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post #151 of 661
The business between Phil and Claire at the bar when he had to get out of bringing up the "lists" was pure comic genius, revealing each person's characters perfectly. Next best scene: dropping the underwear as they were retreating.
post #152 of 661
Priceless.

About a week ago, I re-watched the pilot. Before I knew what hit me, I had re-watched the whole series to date - laughing just as hard or harder than I had the first time around.
post #153 of 661
In the Toyota Sienna trailer of the episode I like the reference to the pilot episode re the "oil".
post #154 of 661
I started to type something, but I was so preoccupied thinking about Julie Bowen and baby oil that I forgot what it was. I do remember that it had something to do with baby oil... and Julie Bowen.
post #155 of 661
I just recently started watching. Is there a site with all of the episodes available?
post #156 of 661
Loved Manny fixing himself a drink "mad men" style at the end of a long day. Scotch on the rocks with soda water instead of scotch.

That kid steals scenes.
post #157 of 661
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I just recently started watching. Is there a site with all of the episodes available?

Have a look here, Lkr....

http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family
post #158 of 661
Now watching last nights ep.

Man, the scene with the asian pediatrician blasting down the drive way...knocking over the trash cans...clipping a parked car!

LOL!
post #159 of 661
goes well with haley learnin to drive.
post #160 of 661
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Originally Posted by StormCrow View Post

Now watching last nights ep.

Man, the scene with the asian pediatrician blasting down the drive way...knocking over the trash cans...clipping a parked car!

LOL!


That typifies the quibble I have with the show, instead of playing it smart they go for the easy joke, the stereotype.
post #161 of 661
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

That typifies the quibble I have with the show, instead of playing it smart they go for the easy joke, the stereotype.

Oh please. This show rarely goes for the easy joke. But even when they do it;s hilarious. As long as it's funny though, who cares? Hell, they even addressed that last night. When Mitchell scolded Cam on being stereotypical on the lesbians...and then he discussed the motorcycles without realizing he was doing the exact same thing. Awesome.
post #162 of 661
I have to agree. It's hard to find fault when I'm rolling on the floor in laughter. I don't much care how a comedy gets me down there.

Haley is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Her hysterical teen angst had me hysterical.
post #163 of 661
One of my favorite episodes. The whole under the house part was hilarous.
post #164 of 661
Best show in a long time. Every character makes me laugh hysterically.
post #165 of 661
I guess I just don't get it, and the show is not for me. The bad Asian driver was just too over the top especially coupled with the over the top stereotypical gay guys. Then you add the dad that tries too hard and it's just not that funny.

I will grant that it is a well done show, and there are comedic moments, but they play it too safe. Throw a curve from time to time. Personally, I'd have found it more interesting if the gay couple were construction workers or some other more "macho" profession, or even just some everyday guys -someone who you would not think of as gay the moment you met them.
post #166 of 661
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

I guess I just don't get it, and the show is not for me. The bad Asian driver was just too over the top especially coupled with the over the top stereotypical gay guys. Then you add the dad that tries too hard and it's just not that funny.

I will grant that it is a well done show, and there are comedic moments, but they play it too safe. Throw a curve from time to time. Personally, I'd have found it more interesting if the gay couple were construction workers or some other more "macho" profession, or even just some everyday guys -someone who you would not think of as gay the moment you met them.

I suspect this show just isn't your cup of tea, Matt. The things that you describe as needing to be fixed are what I like most. Modern Family must be getting some good numbers. ABC is rerunning it more than any show I've seen in a long time. I bet they're picking up new viewers with those airings, and that many people (like myself) are watching the show over again.
post #167 of 661
Everybody I know loves this show but hey, to each his own.
post #168 of 661
I had my brother-in-law over yesterday and we watched an episode of Modern Family. Although he's really busy (10 hour days and lots of stress), he watched 3 episodes before he reluctantly had to go. He asked me if I knew where he could watch more episodes online. I think Modern Family has a new fan.

Despite the fact that I had seen the episodes twice myself, I was in tears a couple of times.
post #169 of 661
Modern Family must be getting some good numbers. ABC is rerunning it more than any show I've seen in a long time. I bet they're picking up new viewers with those airings, and that many people (like myself) are watching the show over again.

I suspect they just didn't ask for enough shows, probably thinking the show might not catch on, and now someone in the cast has a prior commitment and it's hard to film more.

I know I watch the reruns. Parenthood wishes it could be as good as this show.
post #170 of 661
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Modern Family must be getting some good numbers. ABC is rerunning it more than any show I've seen in a long time. I bet they're picking up new viewers with those airings, and that many people (like myself) are watching the show over again.

I suspect they just didn't ask for enough shows, probably thinking the show might not catch on, and now someone in the cast has a prior commitment and it's hard to film more.

Not at all... they just didn't have another show to fill in the 8pm slot since Kelsey Grammer's show bombed in the fall and for some reason they didn't seem to want to use Scrubs or Better of Ted- so they're using it to show replays (and they weren't runnings anything new against the Olympics)

Modern Family will have a full season of episodes shown once we get through May sweeps.
post #171 of 661
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

That typifies the quibble I have with the show, instead of playing it smart they go for the easy joke, the stereotype.

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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

I guess I just don't get it, and the show is not for me. The bad Asian driver was just too over the top especially coupled with the over the top stereotypical gay guys.

You missed the joke completely. Right before leaving the drive way she commented she wasn't going to buy into her mothers stereo typing of Asian women.

So the joke wasn't with the Asian driving stereotype, it was basic, classic humor of someone doing exactly what they are claiming they aren't doing.

Edit - The above is why my wife and I laughed so loud and also the way we explained the joke to our daughter. Without her comment, I doubt we laugh, because of the way to easy humor.
post #172 of 661
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Originally Posted by David James View Post

You missed the joke completely. Right before leaving the drive way she commented she wasn't going to buy into her mothers stereo typing of Asian women.

So the joke wasn't with the Asian driving stereotype, it was basic, classic humor of someone doing exactly what they are claiming they aren't doing.

Edit - The above is why my wife and I laughed so loud and also the way we explained the joke to our daughter. Without her comment, I doubt we laugh, because of the way to easy humor.


No, I got the joke completely - that line telegraphed exactly what was about to happen. That's what bothers me, come up with a smart twist, not the most obvious one.
post #173 of 661
I really like this show, but thought overall this week's episode was pretty weak. Maybe the worst one so far.
post #174 of 661
I just found out the last show was the season finale, bummer.
post #175 of 661
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I just found out the last show was the season finale, bummer.

Um, yeah, no. It wasn't.
post #176 of 661
Oh, ok. Thanks for the information.
post #177 of 661
I feel like I ate the sun

Reminded me of when I ordered an extra spicy, spicy tuna hand roll.

The chef tried to teach me a lesson, for being so bold!
post #178 of 661
"I wish that tart would go back to Columbia and take her weird little Brown friend with her...."

Had to watch that scene 3-4 times
post #179 of 661
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"I wish that tart would go back to Columbia and take her weird little Brown friend with her...."

Had to watch that scene 3-4 times

OMG I have not seen this weeks yet, who said this?
post #180 of 661
love this show!
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