April 14th, 2011
04:03 PM ET
Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family" had a bit of a theme going.
It all started with Phil's real estate sign going horribly awry as it wrapped around the Dunphy family van to say "I can't be satisfied" with Claire's photo, and "I can make your dreams come true" next to Haley's.
Needless to say, Phil did whatever he could to cover it up, and it blew up in his face. Haley vowed that she wouldn't go home in the van: "I'll go home with anyone!" to which Alex chimed in, "That's what it should say on the van."
Indeed, congrats to Ariel Winter, this week's MVP for having some great lines, including, "Has anyone here ever seen a globe?" while watching Cam's disastrous school play (a bit reminiscent of Tobias on "Arrested Development," but we'll let that slide). It was about traveling the world, and ended up with Luke left hanging.
Mitchell saw this coming, of course, and said to himself what he wished he could have said to Cam: "No intermission! What, are we animals?"
Cam tried to salvage the show with a pep talk for the kids, as well: "Sing your hearts out! Not you, sweetie, just mouth the words."
It ended with a flourish, as the kids' sign that was supposed to say "We love the World" ended up as "We love the F Word."
Unfortunately, Jay's brother coming to visit and announcing he had cancer just didn't work for me, or this particular episode. Despite the great one-liners (which this show excels at week after week), the episode as a whole wasn't my favorite, either (though still better than the new series that followed, "Happy Endings" - how many friend/relationship series does that make since January?)
What did you think about last night's show? Did you enjoy it more than I did, or are you hoping next week's is better? Share your view on iReport, or comment below.
(P.S.: It's four, by my count.)
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