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Old 05-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Modern Family | "Goodnight Gracie" | 2013-05-22 (Seaon 4 Finale)

So our tuning adapter crapped out last night and this didn't record fully. I guess I can watch on ABC.com...

How was it?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Possibly the best ep of this season, which I have found lacking overall.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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Oh crap, I created a thread as you were posting this one. I'll go get my post and put it here...
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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Excellent season finale. I thought it was one of the better episodes of the year, and surprisingly moving. I will admit at the funeral service for Phil's mom, when Alex explained the lighter, I was touched.

Loved the southern lawyer scenes, the Jay/Vietnam shipoff story, Cam and the MahJong ladies (he learned at the Central Missouri B'nai Brith, "the nationís smallest chapter"), and especially Phil & Claire.

"I've made a huge mistake." When they said this, I got a subtle tip of the hat to Arrested Development. The timing of that line, and the upcoming new AD episodes, was just too coincidental not to be intentional.

And an even greater number of quotable lines than usual...

"Oh no, sheís going to ask me to throw her ashes in the popeís face."

"When my dad is ready he gets to pick his own girlfriend. Thatís the big upside of your wife dying."

"Pay a fine and itís done, quick and easy."
"That was the name of the whorehouse."

"It scares me that winning is such a surprise for you"

"ďAbout this tall, dark hair, circumcised?"

"You didnít bring it?! You had it when we left the vacuum cleaner office"

Talking about the urn, "My dad keeps saying that itís a size too small but she squeezed into it."
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
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I don't recall, did they ever show Phil's mom?

And yes, that was a great episode. Hit all cylinders this time around.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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"She sent more men off to war then LBJ".

It kind of weird that Manny didn't show up until the end credits.

I thought it was sweet decent episode.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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I don't recall, did they ever show Phil's mom?
Nope.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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Don't forget "Does Gloria look like someone involved in prostitution?" (or something close, while she was bending into the car)

Also Gloria's throwaway line about stopping in Texas on the way back to CA.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
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"She sent more men off to war then LBJ".

It kind of weird that Manny didn't show up until the end credits.

I thought it was sweet decent episode.
That LBJ line cracked me up!

Manny was in the earlier part of the show..he asked Cam to take a "shvitz" in the steam room with him....
Cam replied, "This is Florida...if I want to sweat more, I will raise my arms...

I guess Manny was in the steam room the whole time

I loved Mitchell as the southern lawyer, wiping his brow and neck...driving the judge crazy....LOLOL

Again, no Fulgencio in the opening credits! I guess he'll be there next season....he better be! Poor Fulgencio!
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I loved Mitchell as the southern lawyer, wiping his brow and neck...driving the judge crazy....LOLOL
I was just glad they didn't have him win all the others and lose Gloria's.
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Yes, it was a tight fit...



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Old 05-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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Possibly the best ep of this season, which I have found lacking overall.
I agree with this. I've posted previously about my frustrations with the show (which I still enjoy despite them) but this episode avoided all of them.

Ariel Winter (Alex) has become probably my favorite actor on the show. I love what she does with the role. And I really like how the writers have made Alex and Haley reluctant allies over the back half of the season. Winter and Sarah Hyland really work well together, and it's a lot more interesting having their characters realize each has value to the other than just having them sling insults. The vignette of the two of them hugging each other at the funeral while the fireworks went off was really well-played.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #13
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"This is Florida. Everything sticks together."

Even Alex and Haley.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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I was just glad they didn't have him win all the others and lose Gloria's.
I was waiting for that. Glad they didn't do it.

Wonderful episode.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #15
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Again, no Fulgencio in the opening credits! I guess he'll be there next season....he better be! Poor Fulgencio!
Where was he in this episode? I must have been not paying attention.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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Where was he in this episode? I must have been not paying attention.
He wasn't in the ep...they must have left him with a nanny...but I have been crabbing about how he hasn't been added to the opening credits yet Poor lil' guy!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #17
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He wasn't in the ep...they must have left him with a nanny...but I have been crabbing about how he hasn't been added to the opening credits yet Poor lil' guy!
Generally speaking, TV shows don't like redoing the opening credits midseason as it's an additional expense that they most likely haven't budgeted for.

Modern Family will probably change it for the Fall season.
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Generally speaking, TV shows don't like redoing the opening credits midseason as it's an additional expense that they most likely haven't budgeted for.

Modern Family will probably change it for the Fall season.
I guess...they changed for Lily, but that was when they advanced her age for the new season....I just feel sorry for the lil' guy
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Generally speaking, TV shows don't like redoing the opening credits midseason as it's an additional expense that they most likely haven't budgeted for.

Modern Family will probably change it for the Fall season.
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I guess...they changed for Lily, but that was when they advanced her age for the new season....I just feel sorry for the lil' guy
Looks like the opening credits are just a composite of the three "families" shot separately. Should be an easy change.
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Modern Family will probably change it for the Fall season.
By then he'll be at least 4 or 5.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:30 PM   #21
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I would have to say that despite not their best season, this show is still probably the number 1 sitcom on television. And kudos to them for churning out 24 eps this season. Guess that is about the most we can ever expect from any series that is not reality tv.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:27 PM   #22
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I was upset when the rent-a-cop chased the girls off from the pool! I was looking forward to Haley laying out! Of course Gloria could have come to the pool too!

Loved the last scene with Manny and Luke channeling old guys sitting on the porch with their lemonade!

Loved Phil treating Claire like a vacuum saleswoman trainee! "I don't think she's going to workout!"
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #23
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I was upset when the rent-a-cop chased the girls off from the pool! I was looking forward to Haley laying out!
Dude, come on! Ok, yeah she is 22, but she seems younger than that. Wait though, I call dibs! I am younger than you.
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