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"Modern Family" Connection Lost (TV Episode 2015) Poster

(TV Series)

(2015)

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This Episode was shot entirely using the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.
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There is no Group Call feature in FaceTime when this episode was released. This plot device was generated by specially written software for this episode.
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This entire episode was filmed with iPhone 6s, iPads, and MacBooks. Apple does not sponsor the episode, however, when they heard about the script, they provided the show with all the products needed.
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Highest rated episode of the series.
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When Claire was reading Alex's application letter at the end,Alex wrote "and I know you're not reading this, mom" in line 6.
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Dylan's last name is Marshall.
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The episode unfolds in real time on Claire's laptop screen, rather than the mockumentary style for which the show is known the first episode to break this tradition.
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According to the bonus features, everything that isn't footage of people talking (basically, most of Claire's desktop, Safari, the 'FaceTime' interface, etc) was created in post-production, and not an actual Mac Yosemite desktop.
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The picture on the desktop is from "Family Portrait" (season 1, ep. 24).
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One of Haley's friends who liked her "Got Married" Facebook post was Zack Barbie. Zack Barbie is the person Phil, Claire, Cam, and Mitch tried to sell the house to in "Flip Flop" (S04 E20).
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Show producer Steven Levitan got the idea for the episode "Connection Lost" while speaking with his college-aged daughter on FaceTime.
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Claire's Facebook banner is from "Dude Ranch" (season 3, episode 1).
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Haley's profile picture is from "iSpy" (season 5, episode 14).
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.
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The episode was inspired by the short film "Noah" (2013) which can be found on YouTube.
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The email addresses that pop up when Claire signs out of her own Facebook page are ClaireDunphy79@yahoo.com, Brody_Kendall@yahoo.com, and Margaux.LaCroix@aol.com. Margaux La Croix is the fake profile mentioned in "iSpy" (season 5, episode 14).
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Helen Siff, the woman who Claire hands her laptop to when she goes to get Cam's popcorn, appears in season 7 episode 15. She is a guest at the wedding Mitch and Cam attend and is seated at their table.
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