Modern Family season 4 episode 2 & 3 “Schooled; Snip” airs Wednesday, Oct 10 2012 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Episode Synopsis: Schooled – The day has arrived for Phil and Claire to drop Haley off at college, which is a difficult moment for any parent, but it’s made worse when they manage to really embarrass Haley. Meanwhile, Manny forces Jay and Gloria to take a baby class… they humor him and go, but end up being a bit of a disruption; and Mitch and Cam drop Lily off for the first day of kindergarten, but when she gets into a tussle with another little boy, they end up having a meeting with the boy’s confrontational lesbian parents, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Snip – Phil and Claire have a five-year plan, and that’s to vacation and enjoy life once Luke leaves for college. In order to keep all that on track, Phil is going in for a vasectomy. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria disagree about whether or not to find out the sex of the baby; Gloria is in denial about needing maternity clothes; and now that Lily’s in kindergarten, Mitchell tries to gently steer Cameron towards a part-time job to occupy all his extra time, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sof’a Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Show Summary: Jay Pritchett sits at the head of a large and unconventional family. Now in his second marriage to his gorgeous young wife, Gloria, Jay has been given something of a second chance. Still, old habits are hard to break, and it’s trial by fire as he tries to adapt to life with the same passion and vigor that Gloria exhibits, which are matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way.
Jay’s grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It’s not always easy, especially when you have Haley, a teenage daughter who’s growing up a little fast, Alex, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and Luke, a scatterbrained boy. Add to this that Phil is just a big kid himself, even if he does always have the best intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined not to let her kids have the rebellious childhood she had.
Claire’s brother and Jay’s grown son, Mitchell, is busy raising an adopted daughter, Lily, with his long term partner, Cameron. Opposites attract in this household, with Cameron having a wonderfully big personality and maybe a flare for the dramatic, while Mitchell is more buttoned-down. They balance each other out, and these doting fathers are relishing their roles as parents developing their own little family.
These three unique families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.