along with her passionate pre-teen son, Manny. Claire is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except that he thinks he's "down" with their three kids, much to all their embarrassment. And, Mitchell and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just made a major life change by adopting a Vietnamese baby named Lily.
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Ed O'Neill||-||Jay Pritchett|
|Sofía Vergara||-||Gloria Delgado-Pritchett|
|Julie Bowen||-||Claire Dunphy|
|Ty Burrell||-||Phil Dunphy|
|Jesse Tyler Ferguson||-||Mitchell Pritchett|
|Eric Stonestreet||-||Cameron Tucker|
|Sarah Hyland||-||Haley Dunphy|
|Ariel Winter||-||Alex Dunphy|
|Nolan Gould||-||Luke Dunphy|
|Rico Rodriguez||-||Manny Delgado|
|Jenica Bergere||-||Soccer Mom|
|Marcus Brown||-||Security Guard|
|Hayley Erin||-||Brenda Feldman|
Julie Bowen, who plays the character Claire, was 8 and a half months pregnant with twins. Her stomach is hidden by various things such as laundry or cereal boxes but can be seen briefly when she is first seen calling the kids downstairs for breakfast.
Ed O'Neil has a daughter named Claire in real life, and his other daughter is named Sofia, the real name of his TV wife.
ABC loved both the show pitch from Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan (a series with three family structures: a traditional similar-age WASP couple with kids, a May-December marriage with a step-kid, and a same-sex relationship who had just adopted a daughter) and the pilot episode so much that the network took the unprecedented step of showing the entire pilot at the upfront meetings for advertisers. It was so well-received that ABC then renewed the show for a 2nd season without even waiting for the Nielsen ratings for the pilot airing (which were excellent).
The pilot script was originally titled "My American Family"
In this episode there is a solid wall at the bottom of the stairway next to the front door. From the second episode on, there has been an entryway into another room there.
When Mitchell and Cameron are on the airliner at the terminal, the markings on the airplane are for Canadian Carrier WestJet.
The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series (Single or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
First appearance of Dylan.
In Moodne perekond: New Year's Eve (2013), while Haley and Alex are babysitting the rest of the kids, Luke takes a girl up to his room hoping to make out. Haley, finding herself on the other side of the coin, employs most of the same tactics used by Claire to disrupt their privacy, including bringing in laundry to put away and saying the door had to remain open.