- 1 Dude Ranch
While vacationing on Lost Creek Ranch, the three families try their hands at a little cattle herding, skeet shooting and horseback riding. There are also some big firsts, a huge surprise and an actual face-off between Jay and a cowboy named Hank.
Average Episode Rating: 3.0 | Air Date: 2011-09-21
- 2 When Good Kids Go Bad
Mitchell and Cameron plan an evening with the whole family to break the happy news that they're attempting to adopt another child. However, things go wrong when they realize Lily may not approve. Claire and Jay are each focused with proving a point.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2011-09-21
- 3 Phil on Wire
Jay's relationship with the dog irritates Gloria. Phil and Luke try to master the tightrope. Cameron starts a juice fast.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2011-09-28
- 4 Door to Door
Jay helps Manny with a school fundraiser. Claire petitions for a stop sign at a busy intersection. Phil and Luke try to create a viral video. Gloria searches for Stella.
Average Episode Rating: 3.3 | Air Date: 2011-10-05
- 5 Hit and Run
Gloria tries to help Jay and Manny with their problems but both are unreceptive. Claire considers running against Councilman Duane Bailey. Cam and Mitch are the victims of a hit-and-run accident.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2011-10-12
- 6 Go Bullfrogs!
Phil takes Haley to visit his alma mater. Claire goes out with Mitchell and Cameron. Gloria and Jay may have to broach a delicate subject with Manny.
Average Episode Rating: 3.3 | Air Date: 2011-10-19
- 7 Treehouse
Gloria persuades Jay to commit to a night of salsa dancing after seeing how much his friend Shorty and his girlfriend do together. Cameron makes a bet that he can get a woman's phone number at the bar. Phil builds a tree house for Luke.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2011-11-02
- 8 After the Fire
The Pritchetts rally for a good cause after a neighbor's house burns down, but there's a downside when Jay throws out his back, Cameron takes on a moving truck, and some donated toys fall into the wrong hands.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2011-11-16
- 9 Punkin Chunkin
An old neighborhood kid returning to town as a internet billionaire gets Phil thinking of what could have been. Jay feels Manny could use some constructive criticism, Cameron is offended when Mitchell questions the authenticity of his colorful childhood stories.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2011-11-23
- 10 Express Christmas
The family puts together a quick Christmas celebration when they realize they won't be together on the actual day.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2011-12-07
- 11 Lifetime Supply
Phil contemplates the worst after missing a call from the doctor. Javier, Manny's biological father, pays another visit to take his son to the horse races, Mitchell wins an environmental law award, creating a competition between Cam and himself on who has the better trophy. Gloria tutors Haley in Spanish.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2012-01-04
- 12 Egg Drop
Jay and Claire take control of their kids' school projects from Manny and Luke, while Haley and Gloria help Phil with a real estate presentation. Cam and Mitchell meet with a potential birth mother.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2012-01-11
- 13 Little Bo Bleep
Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey. Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily's language before her turn as a flower girl. Jay blames Stella's strange behavior on Gloria.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2012-01-18
- 14 Me? Jealous?
Phil's preoccupation with a business opportunity blinds him to his new partner's inappropriate behavior around Claire. Jay and Gloria may regret letting Mitchell and Cameron be their temporary house guests when their home is being fumigated.
Average Episode Rating: 3.7 | Air Date: 2012-02-08
- 15 Aunt Mommy
Phil and Claire go overboard with drinks, and divulging personal information, on a night out to celebrate the sale of a house to Mitchell and Cameron's friends.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2012-02-15
- 16 Virgin Territory
It's a day of disturbing realizations when Mitchell manages to ruin one of Jay's proudest golf moments, Phil overhears something that may forever change how he sees his little girl, and Gloria stumbles upon Claire's dangerous little secret.
Average Episode Rating: 3.5 | Air Date: 2012-02-22
- 17 Leap Day
Mitchell feels pressured to make Cameron's birthday extra special. People start to question Jay's manliness, and the girls interfere with Phil's leap day plans.
Average Episode Rating: 3.5 | Air Date: 2012-02-29
- 18 Send Out the Clowns
Cameron is reunited with his estranged ex-clown partner, Lewis. Phil is serious about landing a very important listing, only to be trumped by a notorious bulldozer of an agent, Mitzi Roth. Manny has a cool new friend, which makes both Jay and Gloria suspicious.
Average Episode Rating: 3.5 | Air Date: 2012-03-14
- 19 Election Day
Claire's race for town council comes to a head on Election Day as the Dunphys make phone calls for votes and Mitchell and Cameron take to the streets to campaign, while the candidate endures technical problems during some last-minute interviews.
Average Episode Rating: 3.5 | Air Date: 2012-04-11
- 20 The Last Walt
A visit from Cameron's father features an awkward dinner for Jay and Gloria at Mitchell and Cameron's house. Claire helps Luke face the death of an older neighbor, Phil and Alex have a father-daughter bonding experience. Haley throws a party without permission.
Average Episode Rating: 3.0 | Air Date: 2012-04-18
- 21 Planes, Trains and Cars
Phil buys a car without consulting Claire. Jay is on a mission to get to his high-school reunion with Gloria and Manny. Lily loses her favorite toy on a train.
Average Episode Rating: 3.5 | Air Date: 2012-05-02
- 22 Disneyland
When the family travels to Disneyland, Phil struggles to keep up with Luke, Claire is shocked when they run into Dylan, Jay and Gloria disagree about what are sensible shoes for the day, and Mitch and Cam must contain Lily's new affinity for running.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2012-05-09
- 23 Tableau Vivant
Gloria and Jay bicker while trying to order lunch at a diner. Claire and Cam have different theories on how to discipline kids. Luke accepts an award under false pretenses. Phil has a hard time firing Mitchell from his temporary job at the real estate agency. The entire family participates in Alex's living art display of Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving painting.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2012-05-16
- 24 Baby on Board
Gloria's bilingualism comes in handy on Mitchell and Cameron's quest to adopt another child. Meanwhile, Jay and Manny help Lily get ready for a dance recital. Alex goes to her first prom, and Haley announces her future plans, which come as a shock to her family.
Average Episode Rating: 4.0 | Air Date: 2012-05-23