This episode belonged to Manny.
And his poor, confused soul.
On an installment aptly titled "Earthquake," Phil continued his hilarious, bumbling ways and Nathan Lane guest-starred in a typical Nathan Lane role - but every word out of Manny's mouth had me cracking up the most, from his warning to Jay about playing "fast and loose" with his soul, to the health class mix-up that resulted in too much menstruation knowledge.
Sorry, kid. That's rough.
Mitchell was also given a few great quips, referring to Cam as a "mob wife" for happily going along with his partner's lies and making the simple comment that it "won't look good for the gays" if the couple is found dead in its fancy attire.
Lane was pretty much the same character as he played in The Bird Cage and was probably an unnecessary addition to the episode. I would have been happy just watching Jay and Manny on the golf course for a half hour, sprinkled in with the occasional shots of Phil running around, clueless as usual, and Luke delivering entirely un-Manny lines such as:
Luke: I got scared because the cabinet didn't fall down. | permalink
Luke: I brought you some soda, but I couldn't find any straws, so you'll have to drink it like cats. | permalinkCheck out some of the funniest Modern Family quotes from the installment now:
Phil: I'm like Shirley Temple and that black guy in that movie.
Plumber: Bill Bojangles Robinson.
Phil: Bill Bojangles Robinson, I said it first! | permalink
Alex: You're never alone when you have books. | permalink
Cam [on dating Pepper]: It was the nineties, we'd just lost Princess Di. I was at sea. | permalink
Mitchell: If we're found dressed like this, it won't look good for the gays. | permalink
Manny: Some things you can't forget you've heard. Do you know what menstruation is? I do! | permalink
Phil: It's like they say, sometimes God closes a door, but sometimes he closes it so hard, you can't get your wife out. | permalink
Jay: I'm probably going to have a Latino kid carry my clubs anyway, might as well be you. | permalink