Modern Family: Season 2 (2010 - 2011)


Season 2
Modern Family

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Modern Family's sophomore season sings with ingenious sitcom structure and an ensemble in perfect comedic harmony -- even if the tunes are a little familiar.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 350

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Air date: Sep 22, 2010

Claire finally gets Phil to agree to sell their old station wagon, but not before everyone takes it on one last ride down memory lane; a haphazard, hammer-wielding Mitchell decides to build a life-size princess castle for Lily, so Cameron calls Jay in for reinforcement; and Manny invites a cute girl over for a study date, which makes Gloria a little uncomfortable.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2010

Claire finds herself becoming the overbearing mom when she finds out Alex likes a boy, and Haley's idea of sisterly advice is not helping matters; Mitchell and Cameron have a tiff over Mitchell's aversion to public displays of affection; and Gloria believes that her grandmother has been visiting her in her dreams.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2010

An earthquake hits, leaving Claire stuck in the bathroom with the plumber, Manny experiencing an existential crisis, and Mitchell and Cameron digging themselves deeper into a lie when they use the quake to get out of a party.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2010

Claire and Mitchell enlist each other's help in trying to spare their significant others from embarrassment ridden speech for the realtors' banquet. Haley gives Alex sisterly advice on how to be cool.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2010

Noticing that everyone is busy on their electronic devices, Claire and Phil declare a family challenge. Jay and Manny are concerned about how far Gloria will go to alleviate their problem with the neighbor's barking dog.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2010

Claire loves Halloween and is gearing up to spookify the Dunphy house for the trick or treaters. She gives each family member a role to play, but none of it goes quite right...

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Air date: Nov 3, 2010

Phil is plagued by the bleeping of a broken smoke alarm whose incessant noise is screaming 'you're not a man' at him.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2010

Everyone is gathering at a restaurant to celebrate Manny's birthday, though Manny himself is experiencing a mini-life crisis about getting older; on the way to the restaurant, Phil and Claire decide to engage in a not-so-friendly car race; and Mitch and Cam get sidetracked when they stop at the mall to pick up a gift.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2010

Cameron loves his larger-than-life mom, so Mitchell isn't quite sure how to tell Cam that she makes him a little uncomfortable; when Haley finally breaks up with Dylan, Phil takes it harder than anyone else; and Gloria mocks Jay for complaining about a little stomach ache.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2010

It's Luke and Manny's first school dance, and everyone gets in on the "fun"; Jay and Phil have to take the boys on a mall run, which becomes quite stressful; and Claire revels in the school-dance committee duties, but gets a little jealous when Gloria shows up to help; meanwhile, Mitch and Cam are horrified to learn that Lily is biting other kids on the playground.

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Series 2 of the acclaimed mockumentary-style sitcom took home its second Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in as many years, and begins with Phil (Ty Burrell) reluctantly agreeing to get rid of the old Dunphy station wagon, while Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) tries to build a princess castle for Lily (Ella and Jaden Hiller). Other noteworthy stories include Mitchell's aversion to public displays of affection with Cameron (Eric Stonestreet); Jay (Ed O'Neill) sharing a boys' night out with Mitchell and Cameron's friends; Jay's ex-wife, DeDe (Shelley Long), having a fling with Claire's high-school boyfriend (Matt Dillon); and the return of Phil's and Claire's mysterious alter egos, Clive and Julianna, for a Valentine's Day rendezvous. Among the guest stars in Series 2 are Nathan Lane as Mitchell and Cameron's friend Pepper; and Celia Weston as Cameron's mother, Barb.

Critic Reviews for Modern Family Season 2

Audience Reviews for Modern Family: Season 2

  • Apr 04, 2021
    Es una de las mejores series en la historia de la televisión; tiene personajes carismáticos y está llena de momentos divertidos. ¡TOTALEMENTE RECOMENDABLE!
  • Dec 10, 2020
    Season 2 was just as fantastic as the first one. Still had some great lessons and it was absolutely hilarious
  • Jul 26, 2017
    Even better than the first season. That scene where Cam (Eric Stonestreet) is screaming for Stella like (LITERALLY) a girl still managed to make me laugh out loud!!!!
  • Feb 27, 2017
    Writing a review for a sitcom can be a bit difficult, as comedy is a concept that almost defies explanation. Either something is funny or it isn't, and analyzing it usually only makes it less funny. What I can say about this second season of "Modern Family", though, is that it remains funny for nearly ever single episode and my interest hasn't waned a bit. What's really impressive about a show like this is that it can be hilarious by using the same formula over and over. I mean, through two seasons, the basic premise of the show remains exactly the same. There are really no character arcs or drama plotlines in the show at all...just comedy each and every episode. Though kind of reminiscent of "The Office" with its interview-style premise, there is very little "emotional stuff" (i.e. drama) in this show at all. The comedy is enough. I think this is because the characters are so incredibly strong. Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) is my favorite character, and (truth be told) I think he is kind of the glue that holds this show together sometimes, as well as his interactions with wife Claire (Julie Bowen) and family. Other characters are great too, but I don't know if the should would work without Phil & Co. One other character-centric thing I noticed about this second season: an increased focus on gay partners Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) & Cameron (Eric Stonestreet). Whereas in the first season I found them to be the "weakest" of the show's diverse cast, I really gained an appreciation for the type of humor trying to be conveyed this time around. Overall, the second season of "Modern Family" passes my own personal sitcom litmus test: the next season is already on its way!
  • Jun 28, 2015
    Every twist, every performance, every line seemed to land perfectly.
  • Sep 28, 2014
    A fantastic season that replicated everything we all loved about the first. All the actors have improved since last year, especially Ed O'Neill. Highlights include "Unplugged," "Halloween," and "Good Cop, Bad Dog".
  • May 26, 2014
    Una de las mejores series y temporadas.
  • Dec 08, 2013
    It's hard to follow the success of a show after an outstanding first season, and Modern Family pulls it off with a bang.

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