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Season 6
Modern Family S6 DVD
Country of Origin United States
Episodes 24
Original Channel ABC
Original Run September 24, 2014 -
May 20, 2015
Premiere "The Long Honeymoon"
Finale "American Skyper"
DVD Release Date September 22, 2015
Season Chronology
Previous
"Season 5"
Next
"Season 7"

Season 6 for Modern Family premiered on September 24, 2014, and ended on May 20, 2015.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

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Guest Cast

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Episodes

Image Title Writer Directors Airdate No. in
Season
No. in
Series
TheLongHoneymoon "The Long Honeymoon" Danny Zuker Beth McCarthy-Miller September 24, 2014 01 121
The Dunphy family is getting along well, but when Alex comes home, there is a shift in mood; Mitch and Cam return from their honeymoon, Mitch is acclimating to real life much quicker than the still lovey-dovey Cameron; Gloria has taken issue with how little effort Jay puts into his appearance and decides to give him a taste of his own medicine.
DoNotPush "Do Not Push" Megan Ganz Gail Mancuso October 1, 2014 02 122
It's Jay and Gloria's anniversary and they must decide between a sentimental and an expensive gift. The Dunphys head to Caltech for Alex's college tour and while Claire is busy convincing her to choose this school and stay close to home, Phil, Luke and Haley branch off to participate in a psyche experiment. Mitchell and Cameron are taking a new family portrait with Lily to replace the old one above their mantel, but Lily gives some serious face.
TheCold "The Cold" Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz Jim Hensz October 8, 2014 03 123
Phil is putting together Mitch and Cam's wedding video for a special family screening, but when the footage reveals that he is responsible for a horrible cold that has plagued the family, he must do some creative editing. Jay and Gloria have different ways of helping Manny cope with the stresses of high school football, while coach Cam struggles between whether or not to bench him. And, Mitchell gets strangely competitive with Lily's new friend, Sydney, who is clearly a genius. She is also one year younger than Lily.
MarcoPolo "Marco Polo" Elaine Ko Fred Savage October 15, 2014 04 124
The Dunphys temporarily move into a cramped hotel room while their house is getting treated for mold, and Phil sees this as an opportunity to spend some quality time together, but Claire and the kids are less than enthused. Gloria becomes over protective when Manny starts dating an older, popular girl, and Cameron is under a lot of pressure to maintain his team's winning streak but when he realizes Mitchell may be a jinx, emotions run high.
ShockedDunphys "Won't You Be Our Neighbor" Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh Gail Mancuso October 22, 2014 05 125
Phil is selling the house next door and he and Claire are excited by the prospect of having wonderful new neighbors, but that quickly turns into panic when a loud and obnoxious couple come to look at the house. Jay forbids Manny to see his new girlfriend when he realizes she's the granddaughter of his biggest business rival, leading to a clash of the closet titans. Elsewhere, Mitch and Cam are determined to switch Lily out of Mrs. Plank's class since she is known to rule with an iron fist - not to mention she scares them too.
H3-AwesomeLand "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand" Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh & Abraham Higginbotham Gail Mancuso October 29, 2014 06 126
Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year, so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into "AwesomeLand". Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay, but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case.
QueerEyesFullHearts "Queer Eyes, Full Hearts" Stephen Lloyd Jason Winer November 12, 2014 07 127
Phil and Claire don’t know if they should be happy or concerned that Haley and Andy are spending a lot of time together, however, they soon find things are not what they appear. Gloria is pushing Manny to learn Spanish instead of French so she goes ahead and hires a Spanish tutor, Diego, who also happens to be very handsome, much to Manny and Jay’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam meet a popular news reporter at a school function and one of them peaks her journalistic interest.
ThreeTurkeys "Three Turkeys" Jeffrey Richman Beth McCarthy-Miller November 19, 2014 08 128
Phil is cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year with Luke as his sous chef. Claire has no confidence in them and prepares a secret turkey of her own as backup. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria had plans to spend the holiday away but when the trip gets canceled last minute, they decide not to tell anyone. This quickly becomes the worst idea when the family dinner gets suddenly moved to their house and they try to cover up their tracks. Mitch is tired of always being the bad cop so when Lily refuses to wear a nice dress to dinner, he forces Cameron to deal with it who as a result comes up with a very unconventional approach.
6x09-Strangers-in-the-Night "Strangers in the Night" Chuck Tatham Fred Savage December 3, 2014 09 129
When Alex tells Phil and Claire she has a boyfriend, they worry the pressure they have put on her caused her to make up an imaginary boyfriend. Jay and Gloria both have parties that they are dragging the other to and Jay has a clever plan to get himself out of it, but Manny just might spoil everything. Mitchell and Cameron just got a beautiful white couch delivered but when Mitch is stuck helping out Brenda, a distressed co-worker, and allows her to stay.
S6E10-Haley's-21st-Birthday "Haley's 21st Birthday" Abraham Higginbotham Alisa Statman December 10, 2014 10 130
It's Haley's 21st birthday and the adults take her to a bar to celebrate. Claire wants Haley to start seeing her as a friend rather than her uptight mom, Mitch and Cam make the sad realization that they may not be as cool as they thought, and Jay and Phil's quick pit stop to pick up Haley's gift, a new car, becomes a disaster. Meanwhile, back at home, Alex, Luke, and Manny babysit Lily, who wants to know where babies come from.
TheDayWeAlmostDied "The Day We Almost Died" Danny Zuker James Bagdonas January 7, 2015 11 131
While driving out to get breakfast, the Dunphys, including Manny, have a near death experience causing everyone to reevaluate their lives. Claire resolves to be more fun and less uptight, Haley and Alex agree not to fight anymore, Manny refuses to ever ride in a car again, Luke wants to check off his bucket list, Phil decides to be a take action type of guy, and the rest of the family has to bear the brunt of all the new attitudes.
TheBigGuns "The Big Guns" Vali Chandrasekaran Jeffrey Walker January 14, 2015 12 132
Claire is furious about their neighbors Ronnie and Amber's eye-sore of a boat on their front lawn and it soon becomes an all-out war when Phil calls in "the big guns" as back up: his dad Frank and all his retired friends to give them a taste of their own medicine. Elsewhere, Jay is trying to potty train Joe but Gloria does not think he's ready yet, and Cam secretly takes Lily to clown school behind Mitchell's back.
