|"Sex, Lies & Kickball"|
|Total Episode Count||192|
|Written By||Abraham Higginbotham|
|Directed By||John Riggi|
|Air Date||October 18, 2017|
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Jay's best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.
(The characters striked out do not appear in this episode)
- Jay Pritchett
- Gloria Pritchett
- Manny Delgado
- Joe Pritchett
- Claire Dunphy
- Phil Dunphy
- Alex Dunphy
- Luke Dunphy
- Mitchell Pritchett
- Cameron Tucker
- Lily Tucker-Pritchett
- Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman
- Chazz Palminteri as Shorty
- Joe Mande as Ben
- Christian Barillas as Ronaldo
- Cedric Joe as Lionel
- Leaire Nicole as Theatregoer
- Pepper's 9th appearance
- Shorty's 5th appearance
- The title references the film sex, lies, and videotape
- Gloria calls Hannah Montana "Hannah from Montana"
- Pepper can barely stand Shakespeare in the Park
- Pepper says he hasn't seen so much artificial color since Ted Turner got his hands on Casablanca, referring to the infamous 1984 colorization
- Jay and Shorty watch Wicked
- Mitch and Cam discover Pepper and Ronaldo adopted.
- Haley does not appear in this episode. Luke only appears in one scene, Manny only appears in the tag.
- The A.V. Club gave this episode a "C", saying "I have a feeling that the deeply strange story of Claire and Alex going to war over what’s sexually appropriate in the Dunphy household is going to be haunting me for some time.".