Dealing With Death On 'Modern Family'

After the Dunphy's elderly neighbor Walt passes away on " Modern Family " (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on ABC), Claire was worried that Luke would have difficulty processing it. But perhaps she should have been more concerned with how she processes death. Apparently, no one ever told her that she has a tendency to smile; especially when talking about it to others. By the end of the episode, she was at Walt's house and had to break the news to two different people that showed up, and both of them were disgusted and disturbed by her laughter and smiling. The show juggled three other plotlines alongside the death of Walt. Haley tricked Gloria and her parents to allow her to have a party at Jay's house with "Uncle" Manny as adult supervision. Meanwhile, Cam and Mitchell's dads found common ground in their uncomfortable acceptance of their sons' homosexuality, while Phil tried to have an epic day with Alex, after realizing he'd kind of dropped the ball on his middle child. Watch "Modern Family" on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Modern Family “The Last Walt” Season 3 Episode 20

Modern Family  “The Last Walt” Season 3 Episode 20 airs Wednesday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis : Claire delicately helps Luke cope with the fact that his friend and their old neighbor, Walt, has passed. Phil takes Alex for some father-daughter bonding time, and Haley throws an unauthorized party. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria go over to Mitch and Cam’s to have dinner with Cam’s father, Merle, who is in town visiting  — and awkwardness and tension seem to be the rule of the night — on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Read More...