Leaping into 'Modern Family'
March 1st, 2012
03:43 PM ET

Leaping into 'Modern Family'

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?"

In the meantime, Gloria hoped that Jay would be a little more on edge, after noticing how often he refused to come to her defense. But then again, she appreciated it in comparison with her ex's behavior.

That also didn't mean Gloria couldn't come to his defense. She slugged a man after he got testy with Jay: "Nobody calls him grandpa!" (As Luke pointed out, "I do!")

But if anyone was on edge, it was this week's MVP, Mitchell, who freaked out once he realized that a "Wizard of Oz" "10th birthday" party for the Leap Day birthday boy was a bad idea: "A month after the most devastating twister to ever hit Cam's hometown, I throw a party based on gay cinema's most famous tornado."

The solution for everyone's problems turned out to be Phil's original plan: a trip to a carnival (complete with Phil learning trapeze artistry).

Happy belated Leap Day to one and all! Did you like this week's themed episode? Share your view on iReport video or comment below.

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  1. kenzie91

    "Everybody follow the birthday flag!"

    March 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s

    It was Claire's idea to go to the carnival

    March 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Patricia beaudry

    This show just keeps getting better.

    March 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Natalie

    Best line? Luke saying "I know you're Monster-ating!!"

    March 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Did anyone catch premonition from the writers, with the "Hey, Hey, we're the Monkeys" joke? RIP Davy.

    March 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • anona muss

      Yes! I had that going through my head after the Jones news broke and wow! Nearly gave myself whiplash doing a double-take at the TV when that happened.

      March 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LoJenk


    March 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. anona muss

    Luke with fake blood was hysterical.

    March 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |

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