The Best Episodes Directed by Jim Hensz
#1 - Other People's Children
Modern Family Season 5 - Episode 17
Jay takes Luke to the garage for some male bonding; Gloria and Claire take Lily dress shopping; Mitch, Cam, Alex and Manny spend a day at the museum; Phil helps Andy make an anniversary gift for his girlfriend.
#2 - Video Piercing Model Hangover
Life in Pieces Season 3 - Episode 21
Jen and Greg find out a surprising piece of news. Sophia wants to get a second piercing in her ear, to the dismay of Heather and Tim. Colleen and Matt send out a video thank you message for their wedding gifts that irritates the family. John takes a modeling job but is horrified when he finds out his image is used alongside a product for the elderly.
#4 - The Cover-Up
Modern Family Season 7 - Episode 16
Phil has a new client whom he tries to hide from his wife because she’s attractive, while Claire would rather keep her hot yoga instructor a secret. Jay becomes preoccupied making a web series, but is tormented by an internet troll. Lily is nervous about learning to ride a bicycle, and her parents aren’t exactly the best teachers.
#5 - The Cold
Modern Family Season 6 - Episode 3
Phil must make creative edits in Cam and Mitch’s wedding video when footage reveals that Phil is responsible for a terrible cold that has plagued the family; Gloria and Jay try to help Manny cope with stress in different ways and Mitchell is concerned about Lily's new friend.
#6 - Rash Decisions
Modern Family Season 6 - Episode 13
Phil starts to feel the teenage cold shoulder from Luke and, with Andy hanging around a lot as his apprentice, he easily steps in as his new right hand man. Gloria and the doctors suspect that Joe might be allergic to Stella. Mitchell does some freelance legal work at Jay’s closet company and working with Claire becomes a very enlightening experience for the both of them.
#7 - Ringmaster Keifth
Modern Family Season 8 - Episode 10
Trying to recover from his Thanksgiving debacle, Cam wants to throw a New Year's Day feast for the family. Meanwhile, Phil’s dad, Frank arrives with his new girlfriend, who happens to be Phil’s childhood babysitter, which sets him on a confusing tailspin. Finally, Gloria and Jay have to decide who should take care of little Joe if something should ever happen to them.
#8 - Career Day
Modern Family Season 4 - Episode 21
Phil is jazzed to share the wonders of residential real estate with Luke and Manny’s classmates for career day. Gloria challenges Jay’s claims of always wanting to become a novelist. Mitch and Cam make a costly mistake while executing tooth fairy duties.
#9 - Misery Turd Name Pills
Life in Pieces Season 4 - Episode 3
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her; Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Heather has a new business idea.
#10 - Alone Time
Modern Family Season 8 - Episode 21
Mitch and Jay end up at the same resort when they separately seek out a retreat from the family; Phil and Claire struggle to enjoy empty-nester life; not knowing what to do with himself while Mitch is away, Cam drops in on Gloria.
#11 - Summer Lovin'
Modern Family Season 7 - Episode 1
Haley gets back together with Dylan, while Alex and Sanjay plan their breakup since they are both going off to college. Mitchell avoids finding a new job and takes up art. Jay and Gloria try to find a good preschool for Joe.
#12 - Crazy Train
Modern Family Season 7 - Episode 21
Dede is getting remarried, and Manny convinces the family to take the train up to the wedding. On the train, Claire and Mitchell work on their toast while Phil and Cam geek out over their favorite author, who is also on the train. Luke and Manny go a little girl crazy, Gloria gets stuck in coach, and Alex gets caught up in the romance of the train herself.
#13 - Basketball
Modern Family Season 8 - Episode 16
After choking at last year’s charity basketball game, Phil has been training all year to redeem himself. However, when NBA stars Charles Barkley and DeAndre Jordan attend the game and start making bets, Phil tries not to buckle under the pressure. Gloria has to step-up at Manny’s school when her nemesis, Donna Duncan, tries to shame her for her lack of support at the school. Claire does whatever it takes to keep a work mistake secret from Jay, while Jay’s concerned that Joe doesn’t have a healthy fear of him at all.
#14 - Training Day
LA to Vegas Season 1 - Episode 12
Ronnie, Bernard and Dave are struggling at "Jackpot College" flight training, until they prove that when it comes to real-world flight emergencies, they can handle anything. After their flight is delayed, Colin, Artem and Nichole commit to playing a slot machine that they’re sure is due for a big win.
#15 - Blindsided
Modern Family Season 8 - Episode 3
Luke and Manny go head-to-head in a race to be class president, but the campaign might be more of a battle between their parents. Phil introduces Haley to a marketing genius to help with her promotion business. Cam goes to extremes to keep his best football player from leaving the school.
#16 - The Long Goodbye
Modern Family Season 9 - Episode 2
Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they thought. Manny works to avoid a tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his dorm. Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity. Meanwhile, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation.
#17 - Stand By Your Man
Modern Family Season 10 - Episode 18
Dylan and Luke are really impressed with Bill’s tales of heroism and survival as a firefighter, which emasculates Phil. To impress the guys, Phil invites them over for a little male-bonding moment that goes terribly wrong.
#18 - Best Waxing Grocery Rental
Life in Pieces Season 2 - Episode 12
When Greg insists on being Matt's best man at his wedding, Matt is forced to reveal his secret about their plans. Also, Colleen refers Jen to her aggressive bikini waxer in order to get a referral discount; Joan tries to prove to Heather that Sophia is ready for a little independence; and Clementine gets a job at a car rental office, leaving Tyler home alone all day.
#19 - Clash of Swords
Modern Family Season 9 - Episode 22
Mitchell sneaks out to “Hero-Con” with fanboy Phil, dressed as their favorite characters from the show “Clash of Swords.” It’s great until Phil commits the ultimate fan faux pas. In a clash of another kind, Gloria’s dinosaur party for Joe is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan, upstages her with a far bigger and better party right next door.
#20 - Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating
Life in Pieces Season 2 - Episode 11
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim's in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom.
#21 - Tableside Guacamole
Grandfathered Season 1 - Episode 13
In an effort to beef up the cool factor of his restaurant, Jimmy throws a party for Chason Fairwick - one of the biggest pop stars around - which includes decking out his restaurant in full '80's garb. Meanwhile, Ravi believes the secret to boosting reservations lays in tableside guacamole.