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#204 : Le pacte du Nord Express


Les comportemnts de Cameron et Phil agacent leurs moitiés qui échangent leurs places pour la journée. Jay se rend à une Quinceanera avec sa famille.


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Titre VO
Strangers on a Treadmill

Titre VF
Le pacte du Nord Express

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Titre en VO: Strangers on a Treadmill 
Titre en VF
: Le pacte du Nord-Express

Diffusion US: 13 octobre 2010 sur ABC
Diffusion FR: 21 août 2011 sur Paris Première
Ecrit par: Danny Zuker
Réalisé par: Scott Ellis 

Luis Jose Lopez Invité Le barman
Reggie de Leon Invité DJ
Laura Leyva Invitée L'épouse de Julio
Myrna Velasco Invitée La jeune mariée
Marcus Deanda Invité Le marié


Phil participe au banquet annuel des agents immobiliers de la Californie du Sud. Il prépare tout un stock de blagues afin de remplacer Gil Thorpe qui est souffrant.

Mais Claire fait semblant d'approuver toutes ses blagues, en vérité, elle ne le trouve pas drôle.

Elle rencontre Mitchell à une salle de sport. Lui aussi a un problème. Cameron n'arrête pas de porter des tenues extravagantes. Ils ont alors l'idée d'échanger leurs conjoints pour la journée.

Mais tout ne se déroule pas comme prévu. Mitchell n'a pas le cœur à dire à Phil et Luke que leurs blagues sont mauvaises, Claire, elle ne cesse de blesser involontairement Cameron.


Pendant ce temps, Jay emmène Gloria et Manny à une Quinceanera pour leur montrer qu'il connaît bien ses employés. Mais il se trompe de fête et ils atterrissent à un mariage où Jay essaie d'arrêter les principaux danseurs.


Haley donne quelques conseils à Alex pour la populariser. Mitchell accepte de raser sa barbe pour plaire à Cameron qui lui dit qu'il a brillamment passé le test.

Phil semble surprendre tout le monde au banquet en faisant spontanément rire les gens et en étant naturel. Le lendemain, Claire fait rire Luke mais en privé, Phil dit qu'elle ne sait pas imiter.




Luke : Oh, my God. That was so

Phil : I know, right?

Claire : What?

Luke : Dad just wrote another classic one. Tell her.

Phil : Oh! I don't know about "classic," but here we go. "If you're looking for a two-story house, I'm your man. I'll tell you one story before you buy it and then another story after."

Luke : No, you didn't!


Phil : Tonight is the S.C.A.R.B.

Claire : The Southern California annual realtor's banquet.

Phil : I think they know what it is.

Claire : Mm-hmm.

Phil : It's the mother of all Residential-real-estate banquets. Now, for the last five years, Gil Thorpe has hosted, But as luck would have it, he's having a sketchy-looking polyp remove so they've asked me to..."Phil in." see what I did?

Claire : Oh, yeah.

Phil : "Phil." you think I should open with that?

Claire : You betcha. You should.


Claire : Phil is gonna bomb. It's not that he's not fun. He is so fun. He's just not funny. It's probably my fault, because I laugh at all of his jokes, with my mouth... Not with my eyes.


Phil : "I see the great realtor Margaret Wilson is here, looking more curvaceous than ever. Talk about your balloon payments."


Jay : Gloria, do we have to keep this Colombia/Brazil soccer game?

Gloria : Yes, I haven't seen it yet.

Jay : It's been sitting in there for five months. I mean, I can tell you who wins.

Gloria : Bl-bl-bl-bl-bl-bl-bl!

Jay : And what about this two-hour "antiques roadshow"?

Manny : I'll watch it today.

Jay : Fine. I'm gonna play some golf.

Gloria : No. What about Mirabel's daughter's quinceanera?

Jay : I honestly didn't get any of that.

Gloria : Mirabel. She works for you.

Jay : Okay.

Gloria : Her daughter, Rosalba, is celebrating her quinceanera, Her 15th birthday. She invited us. You just going to ignore it.

Jay : Of course not. I get this all the time. I throw it on my secretary's desk, And she sends them an Omaha steak.

Manny : Ay, Jay.

Jay : What?!

