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Playdates 

The Dunphy kids make a last-minute birthday surprise for Mitchell, and run into Ray Liotta. Jay is uncomfortable with the father of Joe's new play date. Claire asks Phil to not pick up the bill at lunch. Cam helps Lily with a new crush.

Director:

Claire Scanlon

Writers:

Christopher Lloyd (created by), Steven Levitan (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed O'Neill ... Jay Pritchett
Sofía Vergara ... Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Julie Bowen ... Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell ... Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Mitchell Pritchett
Eric Stonestreet ... Cameron Tucker
Sarah Hyland ... Haley Dunphy
Ariel Winter ... Alex Dunphy
Nolan Gould ... Luke Dunphy
Rico Rodriguez ... Manny Delgado
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ... Lily Tucker-Pritchett
Jeremy Maguire ... Joe Pritchett
Barbra Streisand ... Barbra Streisand (voice)
Ray Liotta ... Ray Liotta
Keegan-Michael Key ... Tom Delaney
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Storyline

Claire and Phil have dinner plans with this great couple they met on vacation; the only problem is they never pick up the bill, so Claire insists Phil be strong this time and pick up the bill and make them pay. Gloria organises a playdate with a couple that appears to have a lot in common with them- they also have a young son Joe's age, but the husband is in his eighties and Jay takes it personally. Elsewhere Haley, Alex and Luke are surprised when Uncle Mitchell comes over to cash in on the birthday coupon they gave him for a belated present.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ty Burrell appeared multiple times on guest star Keegan-Michael Key's sketch comedy show "Key & Peele". See more »

Connections

References Yentl (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Modern Family Main Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Gabriel Mann
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Playdates - S07E10
16 December 2018 | by rganSee all my reviews

In a rather bizarre turn of events, while previous episodes featuring guest stars have been reserved and utilized the actor's strengths, this time around three of the storylines feature a famous guest star in each, a move that makes the episode feel forced as the show relies on recognisable faces to garner attention. While the interaction with Mitch and the three Dunphy kids is a fun match-up, and the Dunphy adults' dinner date is a wonderful play out, the rest of the episode is a chore to get through as the stories take a backseat to showcasing the names they can draw. Keegan-Michael Key is an absolute joy as his Tom bounces off Burrell's Phil effortlessly, and this is an interaction that would be welcomed back wholeheartedly, while the ham fisted utilization of Orson Bean and Ray Liotta in other stories is a low point for the series. After several strong episodes the bubble was obviously going to burst and despite a strong segment with the Dunphy dinner date, "Playdates" is a severe misfire for the show and s worrying thought that this might be what the showrunners think will be interesting.


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