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'Modern Family' alter egos return for Valentine's Day

Phil and Claire to revive Clive Bixby and Juliana

By Kenny Herzog Jan 21, 2013 9:44AM
When unsure of how to bring sexy back, look to Phil and Claire Dunphy for inspiration. Or, should we say, debonair businessman Clive Bixby and his housewife mistress of the night, Juliana. For the third time in four seasons, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen will inhabit their adulterous "Modern Family" alter egos for the series' Valentine's Day episode, airing in February.

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TV Guide reports that Clive and Juliana will once again spice up the annual occasion with screwball hijinks at a hotel. And, according to Bowen, "things go awry and there is a dramatic turn of events," See, hijinks!
The same half hour will also feature a sex-crazed Gloria terrorizing Jay, in addition to Mitchell and Cameron blacking out after a wild night and, according to TV Guide, concocting "their own versions of Clive and Juliana."

And yes, we shudder to think how Lily fits into this equation.

"Modern Family" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.