Guest Star: Shelley Long

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  • The Incident

    Season 1, Episode 4 - The Incident
    Aired October 14 2009

    Dede, Jay's ex-wife and Claire and Mitchell's mother, stops by a visit and tries to make up for the "incident" she caused at Jay and Gloria's wedding.

    Appeared as Dede Pritchett

  • Princess Party

    Season 2, Episode 15 - Princess Party
    Aired February 16 2011

    Clarie and Mitchell's mother is in town for Lily's princess-themed birthday party. Claire's high school boyfriend is also in town and gets together with Dede. Mitchell won't let Cameron resurrect Fizbo the clown. Meanwhile, Gloria self-medicates to cope with Dede.

    Appeared as Dede Pritchett

  • Modern Family

    Season 4, Episode 7 - Arrested
    Aired November 7 2012

    Phil and Claire get the dreaded late night call that Haley has been arrested for under-aged drinking, so they bring Mitchell, the family lawyer, in tow to the police station. Cameron stays back to watch over Alex and Luke, but they get into some crazy mishaps under his care. Meanwhile, Jay gets out of baby shopping with Gloria, but ends up having to deal with a surprise visit from Dede, and tries to scoot her out before Gloria gets home to prevent Dede from seeing that she's pregnant and to avoid the potential blowback.

    Appeared as Dede Pritchett

  • Modern Family

    Season 7, Episode 21 - Crazy Train
    Aired May 11 2016

    Dede is getting remarried, and Manny convinces the family to take the train up to the wedding. Jay could not be more ecstatic that Dede has moved on for good but his overenthusiasm might come back and bite him later. 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.

    Appeared as Dede Pritchett

  • Modern Family

    Season 8, Episode 11 - Sarge & Pea
    Aired January 11 2017

    Cam is incensed that an anonymous and rude parent robbed him of a precious Lily moment during her recent dance recital. While he and Hayley visit Alex at her coffee shop the next day, he thinks he recognizes the culprit and goes to extremes to uncover her identity, and give her a piece of his mind.  Meanwhile, Jay, Claire and Mitch attend a family wedding and unexpectedly run into Dede at the reception. Afraid their parents are going to once again make a scene, Mitch and Claire devise a plan to keep them apart. Finally, Phil and Gloria are on a college tour with Luke and Manny, and have very different ways of getting the boys ready to head out on this new adventure and also learning to let go.

    Appeared as Dede Pritchett

  • Ten Years Later

    Season 9, Episode 6 - Ten Years Later
    Aired November 1 2017

    Claire is determined to make up for her less-than-joyful mood at Jay and Gloria's wedding by throwing their tenth-anniversary party. As part of the festivities, Phil is going to perform a magic trick featuring Gloria appearing out of thin air in her wedding dress; that is if Gloria can still get into it!

    Appeared as Dede Pritchett

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