Gloria : Manny's right. The quinceanera is very important in the latin culture. The moment the father dances with his little princess. Ay, I remember my own father holding my hand. There wasn't a dry eye in the cartel.

Jay : But these people don't want me there. See, they're just being polite. I'm the boss.

Gloria : That's what you tell yourself so you can stay above them. You just throw them an "Obama" steak and run to the golf course.

Jay : I'm not trying to stay above them. I just don't think I have to go all "arriba, arriba" with them.

Manny : Because you're better than them?

Jay : No, of course not. I mean, I'm better than some of them.

Gloria : Do you even know these people, Jay, hmm? Or they're just the backs you step on?

Jay : I know you like to make me out as an elitist, But the truth is, I'm close with these people.

Gloria : Then prove it. Just go to the party.

Jay : Fine. One hour. You drive. 'cause I don't want to give my valet ticket to the wrong guy, Have you all over me.

Manny : Ay, Jay.

Jay : Where do you keep popping out from?!


Mitchell : So, cam has started working out again, which is... it's... it's great. He's feeling good about himself, and I want him to be healthy, so it is all good. Except for one thing.


Cameron : Knock, knock.

Mitchell : Look who's there.


Mitchell : Maybe there's a person in this world Who looks good in bike shorts, But my boyfriend is not that person. And I-I can't tell him because he gets incredibly sensitive about even the tiniest comment concerning his physique.


Cameron : Hey, I think I'm gonna take this spin class tomorrow morning.

Mitchell : Oh, sure.

Cameron : Oh, I get it. Message received.


Mitchell : I didn't say anything!




Claire : Okay, can't you just run like a normal person?

Mitchell : What? It's troga.

Claire : It's what?

Mitchell : You never heard of troga?

Claire : I hate it when you do that.

Mitchell : What?

Claire : "you've never heard of troga?" "you never tried octopus?" "you never did this amazing thing I just discovered  yesterday but I pretend like I've done my whole life?"

Mitchell : So, troga is treadmill yoga. It's de rigueur.

Claire : It's de-dorky.

Mitchell : What is your deal today?

Claire : I'm sorry. Phil is hosting that thing tonight, And... and he's been writing jokes.

Mitchell : Ooh, yikes.

Claire : I know. And I'm worried he's gonna humiliate himself in front of all those important people. I can't say anything because...

Mitchell : No, no. I get it. I get it. I get it. Because it would hurt him even more coming from you.

Claire : Yeah.

Mitchell : You know, I'm kind of going through something similar With cam right now.

Claire : Why?

Mitchell : He's started exercising again.

Claire : Well, that's good for him.

Mitchell : Yeah. He's wearing bike shorts.

Claire : That's bad for you.

Mitchell : And I'm the last person who can say anything, Because he's...

Claire : yeah.

Mitchell : Okay, wait. No, no. All right. You know the movie "Strangers on a train"?

Claire : Hm, I never saw it.

Mitchell : You've never seen "Strangers on a..." I'm sorry. Great film. But it's these guys who both discover that they want someone out of their lives.

Claire : Uh-huh.

Mitchell : So one of the guys proposes the perfect crime. They will do each other's murders. We should do that.

Claire : All right, so I would tell Cam to lose the bike shorts?

Mitchell : Keeping me out of it. And I tell Phil to lose the jokes.

Claire : I like it. I'm in.

Mitchell : All right!

Claire : I am in!


Alex : Hey, MacKenzie. 'sup? It's Alex. Hey, so I was thinking later we'd... Oh, no. Whatever you want. Call me later! Or I'll call you later, or...

Haley : So, who's MacKenzie?

Alex : You don't know her.


Haley : Oh, I know MacKenzie. Cute. Popular. I am MacKenzie. I invented MacKenzie. And the way she's making my sister run around... it's... it's kind of funny, but... I can't have it. It's bad for the family.


Haley : What are you doing?

Alex : I was about to call...

Haley : Mackenzie? Yeah, I know. Now shut up and let me help you. The world is divided into two groups... Cool girls and girls like you. And you have been given a rare opportunity to move from the former to the latter.

Alex : The latter to the former.

Haley : Whatever. Oh, my god. You're such a geek. Now, do you want to be smart, or do you want to be popular?

Alex : I think I want to be popular.