Rash Decisions "Rash Decisions" Anthony Lombardo, Clint McCray & Daisy Gardner Jim Hensz February 4, 2015 13 133
Phil is starting to feel the teenage cold shoulder from Luke, and with Andy hanging around a lot recently as his apprentice, he easily steps in as his new right hand man. Meanwhile, Gloria and the doctors suspect that Joe might be allergic to Stella which leaves Jay in a very tough predicament, and Mitchell is doing some freelance legal work at Jay's closet company and working with Claire becomes a very enlightening experience for the both of them.
Valentine'sDay4 "Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister" Jeffrey Richman Fred Savage February 11, 2015 14 134
It's Valentine's Day again, so Phil and Claire decide to reprise their roles of Clive Bixby and Julianna, but Claire suspects Phil may be more into Juliana than her. Jay goes from feeling disappointed to scared when Gloria's visiting sister Sonia becomes a larger deterrence for a romantic evening with Gloria than he thought. Elsewhere, Mitchell and Cameron get themselves in a very precarious situation with their good friend Anders.
FightOrFlight "Fight or Flight" Abraham Higginbotham Steven Levitan February 18, 2015 15 135
After a long reunion weekend with Phil's old cheer buddies, Claire jumps at the chance to snag the only first class seat left on the return flight home leaving Phil in coach and both have completely opposite experiences. Meanwhile, Gloria forces Jay to teach Manny how to defend himself against a bully who attends cooking classes with him, and Mitchell, Cameron, Pepper, and their friends organize a belated baby shower for Sal.
ConnectionLost "Connection Lost" Steven Levitan & Megan Ganz Steven Levitan February 25, 2015 16 136
Claire's computer becomes the hub of all the family's activities when she gets stuck at the airport and is desperate to reach Haley after a big fight. After FaceTiming with Phil and the rest of the family to help track her down, Claire quickly turns to online snooping which inevitably becomes disturbing real quick and everyone gets sucked into the online drama.
MF-S6E17 "Closet? You'll Love It!" Elaine Ko Ryan Case March 4, 2015 17 137
Jay and Claire scramble to shoot a Pritchett Closets commercial in response to their competitor's new and catchy ad, but there might be some creative differences between father and daughter. A peeping-Tom in the neighborhood keeps using a drone to spy on Gloria sun-bathing so Phil, Luke and Manny make it their mission to take it down. Elsewhere, a tone deaf Lily prepares to perform in her school talent show and Cameron is more worried about it than she is, and Haley's feelings for Andy become even more complicated when he gets rushed to the hospital with appendicitis.
SpringBreak "Spring Break" Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh Gail Mancuso March 25, 2015 18 138
Spring break has Claire doing some spring cleaning, while Phil struggles with not being a spring chicken when Luke starts outperforming him at seemingly everything. Haley takes Alex to a music festival to take her mind off of colleges, and Gloria and Jay challenge one another to give up Spanish soap operas and cigars respectively. However, when Gloria accompanies Cameron to his faculty talent show, she projects the soapy drama she craves onto Cam's rivalry with Senor Kaplan, and Jay tags along with Mitchell to pick up Lily from camp so he can sneak a smoke.
S6E19-Grill, Interrupted "Grill, Interrupted" Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh & Jeffrey Richman James Bagdonas April 1, 2015 19 139
Jay's birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will "offer" to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago as their gift not really thinking he will take them up on it, and Gloria teaches Manny and Luke a lesson about drinking, while Andy gets real awkward with Haley when she brings over her new doctor boyfriend.
S6E20 Knock 'Em Down "Knock 'Em Down" Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz Beth McCarthy-Miller April 22, 2015 20 140
Jay agrees to sub in on Cam's bowling team for the finals but Cam was not fully upfront about it being an all gay league, which puts Jay in a precarious position. Phil and Claire have a surprisingly good time with unlikely dinner companions, their neighbors Ronnie and Amber, and Gloria and Mitch agree to go clubbing with Haley to prove they're still young and fun but they didn't anticipate the pre-party portion of the night.
Integrity "Integrity" Stephen Lloyd & Chuck Tatham Chris Koch April 29, 2015 21 141
Phil and Jay run an errand together to pick up Lily's hand me down princess castle for Joe, both though are in a mood because Phil is upset that Claire won't let him buy a videogame console, and Jay thinks Gloria is letting Joe play with too many girlie items. Mitch and Cam babysit Joe and both get the itch for another baby -- that is until Joe presents to be quite the handful. Meanwhile, Gloria tries to help Haley stand up for herself at work, and Claire tries to bribe Luke's principal to give him one of the student awards this year.
622 "Patriot Games" Vali Chandrasekaran Alisa Statman May 6, 2015 22 142
Alex's worst nightmare is realized when she gets news that she has to share the Valedictorian title with her number one competitor, Sanjay Patel. Both sets of parents get equally caught up in the rivalry and convince Principal Brown to let them break the tie via a gym grade they both have not completed - a one mile run. Elsewhere, Gloria is studying for her upcoming U.S. citizenship test and a visit from Javier throws her off her game, and Mitch and Cam blindly agree to join a protest against a local restaurant that they are actually secretly excited about.
623 "Crying Out Loud" Megan Ganz, Stephen Lloyd, Chuck Tatham Ryan Case May 13, 2015 23 143
The family is determined to make Alex celebrate her senior ditch day and Phil, Luke and Haley forcefully take her out but end up at an unexpected detour. Claire is torn when she gets a job offer from a big hotel chain but feeling torn quickly gets replaced with feelings of confusion when she can't tell whether or not Jay really cares if she stays or goes. And with Manny groggy from pain killers after his wisdom teeth procedure, Gloria seizes the moment to put a sabotage plan into effect to break Manny and his new girlfriend up.
138955 7509 595 Mini Logo TV white - Gallery "American Skyper" Elaine Ko Steven Levitan May 20, 2015 24 144
The whole family is at Jay & Gloria’s for Alex’s graduation party, except for Phil who ingeniously figured out a way to be there via skype and a robotic vessel after being unexpectedly detained in Seattle on a business trip. During the celebration, Jay frets about Gloria’s cousin who has overstayed his welcome; Claire stresses out about giving Alex the perfect gift; Mitch hides news of being laid off from Cam, and Andy’s girlfriend Beth is in town stirring up a whole lot tension with Haley which finally leads to a realization that may have come too late.

