Modern Family Review: Marrying Her Puppet

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A lot can happen in a few hours on Modern Family. Leave it to a regular old "Yard Sale" for Phil to have a James Franco moment, Luke to manipulate people, Alex to fight and make up with her gay boyfriend, Cam and Mitchell to have seven fights and Gloria to realize she married her puppet.

I'm gonna kick off this review with the part about Gloria and her puppet because I laughed so hard at that realization I had to rewind it.

Phil Decides What to Buy

Jay was really cracking me up this week, even though he wasn't much crankier than usual. My favorite exchange was the one he had with the guy who was trying to haggle him about the ash tray:

Jay: You're wearing a $10K watch and you haggling over 15 cents?
Guy: You live in this place and you can't let that 15 cents go?
Jay: Fine 35.
Guy: Can you break a 50?
Jay: Get out. | permalink

Honestly. every exchange Jay had at the yard sale was awesome. It's totally true, people will haggle, try and get into your house, just all around piss you off during these events. And the nerve of that last guy not only to steal Jay's toaster but to insult the dog?!? Stella is not for sale, move it along!!! You all know how much I love that Frenchie. But there was truly no better moment than Jay walking out the front door during Gloria's puppet show in matching outfits with Uncle Grumpy.

It's true, Gloria married her puppet. I guess Gloria always had a thing for grumpy old men? 

To think that all it took to get Gloria to perform with Mr. Grumpy was a little manipulation by Luke is amazing. Forget the magic stuff, Luke's real talent lies in the way he can influence people. He needs a little work on his Columbian accent but overall it's not too shabby. One look at his father and we know where he gets his theatrical bone from.

Is it possible Phil did James Franco better than James Franco himself? What started out as Wild Hogs turned into 127 Hours when Phil tipped Jay's Harley over and caught his pants underneath it. If only he was wearing his shants! I'd probably watch a whole episode of Modern Family with Phil recording himself like he was in The Blair Witch Project. He is a one-man comedy show.

His other half wasn't too shabby tonight either. Claire knew her credibility to her teenage daughter was mediocre so she enlisted Cam and Mitchell to shed some light on Alex's boyfriend situation. Alex was quite sure in the season finale that Michael was gay, but suddenly she changed her mind? Maybe she's just lonely and trying to force a relationship that isn't. They're teenagers, they'll figure it out in time. Just like Cam will figure out how to keep the weight off so he won't have to buy anymore fat jeans.

I miss Haley and was glad we got a glimpse of her tonight. I was cracking up when she told Luke to move the camera slowly because she was still drunk. Typical.

How did this episode of Modern Family stack up? Check out the updated quotes section and sounds off!


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (63 Votes)

Hey, great review. This was one of the best Modern Family episodes ever. My family and I couldn't stop laughing after the "'married her puppet" line. One small comment. It's Colombian with an O not Columbian with a U.

Leigh r

@Joseph - I agree, it took me two viewings to really get all the jokes. I haven't thought the past few episodes were amazing on first view.

Sarah silva

I liked this episode! I thought it was funny! Jay being in a bad mood all day and then at the end wearing the same outfit as Gloria's angry old man puppet was funny! She married her puppet! The Alex storyline with her gay boyfriend is funny! Once again there were many laughs.


4.5 out of 5? What? This was by far the worst episode of Modern Family ever.


I'm not sure if it just me or what, but during this season I've got to see the episodes two or three times to catch the full of facts. I mean,some scenes didn't make me laugh until I saw them twice or more times. Sometimes it makes me feel uncomfortable because I feel like I (or the characters) am forcing the jokes and the lines. But in this episode it wasn't what happen. At the first time, Gloria's puppet part didn't catch me. Indeed, it was really annoying, but I admit that you must be such a person with such a personality to do that instead to juggle the knifes like one does. However, when I saw it a second time, it makes me laugh, speacially when Claire points that Gloria's "married his puppet". Also, I agree with you: Jay's parts were few but really awesome: "you return I call the police". And Cam:"J'accuse"... hahaha...awesome! Anyway, the episode was better, and you get clear two facts: first, is better when the whole family appears. Second: the show is also better when they make simple jokes, without complicate storylines.


Modern Family Season 4 Episode 6 Quotes

Phil: It's not nerdy, Luke back me up.
Luke: I hope you mean into the garage because I have friend on this street.

Luke take me to mom and move slow, I'm still my coffee, mom!