"A Stereotypical Day"
A Stereotypical Day
Season 8
Episode 2
Total Episode Count 168
Written By Jeffrey Richman
Directed By Beth McCarthy-Miller
Production Code 8ARG03
Air Date September 28, 2016
Episode Guide
"A Tale of Three Cities"

A Stereotypical Day[1] is the second episode from Season 8 of Modern Family, it aired on September 28, 2016.

Plot Summary

Jay does not want to give the new family moving in across the street the wrong impression and goes out of his way to make sure they know he is the best kind of neighbor, while Manny decides that the best way to an attractive and radical-thinking teenage girl's heart is through his actions. Meanwhile, at the Pritchett house, the entire family is using Alex's recent bout of mono to their advantage. Finally, Cam and Mitchell have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents. However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance.

Episode Description

Main Cast

(The characters striked out do not appear in this episode)

  • Jay Pritchett
  • Gloria Pritchett
  • Manny Delgado
  • Joe Pritchett
  • Claire Dunphy
  • Phil Dunphy
  • Haley Dunphy
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett

Guest Starring

  • Brent Jennings as Shawn
  • Ernie Hudson as Miles
  • Marsha Kramer as Margaret
  • Jackson Millarker as Tom
  • Danube Hermosillo as Frida
  • Travis Guba as Security Guy
  • Ian Bratschie as Warehouse Guy
  • Lateefah Holder as Nicole
  • Kasey Mahaffy as Dom


  1. Season 8 Episode 2 title [via abc, IMDB, wikipedia & spoilertv]