The BEST episodes written by Jeffrey Richman

Caught in the Act
star
8.03
6134 votes

#1 - Caught in the Act

Modern Family - Season 2 - Episode 13

The kids get a surprise of their own when they take breakfast in bed to Phil and Claire on their anniversary. Jay and Gloria's Vegas vacation plans are ruined by a brutally honest email accidentally sent to Claire,. Mitchell and Cam try to get into a new restaurant owned by a mom at Lily's preschool.

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When a Man Loves a Donut
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8.00
44 votes

#2 - When a Man Loves a Donut

Wings - Season 7 - Episode 8

Spurned by Joe (who's too busy with his new wife to spend time with him), Brian turns to food, but ends up trying to deal with his problems at a meeting of the "Eat-A-Holics." Meanwhile, Antonio tries to get used to tight shoes, after he pays $200 for them, and Casey gets hired by the Nantucket Tourism Board.

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A Case of Self-Defense
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8.00
0 votes

#3 - A Case of Self-Defense

The Jeffersons - Season 8 - Episode 17

When Lionel and Jenny's apartment gets broken into, George begins to worry that his apartment could just as easily be broken into. His solution: buy a gun, something that Louise is totally against. However, George buys one on the sly and later proves to be a dangerous possession.

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Sons and Lovers
star
7.98
42 votes

#4 - Sons and Lovers

Wings - Season 7 - Episode 13

It's Roy's 12th birthday (he was born on a leap year), and Helen contacts Roy's son R.J. and convinces him to come back to Nantucket for the party. But the initial reconciliation is dashed when R.J. brings his significant other to the party. Meanwhile, Brian helps Antonio out by driving the cab while Antonio waits for his driver's license.

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Grouses, Houses and Bickering Spouses
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7.93
42 votes

#5 - Grouses, Houses and Bickering Spouses

Wings - Season 7 - Episode 26

Burdened with continual problems by living with Brian and Casey, as well as further delays in the building of their new house, Joe and Helen decide to buy another house. They solve one problem by selling their old new home, but another presents itself in the last moments in the old Hackett house.

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New Year's Eve
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7.91
4214 votes

#6 - New Year's Eve

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 11

Jay and the family plan to celebrate New Year’s together at a hotel in Palm Springs, but the hotel doesn’t meet their expectations; Alex and Haley are faced with challenges as they try to watch the kids back at home.

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Escape from New York
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7.90
39 votes

#7 - Escape from New York

Wings - Season 8 - Episode 16

Brian and Helen's trip to New York to see "Rent" turns into a night mare when the theatre refuses to transfer the tickets from Helen's benefactor to her.Even worse a con-man robs them of their money and Helen is forced to compete in a drag queen contest in order to get the money to get home. Meanwhile,A bad back leaves joe in the house alone with a suddenly talkative Antonio.

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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother
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7.89
46 votes

#8 - If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

Wings - Season 6 - Episode 9

Helen and Casey's mother arrives on Nantucket to help plan and fund the wedding. Meanwhile, Fay and Roy split a ticket to a Barbara Streisand concert.

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Sleepless in Nantucket
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7.89
44 votes

#9 - Sleepless in Nantucket

Wings - Season 5 - Episode 19

Brian moves in with Alex, and both quickly become irritated by the other's annoying habits. Meanwhile, Lowell attempts to come up with a name for his sister's baby.

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Finale (1)
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7.88
1152 votes

#10 - Finale (1)

Modern Family - Season 11 - Episode 17

Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again. Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don't seem to need her as much.

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The Wedding (1)
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7.87
3692 votes

#11 - The Wedding (1)

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 23

Mitch and Cam’s big day is finally here and nothing can ruin it, until nothing turns into a whole lot of somethings and puts wedding planner extraordinaire Pepper Saltzman to the test. Jay and Gloria host the Tuckers, Phil squeezes in an eye procedure before the festivities and Claire embraces her role as 'best woman'.

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Suddenly, Last Summer
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7.86
4564 votes

#12 - Suddenly, Last Summer

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 1

Phil and Claire try to orchestrate a kid-free week during Luke, Haley and Alex’s summer activities; Cam and Mitch try to have a memorable summer.

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Portrait of the Con Artist as a Young Man
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7.86
44 votes

#13 - Portrait of the Con Artist as a Young Man

Wings - Season 6 - Episode 20

Casey is enamored with a sculpture that Lowell made out of old plane parts and convinces him to make more for a prestigious art gallery. Brian finishes a roll of film not knowing that it will soon go to her parents.

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Mistery Date
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7.86
4569 votes

#14 - Mistery Date

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 8

When Claire, Manny and Luke go to Alex’s academic decathlon for the weekend, Phil throws a guys’ night at home; Manny and Luke crash bar mitzvahs looking for a girl; Cam and Mitchell get Jay and Gloria a surprise baby gift.

