The idea of the next few months being Modern Family-less is more frustrating than receiving a box of Baby Jesuses instead of baby cheeses. While the second season of the Emmy-winning comedy had some misfires (episodes like “Dance Dance Revelation” and “Our Children, Ourselves” likely won’t wind up in the pantheon of all-time greats), it was still an overwhelmingly hilarious and touching year with the Pritchett, Delgado and Dunphy clans. Moreover, this season provided so many stand-out lines that made us thankful we have DVR so we could go back to re-watch all the gems we laughed right over.
Before we count down to the season finale and spend our summers at Family Camp (we’d go with you, Phil!), we wanted to look back at our favorite zingers from each character. Trust us, it was no easy feat. Don’t forget (who am I kidding – you guys never do!) to tell us which lines we missed or let us know which ones that were your favorite in the comments section.
Cameron: “If an accident does happen, I hope he kills me, because I don’t think I would be a very inspiring disabled person.”
Mitchell: “Leave it to the gays to raise the only underachieving Asian in America.”
Jay: “That was my Vietnam – and I was in Vietnam”
Gloria: “That doesn’t make any sense! Who wants to live in a world where dogs eat each other? Doggy-dog world is a beautiful world filled with little puppies.”
Manny: “Don’t skimp on linens. Don’t compliment a teacher on her figure. And when it comes to my mom, never ask questions I don’t want the answers to.”
Phil: “You know what? You can insult a lot of things about me: my hair, my voice, my balance-board exercises, but don’t insult my selling. That crosses a line. What line? Oh, you don’t see it? That’s ‘cause I just sold it.”
Claire: “Look at them: A minute ago they were babies, and now they’re driving, and soon we’ll all be dead.”
Haley: “Don’t feel. Just go splash water on your face and man up. We’re your mother now.”
Luke: “I brought you some soda, but I couldn’t find any straws, so you’ll have to drink it like cats.”
Alex: “I guess what I’m trying to say is, ‘Don’t stop believing. Get this party started.’”
Tell us PopWatchers, which ‘Modern Family’ character had the best lines in season two?