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Modern Family Review: To The Future

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For an Emmy-winning show that had a pretty mediocre season, I'm totally shocked to say that I think "Baby on Board" might've been my favorite Modern Family episode of all-time.

It had it all. The true mark of a perfect sitcom is a show that can take you from laughing to crying in a matter of seconds - and this episode served up plenty of that. And all with a super surprising ending!

Jay Helps Lily

By the way, this picture is so adorable I can't handle it! Lily is usually pretty annoying and I know I'm not the only one who thinks that because I read all of your comments. The moment I teared up was actually when Jay was dancing on stage with Lily, not when Cam and Mitchell were lying down at the gas station.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Cam and Mitchell gave me plenty of ammo, but my eyes weren't actually watering until Jay was up there with his granddaughter doing some jazz hands.

Jay and Manny are a hilarious duo and they play off of each other wonderfully. I wonder how they will react to Gloria's news. I think it was the perfect antidote to offset the disappointment of watching Mitchell and Cam have an adoption fall through yet again. While the hospital scene was amusing to watch, because we all know Jay has a secret obsession with Spanish soap operas, it was evident that it wasn't going to end well.

Did anybody else suspect Gloria was pregnant? I kinda thought Jay would've had a vasectomy. Maybe that was just a weird assumption on my part.

Over at the Dunphy household, poor Alex was getting picked on for being a little bit dorky. I feel you girl. I was not the hot sister growing up. I think Alex will come into her own by the time she is a senior, though, and she won't be saying things like "I'm gonna hook up all over him." However, her line about her date being gay and not knowing yet was amazing, "I'm basically his beard, pre-beard, stubble..."

For more Pritchett-Dunphy one-liners, and there were a lot tonight, go to the Modern Family quotes section.

It's always nice to see Claire and Phil on the same team. I especially love when they reminisce about the old days. Phil teaching Alex how to dance had me giggling a bit, but not as hard as their speech to Haley about how miserable her life would be if she and Dylan moved in together. Sorry, but that was so on point. The sheet as a divider and bootleg bookshelf? Amazing.

Well, it turns out they didn't have to worry since Haley did get into college, Luke was just hiding her acceptance! Who else used to intercept the mail as a kid? Luke had a phenomenal collection in his room: the birdhouse he blew up at the dude ranch, Claire's coupon for the gun range, a ton of report cards, a ticket for the red light he and Manny missed when they stole the car. Whoops!

Great end to a great episode. What did everyone else think? Hit the comments and we'll see you next year!

Review

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Leigh r

thanks wolfshades!

Solofia

Did not see it coming

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"now with flash"

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I don't like how people were saying that there are funnier comedies than modern family. Just because a show doesn't make you laugh doesn't mean it's not a funny show! Also every comedy has its own style! For this season, I laughed, got bored, forgot what an episode was about, but that comes with any show. There were a lot of predictable moments! And I was expecting something different! This finale was everything I hoped for! For the most part it wasn't predictable! It made my love for this show grow more! I hope they take a good look at this episode and build with it!

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My only complaint: Hayley always gets all the attention because she is the problem child. Just because Hayley does everything well does not mean she is not insecure and needs more attention.

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I agree about it being a mediocre season (for such a great show this season wasn't their best) but this episode made up for it all. I didn't expect to like this episode so much, I was laughing, crying, cheering. I literally squealed when Gloria said she was pregnant. Best episode of the season, if not the series.

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I know that Ed Oneal bombed at Joe Friday in redo of Dragnet which in itself was a bad idea. But he is great actor and would love to see him get his own show in a dramatic lead.

Sarah silva

Then at the end when Luke was giving Claire and Phil the mail he was hiding and it was a run down of all the things that happened to them that season...That was a cute.
Alex's grad date was too funny, I loved when Phil said he wanted a picture with more flash and the kid posed! Then when Claire asked Alex if she needed her hair touched up and the kid thought it was him she was talking too.
As soon as Jay told Manny he was too old to look after a young kid I knew that Gloria was pregnant!
Then the whole telenovela that they had at the hospital. That was funny but then they went and made it sad by not giving Cam and Mitchell the baby, the scene with them in the field was sweet and sad, but I think they are only meant to have Lily.
I also like when Jay danced with Lily onstage.

Sarah silva

I love this show and last night solidified that for me! There was a perfect mix of laughs, tears, sweet moments and one shocker at the end!
I laughed through most of the episode, especially anything that had to do with Dylan, he had 3 of the best moments of the episode: One when Haley said "After graduation I will be moving in with some one " and Dylan said "And his name is ME"
Then when he said "I am making tshirts now, they are going to be HUGE...and medium and small"
Then when he asked Phil if he had a tux he could borrow and Phil said it was from his wedding and it was double breasted Dylan said" So am I"
Then at the end when Luke was giving Claire and Phil the mail he was hiding and it was a run down of all the things that happened to them that season...That was a cute.
Then the whole telenovela that they had at the hospital. That was funny but then they went and made it sad by not giving Cam and Mitchell the baby, the scene with them in the field was sweet and sad, but I think they are only meant to have Lily.
Alex's grad date was too funny, I loved when Phil said he wanted a picture with more flash and the kid posed! Then when Claire asked Alex if she needed her hair touched up and the kid thought it was him she was talking too.
As soon as Jay told Manny he was too old to look after a young kid I knew that Gloria was pregnant!

Wolfshades

P.S. Leigh: you wrote an excellent review!!

Modern Family Season 3 Episode 24 Quotes

Proms are lame, it's just an excuse for dressed up dorks to ride in limos and hump each other.

Haley

How cool would it be if you turned into Wonder Woman right now?

Mitchell [to Cam]
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