Modern Family Recap: Do Not Push

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
Modern Family Recap: Do Not Push

Modern Family” Season 6 Episode 2 “Do Not Push” aired on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. It was Jay and Gloria’s anniversary, and they exchanged “thoughtful” gifts. Mitch and Cam tried to take the perfect family photo with Lily, while Alex went on a college tour. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Previously on “Modern Family” (Episode 2 “Do Not Push”), Alex (Ariel Winter) was on a college tour and her family went with her. Claire (Julie Bowen) wanted her to go to Caltech so she would only be 45 minutes away from home. However, she wanted to go to MIT because she wanted to be away from them. Meanwhile, Phil (Ty Burrell), Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Luke (Nolan Gould) would like to participate in an on-campus experiment. While waiting in a room, there was a button and a note below it: Do Not Push. Luke could not help it. He wanted to push the button. Phil thought that it was the test, and some experts were watching them through the mirror. The scene brought out a lot of realizations among them. After the drama, the three of them decided to push the button together. When they finally did, the air-conditioning system went on. Then a guy went out and handed them a paper and asked for a number 2 pencil. Yes, the exam will be conducted on paper. It turned out that the air-conditioning system will not go off when the button was pushed. That explained the note.


Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) had her portrait posted on her fathers’ photo. This led Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) to hold a photoshoot. However, they thought that something was wrong with Lily’s smile. They tried to tell Lily that something was wrong with her smile, but the right words would not come out. Mitch then called Claire. She told Mitch that it was normal for kids at Lily’s age.

Jay (Ed O’Neill) wanted the best gift for Gloria (Sofia Vergara) on their anniversary. Jay enrolled in a pottery class in order to give her a bunny out of clay. When he handed her his gift, Gloria thought that the real gift was inside the bunny. She broke it, but nothing fell out. Jay got conscious and told her that maybe the sales assistant forgot to put the bracelet that he bought inside the bunny. Jay left to buy it. Manny (Rico Rodriguez) revealed to Gloria that the bunny was really Jay’s gift to her. Gloria glued the broken pieces together. When Jay got back, he handed Gloria his gift. Gloria gave Jay the ticket of the first movie they watched together and recycled it as a bookmark. Originally, Gloria bought a ceramic watch for Jay.

The episode ended with Alex deciding to give Caltech a try because she met a guy. Mitch and Cam finally had the perfect photo with Lily, while Jay and Gloria presented their “other” gifts.

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