Haley : Of course you do. You just can't be so obvious about it. You've given MacKenzie way too much power, and you need to take some of that power back. it's her.

Alex : Give me the phone.

Haley : Here's what you're gonna say... "Hey, MacKenzie. I'm busy. Call me back later." Then you hang up.

Alex : No way!

Haley : Then you're not getting the phone back.

Alex : Just give it to me.

Haley : "Hey, MacKenzie. I'm busy. Call me back later." then you hang up.

Alex : I can't.

Haley : Do it!

Alex : No!

Haley : Do it!

Alex : Okay! Damn you. Hey, MacKenzie. I'm busy. Call me back later. That was hard.

Haley : If it was easy, everyone would be popular.


Claire : Knock, knock !

Cameron : Come on in! It's open!

Claire : Hey! I just wanted to drop off these old baby clothes for Lily.

Cameron : Oh, that's right. You're so sweet.

Claire : I hope I didn't come at a bad time.

Cameron : Not at all. I was just deciding where to take Lily for our bike ride... the lake or the park. I'm leaning towards the park.

Claire : I can see that.


Phil : You didn't have to do that. You guys are a touch o' class.

Mitchell : Well, it is a big night for you, so, French.

Luke : Those guys.

Mitchell : So, have you given any thought to what you might say?

Phil : Oh, actually, I'm trying not to think about my act right now. I'm kind of fighting the old butterflies, to be honest.

Luke : That's normal. I hear the Jonas brothers get scared before every concert.

Phil : Not Kevin? The guy's a rock.

Luke : Especially Kevin.


Claire : I can't believe I ever bought this for Alex. I wish somebody had said something.

Cameron : Oh, come on. That was probably cute 10 years ago.

Claire : No, no. It never was. And you know... I'm the exact same way about my clothes. Most of the time, great. But every now and again, there's that one outfit I just wish somebody would be honest with me and say, "what you're wearing is in...Appropriate." Do you know what I mean?

Cameron : I think I do, Claire. I think I do.

Claire : Mm-hmm.

Cameron : And my answer is yes.

Claire : Okay.

Cameron : I would love to dress you.

Claire : No, it... I don't want you to dress me. No. And...I owe it to you to be honest, So I'm just gonna say that you need to lose the bicycle shorts.

Cameron : Excuse me?

Claire : They're not working for you, Cam. Please don't take this personally. I mean, nobody looks good in bike shorts. I just... I feel that I owe it to you to be honest. So, we're good, right?

Cameron : We're great. We're great. We're great.

Claire : Oh, great. Okay. Okay.

Cameron : You should probably just show yourself. I hear... I hear some crying down the hallway.

Claire : Look at that. That's a good dad. 'cause you've got a baby, and you hear every little sound. I wouldn't have... I wouldn't have even noticed... crying.


Phil : Uh, okay. all right. All you need to know about this one is that skip woosnum is a well-known realtor and he's old.

Mitchell : Got it.

Phil : Skip woosnum. Realtor. Old. Here we go. I'm not saying realtor skip woosnum is old, but the first property he ever sold... was a cave.

Phil : You're not, uh... not laughing.

Luke : Why aren't you laughing, uncle Mitchell?

Phil : 'cause he doesn't think it's funny, Or maybe... maybe you don't think I'm funny. Is that what you're saying, Mitch?

Mitchell : No, it's...  I just got it! Oh. Cave!

Phil : That one's kind of a thinker.

Mitchell : Yes!


Jay : There he is. All right, now.

Gloria : Knock it off, Jay. You don't know anyone's name here.

Jay : Are you kidding me? Carlos!

Gloria : Lucky guess.


Jay : I'm lucky only one turned around.


Jay : Listen... I need a favor. I overestimated the number of people I know at this party. So you go around, introduce yourself, and I'll hear the names.

Manny : You realize you're asking me to help prove my own mother wrong.

Jay : I'll pay two bucks per introduction.

Manny : All right, well, that's Ramona. She's crazy for bingo.

Jay : Ramona.


[In Spanish]

Gloria : What's going on next door?

Barman : It's a Quinceanera.

Gloria : Another Quinceanera ?

Barman : This is not a Quinceanera. This is an engagement party. Look.


