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When Haley is arrested for underage drinking, Phil, Claire, and Mitchell must intervene, leaving Cameron in charge of the kids. Jay's ex-wife, DeDe, makes a surprise visit, and he desperately tries to hide Gloria's pregnancy from her.


Gail Mancuso


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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
Shelley Long ... DeDe Pritchett
James McCauley James McCauley ... Dean Miller
Joe Adler ... Aidan Schwartz
Jay Harik ... Police Officer


Phil and Claire get the dreaded late night call that Haley has been arrested for under-aged drinking, so they bring Mitchell, the family lawyer, in tow to the police station. Cameron stays back to watch over Alex and Luke, but they get into some crazy mishaps under his care. Meanwhile, Jay gets out of baby shopping with Gloria, but ends up having to deal with a surprise visit from Dede, and tries to scoot her out before Gloria gets home to prevent Dede from seeing that she's pregnant and to avoid the potential blowback Written by ABC Publicity

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

7 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. See more »


When Clare calls Jay in the middle of the night to tell him and Gloria that Haley was arrested, they wake up in a dark room. As they awaken, Gloria goes to turn on a nightstand lamp and you can visibly see that her hand doesn't touch the lamp at all. She's just doing the motion. See more »


Haley Dunphy: In Legally Blonde, Elle won her case because she was true to herself and dressed cute.
Phil Dunphy: Haley, this is real life, not an excellent movie.
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References Legally Blonde (2001) See more »


Modern Family Main Theme
Written by Gabriel Mann
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Make Shelley Long A Regular
13 April 2013 | by thevisitor967See all my reviews

IMO the reason this was one of the best episodes is because of Shelley Long. Every episode she has appeared in Modern Family has been excellent. This show needs her quirkiness. She especially works well against Ed Neill. It's hard to imagine that they were ever married to each other, but that's what makes their chemistry in the show so good. I think instead of focusing so much on the kids, the show should focus on their mother. It would be interesting to see how the craziness of both Neill and Long contributed to the makeup of the kids. So far it just seems like Long is brought into the show to be used as a monkey wrench in Neill's second marriage. It's just amazing to me how many more stories can be developed if Long was a regular in the show. 3 episodes is not enough of Shelley Long in Modern Family.

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