Guest Star: Fred Willard

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  • Undeck the Halls

    Season 1, Episode 10 - Undeck the Halls
    Aired December 9 2009

    With the Dunphy causing trouble again, Phil and Claire threaten to cancel Christmas. Jay is uncomfortable with Gloria and Manny's holiday traditions. Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to meet Santa, though this mall's Santa is less than jolly.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Travels with Scout

    Season 1, Episode 21 - Travels with Scout
    Aired April 28 2010

    When Phil's father stops by in the RV, Claire is suspicious he's hiding a serious reason for the visit. Cameron fills in for the drummer in Dylan's band. Meanwhile, Manny is traumatized when Jay takes him to see a horror movie.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 4, Episode 14 - A Slight at the Opera
    Aired February 6 2013

    Cameron is putting on the school production of "Phantom of the Opera," but when their star falls ill, Manny pulls all the stops to land the lead -- even if that means going against Luke. Meanwhile, Jay teaches Phil to golf and they wind up in a golf-off with Pepper and Mitch; Gloria takes Alex along on errands which include a visit to a psychic; and Claire's adventures in babysitting Joe and Lily become a comedy of errors.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 4, Episode 18 - The Wow Factor
    Aired March 27 2013

    Claire and Cam are entrenched in the house flip, but when they hit an impasse on a big landscaping decision, a "neutral" third party is brought in - Pam (guest star Wendi McLendon-Covey), the lesbian mom from Lily's school. Meanwhile, Phil decides to teach the kids basic fix-it skills around the house; Gloria spends some quality one-on-one time with Manny, leaving Jay alone with baby Joe; and Mitch helps Lily deal with a schoolyard bully.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 4, Episode 24 - Goodnight, Gracie
    Aired May 22 2013

    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.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 5, Episode 6 - The Help
    Aired October 23 2013

    When Gloria hires a too-good-to-be-true male nanny (guest star Adam DeVine), Jay and Manny are pretty much dead set against it. Frank (guest star Fred Willard) is in town and feeling a bit lonely recently, so Phil and Jay take him out to help get his groove back. And, Mitch and Cam commission Pepper (guest star Nathan Lane) to plan their dream wedding, but Pepper might be dreaming a little too big.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 5, Episode 8 - ClosetCon '13
    Aired November 20 2013

    With some urging from Claire, Jay begrudgingly agrees to return to ClosetCon this year, and things get interesting when Jay is reunited with some old colleagues. Cam takes Mitch and Lily to the Tucker family farm for the first time and is excited to fold them into country life, that is until Grams pays an unexpected visit. And back at home, Phil, Gloria and the kids get into some mischief involving Jay's very delicate Apollo 13 spacecraft model.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 6, Episode 12 - The Big Guns
    Aired January 14 2015

    Claire is furious about neighbors Ronnie and Amber's eye-sore of a boat on their front lawn and it soon becomes an all-out war when Phil calls in the "big guns" as back up - his dad Frank and all his retired friends to give them a taste of their own medicine. Elsewhere, Jay is trying to potty train Joe but Gloria does not think he's ready yet, and Cam secretly takes Lily to clown school behind Mitchell's back.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 8, Episode 10 - Ringmaster Keifth
    Aired January 4 2017

    Trying to recover from his Thanksgiving debacle, Cam decides to treat the family to a New Year's Day feast. After realizing that Cam's recent attempt is also a complete fail and in order to salvage their meal, Mitch uses a "concierge gift card" that he received as a Christmas gift. Cam soon discovers that the concierge who is on his way to save the day is none other than his ex-boyfriend, Keifth, a former circus ringmaster who left him without saying goodbye. 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.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 8, Episode 15 - Finding Fizbo
    Aired March 1 2017

    Cam is enraged when he receives an online video showing someone has been desecrating his beloved Fizbo costume, which sets him on a quest to restore Fizbo's good name. Meanwhile, Phil is in for quite the surprise when he finally meets his new soon-to-be step-brother at Frank's bachelor party. Finally, Manny's newest play hits a little too close to home for Gloria, Claire and Haley when he enlists them to do a read through before he submits it to a young playwright festival.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

  • Modern Family

    Season 8, Episode 19 - Frank's Wedding
    Aired April 5 2017

    Frank Dunphy's Roaring 20s-themed wedding day is finally here, and to get into the spirit, Phil gets the Dunphy clan to show up in costume. Once Claire and the kids realize they are the only ones dressed-up, they feel it's time for a "funny" intervention with Phil. Meanwhile, Jay has mastered the art of saying no, but soon realizes that if you say no too many times, people stop asking; and Cam is in for a big surprise when he finally stops hiding behind Mitchell and stands up to his sister Pam.

    Appeared as Frank Dunphy

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