"Modern Family" Come Fly With Me(2009)
Robert Canning of IGN gave the episode an 8.3/10 calling it "Impressive" and stated "Overall, "Come Fly With Me" was proof that this is a series with great potential." and also stated the series has almost everything (heart, comedy, dark comedy).
"Modern Family" Come Fly with Me(2009)
We are back at the Dunphys' household, Gloria and Manny come over to the Dunphy house where Luke and Manny are supposed to be hanging out. Manny has brought his favorite game "Empire" to play with Luke, who is playing in their backyard, we see him jumping on a trampoline with a box over his head to which Manny gives a disapproving look. Alex comes into the room and asks if she can wear the clothes she's wearing, Claire tells her to say hi to Gloria and Manny, before asking her question again, she does. Claire states that she needs to wear a dress, while Alex states that her brother, Luke, should wear pants, Claire notices this and knocks on the glass to tell him 'pants' before asking "why does he do this?!".
We are back with Mitch and Cam, who are shopping at Costcos, Cam starts to talk about his farm life, and when he feels like Mitch is rolling his eyes cause he is, we cut to them being "interviewed", in which Cam states where they met: at Pepper's legendary game nights. Cam states that Mitch rolled his eyes everytime Cam would get a little boisterous, Mitch defends himself before realizing that he did. Mitch states that they were playing charades and Cam got what we was supposed to guess by one simple hand movement for "Casablanca", we go back to Mitch and Cam shopping, where Cam says he wants to go to the wine section, Mitch, who has never been at Costco, suddenly starts to like the shop when he mentions the wine section, although at first he is in disbelief until he sees a paper shredder that he wanted. Mitch asks where they are shopping as he wants to come back, Mitch forgets that they are in Costco as this isn't what he expected from Costco.
just baked cookies and Manny is impressed, however Manny is a little too positive for Claire, Claire asks if Manny and Luke are good, he tells her that Luke won't come out of his 'box', Manny makes a suggestion that Manny should hang out with his sister; Claire. Claire puts the word step infront of sister, and Manny tells her not to, he says his mother says Step- anything means not real and they are a real family. Manny starts to be a therapist for Claire and she is surprised when Manny out of the blue asks her 'What is the matter Claire?' Claire after a minute, responds that her kids are bothering her, then Manny tries to act like kids are boring to him too, saying his school is full of them, which is not what Claire expects.
We are with Phil and Jay on the fields and they are flying a plane together, Phil and Jay still have awkward air, but they do talk, Phil talks about his thoughts and Jay stops him by saying that he can play with the plane, he tells him that they can do a 'Thredding the Needle' Jay explains the game to him and gives the instructions Phil awaits for the plane to go through the hoop, but Jay gets the plane right in his face. We have a cutscene and come back to them, Phil has blood on his face near his nose and Jay is standing near him over the plane, seeing if anything is broken; not with Phils' face but with the plane.
We are back with Claire and Manny who are still talking, Claire talks about her younger self and her Mom being hard on her growing up, Gloria and Alex come back and interrupt Manny and Claire's talk, Claire tells Alex she doesn't have to wear a dress, Alex says she already bought one, Claire thinks that she is provoking her, and tells Manny, Manny says they'll have another therapist talk next week. Phil and Jay come through the door, Jay is helping Phil walk, Phil explains that Jay tried crashed the plane into him, and Jay acts like he didn't mean to, however Claire knowing her Dad, already knows the truth and compares the plane situation to the earlier mentioned Jay running over Phil with his car. We switch to Jay and Claire by the stairs and they whisper/argue about Phil, Gloria overhears that Jay has never told Phil that he does likes him, however she switches 'like' with 'love', Jay also corrects Gloria saying Phil isn't his son, Gloria then asks Jay if he thinks of Manny as his son, Jay says that he does whish Manny could have been there. Gloria then aks for which part? Hinting whether or not he wanted hi there to replace Phil or beside him and not getting hurt. Phil and Jay have an awkward 'heart to heart' and Claire and Gloria awkwardly watch as Jay tries to compliment Phil.
Phil was very Michael Scott like this week, which is a bad thing.Modern Family is a great comedy and the faux-documentary filming style already invited comparisons to one of the decade's best comedies in the Office. Phil is a funny character in his own right, there is no reason to write him with Michael Scott level aloofness.
