"Frank's Wedding"
Season 8
Episode 19
Total Episode Count 185
Written By Andy Gordon
Directed By Beth McCarthy-Miller
Production Code 8ARG19
Air Date April 5, 2017
Episode Guide
"Five Minutes"
"All Things Being Equal"

Frank's Wedding is the nineteenth episode from Season 8 of Modern Family. It aired on April 5, 2017.

Plot Summary

Frank Dunphy's Roaring 20s-themed wedding day is finally here, and to get into the spirit, Phil gets the Dunphy clan to show up in costume. Once Claire and the kids realize they are the only ones dressed-up, they feel it’s time for a "funny" intervention with Phil. Meanwhile, Jay has mastered the art of saying no, but soon realizes that if you say no too many times, people stop asking; and Cam is in for a big surprise when he finally stops hiding behind Mitchell and stands up to his sister Pam.[1]

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



Cultural References

  • The wedding is Roaring Twenties themed.
    • Haley is dressed as a flapper.
    • Luke calls her "Daisy", probably a reference to Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby.
    • Phil calls himself "Phillinger" and refers to his ex-prostitute getaway driver, a reference to John Dillinger and Rita “Polly” Hamilton
  • Cam and Mitch go as Leo and the bear from The Revenant
  • Phil's quote "If love is not all, then it is nothing..." is from Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh