"Crazy Train" is the twenty-first episode from Season 7 of Modern Family, it aired on May 11, 2016.

Plot Summary

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 over enthusiasm might come back and bite him later. Claire and Mitchell work on their toast while Luke and Cameron 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.

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

  • Shelley Long as DeDe Pritchett
  • Simon Templeman as Simon Hastings
  • Dominic Sherwood as James
  • Lindsey Gort as Cindy
  • Jay Johnston as Carl
  • Sandra Purpuro as Donna
  • Edward James Gage as Porter
  • Fred Cross as Ticket Taker
  • Mike Ostroski as Passenger


  • Dede is wearing new glasses.
  • Joe is absent.
  • Dominic Sherwood (James) is Sarah Hyland's real life boyfriend.


  • DeDe's first appearance since "Arrested" (Season 4).

Cultural References

  • Alex reads Jane Eyre and Anna Karenina.
  • Alex's adventures in the lower-class part of the train are a reference to Titanic.
  • The title is referring to Ozzy Osbourne's most popular song, Crazy Train.