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Modern Family | "Planes, Trains, and Cars" | Season 3 Ep 21 | 5-2-12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markymark_ctown, May 3, 2012.

  1. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    So my kids and I were having a conversation about Modern Family the other day. They sometime watch with me, but haven't in a while.

    The Phil/Claire story line was something I went through last year when I bought my 2 seat convertible. (While I did buy it without my wife, I did drive her to the dealership the night before I got it and showed her the car I was going to get)

    Anyway, I was talking about the show and Claire's reactions and my son told me Claire has to act that way - it's part of the script. She's not real.

    I was crushed.


    I really hope he's wrong. I hope there are women like Claire out there somewhere.
  2. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    I'm surprised by all the Claire love. With the exception of this episode I have found her to be nothing more than a shrill harpy this season. Cam has been poorly written this year too.
  3. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I'm reading this thread and honestly cannot believe all the Claire love. It's almost as if I'm reading first time viewer comments. If this had been the first time I'd seen the show, I could understand and agree but holy hell that woman is a disaster of a mess on pretty much every other episode. She's bitchy and bossy and oh so neurotic. Add in the fact that I want to hand her a sammich every time I see her and yeah... baffled.
  4. stalemate

    stalemate McGruber

    Aug 21, 2005
    Little Rock, AR
    I really like Claire. She and Phil remind me of my wife and me. They are just extreme caricatures, but same basic relationship.
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It's funny, because Claire is very much like my wife. I love my wife to death, but the Claire character is my least favorite on the show.
  6. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless

    Feb 10, 2004
    "I did cartwheels, Phil."
    "Without me??"
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I wonder if that was really Ty Burrell doing back handsprings at the end. I know the Phil character was a college cheerleader, but I'd be interested to know if Ty can actually do that.
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    No way in Hades that was the actual actors....if it had been, you can bet there would have been closeups....
  9. StacieH

    StacieH betativowho??

    Jan 2, 2009
    Between San...
    I LOL'd at Gloria's helicopter imitation:

    "ticky-tacky, ticky-tacky, ticky-tacky!!"
  10. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    I've watched every episode of the show.

    She'd still be a huge improvement. Bitchy and bossy, but always supportive.
  11. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    That was a callback to a recent previous episode where they were talking about her poor English.
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Exactly. She couldn't remember the word, so she just made the sound and the actions. I'm fairly certain that the writers saw this, thought it was hilarious, and intentionally wrote a helicopter into this episode so she could have reason to do it again.
  13. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    Also, the actors probably wouldn't even be allowed to do it, even if they had the skill. It would be considered a 'stunt' and both the cast insurance and producers very likely wouldn't allow it. A cast injury would slow down or stop production.
  14. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I have to agree. He's become a tool and he never used to be. He used to be a kid who was smart and wise beyond his years but still was very boy like and had the same anxieties around girls as most boys would at his age. Now? They've made him seem more like one of those entitled 20 somethings who expects everything to come his way, even though he's supposed to be what 12? He's not as endearing.

    I have to agree, Phil and Luke are my favs. I also like the younger Dunphy sister a lot.
  15. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    She's very much like my EX wife. :cool:
  16. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    DC-ish Suburbia
    This was hilarious! And done somewhat quietly so you might have missed it if you weren't paying attention.

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