By Matthew Blank
09 Jan 2014
The episode, which is entitled "Under Pressure," debuts on ABC at 9 PM ET; check local listings.
"Under Pressure," according to press notes, is described as such: "The high school open house puts the parents in a bit of a time warp when Claire finds herself stressed out by all the pressure, Gloria encounters a 'mean girl' mom (guest star Jane Krakowski) and Jay teaches Phil how to play a little hookie. Elsewhere, Mitchell gets defensive when he encounters his judgemental, environmentalist neighbor (guest star Jesse Eisenberg) and Alex goes to see a therapist (guest star John Benjamin Hickey)."
“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofia Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
Guest cast includes Eisenberg as Asher, Krakowski as Dr. Donna Duncan, James Gleason as Mr. Ingram, Andrew Daly as Principal Brown, Hickey as Dr. Clark, Grace Rowe as Mrs. Bay, Anjali Bhimani as Nina Patel, Nike Doukas as Mrs. Nuttle, Baldeep Singh as Dad, Chelsea Summer as Piper and Brooke Star as Zoe.
“Under Pressure” was written by Elaine Ko and directed by James Bagdonas.