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Boys' Night
star
7.86
5300 votes

#15 - Boys' Night

Modern Family - Season 2 - Episode 18

Phil and Claire are not pleased when Luke befriends a curmudgeonly old neighbor. To avoid an invite to the symphony with Gloria and Manny, Jay goes with Mitchell and Cameron on their "boys' night out" while Haley babysits Lily.

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When Good Kids Go Bad
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7.85
5664 votes

#16 - When Good Kids Go Bad

Modern Family - Season 3 - Episode 2

Lily has problems with Mitchell and Cameron’s plans to adopt another child, Jay tries to get Manny to confess to stealing a locket at school, and Claire goes to extreme lengths to prove that she was right in an argument.

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Good Cop, Bad Dog
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7.84
5398 votes

#17 - Good Cop, Bad Dog

Modern Family - Season 2 - Episode 22

Jay advises a dog trainer, while Phil and Claire switch parenting duties to the kids' chagrin. Mitchell has an extra Lady Gaga ticket when Cameron ends up sick.

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Flip Flop
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7.84
4357 votes

#18 - Flip Flop

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 20

Phil gets desperate when Cam and Claire’s flipped house is more difficult to sell than expected; Javier brings his new girlfriend along to visit Manny.

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Olive or Twist
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7.83
40 votes

#19 - Olive or Twist

Wings - Season 8 - Episode 7

Casey encourages Brian to use his insurance money to open a martini bar,offering to help Brian manage it.But things go awry immediately when the first customer through the door slips and falls on the floor.Brian's problems are compounded when he learns Casey never got insurance.

Goodnight, Gracie
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7.82
3956 votes

#20 - Goodnight, Gracie

Modern Family - Season 4 - Episode 24

Everyone flies down to Florida to be with Phil after his mom’s passing. Claire helps Phil with Gracie’s last wish for Frank, and the kids reflect on the gifts grandma left for them. Gloria has to contend with an outstanding arrest warrant in Florida, Cam finds himself fitting right into an elderly women’s group at Frank’s retirement community, and Jay runs into a pivotal person from his past.

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Three Turkeys
star
7.82
3399 votes

#21 - Three Turkeys

Modern Family - Season 6 - Episode 8

Phil is cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year with Luke as his sous chef, and Claire has no confidence in them and prepares a secret turkey of her own as backup. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria have plans to spend the holiday away but when the trip gets canceled last minute, it turns into a mad scramble to cover their tracks. Mitch is tired of always being the bad cop so when Lily refuses to wear a nice dress to dinner, he forces Cameron to deal with it who then comes up with a very unconventional approach.

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A Tale of Two Sister Cities
star
7.81
43 votes

#22 - A Tale of Two Sister Cities

Wings - Season 7 - Episode 20

On the verge of losing her job with the Tourism Board, Casey sees a solution when her sister city idea is accepted. But things go downhill when Brian sleeps with the visiting princess of prospective sister city Khirinan. Meanwhile, Antonio offers to take the little princesses for their hair care appointment. It turns out to be two dogs, which he promptly loses.

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Three Dinners
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7.79
3844 votes

#23 - Three Dinners

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 13

Haley turns the tables when Claire and Phil try to talk with her about her future; Jay receives news from his friend Shorty; Cam and Mitch go on a romantic date.

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House of Blues
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7.77
40 votes

#24 - House of Blues

Wings - Season 8 - Episode 17

Kicked out by Joe and Helen, Brian and Casey move into a new home home with Antonio. Meanwhile, Joe and Helen's fling with nudism has them being threatened with blackmail, when the neighbor kids snap pictures of them.

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Tableau Vivant
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7.76
4507 votes

#25 - Tableau Vivant

Modern Family - Season 3 - Episode 23

Gloria and Jay bicker while trying to order lunch at a diner. Claire and Cam have different theories on how to discipline kids. Luke accepts an award under false pretenses. Phil has a hard time firing Mitchell from his temporary job at the real estate agency. The entire family participates in Alex’s living art display of Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving painting.

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Halloween
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7.76
6121 votes

#26 - Halloween

Modern Family - Season 2 - Episode 6

Claire gives each family member a role to play in spookifying the Dunphy house for Halloween, but Cameron hates Halloween due to a traumatic childhood experience. Mitchell had a terrible day at work, and Gloria acts weird after Jay and Manny tease her about her accent.

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And One to Grow On
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7.74
3885 votes

#27 - And One to Grow On

Modern Family - Season 5 - Episode 11

Phil ends up in jail after tricking Luke into taking a dance class; Jay and Gloria plan birthday parties for Manny and Joe; Mitch and Cam try to book a wedding venue.

