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MODERN FAMILY: LAKE LIFE {NINTH SEASON PREMIERE} (TV)

Summary

The ninth season premiere in this comedy series, a "mockumentary" about the eccentric individuals comprising three inter-related families in Los Angeles. In this episode, Jay rents a houseboat so the entire family can enjoy a rare solar eclipse together, and Manny tries to reinvent himself as college-bound "Manuel" as Alex quickly loses patience with her nerdy boyfriend Ben. Cam, who is obsessively avoiding sun exposure, tries to show Gloria the joys of "lake life," and Mitch is embarrassed to spot Scotty, the bait-shop proprietor who rejected him back in their awkward teen years. Jay learns of a fellow closet mogul's death and begins to worry that he hasn't made enough heartfelt memories with his relatives, and Phil and Claire desperately try to recapture their youth when they catch themselves doing only "old-folks" activities around the lake.

Haley, Alex, Manny and Luke are lured to a nearby party spot — and then robbed by some local teens, leaving them stranded. Jay tries to advise both of his oddball sons as Cam and Gloria's boating trip goes terribly awry, and Lily and Joe soon get rid of irritating babysitter Ben. Tough "Manuel" is soon replaced by standard neurotic Manny, and Mitch is flustered to learn that Scotty, also gay, rejected him out of simple disinterest. The eclipse finally arrives with the family members scattered all over, and Alex reconsiders Ben when he "rescues" her and the others. Jay is frustrated to have missed out on the eclipse moment with his family, but everyone chimes in to share some kindness offered to them by their surly grandpa, and Jay is appeased, particularly during a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" singalong. Includes commercials and promos.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:31:02
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 131061
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy; Families; Houseboats; LGBTQ+ Collection - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 2009-2020
  • COMMERCIALS:
    • TV - Commercials - "Blade Runner 2049" motion picture
    • TV - Commercials - "Geostorm" motion picture
    • TV - Commercials - "My Little Pony: The Movie" motion picture
    • TV - Commercials - Amazon Audible audiobooks services
    • TV - Commercials - Applebee's restaurants
    • TV - Commercials - Apple iPhone 8
    • TV - Commercials - Google Home devices
    • TV - Commercials - JCPenney stores
    • TV - Commercials - L.L. Bean products
    • TV - Commercials - Mercedes-Benz automobiles
    • TV - Commercials - Pepsi soft drinks
    • TV - Commercials - Progressive auto insurance
    • TV - Commercials - Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cellular phones
    • TV - Commercials - Toyota automobiles
    • TV - Commercials - Victoria's Secret stores
    • TV - Commercials - Volkswagen automobiles
    • TV - Promos - "American Housewife"
    • TV - Promos - "Black-ish"
    • TV - Promos - "Designated Survivor"
    • TV - Promos - "Grey's Anatomy"
    • TV - Promos - "Ten Days in the Valley"
    • TV - Promos - "The Mayor"
    • TV - Promos - "The Middle"

CREDITS

  • Danny Zuker … Executive Producer
  • Jeff Morton … Executive Producer
  • Paul Corrigan … Executive Producer
  • Brad Walsh … Executive Producer
  • Abraham Higginbotham … Executive Producer
  • Stephen Lloyd … Executive Producer
  • Jeffrey Richman … Executive Producer
  • Jack Burditt … Executive Producer
  • Jon Pollack … Executive Producer
  • Vali Chandrasekaran … Executive Producer
  • Bill Wrubel … Executive Producer
  • Steven Levitan … Executive Producer, Created by
  • Elaine Ko … Executive Producer, Writer
  • Sally Young … Producer
  • Mariel Paniagua … Co-Producer
  • Ryan Walls … Co-Producer
  • James Bagdonas … Director
  • Christopher Lloyd … Created by
  • Gabriel Mann … Music by
  • Ed O'Neill … Cast, Jay Pritchett
  • Sofia Vergara … Cast, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
  • Julie Bowen … Cast, Claire Dunphy
  • Ty Burrell … Cast, Phil Dunphy
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson … Cast, Mitchell Pritchett
  • Eric Stonestreet … Cast, Cameron Tucker
  • Sarah Hyland … Cast, Haley Dunphy
  • Ariel Winter … Cast, Alex Dunphy
  • Nolan Gould … Cast, Luke Dunphy
  • Rico Rodriguez … Cast, Manny Delgado
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons … Cast, Lily Tucker-Pritchett
  • Jeremy Maguire … Cast, Joe Pritchett
  • Joe Mande … Cast, Ben
  • Kyle Bornheimer … Cast, Scotty
  • Annika Foster … Cast, Jet Ski Kid
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