Modern Family Review: Milestones
Go Manny, it's your birthday! Well... it's your last year of not having to share your birthday at least.
This week on Modern Family, there was a very special "Party Crasher."
That's right, Baby Delgado-Pritchitt is here! After a particularly embarrassing birthday, Manny got the ultimate present: a new baby brother.
Sorry, Lily, you're no longer that bambino of the family. However, don't take any of your Daddy Cam's injury-causing moves to be anything but accidental. In fact, Cam causes Lily's injuries because he loves her so much that he wants to be give her the best of everything. Throwing rice for the wedding, getting a Barbie corvette as a just married vehicle and playfully nudging her off the chair when he got a little too excited: all part of Cam's full of love and life personality. The lawn chair thing was purely just a slip up. And I'm not gonna lie, I was laughing.
Cam's insecure bit does get a little old sometimes. He has to be favored and be the center of attention at all times and it gets annoying. What's wrong with Lily wanting to do some stuff with Mitchell instead? Share the parental love, Cam!
However, my favorite father/daughter moment was between Phil and Haley this week when the latter heard what her dad was saying at the elevator. I still maintain that Haley Dunphy got kicked out of school for a bogus reason that isn't even realistic. Basically, 70% of all college students would end up at home if they underage drinking got you expelled. I feel like the writers could have come up with a better reason to keep Haley on the show.
At the same time, nobody made me laugh as hard as Phil did this week. When he almost chopped off Kenny's ponytail with the hedge clipper, I nearly lost it. Also, I always love when Phil reminisces about his cheerleading days.
When I was 17, I was really close with my friend Stacey's mom. Mrs. Robinson was a former cheerleader so she knew just how to massage my legs after practice. She had her own homemade Bengay that didn't burn no matter where she rubbed it on me. If I had the chance to go over there I never missed an opportunity. | permalink
This was my favorite kind of Modern Family episode. Things go from laughs to feeling tears prick at your eyes and little goosebumps of emotion. So happy to have a new addition to the family!
Modern Family: "Party Crasher"
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