Tripped up by transportation on 'Modern Family'
May 3rd, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Tripped up by transportation on 'Modern Family'

There was definitely a theme on Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family."

Between Phil's decision to buy a new convertible (welcome back, Kevin Hart!), Cam and Mitchell leaving Lily's bunny on a subway train, and the disaster that was the Pritchett-Delgado's trip, it was a rough week for the whole family on all modes of transportation.

Jay, Gloria and Manny's plotline was definitely the best of the night. Jay first insisted that the three of them fly a small private plane to a gathering with his football pals (the pilot asked for their weights, not realizing there were three of them). So of course, he ended up driving them, insisting that all American music be played the whole way.

Then, they found themselves faced with the possibility of flying on a helicopter. (This was mostly an excuse for Gloria to bring back her way of saying "helicopter," and what a welcome return it was.)

When Jay explained the importance of this trip was because he was never supposed to amount to anything (a monologue earning him MVP status) and he wanted to show off his trophy wife, Gloria responded enthusiastically that they really need to get out there.

In the meantime, Phil and Andre picked out that convertible. Phil put it this way: "I wanted a car like this since I was a kid. I used to imagine the wind blowing through my perm, blasting some Hall and Oates, maybe horsing around with 'Mister Microphone.'"

However, Phil's time with the convertible was short-lived, as he had to drive to see a client, so Claire ended up with it – and she drove it all the way to the beach.

When Phil caught up with her, they realized that they didn't need it. Andre almost ended up with it, but thought better of the idea.

Cam and Mitchell's loss of the bunny was a complete foul-up from the get-go. Lily was distraught about it, and cried all night. When they discovered that a homeless man was sleeping with the bunny at the train station, they couldn't bring themselves to disturb him.

So, when Mitchell got a Luke Skywalker 12-inch figure, it was immediately claimed as Lily's.

This was a fun episode, and had some great moments, and I enjoyed how well all the stories (though completely separate) worked together.

What about you? Share your view on video or comment below.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Michael Calaizzo-Scarsdale

    Might be winner.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Michael Peter Caliazzo

    Better than Mike and Molly.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Felix Clauss

    Dumb, really dunb.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Caliazzo

    Dumb show.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Madtown

      Wow! Certainly everyone has their own tastes. I won't do the usual internet comment thing and go right to name-calling, but I think it's by far the funniest show on tv right now.

      May 4, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Observer

    Stupid show. Cannot wait for it to be cancelled.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |

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