"Do It Yourself"
Season 8
Episode 13
Total Episode Count 179
Written By Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh
Directed By Jeffrey Walker
Production Code 8ARG12
Air Date February 15, 2017
Episode Guide
"Do You Believe in Magic"
"Heavy is the Head"

Do It Yourself[1] is the thirteenth episode from Season 8 of Modern Family, it has aired on February 15, 2017.

Plot Summary

Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire's new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn't been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family's only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker House, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett's, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary to coach Joe and serve as a handyman.[2]

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

  • Peyton Manning as Coach Gary
  • Victor Garber as Chef Dumont
  • Rob Riggle as Gil Thorpe
  • Eileen Fogarty as Susie
  • Gary Patent as Yuri


  • Alex does not appear in this episode.


Cultural References