Perfect Pairs is the third episode from Season 11 of Modern Family, it will air on October 9, 2019.

Plot Summary

Phil, Claire, Alex and Luke love having the twins around, but taking care of them is exhausting! However, when they realize the babies might help them with a few things on their to-do lists, they offer to give Haley the day off.[1]

Episode Description

Phil, Claire, Alex and Luke all suffer from pressure due to having twins at the Dunphy's House. In fact, the pressure comes from others issues.

Phil has to show a magic performance in the real state banquet, Claire tries to convince a client who follows the same yoga classes as her, Luke wants to buy some beer after his recent break-up and Alex tries to obtain the perfect job for her. The twins help proves to be a success but Dylan and Haley discover the plan, as they put gps on their kids. Although Phil manages his performance and Claire her prospection.

Also, Jay and Gloria discover that Sonia is getting married to Nestor, but Gloria suspects him and thanks to her, Sonia does not marry him. Meanwhile, Jay befriends the gardener after a discussion with Manny and finally the couple introduce the two "newlyweds" to one another and Gloria fools Sonia after she learned that her sister is actually broke.

And for Mitch and Cam, they rent their apartment to younger versions of themselves who are gay and have adopted a black daughter who is the same age as Lilly. However, the family suffers a lot when they find out that their new friends want to go outside everyday and are tired. Lilly somewhat manages to save the day.

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
  • Dylan Marshall

Guest Starring

  • Stephanie Beatriz as Sonia
  • Stefanie Koenig as Sheryl
  • Katie Wee as Sandy
  • Francis Gonzalez as Nestor
  • Christopher Gorham as Brad
  • Matthew Wilkas as Paul
  • Sanai Victoria as Vera
  • Carson Brand as Gary
  • Kristen Studard as Eunice
  • Shane Yoon as Matthew
  • Matt Cullen as Cher's fan
  • PD Mani as Sailor
  • Krishna Smirtha as Barmaid
  • Sarah Cornell as Volunteer
  • Rebecca Warm as Cat Lady


  • Joe does not appear in this episode
  • Lily's 150th episode.


Cultural References

  • Phil mentions buying Long Escrow Iced Tea at realtor bars, a reference to long escrow and the Long Island Ice Tea cocktail.[1]
  • Cam hears Gauguin as "go again" when discussing Post-Impressionism.
  • Mitch claims to run the Santa Monica Stairs; Cam mocking calls him "Rocky."
  • The Cher show was called "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", after her 1971 hit. Cam accidentally quotes "If I Could Turn Back Time" (1989).


  • The A.V. Club gave it a "B": There’s so much potential for the show to explore who Gloria is: a woman who left Colombia, married rich, and now, as she’s getting older, is trying to figure out a career and a life that’s not defined by her family. That’s totally possible within the confines of the sitcom, and yet Modern Family never goes there. It just keeps hitting the same notes before occasionally dedicating a small portion of an episode to her career pursuits


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