CHiPs and Salsa[1] is the nineteenth episode from Season 9 of Modern Family, it aired on April 11, 2018.

Plot Summary

When Haley hears that her loopy boss is looking for a product with the magical properties of peppers, she tries to gain favor by convincing Gloria to sell her salsa to NERP; Mitchell gets Cam the police ride-along he's always dreamed of.

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



  • The race where Claire lets Phil win happened in "Run for Your Wife" (season 1, episode 6)

Cultural References

  • The title refers to CHiPs, a cop drama from the 70s/80s.
  • Phil compares himself to Secretariat.
  • Mitch is compared to Angie Harmon on Law & Order or Susan Dey on L.A. Law.
  • Nicole was in a rom-com with Andrew McCarthy.


  • The A.V. Club gave it a "C".
  • Kim Russell on TV Fanatic gave it 3.0/5 - "I don't know if it's because Modern Family has been on for so long that the storylines are all burning out and falling flat or if this is just an awkward season because of the ages of the kids, but I'm worried."