Leap Day

Series 3 - Episode 17 Leap Day



It’s Cameron’s birthday. But he was born on a Leap Day, which means he’s either ten (as he claims) or 40 (as Mitch prefers). Either way, Mitch has to cook up something pretty special by way of a party, which he does, before a gloriously farcical realisation means he has to trash the whole brilliant scheme.

It’s one of two and a half great storylines (the Gloria and Jay one is, not for the first time, slightly weaker) in an episode that starts slowly but – don’t worry – works up a head of steam. Whether men or women will find the Claire/Phil thread funnier, I wouldn’t like to guess. Poor put-upon Phil: “The day I most dreaded has fallen on the day I most loved!”


Cameron seizes the opportunity to celebrate his birthday, which only comes around once every four years, so the pressure is on Mitchell to organise an occasion to remember. Phil's day is ruined by the female members of his family, who are all feeling emotional, while Jay tries to assert his manhood when it is called into question. American comedy, starring Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell.

Cast & Crew

Phil Dunphy Ty Burrell
Claire Dunphy Julie Bowen
Jay Pritchett Ed O'Neill
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Sofia Vergara
Cameron Eric Stonestreet
Mitchell Pritchett Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Haley Dunphy Sarah Hyland
Alex Dunphy Ariel Winter
Manny Delgado Rico Rodriguez
Luke Dunphy Nolan Gould
Lily Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
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