Welcome to My Best Friend’s Modern Family. Or When the Dunphys Met Phil’s Sexy House. Or maybe How to Lose a Private Space in 10 Days? Never mind, the point is: Tonight’s main adventure was a full-on romantic comedy, in that it was a comedy of errors wrapped in one big romance, complete with a photo finish of a kiss between Haley and Andy.
Good news for fans of ABC’s comedies: there are more episodes on the way for a slew of them. The network ordered two more episodes for family sitcoms black-ish, The Goldbergs, The Middle, and Fresh Off the Boat, EW confirmed.
Stalwart Modern Family looks to be the next to add another pair of shows, as negotiations are occurring.
Jay summed things up nicely at the end of tonight’s episode: Competition makes people take risks and confront issues head-on, even if they’re not the most comfortable of situations. Phil, being Phil, goes as far as donning Claire’s bathrobe and perfume just so the ducks will imprint on him. Cam asks Gloria to face her fears of the Farmers Market so they can upstage Andrew and Simon. Haley breaks up with Dylan (again, despite the hilarious V-neck business) just because there’s a sliver of possibility her relationship with Andy hasn’t been resolved.
This episode was all about imparting wisdom…and how badly that can turn out sometimes. Phil’s “teachable moments” shouldn’t be considered wise words of wisdom from an adult. They’re more like evidence of said adult being complete a doofus, and thankfully by the end of tonight’s episode, Phil learns the difference between being mature and being stubborn, Jay learns the difference between being too cool for preschool and being a good dad, and boy, oh boy, does Claire learn the difference between the three Herms at the office.
What a family of animals. No, really: This episode, Cam snatched a goat, Claire got a trio of baby ducks to tail her, and Dylan’s still hanging around the Dunphy house. It’s a downright zoo. So, to fast forward — bloop bloop — here’s every zoo-y exhibit we visited this episode:
Birds of (Claire Dunphy as) Prey
Keegan-Michael Key has found a new partner – at least for one episode of Modern Family.
There must have been something in the closets air this week, as each family member got a bit overheated and overeager to take care of some easily solvable problems. Is Manny not getting enough locker-decorating love from his cheerleader? Gloria better go decorate it herself with a homemade “Sexy Manny” sign! Is a girl maybe, possibly, no-really-could-she-actually-be interested in Luke? He and Manny better go to Caltech and find out themselves! Is Jay’s rival Closets Closets Closets Closets nemesis poaching Mitch away from his own family?
As Boyz II Men once crooned, it really is so hard to say goodbye. The boy band (not to be confused with the one Luke may or may not be joining) found it hard to do so to “yesterday,” but for Claire, Phil, and even Haley, it’s hard to say goodbye to Alex.
TV’s modernest of families is back, and they’re feeling the love! Well, some of them. Mitch is floppy-hat-over-stained-heels for his new painting hobby, Alex and Sanjay are like two atoms in a strong ionic bond, and even Joe got some of that titular summer lovin’ — sort of. It turns out the youngest Pritchett has a way with, well, chickens and outdoor life. Of course, summer can only last for so long, and the season 7 premiere wisely skipped ahead through the months. Let’s take it away, a family at a time:
Family sitcoms aren’t typically known for their cliff-hanger finales. (“Will they buy the gray Landskrona sectional or the dark brown Landskrona sectional?! Stay tuned.”) But Modern Family’s season 6 capper struck a chord with eager shippers, when the Pritchett’s manny Andy (Adam DeVine) ran off to propose to girlfriend Beth (played by Laura Ashley Samuels) — despite his feelings for Dunphy daughter Haley (Sarah Hyland).
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