The Best Episodes Directed by Jim Hensz

Other People's Children

#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.

star 7.88
4012 votes
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Video Piercing Model Hangover

#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.

star 7.80
337 votes
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The Help

#3 - The Help

Modern Family Season 5 - Episode 6

Jay and Manny oppose Gloria’s decision to hire a male nanny; Phil and Jay try to cheer up Frank; Mitch and Cam ask Pepper to help plan their wedding.

star 7.79
4476 votes
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The Cover-Up

#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.

star 7.75
3777 votes
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The Cold

#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.

star 7.73
3780 votes
Rash Decisions

#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.

star 7.67
2838 votes
Ringmaster Keifth

#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.

star 7.67
4727 votes
Career Day

#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.

star 7.65
4431 votes
Misery Turd Name Pills

#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.

star 7.58
237 votes
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Alone Time

#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.

star 7.58
3988 votes
Summer Lovin'

#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.

star 7.57
4185 votes
Crazy Train

#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.

star 7.57
4001 votes

#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.

star 7.49
4448 votes
Training Day

#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.

star 7.49
358 votes
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#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.

star 7.49
4844 votes
The Long Goodbye

#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.

star 7.46
3621 votes
Stand By Your Man

#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.

star 7.43
1482 votes
Best Waxing Grocery Rental

#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.

star 7.43
865 votes
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Clash of Swords

#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.

star 7.41
1905 votes
Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating

#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.

star 7.26
843 votes
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Tableside Guacamole

#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.

star 7.23
259 votes
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