Modern Family Sneak Peek: Is Phil Dunphy Too Tame for Claire? (VIDEO)

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MODERN FAMILY - "The Day Alex Left for College" - Phil and Claire are feeling a little snubbed by their kids when Alex intentionally gives them the wrong college move in date to avoid making it a big deal, and Luke seems less than eager to spend the day with Phil at his open house and would rather go hang out with some guys from school. Elsewhere, the rest of the family concoct an elaborate story to get out of going to Lily's soccer game which only adds to the stress Mitch and Cam are feeling now that they've added landlords to their resume after deciding to rent out the top unit for temporary stays, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Oh, Phil.

The delightfully obtuse Modern dad (Ty Burrell) is usually laid back with his kids, often joining in on their antics. But when Luke (Nolan Gould) is arrested for driving without a license and Alex (Ariel Winter) is seen leaving a liquor store, Phil snaps into authoritative parenting mode.

In this exclusive clip of tonight's episode, Phil cracks down on Luke's punishment (cleaning the Duck Village) while Claire (Julie Bowen) seems unusually nonchalant about their son's troubles. "I actually like that he's being a little bit rebellious," Claire says. "Sometimes, between the magic and the trampoline, I think he's getting a little...you know...?" Cue Phil on a couch finishing the sentence: "A little what, Claire? Me?"

Watch the scene above to hear Phil's hilarious defense of his manhood, and why he's the most dangerous real estate agent in town.

Modern Family, Wednesdays, 9/8c, ABC

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