When realtor Phil decides to place an ad on the family's minivan, it gets attention for all the wrong reasons. Sure, the phone starts ringing off the hook, but callers are more interested in talking to Claire (Julie Bowen) and Haley than buying a house.
3. Clive Bixby is back! (Episode 14, "Bixby's Back")
Valentine's Day, take two. Phil and Claire's alter egos strike out yet again — Phil awaits Claire in their hotel room in nothing but a bouquet of flowers and champagne... until they both realize he's in the wrong room.
6. Claire and Mitchell are up a tree (Episode 24, "The One That Got Away")
After sneaking into their childhood backyard to recreate a photo for their dad, Claire and Mitchell get chased into a treehouse by a vicious dog. The siblings bond over fear — and wine.
1. Too close for Camfort (Episode 4, "Strangers on a Treadmill")
Claire takes one for the team and breaks it to Cameron that his way-too-tight bicycle shorts are not working for him (or anyone, really). He doesn’t take it very well...
2. Mitchell's spidey sense (Episode 6, "Halloween")
After getting caught in the bathroom in a Spider Man costume on Halloween, Mitchell takes inspiration from the superhero by climbing out of a second-story window to retrieve an extra suit from his car. All goes well until he sets off not one, but two car alarms. Whoops!
4. Viva la Croctopus! (Episode 12, "Our Children, Ourselves")
After running into Alex's school rival's parents at the movie theater, Claire and Phil are intimidated into watching an artsy French film instead of Crocotopus, the cheesy 3D flick they'd been looking forward to for days.
5. The little slugger that wasn't (Episode 12, "Our Children, Ourselves")
Convinced he's fathered a child with his ex-girlfriend Tracy, Mitchell brings Cameron to meet the little red-haired fella. Not until after they give him a "Little Slugger" baseball mitt do Mitch and Cam find out Tracy's "son," Bobby, is actually a dwarf — and her husband.
8. "You poked the bear, girls!" (Episode 22, "Good Cop Bad Dog")
9. Gloria's got a gun (Episode 8, "Manny Get Your Gun")
Sharpshooter Gloria (Sofia Vergara) pops Manny’s (Rico Rodriguez) pool float with a BB gun when he refuses to attend his family birthday party after an adolescent life crisis. The scene's high point is Gloria's quotable line: "I could have unbuttoned your shirt if I wanted to."
Modern Family always tickles our funny bones juuuuust right, but Season 2 really kicked up the hilarity. Here are the top 10 moments from the Emmy-winning series that had us literally laughing out loud.
10. Mitchell has moves (Episode 8, "Manny Get Your Gun")
After being accused of always being too uptight, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) decides to surprise Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) by participating in a spontaneous flash mob. But Mitchell's "love letter" to Cam doesn't go over so well, because someone feels left out of the dance action. Come on, Cam, free your mind and the rest will follow!