modern family recapping: egg drop

Previously on Modern Family: Lifetime Supply

Phil, Haley, Gloria

Phil, who recently departed from his real estate company to start his own, is giving an introductory presentation on what people can expect from the new company. He asks Haley to help him out, I suppose as an act of responsibility before she heads to college. Let’s be honest, Haley isn’t going to college for responsibility, she’s going for more boys with foot fetishes and frat parties.

Still, she agrees, and they get Gloria to help in the real estate spectacle. Gloria and Haley are detained by manicures and a towed car, which forces Phil to give the entire presentation himself, like a one man band. Gloria takes the blame, because Haley doesn’t think Phil will get mad at Gloria. She’s right and Gloria takes offense to this. Screeching at Phil like a hyena, she finally gets him to yell back at her, which he can only do because the hyena like screech is not very becoming.  They hug it out, which Phil enjoys a little too much.

Manny Confesses

Claire is helping Luke with his egg drop project, because she helps Luke with every project. Once Jay finds out about this he immediately agrees to help Manny with his egg drop project, thus beginning a father-daughter competition like you’ve never seen before.  Jay even initiates some scare tactics to get Claire shaking. Meanwhile Claire is begging Alex for her egg drop design, since it’s apparently flawless. Alex won’t budge, because she always does what’s right and because she’s too competitive to let someone else win with her design. Wonder where she gets that from. Luke and Manny enjoy the competition between Claire and Jay because it means not doing any of the project.  After a successful first story drop, and raising the stakes to a second story drop, Claire and Jay feel bad about taking over the project. But before they can apologize Manny confesses to and apologizes for the scheme.

Mitchell and Cam, already in agreement about expanding their family, have an interview with a pregnant teen mom, who believes there are 52 states. They relinquish their power of choice and let the seriously misinformed teenager run their lives during the meeting. She feng shuis their living room and asks them to sing for her. I welcome any chance to hear Jesse Tyler Ferguson sing, and loved seeing Mitchell break free of his controlled exterior and shine. Teen mom tells Cam he was pitchy, and Cam, wanting to prove her wrong and take back his spotlight, sings a second song to celebrate Teen mom choosing them. Note to anyone who ever wishes to adopt from an impressionable teen girl: singing “Don’t Leave Me Now” is not a good idea. Mitchell and Cam don’t get the baby, and now he/she will grow up thinking East Dakota is a state.

 Phil Gimmicks

Best/Funniest Moment

  • Phil introducing himself and running all around the stage and showroom to cue his gimmicks on time.
  • Gloria screaming like a hyena in heat, multiple times throughout the episode.
  • 52 states including East Dakota, gotta love that American education.
  • Teen Mom calling Cam pitchy.
  • Claire claiming she was testing the strength of the eggs.

Quotes

Claire(talking about Alex): “There’s something wrong with that one.”

Jay (to Claire): “You came out of the womb like that. I’m not entirely sure there wasn’t a twin in there that you bumped off.”

Manny(talking about Gloria on the phone with relatives): “I understood ‘crazy old witch’ ‘go kill yourself’ then ‘I love you’.”

Glora: “Be careful with boys who like feet, that can get weird really fast.”

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life. Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com

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