Character Appearances

= Appears | X = Absent.

Characters

Episode (This Season)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112131415161718192021222324Total
Jay Pritchett 24
Gloria Pritchett 24
Manny Delgado X X 22
Joe Pritchett X X X X X X X 17
Phil Dunphy 24
Claire Dunphy 24
Haley Dunphy X X 22
Alex Dunphy X 23
Luke Dunphy X X 22
Mitchell Pritchett 24
Cameron Tucker 24
Lily Tucker-Pritchett X X X X 20

Viewing Rates

The viewing rates are the amount of people viewing the episodes (U.S.A).

No. Episode Viewing Rate
01 "The Long Honeymoon" 11.38 million
02 "Do Not Push" 10.56 million
03 "The Cold" 10.30 million
04 "Marco Polo" 9.71 million
05 "Won't You Be Our Neighbor" 10.16 million
06 "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand" 9.92 million
07 "Queer Eyes, Full Hearts" 9.83 million
08 "Three Turkeys" 10.88 million
09 "Strangers in the Night" 9.02 million
10 "Haley's 21st Birthday" 9.69 million
11 "The Day We Almost Died" 9.29 million
12 "The Big Guns" 9.44 million
13 "Rash Decisions" 9.87 million
14 "Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister" 9.77 million
15 "Fight or Flight" 8.80 million
16 "Connection Lost" 9.32 million
17 "Closet? You'll Love It!" 9.61 million
18 "Spring Break" 8.71 million
19 "Grill, Interrupted" 9.43 million
20 "Knock 'Em Down" 8.85 million
21 "Integrity" 8.00 million
22 "Patriot Games" 8.57 million
23 "Crying Out Loud" 8.13 million
24 "American Skyper" 7.20 million

Character Storylines

The Pritchett Family

Jay

Gloria

Manny

Joe

The Dunphy Family

Phil

Claire

Haley

Alex

Luke

The Tucker-Pritchett Family

Mitchell

Cameron

Lily

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