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All Things Being Equal is the twentieth episode from Season 8 of Modern Family. It aired on May 3, 2017.

Plot Summary

Gloria, Claire, Haley, Alex, Lily, Luke and Manny are equally committed to showing their support for gender equality and the women's movement in very different ways. Meanwhile, Jay and Phil are at odds on how their parking lot attendant, Joan (guest-star Niecy Nash), should be running their lot, and jealousy ensues when Pam prefers Mitchell's help over Cam's with her baby.[1]

Episode Description

The women and Lilly go to a demonstration about gender's equity. While on the way road, their car has a problem. A tire has punctured. Fortunately, a female driver named Joey offers them some help but they realize that they have been manipulated when Joey goes off with the car once she fixed the problem.

Meanwhile, Luke and Manny are already here. Luke flirts with Danielle, a girl who Manny is in love with. Danielle finally decides to make wow of chastity.

Phil and Jay disagree over their new parking attendant. Phil likes Joanne, an afro american jovial woman while Jay prefers Tibor a stranger quiet man. Joanne is finally hired, but Jay fires her and tries vainly to takes over her role. Joanne comes back and forces both men to compliment one another.

And Pam is exhausted and want nothing but Mitch's help for Calhoun. Feeling rejected, Cam sees the situation worsens when she accidentally kisses him.

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

  • Niecy Nash as Joan
  • Dana Powell as Pam Tucker
  • Lindsey Kraft as Joey
  • Gabrielle Elyse as Danielle
  • Natasha Goss as Yoga Lady
  • Paul Culos as Scriptwriter
  • Raymond Morris as Tibor
  • Suzanne Mayes as Linda
  • Ben Zelevansky as Driver


  • The name of Pam's baby, Calhoun, is mentioned for the first time in this episode.
  • Joe does not appear in this episode.


  • The A.V. Club gave it a "C-" saying "With the chance to make a statement, Modern Family completely misses the mark"
  • The episode was also poorly rated by audiences; as of March 2020 it is the lowest-rated episode on IMDb.

Cultural References