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Yes-Woman is the nineteenth episode from Season 10 of Modern Family, it aired on April 3, 2019.

Plot Summary

In an effort to be less negative, Claire is rebranding herself as the girl who says "yes" and inadvertently approves of Luke's new relationship with someone from his work. Meanwhile, Phil tries to surprise Alex at school right before she receives an award she didn't tell him about.[1]

Episode Description

Claire saw a video the other day, in which she played the bad cop role. She decides that she will now say yes to everything.

At their yoga lesson, Claire and Gloria discuss at the end with Jenny, their teacher. She confides to them that she has a much younger boyfriend. But little do they know is that the boyfriend is actually Luke.

Also, Gloria has to help both Manny and Jay who are ashamed of their appearance, with Manny being put under pressure in order to join a select club and Jay having to share half of his club with golf players. Jay mistakes Jenny for a golf player and invites her to his house.

A series of misunderstanding happen when all gather at Jay's with he believing that the golf player loves him and Claire mistaking Jenny for Manny's girlfriend before reverting back to her old ways. But at the end, Claire still finds herself attracted by Luke's abs.

Meanwhile, Alex is surprised to see Phil in Caltech where she receives an award. Phil being the man he is, accidentally embarrasses his daughter and is asked to leave, but she manages to locate him in a cafe where they apologize to one another, and even bond and win a local quiz.

Mitch and Cam participate in a wild night since Lilly is absent, and the next day, can't find a common hobby. Cam wants to go to a bar, Mitch in a conference. Since neither wants to change his opinion, they go to separate activities where Mitch realizes that his husband was right as the conference turns out to be boring. But it seems that Cam's lack of sleep turns him into a freak.

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
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett

Guest Starring

  • Amy Pietz as Janice
  • Charles Shaughnessy as Dr. Stieglitz
  • Casey Burke as Tina
  • Lucas Steagall as Binker
  • Jackie Joseph as Marion
  • Morry Schorr as Club Member
  • James III as Waiter


  • This marks Alex's 200th episode
  • Haley, Lily and Joe do not appear in this episode, though Mitchell mentions Lily is on a school trip.
  • Two references to The Middle, another show that ended in 2018. Casey Burke who portrays Alex's friend was Cindy, Brick's girlfriend and Claire who sees her harsh video mirrors Frankie who saw the same thing in The Yelling.
  • Phil is the only Dunphy family member who interacts with all his relatives as Claire and Luke do not interact with Alex (not counting the flashback).
  • The fact that Claire has to see yes to everything was inverted in Frank's Wedding with Jay. This was also a 19th episode.
  • When Mitch and Cam come in the teaser scene, it's night, but after the interview scene, it's morning.


Cultural References

  •  The title is  a reference to the movie Yes Man featuring Jim Carrey.
  • Phil mentions Kareem Abdul Jabar
  • Cam parodies "Are you talking to me " from Martin Scorsese's movie Taxi Driver
  • Mitch goes to Alan Greenspan's aide giving a speech. He references "irrational exuberance," a term he used to describe the dot-com bubble.
  • Phil uses "Crockett and Tubbs!" as an exclamation; these are the main characters of Miami Vice
  • Cam references The Graduate (1967) which was also referenced in The Graduates


  • The A.V. Club gave it "C". It turns out that Claire being attracted to her son's abs makes for a bad episode of Modern Family