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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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modern family recapping: lifetime supply

Previously on Modern Family: Express Christmas

Lifetime supply done!

Phil gets a health scare and immediately after, runs out of the lifetime supply of razors he won on a game show. So naturally, he thinks he’s going to die. And, eventually, so does everyone else. Phil’s irrationality is one of my favorite parts of the shows, especially when he starts staring at Luke and Haley. Claire tries, at first, to tell him everything is going to be fine, but eventually she believes his worries. The family all gathers to support Phil, only to find out the doctor was looking for a real estate agent.

Jay, Manny, Javier

Jay and Manny (who looks more like he could’ve stepped off the set of Clueless than like Matt Damon in Bagger Vance), have a planned golf outing. But Manny’s father, Javier (Benjamin Bratt), shows up and wants to take Manny to the race track. Gloria urges Jay to go with them. So the three have a lovely father-son-stepfather outing at the racetrack where we learn Javier can see into a horse’s soul, Jay likes to play it nice and safe by evaluating information, and where Manny gets his impeccable fashion sense. Javier’s soul searching works and his horse wins. Despite the competition, he and Jay come to friendly terms.

Mitchell has won an Environmental Law award, and Cam is very proud of him. He displays Mitchell’s trophy on the mantel. Mitchell soon finds a fishing trophy next to his law trophy. He accepts it, but when the fishing trophy grows taller than his law trophy his annoyance gets the better of him. Cam claims that he has never displayed his many many trophies so as not to hurt Mitchell’s feelings. Mitchell doesn’t believe him and finds clarity in Alex, who agrees completely with Mitchell. In an attempt to no longer act like a 14-year old girl, Mitchell tries to display all of Cam’s trophies, but before he can he is scared by, what I thought was a giant cockroach, but apparently was a black mouse (phew), and Cam finds Mitchell stomping all over his trophies.


In the end the whole family gathers together to offer Phil their support, learn the good news about the bad news never existing, and stare at Javier’s beautifulness. Solidarity is what it’s all about.

Luke and Old Man

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Phil sucking in his stomach at the doctors appointment.
  • Gloria telling Jay about her dream, then scolding him for assuming the mouse talks.
  • Jay teasing Manny’s father about reading souls by widening his eyes so Javier can read his soul.
  • Luke playing video games with the crypt keeper.
  • Phil staring at Luke and Haley.
  • Mitchell’s Aha! moment, when Alex agrees with his petty actions.

Best Quotes

Jay: This is a lot of hocus pocus, I can’t believe I bought a coffee cake over this!!!

Javier: Golf? Psh that sport is for old men and women who like other women.

MVQ: Phil: Let’s dim the lights, crank up Norah Jones and get this over with.

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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