When Cameron claims a waitress is flirting with him, Mitchell believes she's just trolling for tips. This leads to a little bet about picking up girls. All Cam has to do is get the phone number of a hot woman named Katie (guest star Leslie Mann) who is seated at the bar. This pretty lady is hip to Cameron's lame pickup moves, but she's still a good sport. Katie even gives up her phone number. Score one for the big guy!
Cameron has a first class case of the guilts for toying with Katie's emotions. He needs to come clean so she can move on with her life. A phone call won't do it. This has to be a face-to-face breakup. That's why Katie is coming over to the apartment. Cam needs Mitchell's help to un-gay the place.
When Katie arrives, she mentions that she needs a date for her sister's wedding. Cam knows he must break things off pronto. He admits that he's gay. Katie can't believe what she's hearing. She already knew her new bar buddy was gay. It's obvious. There was no need for a big dramatic speech.
Cameron fesses up about the bar bet. Remember how we said Katie was a good sport? Well, she plays the part of a scorned woman when Mitchell gets home just to make Cam look good. It's an inspired performance that ends with some tongue during an impromptu kiss. Then Katie walks out of Cameron's life forever. Well, maybe not forever. They'll probably secretly get together to see any new Julia Roberts movies.
Gloria wants to go salsa dancing with Shorty (guest star Chazz Palminteri) and his lady friend, Darlene (guest star Jennifer Tilly). Jay…not so much. That's fine. Gloria will go without him. This has Jay reconsidering his decision. He goes to Manny for a crash course in salsa dancing. The lesson doesn't go well. That's fine. Mitchell has a little orange pill for his father. If Jay takes it, all inhibitions about shaking his booty will be gone.
Shorty and Darlene are having a great time salsa dancing. Gloria, however, finds it tough to have fun without her hubby. Well, she won't have to worry about that much longer. Jay shows up to sweep his surprised wife off her feet and onto the dance floor. That little pill Mitchell gave him helps give him with some smooth salsa moves. Let's hope Jay never finds out it was just orange-flavored baby aspirin.
Haley must write an essay about the biggest obstacle she's ever had to overcome. That's going to be tough since she feels she's led such a boring, sheltered life. Claire feels it's time her daughter knew the truth about why they shielded her from the perils of the outside world. Haley is more than a little nervous now.
Claire drives her daughter into the middle of nowhere. The secret she's been keeping can be found in a message carved in a distant tree. Actually, there is no secret. Claire just wanted Haley to get out of the car so she could drive off without her. Getting home with no phone or money should bea fine obstacle to write about in that essay.
Phil wants Luke to experience the joys of neighborhood friendships while hanging out in the brand-new treehouse he's building. It's a nice thought. Too bad Luke fears for his life whenever his dad embarks on a construction project. Phil is left to fend for himself.
While up hammering away, Phil strikes up a chat with his next door neighbor, Andre (guest star Kevin Hart). These two guys both used to hang out in treehouses with their friends when they were kids. Then they grew up and everything changed. Well, not everything. When Andre offers to help build the treehouse, Phil suddenly realizes that you're never too old to make some new friends.
ABC recently aired an unconventional episode of their hit show MODERN FAMILY, which took place entirely on Claire Dunphy's computer. The episode also featured Alex's interesting college entry essay. Check it out below!
Nietzsche believed that most culture exists purely to distract us from the truth. If he is to be believed, then the context of our experience matters little when compared to the content of our experience. For this reason, I believe Yale will provide the best possible opportunities to expand as a scholar, pupil and person. No institution, however dedicated and prestigious, can instill a desire for betterment where none exists and I know you're not reading this, mom. If allowed to join the student body, I will diligently strive to make the most of every advantage, both in school and beyond campus.
This is not to say that I lack hobbies. In addition to graduating in the top two-percent of my class, I have also participated in many extracurricular activities. I followed my love of the cello to join a quartet three years ago. My interest in renewable energy drove me to enter the Annual Pasadena Robotics Competition in 2010, build my own small robot, and compete as that year's youngest female one-person team. In addition, I have co-captained numerous Mathlete and Mock Trial teams, and spent my free periods as a teachers' assistant.
If admitted, I am certain my varied interests will find a prosperous foothold at Yale, whether through my fellow students or honored professors.
About MODERN FAMILY<
Phil Dunphy is a loving husband/devoted dad who dreams big while making the most out of the little things in life. Claire is his grounded, responsible, regimented (but in a good way) wife. These two are the perfect mix when it comes to raising their three way-different kids. Haley is the independent, eye-rolling teen. Middle sister Alex is wise beyond her years. Little brother Luke, well, isn't. At least, that's what he'd like you to think.
Claire's gruff, no-nonsense dad, Jay Pritchett, married a much younger Colombian beauty named Gloria. Her passion for life has rubbed off on her young son Manny, who marches to the beat of his own drum, usually in a burgundy dinner jacket. Jay has done the parent thing with his two adult kids and is currently enjoying Round 2 as dad to Manny. Round 3 is just around the corner now that Gloria has announced there's a new baby headed their way!
Jay's lawyer son, Mitchell, embraced a major life change when he and his carefree, TROPHY WIFE partner, Cameron, adopted their super-cute Vietnamese baby, Lily. They're learning all the parenting ropes as they go. Attempts to adopt another child haven't panned out. Fortunately, they have the loving support of their extended, eclectic, funny family to keeping them going strong.
As we already mentioned, MODERN FAMILY has won a bunch of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row. We're sure the accolades will keep rolling in as the family continues to change, grow and always keep us laughing.