Modern Family: 9-28-2011

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Alfer, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Aug 7, 2003


    An ok episode..had a few chuckles but overall kind of "meh".

    "Bartles and James!!!" :)
  2. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    I'd agree on the "meh", except for Phil being successful at the tightrope walking. I like it when a show lets a character plagued by schemes that don't go right get away with one now and then.
  3. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

    Jan 11, 2010
    Warrington, PA
    The worst part of the episode was Mitchell's reaction to the dolphin story at the party. Although I can't say I saw it coming, it was too outlandish. Felt forced or unnatural, but I guess they were going for a twist on that scene it just didn't work for me.
  4. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Aug 7, 2003 was ok when Cam started getting worried about crying, but the over the top Mitchell part was dumb...and did he really need to spit out all that drool as he was leaving the room...yuck!!

    "I guess Mitchell will just be a work friend"
  5. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles


    I also didn't care for Mitchell's breakdown.
    (I did laugh at the fact that Cameron was wearing those "inappropriate" shorts at the end.)

    I did like Gloria, Jay, and the dog though.
    ("I'm sorry you had to see this.")
    And Claire with the security guard.

    And I thought that Phil's tightrope bit was going to be dumb but they really made it work.
  6. midas

    midas I heard that

    Jun 1, 2000
    Funny aside, they had the pixelated workout shorts on Cam again. But in the promos for the show they had the same scene without the pixelization.
  7. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I loved Luke taking the junk food upstairs with that quick look at towards his dad.

    The best was the end with Phil walking the tightrope!

    Alex and Haley talking about their being in the same math class. I can't remember the exact quotes but they were in the kitchen. Haley in it again and Alex in it ahead of schedule.

    Gloria on the floor with the shoe in her mouth.
  8. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South

    I did like old dude giving dog commands to hot wife.
  9. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Claire totally had that rent-a-cops number though. The cop was completely up her butt practically immediately after she pulled up to the curb. Even if it was for loading/unloading only, she didn't even give her enough time to load/unload anything before she started on her.

    And cuffs? Really? Yeah, some Paul Blart wannabe tries to put cuffs on me and there's going to be a problem.
  10. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Really? That was my favorite part! The actor did such a great job with it bubbling up then spilling over and Cam suddenly turning into the straight man and trying to calm him down was great. Once they went outside and were rolling in the ocean it lost me, but during the story and while they were still inside was great. I burst out laughing when Mitchell's sobbing started.
  11. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    This one had some moments. I really enjoyed the opening scene where Manny yells, "ANSWER THE QUESTION, JAY!!"

    I've been to many airports where they have cops basically doing exactly this. Perhaps even more out of control.
  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Yeah, but at least those are actual cops (at least they are in the NYC area airports), not mall cops.
  13. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I think the implication was that the school parking lady was a real cop. Maybe I misunderstood...
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Claire called her a rent-a-cop, and the uniform didn't look like a real cop's uniform.

    But she did give her a ticket, which I guess would have to make her a real cop, unless it's like a school-equivalent of an HOA (PTA?) ticket or something.
  15. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    The Cam and Mitchell subplot was just a forced way to get them to eat the doggie cupcakes at the end. Everything about their part of the half hour was ffwd-worthy.

    Phil was cool. I kept expecting him to fall off the tightrope and half kill himself but I'm glad they let him make it all the way. I just know if I came home and found my father tightrope walking across the front wall, I'd bury myself under the biggest rock I could find and change my last name.
  16. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    I would liken it to the cops on university campuses. They can give parking tickets as well.
  17. eskay

    eskay Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Best part for me was the dog. First when they panned down to him in the shower. And then after Gloria dropped the shoe from her mouth, they zoomed in on the dog and he looks into the camera with a "WTH" look on his face. Funnier than any look Lily 1.0 ever gave.
  18. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    The mom said something like "You'll have the class back to yourself soon enough..."
    (Implying that the dumber older girl would have to retake the class yet again.)
  19. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    I love how the dog spiked the camera in that scene with Gloria, right as they were going to commercial. :D
  20. tonestert

    tonestert Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Did anyone else notice Cam's shirt was wet almost up to his chest when he first got in the water before they hugged and was still in the shallow water ?

    I liked when Cam and Mitchell were eating the doggie cupcakes.

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