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Modern Family Review: That's Not Her Drunk Voice

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At last, Modern Family has returned and it brought a pretty darn good episode our way! In "Election Day", the whole crew rallied around Claire as people took to the polls to elect the next councilperson.

As I'm sure you all remember, Claire decided to run for the town council when the current councilman ignored her request for a much needed stop sign in her neighborhood.

Never one to half ass anything, Claire went HAM in her efforts to win the election. Of course that meant recruiting her family.

Vote for Claire

My favorite episodes are when Cam and Mitchell are on the same side and working together. Let's be honest, sometimes their bickering gets a bit tedious. It's also good to watch Mitchell cut loose because normally he's a little uptight, a typical Pritchett trait.

I knew the car loudspeaker would get them into trouble! At first I guessed it would be by one of the companies they insulted, but alas it was Lily's clueless nursery school teacher. Did they do her a favor if they were really sure her fiancee was gay? I suppose it was really none of their business. What can I say? That's what you get for gossiping!

Whatever, I'm not here to talk about what's right and wrong, simply just to enjoy Cam and Mitch in the wild. They were especially hilarious when they tried to clean up their mess with the teacher. If Hugh Jackman resisted Cam then he is obviously so straight, I mean duh. That's all the proof we need!

I can't believe Jay pulled the old love 'em and leave 'em trick on a woman after his divorce! Actually I'm not that surprised, he was totally in rebound mode. Besides if she hadn't held a grudge, we wouldn't have gotten to hear Jay utter a few phrases that got confused for sexual innuendos.

Gloria's panic about Claire's loss was totally on base. "I don't want to be around when something that tight unravels" was just one of the many Modern Family quotes that made tonight's episode hilarious. 

Claire's dental mishap and subsequent lisp on the radio show was comical. Phil's test of patience with the neighbor wasn't my favorite part, but you all know I love Phil.

In the end Claire lost the bid and she was comforted by none other than Haley. Haley was trying to hide her anxiety about the college rejections, but in the end she needed her mommy. For Claire, her role as a mother will always come before any town council position. 

Also, it led to a great high five moment between Claire and Phil over Haley's excitement about getting wait-listed. What did you think of Modern Family's return? Did it live up to the hype? Hit the comments!

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Tammy, shut the f*** up and go die in a fire, seriously. You're one of the most stupid people I've EVER seen on the Internet.

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Tammy:"This episode was irreverent and insensitive to straight spouses. . ."
I had a friend that crashed his boat on a small island once. About the same time some insensitive, arrogant, mean spirited writers and producers made a mockery of such awful, tragic situations. Televising several years of some idiot and his clueless skipper and hokey hapless passengers making fun of, mocking such horrible tragedies by showing castaways as buffoonish caricatures rather than the helpless, vulnerable victims they really are. (sarcasm)
Tammy, if you are going to take offense at something, at least let it be worth your wrath. MF is a farce, a comedy, a light but edgy poke at society's tender parts. It's what comedy's do best, make us a little uncomfortable. If it wasn't familiar, it wouldn't be funny.
If it's too volatile, too incendiary for you I strongly encourage you to step away from the remote. There is not a single successful comedy show that does not have the potential to make someone, somewhere, a little uncomfortable. There's not a gag on any of them that cannot be considered 'too far' by some oversensitive person somewhere. It's a comedy, not a documentary.
Please lighten up.

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course you all missed the part of how everyone was supposed to be helping but wern't really. cam/mitchell forgot they had claires name on the car and probably hurt her badly but it was laugh out loud funny. tammy go away, this is a comedy not a social working show. that bit was FUNNY

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Laugh out loud funny. I never tire of Cam and Mitch and there were some great moments. "I got wait listed". @Tammy I get ur point and that is not funny but must everything on Tv be over analyzed? We have talk shows for that. Modern Family is to just sit back and enjoy. I am sure u were only one of maybe a few out of thousands who thought of that.

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This episode was irreverent and insensitive to straight spouses out there who are struggling after discovering their spouses were gay. There are an estimated 3 million marriages out there with closeted spouses who are destroying marriages and families. That seen with the teacher and the deliberate LYING was so wrong.
Read the stories from women who were scammed and now have AIDS or have died before they could tell their story. This is not about homophobia. But the writers have crossed the line...

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I thought is was a great episode. It was classic Modern Family and I laughed out loud several times. It would be hard to find another series currently airing that has a better acting/writing combination that this one. And they don't have to resort to showing yet another marriage on the rocks or spouses/partners cheating on each other left and right to be "entertaining." It's pure escapism and fun, something that there is not nearly enough of on television today.

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Loved this episode. The Cam/Mitchell loudspeaker joke has been done so many times - but seldom so brilliantly!

Wolfshades

Loved this episode! I always do, so that's no surprise. The spirit of the show's family dynamic is always there, running in the background, often as a counterpoint to the squabbles and arguments each of the participants go through. Where else do you get a celebration for being on a school wait-list? Great stuff. I'm so happy to hear its been renewed as well!

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Carol if you look at the home page you will see the Criminal Minds review, they review pretty much every show that is on tv so you have to be patient and if it is not there as quick as you think it should be, then chill out the people that review the shows need time to do so!

Sarah-silva

I love this show, I always laugh! We get one more new episode next week and then back to repeats for a couple weeks.