"Weathering Heights"
Weathering Heights
Haley putting makeup on her Dad, Phil.
Season 8
Episode 4
Total Episode Count 170
Written By Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh
Directed By Gail Mancuso
Production Code 8ARG04
Air Date October 12, 2016
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Weathering Heights[1] is the fourth episode from Season 8 of Modern Family, it aired on October 12, 2016.

Plot Summary

Phil can't cover up his excitement when he's invited to appear in a real-estate news segment for the local news. The day gets even better after meeting his "weatherman" hero, Rainer Shine. Phil made one little mistake; he introduced him to Haley. Over at the Pritchett house, Jay decides to infuse a little grit into Manny's video interview for his college application. In the Tucker-Pritchett home, Lily is over their new houseguest and decides to take matters into her own hands.

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

  • Nathan Fillion as Rainer Shine
  • Winston Duke as Dwight
  • Alanna Thompson as Dr. Gable
  • Caleb Smith as Police Officer
  • Jaime Moyer as Mrs. Pasternack



Cultural References

  • The title references the novel Wuthering Heights.
  • Claire mentions Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Phil says "Is it warm out? I hadn't noticed," a reference to the (in)famous line from Four Weddings and a Funeral, "Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed."
  • Manny does an "homage" to Hamilton.
  • Dwight and Cam watch Pretty Woman


  1. Season 8 Episode 4 title [via abc, IMDB, spoilertv, wikipedia]