Jay: Gloria! Stop being such a snob. Come over and meet my friend Julio and his wife... Uh, I'm sorry. Your name again?

Old Woman : Qué?

Jay : I think you're really gonna hit it off with Kay!

Gloria : Mm-hmm.


Cameron : I mean, she's gonna tell me how to dress?! She ought to stick to things she knows more about, like overcooking salmon.

Mitchell : Okay, wait. So, she actually said that you don't look good in bicycle shorts?

Cameron : Yes.

Mitchell : "you don't look good in bicycle shorts."

Cameron : Madness.

Mitchell : Oh, and here she is.

Cameron : Okay, you know what? I can't be here. I'm... I'm going out for some air.

Mitchell : Yes. Yes, go. This... this could get ugly. Hello, Claire. You are a gutless weasel. Oh, yeah. No. I heard what you said to my boyfriend.

Claire : You told Phil he was hysterical! You said he was this generation's Richard Pryor!

Mitchell : Well, I am not the one that you need to apologize to. What are you babbling about?

Claire : You owe me a murder.

Mitchell : Okay, Claire, I c... I couldn't do it. I couldn't crush Phil's dreams.

Claire : We had a deal. I told Cam about the bike shorts.

Mitchell : No! No! The deal was to get Cam to take off the bike shorts. But guess what... he is still in the stupid bike shorts. Can I call you back? Turns out Cam was here the whole time, and he just heard everything I said.

Claire : Ooh. Did he just run into the bedroom and cry?

Mitchell : Oh, yes, 'cause that's what all gay men do. We all dissolve into... Yes. That is what he did.


Claire : There are challenging moments in every marriage. Um...Having to tell your husband that he's not funny So that he won't humiliate himself has to be one of the toughest. So I went a different way.


Cameron : Stop talking. I just need some time for this wound to become a scar.

Mitchell : I'm sorry I got Claire involved, But... and this is not a criticism, But sometimes you can be a little sensitive about your...Appearance.

Cameron : Well, this is a criticism... Sometimes you can be insensitive about everything.

Mitchell : Oh, I-I just... Cam, I just feel like our relationship's strong enough to survive a little candor. I mean, look, you could tell me if there's something about me you'd like to change.

Cameron : I hate your beard.

Mitchell : Wow. Well, you had that bullet in the chamber.

Cameron : I never said anything because I never wanted to hurt you... But I've always found your beard off-putting. See? Hurts. Mitchell? Mitchell, get back here! What are you doing?

Mitchell : I'm shaving off the bear.

Cameron : Seriously?

Mitchell : Yeah, well, the man I love doesn't like it, so off it goes.

Cameron : Well, good.

Mitchell : Good.

Cameron : Great.

Mitchell : Great. Okay. one... Two... Three.

Cameron : Wait! The fact that you're willing to do it is enough for me. I love your beard. I love that when you drink cappuccino, you get foam in it and when you're nervous, your little... hairs twitch.

Mitchell : Well, you couldn't have told me before took a notch out?

Cameron : I'm sorry. I-I... listen. I know... I can be touchy about... this. But you're this amazing-looking guy, and...

Mitchell : I am not amazing... Really?

Cameron : I wouldn't change anything.

Mitchell : Oh... You should know that every day, I wake up very grateful to have you in my life. I'm the one who got lucky, handsome. Maybe I just don't show it enough.

Cameron : Well, you can make it up to me by doing my shoulders.

Mitchell : Sure.

Cameron : I meant a massage. What are you saying? Oh, Mitchell. Mitchell.


Alex : It's MacKenzie.

Haley : Again.

Alex : She wants me to come to this party she's throwing, she texted me earlier.

Haley : You texted her back, right?

Alex : No.

Haley : Wow. I'm... Proud? Tell her you'll try and come.

Alex : Right.

Haley : And then when she says...

Alex : Haley... I got this. Hey. Who's this?

Haley : Brilliant.

Alex : No, I didn't see it. I get a lot of texts.

Haley : I have a sister.

Alex : When's the party? I'll try and come. You know, I'm kind of busy. I have a life. You know, stuff. Homework.

Haley : Uh-oh.

Alex : I mean, not homework. It's not work if you love it.

Haley : Oh, god. Hang up. Hang up.

