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'Modern Family' Halloween Episode: Claire Makes It Her Mission To Terrify Phil At The House He's Showing (VIDEO)

10/25/2012 04:53 am ET | Updated Oct 25, 2012

The whole family didn't come together to celebrate Halloween this year on "Modern Family." So while Mitchell and Cam had Gloria and Jay over for a party, Claire was trying to give out candy at home, while Phil decided to use trick-or-treating to show a house he was trying to sell.

Despite Claire's attempts to soften her scare tactics after last season's fright-fest, the neighborhood shunned her house out of terror. So Claire came up with an idea. Earlier, trying to make her feel better about scaring the neighborhood, Phil had said she's not scary. But that was the last thing she wanted to hear. So she set out to prove him wrong.

She snuck into the house he was trying to show, and nearly terrified him several times -- creating some great imagery for the camera as Phil meandered about. When actual prospective buyers showed up, he was jittery and jumpy, having just realized that Claire was there.

Finally, though, she convinced him that she'd gone home so as to not interrupt him, leaving him ripe for the scaring of his life. She even got Alex and Luke in on it.

"Modern Family" keeps the laughs coming every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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