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modern family recapping: the last walt

previously on modern family: election day

Tragic news on Modern Family, Walt, Luke’s bestie has passed on. Though Phil wants to tell him slowly, Claire decides it’s best to just get it all out at once, apparently with a nervous smile. Luke barely reacts, which disturbs Claire. So Claire decides to try and help Luke get in touch with his feelings. Phil finds out that Walt was estranged from his daughter, so he decides to have a father daughter adventure with Alex. It doesn’t go so well and all his plans foil. They do however stop at a diner and get food poisoning together, which bonds them.

My dad is tougher than your dad

Cam’s dad Merle (Barry Corbin, Whitey from One Tree Hill) comes for a visit and Mitchell is planning a dinner with both dad’s. Cam predicts that Jay and Gloria won’t show, since Jay always seems to make an excuse to not spend time with Jay’s dad. Mitchell defends his dad, but when he calls to confirm, he finds Jay is giving an excuse. Mitchell won’t take no for an answer. Jay reveals the reason he doesn’t like spending time with Cam’s dad is because he always feels like Merle makes Mitchell out to be the wife in the relationship. Jay and Merle have it out and settle their issues, right as Mitchell and Cam start competing about whose father is more of a tough guy. It remains to be seen.

Manny and Haley's Party

Haley and her friends want to have a pool party, but the host fell sick, so she turns to Gloria to see if she’ll allow them to have the party there. Gloria inquires about a chaperone. Haley says that her mother has approved the chaperone, which it turns out, is her uncle….Manny. Gloria says she can have the party as long as Manny can go, since he needs to have fun. Haley’s plan works, until Gloria gets home and discovers that the chaperone was Manny. Gloria yells at Manny for not having more fun and at Haley for having too much fun. As punishment, the party must go on.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Claire can’t stop smiling when she tells the Meal on Wheels girl and the delivery guy that Walt is dead.
  • Mitchell and Cam fighting over whose Dad is tougher.
  • Phil writing Alex’s initials on the diner sign.

Quotes

Alex: “You know what I’ll never forget, the time my dad spent an entire day trying to create a special memory for me. Or when a pregnant lady slipped in my vomit.”

Manny: “I believe I made it clear the bedrooms were off limits. Young lady, I don’t think you’re ready up here for what you’re planning to do up there.”

Haley: “He’s gonna ruin my party!”
Gloria: “Two birds, one bullet.”

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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modern family recapping: election day

Previously on Modern Family (way back when it was still March, seriously a month is too long to go without Modern Family): Send out the Clowns

Today is election day, and no I didn’t forget that Claire was running for council(wo)man and think they had oddly jumped ahead to the November elections. That didn’t happen. Shut up, it didn’t.

To support Claire in her campaign to win everyone has a job. Phil will be driving around fifty senior citizens to the polls (one at a time even though he has a minivan, really Phil?). Mitchell and Cam have created a ‘Vote for Claire’ mobile and they will be driving around town telling people to vote for Claire. Alex is running the phone bank that Luke, Manny, Gloria, and Haley will be working. Jay is going to vote. Simple enough. And if everyone had done their jobs correctly things may have been different, but I guess we’ll never know.

The Claire Mobile

After an hour or so of making announcements about Claire, Mitchell and Cam find that their new car, complete with an awesome intercom system, gives them a new power: the ability to criticize, judge, and yell at pedestrians, all for their own good of course. They start with telling a man not to litter and a woman not to jay-walk and things just spiral from there. Eventually they pull over to eat some lunch and notice one of Lily’s teacher who they begin to gossip about. Unbeknownst to them, the intercom button is pressed and Lily’s teacher has heard the whole conversation about how they suspect her fiancé is gay. They convince her they were just being silly gossips, and learn their lesson about the intercom.

Phil and Norm

Phil makes a very noble attempt to drive the senior citizens to the polls, but Walt (Luke’s bestie), has decided to use Phil as a personal chauffeur for the day. Despite his best efforts Phil can’t shake Walt, so he ends up only getting one senior citizen to the polls. Speaking of polls, Jay is very appreciative of the American voting system and boasts about it to Gloria, but when he arrives he turns and bolts. Jay tells Gloria it’s because the first woman he dated after his divorce is working the polls and it ended with him sneaking out of her house in the middle of the night. Jay mans up (eventually) and waits for her to leave the table. Once the coast is clear, he grabs a ballot, sneaks into a booth and is about to slip his ballot into the box when she comes back. She dangles the ballot in front of his face and makes it clear his vote won’t count. A woman scorned…

Claire and her tooth

The phone bank is also not going well. Luke is lying to people over the phone. Manny is trying to be eloquent and persuasive but to no avail. Haley isn’t doing anything, just freaking out about college acceptance letters (she’s been rejected by all schools but one). Gloria doesn’t understand why people are saying “no” to her, they usually never do. Alex explains it’s because they can’t see her. Meanwhile Claire has a radio interview, but because her tooth fell out when she tried to rip off a tag, she sounds drunk. It isn’t affective campaigning.

Sum all that up and it’s pretty obvious why Claire lost. But at least someone got a win. Haley was put on the wait list at the last school, which is much better than a rejection.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Cam and Mitchell pulling up in the Claire Mobile
  • Claire’s toothless photo op
  • Any scene with Phil and Walt

Quotes

Alex: “Dear Miss Dunphy, we regret to inform you…”
Haley: “What? Don’t leave me hanging!”

Jay: “The lines too long.”
Gloria: “It’s only three people, and nobody has a gun.”

Luke: “What? Like she’ll be the first politician to make a promise she can’t keep?!?”

Phil: “Our daughter might be going to college!!!” (It’s the enthusiasm that makes this quote).

 

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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