"It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy"
It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy
Season 9
Episode 5
Total Episode Count 193
Written By Jon Pollack
Directed By Beth McCarthy-Miller
Production Code 9ARG04
Air Date October 25, 2017
Episode Guide
"Sex, Lies & Kickball"
"Ten Years Later"

It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy[1] is the fifth episode from Season 9 of Modern Family, it aired on October 25, 2017.

Plot Summary

Phil and Claire still want to celebrate Halloween in a big way, but it seems no one shares their same enthusiasm making them wonder if maybe everyone is right. Over at the Pritchett's, Mitch and Cam are frustrated by how long Jay is taking to finish their kitchen remodel, which forces Mitch to finally stand up to his dad. Meanwhile, Gloria's hospitality is wearing thin when Cam oversteps his boundaries as a house guest.

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

  • Joe Mande as Ben
  • Marsha Kramer as Margaret
  • Kasey Mafaffy as Dom
  • Kate Comer as Destiny
  • Jessica Joy as Carol
  • Jessica Blair Herman as Jessica
  • Amanda Mayfield as Abby
  • Rahnuma Panthaky as Josie
  • Cuyle Carvin as Firefighter
  • Will Biue Jr. as Older Son
  • Jayme Andrews as Zombie
  • Julian Zane as Costumed Kid
  • Taylor Kalupa as Beth
  • Ana Sofia Fehn as Carla
  • Finnegan George as Younger Son



Cultural references


  • This episode scored a "B" at The A.V. Club.