Jeri Jacquin

It is a perfect opportunity this week to catch up on a family that has made its way into our hearts as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd show us a MODERN FAMILY: The Complete Seventh Season.

Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) are stretching their honeymoon to its limits while the Dunphy’s are hating that summer is almost over. Alex (Ariel Winter) is finally home from his trip and trouble isn’t far behind.

Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara), along with Cam, are having issues with the football team Manny (Rico Rodriguez) is playing for but what’s more intriguing is that Manny decides to date a popular older girl. New neighbors are giving Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) the wrong kind of goose bumps but it doesn’t stop Phil from creating a Halloween of his own.


Of course the family is going to all react as well with Shrek costumes and crazy holiday activities but Mitchell will be spending his time in closing arguments. When Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Andy start spending more time together, Phil begins to question it.

Gloria is busy trying to sway Manny to learn Spanish and hires the very handsome Diego to teach. But that will have to wait as Thanksgiving approaches and Phil once again takes over with Luke (Nolan Gould) assisting. Claire knows this can not be a good thing and makes sure no one’s Thanksgiving will be birdless! Mitch and Cameron are dealing with Lily’s (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) absolute no-go on dressing up for dinner.

Haley is finally turning 21 and she isn’t about to let that go without hitting a bar and Claire learns a motherly lesson. Lily sets the adult’s right when she asks Alex, Luke and Manny (her trio of sitters) where babies come from.

Claire was right about her neighbors when she discovers they have put a boat in their front yard. Phil isn’t about to let this go and calls his father to the rescue and Dad brings a few very special friends. That’s not all Claire has to deal with after a big fight with Haley, she is stuck at an airport and the family puts their business online.


Jay’s birthday is high on the list of events and everyone goes into high gear with Phil and a grill but Gloria has to deal with Luke and Manny and the consequences of drinking. Cam’s bowling team needs another playing and Jay agrees to be a substitute, the problem is Cam didn’t exactly tell him about the league.

The finale puts the family on high alert as Phil is stuck in Seattle and Alex’s graduation is here! Andy has a big choice to make but Haley and Beth have their own issues. Cam and Mitchell are seriously dealing with a problem that could easily be settles with the truth!

O’Neill and Vergara are the craziest couple ever and I’m sure it could be said that Vergara is the reason for this. Some of the things that come out of her mouth are gems and O’Neill’s reactions are priceless. Come on – watching them find a preschool for Joe killed me!

Burrell and Bowen are hilarious as a couple who want to do what’s best for their kids. Bowen is finally getting a little time with daughter Haley and Dad does his best to do his part. Stonestreet and Ferguson continue to be the cutest couple ever. Dealing with the finances means one of them is going to have to bring out the big guns to get their life back on track.

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This 3 DVD disc set contains all 22 episodes including: Summer Lovin, The Day Alex Left for College, The Closet Case, She Crazy, The Verdict, The More You Ignore Me, Phil’s Sexy Sexy House, Clean Out Your Junk Drawer, White Christmas, Playdates, Spread Your Wings, Clean for a Day, Thunk in the Trunk, The Storm, I Don’t Know How She Does It, The Cover-Up, Express Yourself, The Party, Man Shouldn’t Lie, Promposal, Crazy Train and Double Click.

Also the Special Features of: Growing Up Modern Family, Storming the Seat – The Making of an Episode, Gag Reel, Deleted and Alternate Scenes, Extended Version of Think in the Trunk and Kids in the Spotlight are on this entertaining DVD collection.

MODERN FAMILY: The Complete Seventh Season is as close to my own family as television can get. Specifically we are a little twisted, have no problem telling it like it is, often fall over ourselves with good intentions, have kids who think we are nuts, have jobs that are testy which is why I believe the show is successful.


The ensemble cast is responsible for bringing laughs and even a few awwwww’s – oh and over three hundred award nominations and over one hundred wins! Best Comedy Series a couple of times over gave them all well deserved Emmy’s.

It’s a fantastic time to catch up with the family as MODERN FAMILY begins its eighth season every Wednesday on ABC. Join the family!

In the end – they are one big straight, gay, multi-cultural and tradition happy family!