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modern family recapping: mistery date

Previously on Modern Family: Arrested

Claire takes Alex, Luke, and Manny to Alex’s academic decathlon. Alex won last year and Claire has no problem boasting about it, until Alex gets her first question wrong and blames her mom. Luke and Manny are on their own mission to find the girl who checked Manny out in the lobby. She’ll be at one of three Bar Mitzvahs and with Luke’s expertise the two sneak into every party until Manny finds her. Before they can share in any moment he is asked to leave by security, but he asks her to meet him in the photo booth for one memento.

Phil, Dave and some margaritas

Margaritas are a straight man’s drink…right?

Claire is worried that Phil will be spending his time without the family all alone. But he assures her that’s not the case. He’s going to take the gym (aka the gay bar with dumbells) pass Cameron gave him and  probably invite some people over for the game. While at the gym he meets a fellow Fresno State Alumni, Dave (played by the wonderful Matthew Broderick) and invites him over to watch the game. Meanwhile Dave is on and off the phone with Cameron discussing getting back into the dating game. The night is one lascivious moment after another, but Phil is totally unaware until Dave gives him a kiss goodbye and thanks him.

Cameron, unwilling to shop according to someone’s registry, has commissioned a gift for Gloria and Jay, but it requires them to be out of the house for four hours. Unfortunately Gloria is tired and Jay is cranky. After a long lunch, Cameron continues to monopolize Gloria’s time, which she’s not happy about, until she sees the gift (a wall painting similar to the one of Mitchell and Cameron over Lily’s bed) and loves it.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Claire boasting about being able to buy the two-day cushion
  • Phil taking Dave’s shirt off
  • Cam playing music for Gloria’s belly
  • Jay hugging the bunny.


Manny: “Luke I need you for this. You’re sneakier than I am, you a bigger liar, you have no moral compass.”
Luke: “Look thanks for all the compliments, but breaking into one stupid party? That’s not even a challenge.”

Gloria: “The baby kicked me all night. It’s either going to be a football player or a chorus girl.”
Cam: “You can be both. My senior year I was a right side linebacker and a left side cancan dancer in Gigi.”

Phil: “Phil Dunphy this is the year 2025, welcome, you’re the first one here.”

Manny: “I know this sounds crazy, but I feel like my whole life has led to this moment.”
Luke: “You made a very similar speech to get my mom to stop for those churros.”

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modern family recapping: aunt mommy

Previously on Modern Family: Me? Jealous?

Cameron and Mitchell are frenemies with another gay couple, Steven and Stefan (of course those are their names!). The nature of their frenemyship is based on the couples competing over children. As we know Cam and Mitchell want another one and Steven and Stefan just had another via surrogacy. When they mention the swirl method (mixing two men’s sperm together aka the method used to conceive Rachel Berry) Cam and Mitchell reconsider.

Drunken Dinner

Phil is trying to sell Steven and Stefan one of his houses. The courtship was long but he finally convinces them to purchase the house. Cam, Mitchell, Phil, and Claire go out to celebrate with a lot of alcohol, like all of it. They get so drunk that Phil and Claire wholeheartedly offer Cam and Mitchell some of Claire’s eggs.  Naturally, that was the booze talking and everyone seems to regret the offer. Though they can’t just come out and say it, so they all get into a fight over brunch. Mitchell and Claire find a moment to themselves, under the table, heart-to-heart it out and all is fine.

manny playing football

Because Manny is such an athlete, he’s been invited to play football with some of the neighborhood boys. It’s going to be a disaster. Jay wants to help Manny and assumes that Gloria will understand when he sabotages their plans to go see a play. Does he not know her? Manny gets tackled when he takes his head out of the game for a moment and picks up a heads up penny (apparently a tradition with Gloria, they’re trying to reach 100). He should stick to coin collecting and lucky for him Jay steals four of the penny so Gloria and Manny can continue their tradition.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • The entire drunken dinner, complete with every heightened emotion.
  • Manny’s almost glorious moment.
  • The Mash-up baby faces


Cam: “I’m playing a drinking game. It’s called every time I feel depressed about something, I take a drink.”
Mitchell: “That’s already a game. It’s called alcoholism.”

Phil [to Claire]: “You’re going to have Cam’s baby just to avoid it being weird?”

Claire: “Sometimes I worry nobody’s going to like Alex.”

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