October 28th, 2010
12:35 PM ET
This Halloween saw some members of our favorite TV family down in the dumps, on Wednesday night's "Modern Family."
First of all, Phil was convinced that Claire was on the verge of divorcing him after he spoke to a newly separated friend. He didn't seem to notice any warning signs: "I'm a monogamous social drinker and Claire only sleep-hits me." Still, he kept looking for reassurance from Claire, but it was not forthcoming as his Halloween-obsessed wife wanted the perfect display for the neighborhood kids.
The witch for Claire's display, Gloria, wasn't happy either. Jay continued to harp on her broken English ("Carpal tunnel syndrome is not carpool tunnel syndrome"), so she responded by arriving for trick-or-treating festivities while adapting an overly-proper, enunciated manner of speech. Phil's characteristic reaction: "Did she just get back from the dentist?"
Mitchell didn't have an easy day either - first of all, it was a riot seeing him in a Spider-Man costume, complete with fake muscles. It was even more hilarious to see him try to hide it after he was misled into thinking that everyone dressed up in costume for work.
But it was Cam who was the most down in the dumps. (No surprise there.)
A terrible incident at Halloween made it a "day I just have to get through." And he wouldn't shut up telling the terrible, horrible story that he can't bear to tell, while pretending to be a head on a platter for trick-or-treaters.
Even though Cam came very close to stealing the show, as he often does, I have to give this week's MVP to Jay. First of all, his gargoyle costume fit him perfectly, and he was warned early on: "You can't just show up with a backwards cap and call yourself Snoop Dogg." Jay actually thought he was a "dog detective."
But he really deserved to be honored with the quote of the week, coming after Claire said, "You forgot the fog cue!" Jay's response: "This whole thing has been a colossal fog cue."
Did you have a scary good time watching the show this week? Ever suffered any Halloween-costume-at-the-office mishaps like Mitchell? Share your view on video, or in the comments below. In the meantime, check out iReporter Kathi Cordsen's take.
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