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Lifetime Supply
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7.74
5427 votes

#28 - Lifetime Supply

Modern Family - Season 3 - Episode 11

Phil contemplates the worst after missing a call from the doctor. Javier, Manny’s biological father, pays another visit to take his son to the horse races, Mitchell wins an environmental law award, creating a competition between Cam and himself on who has the better trophy. Gloria tutors Haley in Spanish.

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Grill, Interrupted
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7.70
3165 votes

#29 - Grill, Interrupted

Modern Family - Season 6 - Episode 19

Jay’s birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will “offer” to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago as their gift not really thinking he will take them up on it, and Gloria teaches Manny and Luke a lesson about drinking, while Andy gets real awkward with Haley when she brings over her new doctor boyfriend.

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Send Out the Clowns
star
7.67
4784 votes

#30 - Send Out the Clowns

Modern Family - Season 3 - Episode 18

Cameron is reunited with his estranged ex-clown partner, Lewis. Phil is serious about landing a very important listing, only to be trumped by a notorious bulldozer of an agent, Mitzi Roth. Manny has a cool new friend, which makes both Jay and Gloria suspicious.

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Poaching Timmy
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7.65
696 votes

#31 - Poaching Timmy

Rules of Engagement - Season 3 - Episode 6

When Timmy gets tired of Russell's demands and Audrey gets fed up with her terrible assistant, the two work together to find a solution. Meanwhile, Jeff's superstition gets the best of him as he tries to recreate the exact conditions of the Giants' win.

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Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister
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7.65
2624 votes

#32 - Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister

Modern Family - Season 6 - Episode 14

Valentine’s Day means ’Juliana’ and ’Clive’ are back, but things get worrisome when Claire starts sensing Phil may be more into Juliana than her. Jay goes from feeling disappointed to scared when Gloria’s visiting sister becomes a larger deterrence for a romantic evening with Gloria than he thought. Mitchell and Cameron get themselves in a precarious situation with a good friend.

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If It's Only in Your Head
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7.64
1162 votes

#33 - If It's Only in Your Head

Desperate Housewives - Season 5 - Episode 24

Lynette adapts to Tom's decision to go back to school, Orson takes a beating that Bree cannot comprehend, Gabrielle's niece moves to Wisteria Lane, and Susan and MJ's lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave.

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Chapter 8
star
7.61
133 votes

#34 - Chapter 8

Uncoupled - Season 1 - Episode 8

Michael prepares to face Colin at the wedding of the Jonathans, where sobering news, blunt toasts and deep reflections make it a night to remember.

Playdates
star
7.59
3349 votes

#35 - Playdates

Modern Family - Season 7 - Episode 10

Haley, Alex and Luke scramble to fulfill their promise of a special day for Mitchell; Gloria arranges a playdate with a couple at Joe’s school and Cam helps Lily with a new crush.

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Indian Giver
star
7.58
657 votes

#36 - Indian Giver

Rules of Engagement - Season 4 - Episode 7

Audrey is surprised by Jeff's sudden interest in her favourite reality show until she discovers the reason. Meanwhile, to Russell's delight, Timmy has second thoughts about his impending arranged marriage.

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I Don't Know How She Does It
star
7.53
3269 votes

#37 - I Don't Know How She Does It

Modern Family - Season 7 - Episode 15

Jay and Gloria are suffering with a lack of sleep after Joe goes through a fussy phase. Claire’s balance of life and work is so flawless and easy that her family is getting suspicious. Mitchell and Cameron are poorly treated at their friends’ wedding and wonder what they did to deserve it.

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To Kill a Talking Bird
star
7.50
762 votes

#38 - To Kill a Talking Bird

Frasier - Season 4 - Episode 14

Niles hosts a party to break in his new apartment. Unfortunately, his new pet bird, Baby, picks the night of the party to attach itself firmly to Niles' head.

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We Need to Talk About Lily
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7.50
1601 votes

#39 - We Need to Talk About Lily

Modern Family - Season 10 - Episode 14

Phil thinks he has found Pepper his dream home. In an attempt to connect with Lily, Mitch and Cam get invited to an exclusive event for her favorite vlogger.

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Catch of the Day
star
7.50
3117 votes

#40 - Catch of the Day

Modern Family - Season 9 - Episode 3

Phil thinks he’s going to have a day of bad luck after he doesn’t complete his daily superstition. Mitch believes Cam is undermining him during their kitchen renovation. Meanwhile, Jay is determined to get Gloria to admit she was in a car accident.

