Why Last Night’s MODERN FAMILY Was Like The FUNNIEST Episode Ever!


Taking a page from last night’s fantastic, phenomenal Emmy-worthy instalment of MODERN FAMILY which started off the night by having family members reveal their biggest fear — the highlight of which may have been Mitchell’s “hotel bedspreads,” following Cameron’s gut-wrenching fear over losing Mitchell — we’d like to take a moment and reveal our biggest fear: Losing this family. Seriously.

Be it Phil and Luke’s heartwarming father-son bonding over imaging what treasures were hidden under the house (“Bugs frozen in amber!” “A bunch of necklaces made out of animal teeth!”), Claire’s DMV dance moves (“Sweet fancy moses!”), or Mitchell and Cameron’s freak out over the “giant panda in the room” after Baby Lily uttered what the boys incorrectly assumed was her first “Mama” during an awkwardly hilarious brunch with her Asian paediatrician — last night’s episode was twenty-two minutes of comedic-perfection. And we haven’t even, you know, like mentioned Haley’s driving… Manny’s fisherman outfit, the little callbacks (three deep breaths) sprinkled throughout the episode and what easily amounted to the funniest, albeit somewhat politically incorrect moment of the episode year that had the aforementioned Asian paediatrician backing her car into a couple of garbage cans mere moments after telling Cameron and Mitchell that she’s not some “Asian stereotype.”

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  • Nick

    Crap, missed it. Glad to have reruns of MF on Wednesdays, as well as the originals.

  • Dave

    I couldn’t agree more. Absolutely loved every second of this episode.

  • It was wonderful. And Manny always makes the episode for me “Dying alone” as a kid’s biggest fear? Only Manny.

  • Ace

    I said this immediately after the episode last night and I really mean it…everytime a new episode airs, it immediately becomes my favorite. They are constantly one upping themselves. It is the only show on TV that makes me constantly double over in laughter to the point where I have to rewind to see what I missed while laughing.

  • Josh Emerson

    I’m going to say it: Modern Family is the funniest show on TV.

    The pediatrician backing into the trash cans after talking about Asian stereotypes was the most hilarious thing. I’m surprised they went there.

  • Chels725

    This episode was probably my favorite. I think most of the cast members had better be nominated for Emmys this year or their isn’t justice in the world.

  • TVFan

    I’m man enough to admit that Asian paediatrician backing her car up was rewound more than a few times. Best comedy on TV right now by leaps and bounds. Shame more people aren’t watching.

  • Jamie

    I was actually disappointed in it — yes, still funnier than The Office has been this season, but despite a few truly funny moments (Manny’s outfit, backing in to the garbage cans, Jay saying “I only understand about 20% of what happens in this house”), the ep didn’t hang together as strongly as usually…perhaps since there was no cross over in the 3 stories? I told my wife they are allowed a dip in quality after being on such a strong roll all season.

  • sanen85

    I absolutely loved this episode, and I don’t think I’ve ever loved a child on TV more than Manny.

  • I loved it. The Mommy doll was the best.