'Modern Family' takes it to the streets
October 6th, 2011
02:21 PM ET

'Modern Family' takes it to the streets

Seriously, what is it going to take?

Ed O'Neill delivered another Emmy-worthy (and needless to say, MVP worthy) performance on Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family." It was great that he got recognized with a nomination earlier this year, and also excellent that Ty Burrell won that award, but come on! O'Neill should get his due. Here's hoping for next year.

OK, climbing down off my soapbox now. That was all to say that Jay trying to teach the value of a hard day's work to Manny by selling door to door was one of the strongest Delgado-Pritchett plotlines in a while. Manny's line, "You'll never go broke playing into a rich guy's ego. Write that down," was especially golden.

Plus, when you get Gloria and Cam together you can't miss. Suddenly, Cam discovered he was Marlon Brando reincarnated, screaming "Stella!" (I just wonder when the writers decided that Eric Stonestreet in that undershirt would make for a great "Streetcar" reference).

Then Lucas and Phil had their second episode in a row paired up, and I don't know about you, but I can watch Phil get hit by that basketball forever.

The most pleasant (and timely) surprise of this young season so far was "Arrested Development's" David Cross battling with Claire over adding a stop sign. Just a joy to see him on this show.

The grand finale, with Cam and Mitchell facing off in a very "Odd Couple" manner, didn't disappoint either. Mitchell's freak out at the end, of course, came at the worst possible time, with the house looking like a wreck as the adoption agency came calling. Oops.

What was your favorite moment from last night? And do you agree that O'Neill turned in an exemplary performance this week? Share your iReport or comment below.


soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. perucool

    Goood ;). Ver nice

    April 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. happytam

    I had a good laugh when Phil and the kids showed up at the traffic committee meeting with the extra signatures Claire needed. He put his arm around her and said "I'm your husband, and your getting blindsided." (or something like that). It was very sweet and hilarious at the same time.

    October 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. loJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=823i8J0eKK4&w=640&h=390]

    October 7, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Booo

    I expected the home visit to be when Cam and Mitchell wrecked the house. Too predictable. But I agree that Ed O'Neill needs the Emmy. Great work!

    October 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. wilbur

    LOL : )

    October 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tracie

    I want my doo doo dradle back ASAP

    October 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kafelta fish

    Im bummed that portalpunk wasnt firsty. Anyone want a dradle? I made it out of clay.

    October 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anomic Office Drone

    I'm so bummed that I missed this. My DVR had a freakout and it wouldn't play back. Cox is the worst cable provider I have ever had the displeasure of subscribing to.

    October 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |

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