Modern Family Review: The Swirl
In a past review, I declared just how much fun I find drunk Claire to be. Well, "Aunt Mommy" quadrupled that and gave us a wine-fueled dinner between Phil, Claire, Mitchell and Cam on this week's Modern Family.
The last time we saw Claire wasted like that she was bitching out other moms and accidentally assumed Gilles Marini to be gay. If you thought that was bad, imagine the hangover she was feeling when she realized she'd offered to donate an egg to her brother and his partner.
Here, I love the way they cut and put together the bits of conversation to make the night flow hilariously. I liked seeing these four together on a double date. I feel like it's not often we see them bonding like this.
As generous as it is to donate an egg, it's probably weird to donate one to your brother's partner. I know it's not technically inbreeding, as Jay said, but in their case... it kind of is. Claire would be the mother of her niece. It would just make everything one big blur with shades of gray, and gross.
Claire has such bad control issues, there's no way she would be able to step back and let someone else parent a kid that is biologically hers. Then, you throw in the kids and it's their sibling/cousin. Suddenly, I feel like we're talking about the community of Hotshot on True Blood. Also, when Haley says something is a good idea, you really have to second guess your decision.
Phil made a good point that Claire's eggs might not be super viable. But he also made the good point to try and pretend he never said that. Phil has the same problem with his verbal filter that I do. He hears things come out of his mouth that he immediately wishes he didn't say before he even finishes the sentence. I understand why Mitchell was uncomfortable as well.
That mash-up of Cam and Gloria's baby really did look freakishly like Manny. Hmmm... perhaps Cam donated sperm many years ago. Also, Ryan Gosling is so much hotter than Justin Timberlake these days, let's just get that settled. Don't get jealous Cam! Mitchell isn't the first and he won't be the last person to express his love for the the Drive star.
This episode definitely brought an interesting topic to the table. Gloria and Jay's fighting is nothing new, but maybe that's their form of foreplay. Also, Manny on the motorized scooter had me cracking up. He went down like a pile of bricks during that football game. Jay should've just steeped his tea and let them go to the theater!
I love how I learn something new every week."The Swirl" is an interesting idea and an interesting name. Leave it to Modern Family to introduce me to new terms!
So much good dialogue tonight it was impossible to include all of the quotes, but I jotted down a handful of the best lines. What did you all think of the episode? Was this funny or weird or a little bit of both?
Modern Family: "Aunt Mommy"
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