The BEST episodes written by Stephen Lloyd

Finale (1)
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7.88
1140 votes

#1 - 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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Crying Out Loud
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7.85
2888 votes

#2 - Crying Out Loud

Modern Family - Season 6 - Episode 23

The family is determined to make Alex celebrate her senior ditch day and Phil, Luke and Haley forcefully take her out but end up at an unexpected detour. Claire is torn when she gets a job offer from a big hotel chain but feeling torn quickly gets replaced with feelings of confusion when she can’t tell whether or not Jay really cares if she stays or goes. And with Manny groggy off of pain killers from his wisdom teeth procedure, Gloria seizes the moment to put a sabotage plan into effect to break Manny and his new girlfriend up.

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Karma
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7.84
6613 votes

#3 - Karma

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 18

Barney continues his pursuit of Quinn. Ted has to deal with Robin's old room, while Robin gets a taste of suburban life from Marshall and Lily.

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Queer Eyes, Full Hearts
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7.82
3822 votes

#4 - Queer Eyes, Full Hearts

Modern Family - Season 6 - Episode 7

Phil and Claire don’t know if they should be happy or concerned that Haley and Andy are spending a lot of time together, however, they soon find things are not what they appear. Gloria is pushing Manny to learn Spanish so she hires a Spanish tutor, Diego, who also happens to be very handsome, much to Manny and Jay’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam meet a popular news reporter at a school function and one of them piques her journalistic interest.

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Phil's Sexy, Sexy House
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7.76
3500 votes

#5 - Phil's Sexy, Sexy House

Modern Family - Season 7 - Episode 7

Phil is selling an upscale home where various members of the family sneak off for alone time. Meanwhile, Jay secretly plans a trip for the family, and Manny tries to use his brother to impress a girl.

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Intervention
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7.75
5943 votes

#6 - Intervention

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 4

When Ted is packing his stuff for his move to New Jersey, he discovers that the gang was going to hold an intervention for his engagement to Stella and demands they hold it anyway.

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Cleaning House
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7.74
7675 votes

#7 - Cleaning House

How I Met Your Mother - Season 6 - Episode 2

When Barney convinces the gang to help his mom move out of her home, they quickly learn that she has been very protective of Barney and lied to him about events throughout his life. Meanwhile, Ted gets upset when Robin oversells him to a blind date.

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The Naked Truth
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7.74
6781 votes

#8 - The Naked Truth

How I Met Your Mother - Season 7 - Episode 2

Marshall gets a great job offer that he fears may be scuttled by a social media background check. Ted needs a date for the Architects Ball.

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The Fortress
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7.74
5374 votes

#9 - The Fortress

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 19

Barney reluctantly attempts to sell his apartment by holding an open house, during which Ted and Marshall get mistaken for a couple. Tension arises between Lily and Marshall when her new job causes her to spend less time at home.

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Daddy Issues
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7.73
2143 votes

#10 - Daddy Issues

Modern Family - Season 9 - Episode 18

When Jorge, Gloria’s ex-boyfriend, stops by for a visit, his resemblance to Manny makes Jay question Manny’s paternity. Phil agonizes over the perfect gift for Claire for the anniversary. Cam and Mitch deal with Lily’s women’s troubles.

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Spoiler Alert
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7.69
6016 votes

#11 - Spoiler Alert

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Episode 8

Marshall awaits his bar exam results; Ted introduces his latest girlfriend to the gang, who all see the flaw that Ted has missed

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Splitsville
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7.64
5626 votes

#12 - Splitsville

How I Met Your Mother - Season 8 - Episode 6

When Robin is hesitant to break up with Nick, Barney takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Lily and Marshall are desperate for some private time.

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Integrity
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7.62
3058 votes

#13 - Integrity

Modern Family - Season 6 - Episode 21

Phil and Jay run an errand together to pick up Lily’s hand me down princess castle for Joe, both though are in a mood because Phil is upset that Claire won’t let him buy an arcade machine, and Jay thinks Gloria is letting Joe play with too many girlie items. Mitch and Cam babysit Joe and both get the itch for another baby – that is until Joe presents to be quite the handful! Meanwhile, Gloria tries to help Haley stand up for herself at work, and Claire tries to bribe Luke’s principal to give him one of the student awards this year.

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Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook
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7.62
4573 votes

#14 - Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook

Modern Family - Season 8 - Episode 5

Luke hosts a Halloween party that quickly turns into a nightmare, so the Dunphys come up with a plan to make it a success and rescue his reputation. Cam confronts his holiday nemesis, but Mitch and Lily try to keep him from going overboard. Jay plots revenge on an old adversary when he finds out where Manny is going to a party.

Zoo or False
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7.61
6472 votes

#15 - Zoo or False

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 19

When Marshall gets mugged, Lily decides she wants to get a gun for protection, so Marshall comes up with a convoluted story about the mugging to deter Lily from following through.

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Alone Time
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7.58
3792 votes

#16 - 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.

The Goat
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7.58
5827 votes

#17 - The Goat

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Episode 17

Barney and Marshall have a discussion about "The Bro Code" because Barney has broken it and wants advice.

