"The Party" is the eighteenth episode from Season 7 of Modern Family, it aired on April 6, 2016.

Plot Summary

Manny and Luke are in charge of babysitting Lily so that the adults can enjoy a day to themselves. Claire and Gloria have a lovely trip to the spa planned; Phil and Mitchell nerd out at the movies; and Jay and Cameron go to a sports bar to watch the big fight. Things start going awry though when the fire alarm goes off back at the house, and Claire is convinced the boys are secretly throwing a party.

Episode Description

Manny and Luke agree to babysit Lilly in order to give the parents a liberty night.

Jay and Cameron decide to watch a game at a bar but they finally dare two buddies at several games.

Mitchell and Phil go to theater when they accidentally eat laced gums and believes they're high.

Claire and Gloria go to a spa but Claire thinks that both boys prepare secretely a wild night.

Which they were, indeed by bribing Lilly and wanting to impress two foreign girls. Claire discovers about that but the parents discuss and realize that they were like them in their youth.

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

  • Seth Morris as James
  • Mark Adair-Rios as Don
  • Sam Spanjian as Vic
  • Joseph Boyd as Tommy
  • Isabella Gomez as Flavia
  • Erika Varela as Waitress


  • Alex and Joe are absent in this episode, though Alex is mentioned by Claire. Haley only appears in one scene.
  • This is Haley's 150th episode.
  • Claire tells Lily that she will be the only girl if she comes with Mitch and Phil to the cinema. But as they wait, we see that many girls exit from the theater and some others are waiting too.
  • In this episode, Claire tells that she and Phil are the only parents who at least have one responsible kid. This is a huge mistake as Alex drank beer and even get drunk in A Hard Jay's Night and Spring Break. Also, Joe seems to have been forgotten in this episode.
  • This episode has no recurring characters.


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