Sep. 23, 2009
Returning Series
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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8x22 The Graduates

4.13/5 (15 votes)
First Aired: May. 17, 2017 on ABC

Summary: Manny’s father, Javier, shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, and then Jay steps in to pick-up the pieces. Meanwhile, the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is getting ready for Luke and Manny’s big day and dealing with the emotions that come with…
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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Gloria Delgado-Pritchett played by Sofía Vergara
Cameron Tucker played by Eric Stonestreet
Joe Pritchett played by Jeremy Maguire (II)
Javier Delgado played by Benjamin Bratt
Mr. Peterson played by Doug Budin
Vice Principal played by Nakia Secrest
Val played by Selah Victor
Bartender played by Josh McClenney

Episode Quotes

Phil Dunphy: Riddle me this: what has two hands, is wound tight, and has a lot of tics?
Luke Dunphy: Alex?
Phil Dunphy: Yes, but no, this was made in Switzerland, not in a Disneyland hotel.


  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Claire and Phil are arguing by the graduation sign, a crew member can be seen in the background. He is wearing yellow and waving a red light to keep traffic away.


  • The episode was dedicated to Roy Rodriguez, father of Rico Rodriguez (Manny) who had recently passed away.
  • One of the names called at the Graduation ceremony was James Earl Carter. This is actually the full/formal name of former President Jimmy Carter.
  • The show mentions Ice Age: Collision Course. The film actually features the voices of Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitch) and Adam Devine (III) (Andy).
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