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The Prescott is the tenth episode from Season 11 of Modern Family, it aired on January 8, 2020.

Plot Summary

Alex's new company is putting her up at a new luxury apartment with full amenities and a list of high-profile residents that the family is eager to take advantage of, without her knowing. Phil is on a mission to review the restaurant's famous sliders for his food blog, while Mitch and Cam sneak in separately to meet its most famous resident, David Beckham. Meanwhile, Luke and Manny head straight for the gym to try and pick up on older women and end up in some hot water with a few of the residents.[1]

Episode Description

The adults, along with Manny and Luke, visit Alex at the Prescott, a luxury apartment complex her company has provided for her. Everyone wants to test out the huge list of amenities, but Alex forbids it as all guests must be accompanied by a resident (with the threat of eviction if this rule is broken) and she's too busy with a project to leave her apartment. Obviously, the family then separately decide to memorise her passcode and come back in order to use the luxuries without her knowledge. Phil has a blog on which he talks about food but has a troll that he has set his followers on, not knowing the troll is actually Jay. Since Jay only sees that a review wears a hoodie, David borrows Phil's and Jay mistakenly believes that David is the reviewer. Gloria announces to Claire that she heard about a famous stylist working in the building's new hair salon and Claire decides to dye her hair while Phil avoids the security robot since he does not live in this building.

Luke and Manny take zumba gym in order to seduce older women while Cam and Mitch want to meet the Beckhams who are also residents. David Beckham happens to be participating in a bowling tournament that day with Courtney Cox.

Also, a series of quiproquos begin as Luke and Manny both see Claire's back , Manny when her dyer works and Luke when her dyer is gone. Claire actually hides from Gloria who was rescued by Higgins, ruining Phil's favourite hot-dog. Jay searches for a special room to watch his movies because at home, Manny's commentaries prevent him from seeing it. And Higgins joins Mitch and Cam at the pool bath. Luke and Manny are surprised when both Courteney and David meet them and Phil and Gloria both believe that the other is attracted by him/her. Claire, meanwhile, thinks her hair are always dark, and can't understand why G

As every character wear a peignoir and meet each other, Mitch discusses with Courteney Cox and Cam befriends David Beckham. Jay and Gloria meet each other .

In the post credits tag scene, Alex tells the whole family that she received some extra bills from their depenses, but they all forgot Cam who was the most expensive.

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

  • David Beckham as Himself
  • Courteney Cox as Herself
  • Stephen Merchant as Higgins
  • Snoop Dogg as Himself (voice)
  • Mark Saul as Mantel
  • Matt Cordova as Adolfo of Venice
  • Japheth Gordon as Bartender
  • Perveen Singh as hostess
  • Jon Curry as pool guest
  • Michelle Campbell as aerobic woman
  • Charlie Shand as Kid on slide
  • Vanessa Dubasso as Employee


  • Haley, Dylan, Lily and Joe do not appear in this episode.
  • Higgins from Las Vegas returns in this episode with a different job he may have either been fired from his Vegas one or has two jobs.
  • This is the first episode where a character (Alex) has an interview scene in an other place that he family home. Also, the houses only appear in interview scenes and the tag with the rest of the episode taking place entirely at the Prescott.


Cultural references

  • Jay cites Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Alex's new building has a "Westworld", based on the 1973 film and 2010s TV series.
  • Gloria's fear is identical to Mr Bean's in The Curse of Mr Bean, with an alternate ending.


  • When Claire dunks her head into the water of the hot tub, her dark hair color completely disappears in seconds, leaving it perfectly blonde again. In reality, this could never happen.


  • The A.V. Club gave it a "B+"