Can't Elope will be the twentienth episode from Season 10 of Modern Family, it will air on April 10 2019.

Plot Summary

Haley and Dylan's plan to quietly elope before the babies are born doesn't go as smoothly as they had hoped. Meanwhile, Jay continues to try and get his new business off the ground by courting an Instagram celebrity.[1]

Episode Description

Main Cast

(The characters struck out do not appear in this episode)

  • Jay Pritchett
  • Gloria Pritchett
  • Manny Delgado
  • Joe Pritchett
  • Claire Dunphy
  • Phil Dunphy
  • Haley Dunphy (Haley Marshall)
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett

Guest Starring


  • Haley Dunphy becomes Haley Marshall in this episode.
  • Dylan's middle name is "Stardust."
  • Bill plays bagpipes and his mother married twice.
  • Bill and Frank only make cameos appearances. Frank mistakenly calls Dylan "Andy" though he never actually met Andy physically.
  • Dylan Marshall is English-American & Haley Dunphy is Irish-Scottish-American Ancestory.
  • This marks the first time that Ronaldo and Phil interact.
  • Haley has Braxton Hicks contractions.


Cultural References

  • The title is a pun on the cantaloupe fruit (also called muskmelon, mushmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon or spanspek).
  • Luke has a Tinder account.
  • Cam and Mitch's want to see a musical version of Sophie's Choice.
  • Cam mentions fashion designer and costumer Bob Mackie.
  • Mannie's poem is Beowulf-meets-You've Got Mail.


  • The A.V. Club gave it a "B".



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