September 30th, 2010
12:08 PM ET
A group of Facebook users clamored for it, and so it finally happened on Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family:" Cameron and Mitchell kissed. But if you turned your head or even blinked, you might have missed it.
It took place in the background very quickly, a very understated handling of it in the tradition of this show, which always tries - for the most part - to ground itself in reality.
Why hadn't we seen them kiss before? Well, it turns out that Mitchell is not a big fan of public displays of affection, while Cameron loves them ("Gays don't high-five!"). Among several places where Mitchell thinks people shouldn't kiss is a bowling alley. "I almost got a turkey!" Cameron complained. Mitchell also isn't a fan of Cameron's game, "kiss-buggy" (kissing whenever one sees a VW bug).
It all goes back to Jay's lack of affection for his kids, and the show actually put more emphasis on Mitchell awkwardly kissing his father for the first time in years.
Speaking of Jay, he had trouble with both Gloria (missing her grandmother, she struck back at his complaints by forcing him to slap some meat and scream loudly – you had to be there), and Phil, who insisted that he could fix his printer problems (loved Phil's computer "talk-talk-talk" song, and Jay's "beer-beer-beer" response).
In the meantime, Alex is growing up, interested in boys and Claire is having trouble accepting it... and in the midst of all this, it comes out that Claire was arrested while skinny-dipping. Needless to say, that put things into perspective.
It was another brilliant episode, and I really thought the kiss was handled perfectly. At the same time, I think last week provided a few more laugh-out-loud moments. But what did you think? Share your view on video, or in the comments below.
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