Alex : Shut up! Not you, MacKenzie.

Haley : Drop the phone and kick it over here!

Alex : Um, I have to go. I-I'll call you later. or you call me later. Love you! Aah!

Haley : Aah!


Phil : They were right in here!

Claire : I know, and we looked everywhere, honey, So just calm down.

Phil : Are you kidding me? "Calm down"? In one minute, I'm gonna be standing up there like... Like a... Oh, my god. I have no material at all.

Claire : Okay. You're gonna be fine. You don't need jokes. Listen to me, honey. Get up there. Be your charming self. Make the introductions from your heart, and get out. You're gonna... you're gonna be amazing, okay? Mwah!

Man : Phil Dunphy.

Claire : Go. Go.

Phil : Good evening. I would not be here tonight if not for the hard work of the S.C.A.R.B. Board of trustees...


Phil : I didn't have my jokes. What choice does a guy have but to play it straight?


Phil : ...The support of my family, and Gil Thorpe's colon. But Phil Dunphy is no straight guy. So many giants of residential real estate here tonight. And, of course, J.J. Mccubbin. I'm not saying J.J. is small, but in the realty section, he was described as "charming." Mark Simon, you out there? There's Mark. How are you, buddy? Mark recently moved into a new model. How are you, Francine? I kid, Mark Simon. I kid, Mark Simon. You know that.


Jay : Trancito, little Manuel, and Carlos, my wife, Gloria.

Gloria : Nice to meet you. We have to talk.

Jay : Un momento. You know, I... I can't believe you never met them.

Gloria : You've never met any of these people. You don't know anyone in this room. Vamos, Jay.

Jay : I'm not leaving before the father/daughter dance. And "these people," as you call them, are not just employees. They're mi familia, or "my family."

Gloria : I know what "mi familia" is, Jay.

Jay : Oh, I was afraid of this.

Man [in Spanish] : At this time, I would like to bring the future groom to the dance.

Gloria No. Jay. No.

Jay: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much. I'm gonna make this brief. I know a lot of you out there don't even know who I am. As my lovely wife, Gloria, pointed out, that's my fault, not yours. I'm Jay Pritchett, El jefe. Listen... on this very, very happy occasion, I'd like to pick up the tab on the bar. You know, when I started this company... ...The first thing that I... What? Oh, right. Right, now. Good. Yeah. It is not about me. This is about a very special young lady and the man who loves her more than anyone else on earth. Isn't that lovely? That's a beautiful, beautiful thing. You know, I'm reminded of when I used to dance with my little girl. But not like that. Slow down, there, muchacho. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. What, are you applauding this? You're applauding this? I don't care what kind of tradition this is. This is gonna stop. Hey, hey, hey, hey. No! No! What? What? Am I the only one seeing this?!

Gloria: V-v-vamos!


Phil : I mean, honey, I am not kidding when I tell you there was a woman next to me gasping for breath.

Claire : Seriously, you were so freaking funny, Phil. I have seen professional comedians who could never have done that. You were unbeliev...

Phil : I know it was you, Claire. You stole my index cards.

Claire : I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I thought I was protecting you. And if my plan had been successful, I would have robbed you of the greatest night ever. I'm sorry I'm awful.

Phil : You're not awful. Claire... I love that you're looking out for me, and know why you worry about me. But I knew I had this tonight. I know.

Claire : Sometimes I just think my job is to make sure you guys don't fall on your faces.

Phil : That's a hard job in the Dunphy house. We fall a lot.

Claire : I know.

Phil : Maybe your real job is to be the person who picks us back up. Nobody does that better than you.

Claire : Thank you. Alex.

Alex : I have no friends.

Phil : You're on the clock.

Claire : Mm. All right. What happened?


Luke: Oh, my gosh, mom. You're killing me.

Claire : It's pretty good, right?

Luke : Pretty good? You could be, like, in Vegas.

Phil : Well... W-w-what's going on there?

Luke : Mom does the funniest impression of that weird lady at the supermarket.

Phil : Oh, yeah. I know her. Let's hear it.

Claire : Okay. Um... "It's cheaper if you buy two jars of pickles."

Luke : It's like she's right here!

Phil : I know! Yeah.


Phil : That's not what she sounds like.

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