Modern News #35 – “Planes, Train and Cars” (3×21)

On the next episode of Modern Family, Phil may regret buying a new car and Lily loses her favorite stuffed animal.

Synopsis: The Dunphys are in the market for a new car and Phil makes a spontaneous purchase without Claire. Will he have buyer’s remorse? Meanwhile, Jay is determined to get to his high school reunion with Gloria and Manny in tow, and Lily loses her favorite stuffed animal on a public metro train, leaving Mitch and Cam with an inconsolable toddler. Source

Air Date: May 2nd, 2012

Written By: Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh

Directed By: Michael Spiller

Guest Stars: Kevin Hart as Andre, Joseph Bonilla as Leon, Scott Ferrara as Salesman, Joe Rowley as Pilot, Matt Lowe as young guy and Eric Edelstein as mechanic.



Sneak Peak:




  • Disneyland, part of the ABC/Disney family, is being eyed as a shooting location for an episode to air during May sweeps. Source
  • Barry Corbin has been cast as Cam’s dad in an upcoming episode. Corbin will play Merle Tucker, who’s quite the opposite of Cam’s overly touchy-feely mother (Celia Weston) is described as a solid, masculine, Midwestern, gruff guy. Eric Stonestreet first tweeted a photo of Corbin at the table read on Thursday. Source
  • Sarah Hyland’s (Haley Dunphy) real-life boyfriend, High School Musical 3‘s Matt Prokop, will guest star on Modern Family as  Haley’s love interest. Prokop will play Ethan, the nephew of one of Claire’s friends. Described as a stand-up kid, Ethan is moving to town to go to college and Claire thought it couldn’t hurt to introduce him to Hayley (Hyland). Source

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