This week’s episode of Modern Family starts with Claire and Cam partnering up on flipping a house. First off, it’s always good to know your show’s protagonists are unreliably wealthy. Second, it’s awesome that they’re also engaging in flipping a house, which at its roots is about 10 years past dated. But I digress…
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This week’s Modern Family episode is called best man, and the titular line comes early. Mitchell and Cam have a girl friend (take note of the space between “girl” and “friend”… not to be confused with a “girlfriend”) from their party days coming over to visit. Her name is Sal (played by Elizabeth Banks). Sal’s announced her engagement and asks them to be her best men. Aaaaaand, sentences like that would make the 1950s explode. The wedding’s on Friday, so trio goes dress shopping and out to drinks, where Mitchell and Cameron kinda freak Sal out with story of the mundanity of marriage. So she does what any rational bride-to-be would do and… makes out with the bartender. Classy gal, Sal.
Spoiler alert: This week’s episode of Modern Family was a complete snoozer until the very end. That said, in order for the end to make sense, we’ve got to discus the beginning and middle. In a nutshell: Claire is attending a college reunion. Phil is joining Jay for a bowling tournament, which is completely fine with Claire because she’s looking to secretly see what one of her old college flings is up to at the reunion. Gloria has tons of errands to run (sort of… more on this later). And lastly, Cam and Mitchell are exploiting their sweet little Lily; dressing her up as tons of classic Hollywood characters and actors (admittedly, this is more Cam’s doing than Mitch).
It’s V-Day on Modern Family, and love is in the air. Heart Broken starts with old favorites “Clive Bixby” meeting “Juliana” at a bar. For those not in the know, Clive and Juliana are alter egos used by Phil and Claire to break the monotony of their marriage. To boldly step out of box. To get a little unpredictable. (Never mind the fact that they really only break out the alter egos on Valentine’s Day… every Valentine’s Day.)
This year, Clive lays on his regular sleaze charm, but Juliana can’t seem to keep in character. She’s either been waiting at the bar too long (see also: imbibing) or isn’t feeling so well, because she drops unconscious standing up. It would seem to be the latter, as after the commercial break, we’re in the hospital. Apparently, Claire has a genetic heart condition. The rest of the Dunphy storyline is rather drab: Phil discovers kids having a party, breaks up party, mistakenly reveals Claire’s condition to the kids, freaks out kids, calms kids down, tries to get freaky with his wife, gets nose bleed while getting freaky with his wife. Pretty standard married couple Valentine’s Day. Read More
After a couple weeks off, Modern Family is back in business. Literally. Things start with Phil undergoing what feels like a pretty common sitcom trope: Needing to learn the sport of golf to close a business deal. Naturally, he gets his father-in-law to help, and Jay outlines what he describes as “The 1st rule of golf… shhhhhh.” It feels a lot like someone’s projecting their their marital woes into the alleged Rules of Golf. Well, at least Jay’s rules are less terrible than Family Guy’s.
As we have already shared, Modern Family superstar actress Sofia Vergara and her boyfriend Nick Loeb decided to call it quits last week….or so we thought.
Immediately after the news broke Vergara combated the break up rumors, trying to convince the media that things were still on track, no breakup, and no broken hearts. Whether things were officially over at that point, ehh, who knows, but now an inside source has shared all of the nitty gritty details on the breakup!
The source explained,
“It was never a good match. She is fiery and free-spirited and wants to enjoy life to the fullest by traveling and going to parties and events. He’s very concerned with his businesses, political aspirations and ultimately settling down. [He's] very persistent almost to the point of annoying. [Sofia] is happy with her life the way it is. If she ever did change her mind, it would be because he wanted all of this. Nick put off his run for Senate because he [loved] Sofia and she didn’t think it was a good idea at this time. [She] said it was because he was not fully healed from his accident. But in truth, she is sitting pretty in Hollywood and doesn’t want to be a political wife right now. They fought because Nick had assumed too many things and Sofia was not ready for any commitment – love or political. It was a bad scene.” Read More
Whewwwww…despite the rumors that there was going to be a shake up in the cast of Modern Family, it seems as if that story wasn’t the real deal. Thank goodness!! One of America’s favorite television comedies wouldn’t be the same without Cam, Mitchell, the Dunfy family, “Yeeeh” and Gloria, etc. The entire cast will return for the next season of Modern Family.
After the unfortunate re-casting of Lilly, (with a little girl that just isn’t very cute) it was a little unsettling to imagine what changes could have been made. Luckily, Jesse Tyler Ferguson has confirmed that the gang will be back together for another rowdy season of clowns, a cute French bulldog and unique Dunfy parenting skills.
“We’ll all be back. It’s going to be very smooth.”
As smooth as Jay when he has to talk Gloria down from a full blown, verbal Latin explosion over something small. I absolutely love the cast as it is and I never think that messing with a good thing is a smart decision. If anything, they should give more camera time to Stella, one of the most precious characters on a TV series I’ve ever seen! I wish that the person responsible for finding Stella had found a more suitable Lilly…is that bad? I don’t care, you can hate me.
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This week’s episode of Modern Family starts off with Phil Dunphy running into everyone’s room early in the morning and waking them up to celebrate “Leap Day.” If it sounds familiar, that’s because it likely is. That said, I’m excited with how Phil and the Dunphy’s plan on spending their day: Taking a trapeze class. More after the jump.
This week’s Modern Family opens up at the brunch table. Claire owns up being the one who ruined Jay’s convertible when she was in high school… by leaving the top down before a rainy night. Jay had thought it was his ex-wife the whole time. Then everyone starts opening up about decades old, secret transgressions and cathartic transitions to resentment as Mitchell spoils Jay’s treasured memory of a hole-in-one by revealing that he tapped his dad’s ball in (phrasing!).
Luke has been hinting for a few episodes about how much he hates Lily. He recruits Manny, and they seem to be devising some sort of final solution for the youngest member of the family. They set an elaborate, cookie-as-bait mouse trap-style trap to get the little dragon lady in trouble for spilling milk. The cookies end up trapping Cam instead, and he hurts his back slipping in the spilled milked (did not cry over it, though). Read More
This week’s show starts with the Dunphy house immersed in pure and absolute chaos. Claire has to take a friend to the airport and Phill has to go meet Cam and Mitchell’s frenemy gay couple to show them a house. Right as the two parents are on their way out, Luke’s lice infested friend Leon comes over to, and I quote, try and reanimate a dead squirrel. Everyone always seems to rag on Luke for being stupid. But in this case, I can’t fault his idiocy as much as his ambition. Why reanimate a squirrel? All you get for succeeding is more vermin. Go big and reanimate a lost loved one or dog. But I digress…