Freaking love this show, and agree with the rest that Phil is the most annoying character and played a little too close to Michael Scott. My only previous exposure to Julie Bowen was Boston Legal, and I'm delighted to see how well she does comedy.Anyway, can't wait to see further random character pairings in the future.
I may not be guffawing like the fist two episodes, but I thought this was the best of the three- similar to your 'best comedy' vs 'funniest show' conversation the other day.I very much expect to find out someday that Cam cheated at Charades in order to get with Mitch.
I'm enjoying the show, and it's the one thing keeping me interested in ABC comedy until Better Off Ted comes back. A few thoughts:- No once since Carroll O'Connor does "reluctant softie" better than Ed O'Neill.- Phil is the only part of the show I'm not enjoying. I realize it's a broad character and a tough part to keep grounded. I'm not really a Ty Burrell fan. I would have loved to have seen Nestor Carbonell in the role, I think he would have been perfect.- By contrast, I'm loving the guys who play Cameron and Mitchell, I think they know exactly where the line is between character and caricature.- So far, I think the show is using its child actors very well. The "too smart for their age" gag can be tired (see also: 500 Days of Summer) but I thought last night's episode did a great job with it.
This show was advertised to death in NYC subway cars, along with all the other ABC comedies, and I was prepared to dislike this show just from the ads. I'm so happy to be proven wrong -- this show's delightful. Cam and Mitchell are my favorites; the bit with Casablanca had me giggling.
Gloria's mom, Pilar, and sister Sonia have made the voyage from Colombia, and they come bearing traditions, baby names and a whole lot of family baggage. Meanwhile, no one seems to have confidence that Phil will be able to help with the kids' problems, but there just might be a method to his madness. And Lily has picked up some bad habits, so Mitchell and Cameron try their hardest to mind their Ps and Qs to set a good example for her.
Cameron is putting on the school production of "Phantom of the Opera," but when their star falls ill, Manny pulls all the stops to land the lead -- even if that means going against Luke. Meanwhile, Jay teaches Phil to golf and they wind up in a golf-off with Pepper and Mitch; Gloria takes Alex along on errands which include a visit to a psychic; and Claire's adventures in babysitting Joe and Lily become a comedy of errors.
Haley's attempt to stop Andy from proposing to Beth will end up with both Haley and Andy needing to cope with their emotions and both will have their own special ways of doing so, and Phil and Claire seem to only make matters worse. Jay and Gloria look at pre-schools for Joe and get a rude awakening after they realize the competitive wait list to get in. Meanwhile, Cam tries to remain supportive of Mitch's midlife career crisis, but money is getting a little tight, so Cam comes up with a scheme to get Mitch's old job back.
Everyone deserves a little alone time now and then, so when Mitch and Jay separately seek out a much-needed retreat from the family and end up at the same resort, it becomes clear just how "related" they really are. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire can't seem to really enjoy the empty-nester life, and Cam, not knowing what to do with himself while Mitch is away, drops in on Gloria's to lend a hand.
Hayley wants to give the family a Christmas gift they will never forget if she can just figure out the perfect time. Meanwhile, Claire is mad that Phil has once again borrowed the family Christmas tree for a house-showing; and Jay, Gloria and Joe have to deal with some unwelcome visitors over the holidays.
Claire: So, you and Luke having a good time?Manny: I don't know. He won't come out of his box. Maybe I'll just stay here and spend some time with my sister.Claire: Oh, right, I guess, technically, I would be your stepsister.Manny: My mother says we are never to use the word "step" because it means "not real," and we are a real family.Claire: Mm.Manny: So, what is the matter, Claire?Claire: What?Manny: You seem sad.Claire: It's just stuff with Alex. You know, kid stuff.Manny: Ugh, kids. You don't have to tell me. My school is full of them.
Phil: Dylan! D-money! Chillin' with Dylan the vVillain. "D" to the "Y" to the-Dylan: Hey, Mr. Dunphy. Hey, come on in. You're just in time to catch the end of the game. Oh, I'm not really a baseball guy. [cellphone beeps] Haley says hi.Claire: I-I was just being facetious.Phil: Come on. I'll catch you up. Sit it. Park it. Come on, I don't bite. [growls] Kidding. [chuckles] I'm kidding. Okay, see that guy? He's the tying run. Interesting story about him. He's been stuck on second base forever, and I'm pretty sure he's gonna try and steal third, which is just a terrible, terrible idea. How are you and Haley doing? 041b061a72