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Promposal
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7.56
3779 votes

#18 - Promposal

Modern Family - Season 7 - Episode 20

With Closet-Con right around the corner, Claire is on high alert and convinced there is a mole in the company. Meanwhile, Phil goes vigilante when he and Gloria confront Auntie Alice for stealing her hot sauce recipe. Jay tries to teach Joe how to do some manly handy work, and with prom coming up, Mitch helps Luke with his "promposal" while Cam helps with Manny's, but Cam goes a little overboard, revealing that there may be something deeper going on.

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Right Place Right Time
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7.54
5619 votes

#19 - Right Place Right Time

How I Met Your Mother - Season 4 - Episode 22

Ted ponders how being in the right place at the right time can impact a person's life; Barney celebrates his 200th female conquest.

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The Wedding Bride
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7.53
6301 votes

#20 - The Wedding Bride

How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 - Episode 23

When Ted takes a date to see a new hit movie, "The Wedding Bride," he is shocked to learn the story is loosely based on his life, and that it was written by Tony, the man Stella left him for at the altar.

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No Questions Asked
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7.53
4557 votes

#21 - No Questions Asked

How I Met Your Mother - Season 9 - Episode 7

When Daphne sends a troubling text message to Lily, Marshall enlists the gang’s help to remove the message while enforcing the “No Questions Asked” rule.

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Spuds
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7.52
1224 votes

#22 - Spuds

Modern Family - Season 11 - Episode 14

Phil and Claire take Haley and Dylan to dinner to reassure them they are not bad parents. While out to dinner, they run into Mitch and Cam who are chaperoning Lily’s first date, as well as Jay and Gloria after attending Joe’s school play.

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Brunch
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7.52
5714 votes

#23 - Brunch

How I Met Your Mother - Season 2 - Episode 3

Ted's parents visit New York for their anniversary and he learns a family secret. Robin worries that they won't like her. Lily and Marshall try to adjust to the new format of their relationship now that they are no longer together.

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Snow Ball
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7.49
4457 votes

#24 - Snow Ball

Modern Family - Season 8 - Episode 9

A fancy holiday gala at school finds Manny and Luke trying to avoid a disastrous outcome thanks to a texting mistake. Eager to pitch in, Claire, Gloria, Mitchell and Cameron volunteer to help at the dance and get involved in the night’s shenanigans, including Claire and Gloria trying to set up a single mom with the principal, while Mitchell takes an interest in the school bully.

Tough Love
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7.48
2678 votes

#25 - Tough Love

Modern Family - Season 9 - Episode 9

After leaving his real estate firm to strike out on his own, Phil decides a solo camping trip in the wild will be just what he needs to boost his confidence; Mitchell’s plan to teach Cam and Lily each a lesson backfires. Meanwhile, Gloria is upset over Manny dating his female professor.

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Perfect Pairs
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7.45
1364 votes

#26 - Perfect Pairs

Modern Family - Season 11 - Episode 3

Phil, Claire, Alex, and Luke love having the twins around, but taking care of them is exhausting! However, when they realize the babies might help them with a few things on their to-do lists, they offer to give Haley the day off.

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Clash of Swords
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7.42
1896 votes

#27 - 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.

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Good Grief
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7.42
1815 votes

#28 - Good Grief

Modern Family - Season 10 - Episode 5

It’s another epic Halloween full of costumes, tricks and treats for the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker clan as they deal with huge, unexpected news.

Commencement
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7.40
1459 votes

#29 - Commencement

Modern Family - Season 10 - Episode 21

Cam finally gets a chance to shine when he is asked to preside over the high school graduation ceremony at the last minute. Jay gives the commencement address. Claire runs into her former high school rival who brings out the worst in her.

Blasts from the Past
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7.35
1607 votes

#30 - Blasts from the Past

Modern Family - Season 10 - Episode 12

Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy, while Dylan's hippy mother comes for a visit. Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room. Meanwhile, Gloria and Manny investigate the legend of Jay's heroic great uncle.

iPod
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7.29
14 votes

#31 - iPod

Stacked - Season 2 - Episode 5

Skyler finds a woman's iPod at the bookstore so Gavin dates the 23-year-old who lies about more than just her age.

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That Burning Passion
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7.17
46 votes

#32 - That Burning Passion

Just Shoot Me! - Season 7 - Episode 6

Passion enflames Maya, drawn to a fireman hunk who's Vicki's estranged spouse; jealousy rages between Nina and her rocker beau.

Romancing The Stones
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7.00
11 votes

#33 - Romancing The Stones

Stacked - Season 2 - Episode 9

When Gavin experiences all the symptoms for gallstones, he decides to get surgery. When the nurse gives numbing drugs, Gavin tells Skyler he loves her—and it wasn't just the drugs talking!

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A Fan For All Seasons
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6.74
19 votes

#34 - A Fan For All Seasons

Stacked - Season 1 - Episode 3

Comments about Skyler being a "groupie" come back to haunt Gavin when he proves to be one himself. Meanwhile, Skyler tries to get Katrina in to see her favorite band and Harold tries to make amends for telling Stuart he has no chance of ever being with Skyler.

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Surprise!
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5.22
32 votes

#35 - Surprise!

Greg the Bunny - Season 1 - Episode 7

Alison tries to fool a TV Guide reporter into believing that the cast is a happy, functional family, in hopes of getting on the cover.

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