Modern Family

Modern Family (2009)

23 mistakes in season 1

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Run For Your Wife - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: During the episode when Claire and Phil do their warm-up before racing each other, their children Alex and Luke arrive from school. They get down from the car, and the car takes off and goes away. But in the 2nd shot we can see that same car parked in front of them. (00:17:00)

Nishant Singh

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Dylan visits Haley at home, when Claire grabs Dylan as he's going up the stairs you can see a member of the crew (probably the man holding the mic) in the mirror in the background behind Claire. (00:10:40)

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Come Fly with Me - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the scene before Jay hits Phil in the face with the plane, the remote control's antenna (the one he is using to fly the plane) switches between the 'forward' and 'up' positions. (00:10:50)

Moon Landing - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Haley walks into the kitchen she tells Dylan they're over and hangs up on him. Then when Haley's cell rings, as the camera quickly pans around, the pink T-mark becomes visible on the floor behind Haley. (00:04:35)

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Come Fly with Me - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Claire takes some cookies out of the oven and puts them on a cooling rack. When Manny asks her what the matter is with Claire, she holds still while she's about to put down the second cookie in the top row. When the camera cuts to a different angle there are suddenly three cookies in the row already. (00:12:05)

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Run For Your Wife - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Phil and Claire are warming up for their race, Alex and Luke are getting dropped off. When you see them walking towards Phil and Claire you can see a crew member with equipment behind the bushes at the right side of the screen. (00:17:05)

Brecht Boerland

Hawaii - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: It is stated that Phil and Claire didn't have a wedding, and just went to the courthouse to get married, but in episode 1x08, Great Expectations, Phil says he's pretty sure he sang "If you leave" by O.M.D. at their wedding.

Come Fly with Me - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Claire and Manny are discussing how they are brother and sister, Claire is placing cookies on a cooling rack from top to bottom. When the shot changes they are now placed left to right.

The Incident - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Mitchell goes outside to speak to his Dad in the pool, his Dad has a glass beside him. When the shot cuts back to his Dad it has disappeared. (00:13:00 - 00:14:00)

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The Bicycle Thief - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Luke gets his new bike when Phil places the helmet on Luke's head the strap is not buckled up, but when the shot changes back and forth again it's buckled up and fastened. (00:05:05)

renesis

Family Portrait - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: The scene in which the whole family were mud-fighting. Just after the camera man says "Excuse me, are we still doing this" look at Manny's shirt. It just has a small mud stain on the pocket, but as the scene continues the stain looks different with no reason and there is suddenly mud on Manny's face too.

Usama Yousri

Travels With Scout - S1-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Manny gets done with the dentist Jay convinces him to go to the movies, and as they leave the office we can see the reflection of the boom pole/mic on the receptionist's glass window, at the top, left side of the screen. (00:01:40)

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Moon Landing - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Claire comes in the kitchen a wine bottle with a blue/white label is standing up on the table. When Luke explains the effects of J├Ągermeister the same bottle is lying down on the table. In the next scene the bottle is standing upright again. (00:16:10)

Hawaii - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Haley, Claire, Phil and Jay are by the pool and Claire is talking to Phil. Claire's shirt (cover up) changes position several times. (00:02:00)

Family Portrait - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: After the photographer asks Claire if they are still taking the picture Claire says no and puts mud on Gloria's belly. You see that its a round stain. In the shot after that the stain on Gloria's dress has become just a smear. This changes again in the shot after that. (00:20:05 - 00:20:40)

Brecht Boerland

Jay Pritchett: God knows I couldn't love them more, but even the Kennedy's didn't get together this often.

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Question: In Claire and Phil's house, what is the room behind the staircase that we never see? It wasn't there in the pilot episode but thereafter, it's got a window and supposedly a good amount of space, as it's in the front of the house, in front of the kitchen. Anybody have any idea?

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Chosen answer: There was a plain wall at the foot of the stairs in the pilot episode. Thereafter, there is a room, but we have never been shown what's in the room.

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