"The Cover-Up"
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Season 7
Episode 16
Total Episode Count 160
Written By Chuck Tatham
Directed By Jim Hensz
Production Code 7.15
Air Date March 16, 2016
Episode Guide
"I Don't Know How She Does It"
"Express Yourself"

"The Cover-Up" is the sixteenth episode from Season 7 of Modern Family, it aired on March 16, 2016.

Plot Summary

Phil has a new client who happens to be “his type,” and knowing that might get him in trouble with Claire, he tells some seemingly innocent lies, which then lead to more, and soon enough he’s in a full spiral. Meanwhile, Gloria suspects her yoga instructor has the hots for her and asks Claire to come with her to class, but the instructor ends up giving Claire a lot of inappropriate attention, and she likes it. Now that Jay is retired, he is filling up his time making a web show but becomes obsessed with tracking down a hateful troll who is leaving horrible comments. And Mitchell and Cameron try to teach a skittish Lily how to ride a bike by leading by example, but easier said than done.

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

  • Manny gets bad reviews for his role as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
  • Phil calls his client "Angie O'Plasty", a reference to angioplasty.