March 15th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
All you have to say is that this will be a "Fizbo-centric" episode, and I'm on board.
Wednesday night's "Modern Family," complete with a clown funeral (taking the famous "Mary Tyler Moore" episode about Chuckles to the next level), did not disappoint in the slightest. There was a cream pie ceremoniously dumped on the ground, along with the casket, and a "clown car" joke.
This is where Cam – this week's MVP, naturally – encountered his former clowning partner, Louis: "We were great together, we spoke each other's language, we finished each other's balloon animals."
March 1st, 2012
03:43 PM ET
As usual with "Modern Family," the best laid plans don't always work out, and Wednesday night's episode was no exception.
Phil's fun Leap Day plans were threatened when he realized that all of the women in his family were on the same cycle: "It happened. Satan's trifecta. The day I most dreaded had fallen on the day I most loved."
With Claire, Haley and Alex on edge, Phil was worried he would say or do the wrong thing. Of course, Luke soon gave away the game, and Claire pointed out, "Doesn't he know that tiptoeing around someone like they're crazy, actually makes them crazy?"
February 23rd, 2012
04:02 PM ET
Welcome back, "Modern Family" fans!
I was off last week, but thanks to iReporter Kathi Cordsen for posting her thoughts on "Aunt Mommy" (and Claire was definitely last week's MVP).
On to Wednesday night's show, where the co-MVPs were the scheming Manny and Luke. Their plan to take the spotlight-stealing Lily down a few pegs accidentally injured Cam (Phil offered him a "Swedish massage, accent optional"), and broke Lily's doll, instead.
February 9th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
Some of the better "Modern Family" episodes go on a theme. Wednesday night's was obviously jealousy.
First, Phil was jealous of his colleague, Tad, who seemed overly friendly towards Claire. In an interesting twist, however, it was Claire who alerted him to this, as he was oblivious at first. Phil didn't even bat an eye when Tad kissed Claire on the lips.
When the couple went to visit Tad, though, it turned out that he kisses everyone and everything on the mouth, including his dog. Phil drew the line at the fact that Claire liked his jokes, however: "You can kiss my wife, you can take her to bed, but only I can make her laugh... I want to go back."
January 19th, 2012
12:33 PM ET
Let's get this out of the way, first and foremost, about Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family": Yes, it involved Cam and Mitchell's adopted daughter Lily saying the "F" word, not once, but several times. Before the episode aired, this upset some people.
As executive producer Steve Levitan explained, "For the record, when shooting, the actress who plays Lily never actually dropped the F-Bomb. After, who knows? She gets cranky when tired."
The young actress, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (though, we're guessing it is not really her) tweeted, "Fudge IS the f-word. Right?"
January 12th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
When Jay and Claire agreed – then almost immediately broke that agreement – not to work on their kids' egg project for school, what followed was another great argument for Emmy nominations for Ed O'Neill and Julie Bowen.
This was one of the best episodes the actors have had, playing off of each other with Jay confronted Claire about her hyper-competitiveness: "You came out of the womb like that. I'm not entirely sure there wasn't a twin in there that you bumped off."
Claire pointed out that, she learned from watching him. And Alex, who basically accomplished the egg project by herself, is heading down the same path as Claire. (The assignment was to build a vessel that would protect an egg from a one-story drop.)
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