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Russell's Secret
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7.47
799 votes

#41 - Russell's Secret

Rules of Engagement - Season 3 - Episode 1

Audrey discovers that Russell is really a closet Broadway-musical fan, and uses this knowledge to her advantage by blackmailing him for tickets. Meanwhile, Adam and Jennifer decide to take dancing lessons.

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Royal Visit
star
7.44
2123 votes

#42 - Royal Visit

Modern Family - Season 9 - Episode 17

Haley’s brilliant astrophysicist boyfriend and Alex’s simple but heroic fireman hunk meet the family. Jay and Gloria meet Joe’s pal’s perfect parents. On a couples retreat, an isolation tank traumatizes Mitch and Cam meets his baseball idol.

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Stand By Your Man
star
7.43
1505 votes

#43 - 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.

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Boo!
star
7.43
609 votes

#44 - Boo!

Frasier - Season 11 - Episode 16

Frasier treats a woman who has a phobia about clowns. He plans to don a clown costume and full make-up as part of her treatment. Martin sneaks into Frasier's office and scares him by coming up behind him with one of Frasier's masks over his face. Frasier does not find this amusing, so Martin repeatedly teases him about being a "fuddy-duddy." Frasier decides to retaliate for the prank. He tells Martin that he is leaving the apartment, then puts on the clown costume and rings the doorbell. When Martin comes out to answer it, Frasier jumps out, wielding a cleaver. Martin collapses and suffers a mild heart attack. Frasier feels incredibly guilty about his actions, and is humiliated in the waiting room when the nurse reads off an account of what happened. Martin recovers quickly and returns home, but doesn't want to tell Ronee about his health crisis.

Boo!
star
7.43
609 votes

#45 - Boo!

Frasier - Season 11 - Episode 16

Frasier treats a woman who has a phobia about clowns. He plans to don a clown costume and full make-up as part of her treatment. Martin sneaks into Frasier's office and scares him by coming up behind him with one of Frasier's masks over his face. Frasier does not find this amusing, so Martin repeatedly teases him about being a "fuddy-duddy." Frasier decides to retaliate for the prank. He tells Martin that he is leaving the apartment, then puts on the clown costume and rings the doorbell. When Martin comes out to answer it, Frasier jumps out, wielding a cleaver. Martin collapses and suffers a mild heart attack. Frasier feels incredibly guilty about his actions, and is humiliated in the waiting room when the nurse reads off an account of what happened. Martin recovers quickly and returns home, but doesn't want to tell Ronee about his health crisis.

Boo!
star
7.43
609 votes

#46 - Boo!

Frasier - Season 11 - Episode 16

Frasier treats a woman who has a phobia about clowns. He plans to don a clown costume and full make-up as part of her treatment. Martin sneaks into Frasier's office and scares him by coming up behind him with one of Frasier's masks over his face. Frasier does not find this amusing, so Martin repeatedly teases him about being a "fuddy-duddy." Frasier decides to retaliate for the prank. He tells Martin that he is leaving the apartment, then puts on the clown costume and rings the doorbell. When Martin comes out to answer it, Frasier jumps out, wielding a cleaver. Martin collapses and suffers a mild heart attack. Frasier feels incredibly guilty about his actions, and is humiliated in the waiting room when the nurse reads off an account of what happened. Martin recovers quickly and returns home, but doesn't want to tell Ronee about his health crisis.

The Last Thanksgiving
star
7.42
1261 votes

#47 - The Last Thanksgiving

Modern Family - Season 11 - Episode 7

Cam and Mitchell’s friends mistakenly assume they have split up and have definitely chosen a side. Haley attempts to cook Thanksgiving dinner as a thank you for Claire and Phil’s support with the twins. Jay invites Phil and Dylan out to fly his model plane. Phil thinks this is his chance to reclaim his dignity after their first outing 10 years ago went so wrong.

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Grab It
star
7.41
4159 votes

#48 - Grab It

Modern Family - Season 8 - Episode 6

Jay’s only sanctuary and favorite place in the world begins to lose its charm when Phil starts to think about becoming a member. Claire misjudges her influence over Alex’s choices. Hayley wants to impress Alex with her life choices.

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He Said, She Shed
star
7.40
2469 votes

#49 - He Said, She Shed

Modern Family - Season 9 - Episode 11

Claire’s request to build a “She Shed” in their backyard is denied by the homeowners association. Pameron lets Cam in on a family secret that forces him to visit Mitch’s therapist to work through this new information. Meanwhile, Jay teaches Joe how to play golf but he and Gloria both push him into becoming too competitive.

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Roz and the Schnoz
star
7.39
803 votes

#50 - Roz and the Schnoz

Frasier - Season 5 - Episode 21

Roz is horrified to learn that Rick's family has a history of large noses. Meanwhile, Frasier can't bring himself to tell Daphne the earrings he bought for her aren't genuine sapphires.