'Modern Family': Good cops, bad cops and Gaga
May 12th, 2011
02:34 PM ET

'Modern Family': Good cops, bad cops and Gaga

Wednesday night's "Modern Family" was an example of the series at the top of its game. I particularly want to applaud the Dunphy plotline. Seeing this week's MVP, Phil, after his daughters "poked the bear" was a sight to behold.

Claire, meanwhile, took Luke and Manny go-kart racing because she was tired of being the "bad cop." Unfortunately, she got a little too into it, practically running them over in her go-kart and bullying Manny into ordering something less healthy at the snack bar: "What, are you going to the ball Cinderella? Live a little!"

By the same token, Phil took his bad cop role pretty far.

After Haley and Alex crossed him by not cleaning their bathroom, it was hard labor for them both just after Phil leaped on their car as it was out of the driveway. When Alex complained that they hadn't had lunch, Phil snapped, "Neither have half the kids in Africa! Stop yappin' and get back to work!"

Later, Phil told Claire that their "manipulative monsters" need to be "broken." Needless to say, it was back to the way things were with Phil resuming the "good cop" role.

Speaking of little monsters, Mitchell couldn't wait to see Lady Gaga in concert but his plans were thwarted when Cam fell ill. Even so, he schemed to sneak out anyway, and saw his opportunity when Cam passed out. He was almost in the clear when his glow-in-the-dark necklace was discovered by Cam: "You're still blinkin' sweetie."

Meanwhile, Jay had to suffer through a Cesar Millan wannabe, a friend of Gloria's who had the delightfully awful idea to create "bad dog treats." The best part of this plotline, though, was Gloria telling Jay that she "put on the sugar jacket!" Still, it will be interesting to see if the new dog is woven into more of the Pritchett-Delgado family's stories.

What did you think of this episode? Can you believe there are only two left this season? Share your view on iReport or comment below.


soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. rose

    There was so many funny parts in this episode. I couldn't stop laughing at the girls cleaning the bathroom. I thought Mitch and Cam were funny in this episode also. When Cam woke up and Mitch still had the glow necklace on was hilarious. I watched Modern Family online on DISHOnline.com. When I have to watch anything online I will go to DISHOnline since it is a safe website, and they have great picture quality. I love this website because I can watch several of me shows for free. I can watch current and old episodes from several of the shows. I love it and it has such a great picture quality. It is great working for DISH Network, because I can learn ahead of time about all these cool new features they have to offer. Here is the link if anyone wants to watch it. http://beta.dishonline.com/shows/24792-modern_family/videos/867662-good_cop_bad_dog I cannot get enough of this show!

    May 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bluebird

    Poor Luke!

    This show is fantastic 🙂

    May 13, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. dan

    I love the Gloria character. She is priceless. Loved the sugar jacket comment.

    May 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rubberman

    I really only watch the scenes with,Jay(aka Al Bundy) and Gloria, b/c its funny to see that, Al finally got his big uns

    May 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mbc1

    This was so poorly written that I can't follow it!!!!!!

    May 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. heycarrieann

    I don't know which I found funnier...the supposed tough guy Phil gagging at the hair ball that was pulled out of the drain, or the one time in his life evil Mitchell leaving Cam passed out on the couch. Claire just can't help herself, she's type A wether she's good or bad cop. Love the dog, hope they keep it!

    May 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sean

    I lost it when Phil yelled "SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN!" lmao! I can't get enough of this show.

    May 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Butt Weasel

    I will do a screen print and wipe my butt with it. Thank you CNN.

    May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dee

    So there was nothing else to report there needed to bee a written out recap of the episode? LOL Really?

    May 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |

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