"Man Shouldn't Lie" is the nineteenth episode from Season 7 of Modern Family, it aired on April 13, 2016.

Plot Summary

Claire brings home a stray dog and gets the kids to help her hide it from Phil while she tries to find its owner. Unfortunately, her evasive behavior only makes Phil try even harder to shower her with more attention. Elsewhere, Gloria invites a new couple over even after Jay has made it clear he doesn’t want to make any new friends, but when the husband turns out to be a real guy’s guy, Jay might be eating crow. And Cameron rents out their upstairs apartment to a Christian rock band.

Episode Description

Mitchell and Cameron rent out their upstairs to a Christian rock band but feel one of the members differs from the others. They encourage him to express his desire to open himself, only for him to reveal that he misses his girlfriend, forcing Cameron to rehearse his role. Cam accepts but then discover the group is actually homophobe.

Also, Jay meets Gloria's friend's husband and befriends him but has now the task to reveal the truth about Gloria who encourage him to try new things, something that Manny listened to as he begins to watch childish cartoons with Joe.

As for Phil, he ignores that Claire found a stray dog and took care of it in front of the kids. But when he believes that his wife will leave him, she reveals the truth only for her to discover that the dog actually belongs to a couple of neighbors.

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

  • Adam Arkin as Reece
  • Andy Fischer-Price as Coop
  • Grant Jordan as Dex
  • Charlie Nicholls as Tyler
  • Riley Bodenstab as Leon
  • Challen Cates as Dana


  • Mr Andersen was originally set to appear in this episode.


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