The latest episode of “Modern Family” dealt with a yard sale. The whole family gathers to sell their old items in order to raise money for Luke and Manny’s social studies class. While Jay vents at how annoying the customers are, the rest of the family members embark on their own ventures. Manny tries to get to the bottom of his mom’s secret item, Phil is determined to be a man, and Claire wants to prove that Alex’s boyfriend is gay. Those stories combined for another solid episode of this hit comedy. Here is a recap of the latest episode of “Modern Family.”
Gloria’s mystery box
Gloria is surprised to see a box at the yard sale, and asks Manny where it came from. He doesn’t know what’s in it, and Gloria mysteriously says that it’s from Colombia and no more questions can be asked. Obviously, Manny is incredibly curious about what is in the box. He and Luke open the box, and it turns out to be a ventriloquist doll. Surprisingly, Gloria used the hobby as her talent when she was younger, and she has some bitter memories about it. Everyone wants Gloria to perform her act, but she refuses. However, Luke tricks Gloria into performing by saying that Manny is losing respect for her. She performs the show for everyone in the family, and they all enjoy it. That is, they enjoy it until they realize that the puppet is a lot like Jay.
Phil wants to prove he’s a man
After getting teased about his bizarre “cardio-vehicle,” Phil wants to prove his manhood by riding Jay’s motorcycle. He tries to act manly by saying he’d can’t buy the bike because Claire won’t let him. After she says she’s fine with it, Phil is forced to face his fear of motorcycles. He becomes comfortable with the bike and ends up riding it out into the country. Unfortunately, he becomes stuck on a mountain when the motorcycle falls on him. Phil manages to escape and returns with the bike, but admits that he has no interest in owning a motorcycle. He says that he’s a strider, not a rider.
Testing Alex’s boyfriend
Alex has been seeing Michael, a boy that Claire is convinced is gay. When he arrives at the yard sale, Cam and Mitchell sense that he’s gay as well. Claire wants them to talk to Alex so that she doesn’t end up with a broken heart. Mitchell refuses, but Cam tells a story about his first love. Alex sees through the attempt, and is frustrated at her mom. She decides to ask Michael about his sexual orientation directly. Michael reacts with anger, and asks to be left alone for a minute. The two eventually are seen making up, but his true sexual orientation remains a mystery for now.