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Modern Family Review: Private Parts are Private!

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The title of this week's Modern Family episode was ironic. Because there was little revelatory about "Dance Dance Revelation."

We've seen almost all these pairings before, from Phil cowering in the presence of Jay to Claire clashing with Gloria to Mitchell and Cam blaming each other for whatever Lily-related trauma is on their parental plate.

At the Mall

It wasn't difficult to predict where many storylines, or even individual scenes, were going, either: of course Lily was the biter at the playground; of course the janitor was bringing that towel to Gloria; of course the parking spot stealer would turn out to be a nice guy.

Fortunately, Manny was around to be his typically panicked, mature self. What does flag on the play mean?!? Here we go again with the village! At this rate, I'm going to miss the first dance...at my wedding! That kid just kills me.

Cam also had a couple great lines, from mocking the notion of a smiley-face emoticon to singing away Lily's troubling habit. Don't worry, readers, we've listed his creative lyrics below, along with other Modern Family quotes from a subpar episode:

Take a bite of apple, take a bite of a pear
Take a bite of the cookie that you left over there.
Here’s one thing you should never do:
Don’t bite Taylor, or Brandon, or Sue!
Because people aren’t rude; people aren’t food.
Your friends will run away if they’re scared of being chewed.
And as a side note, private parts are private.

Cam: She bit me! Ow! She did it again! It's like Twilight back here! | permalink
Cam: She's already prone to flashbacks, if you know what I mean.
Mitchell: You know she didn't fight in Vietnam, right? | permalink
Phil: Or you could just be nice and pay it forward. They don't make movies out of bad ideas. | permalink
Cam: We'll be on her like white on rice... which might sound racist because we're white and she, presumably, like rice. | permalink
Luke: Here's something I didn't know about mannequins: They don't have a wiener. | permalink

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (24 Votes)

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We can dance if we want toWe can leave your friends bhneid Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't danceWell they're no friends of mineI say, we can go where we want toA place where they will never findAnd we can act like we come from out of this worldLeave the real one far bhneidAnd we can dance[Sung]We can dance if we want toWe can leave your friends bhneid Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't danceWell they're no friends of mineI say, we can go where we want toA place where they will never findAnd we can act like we come from out of this worldLeave the real one far bhneidAnd we can danceDanca8a6e!We can go when we want toThe night is young and so am IAnd we can dress real neat from our hats to our feetAnd surprise em with the victory crySay, we can act if want toIf we don't nobody willAnd you can act real rude and totally removedAnd I can act like an imbecile[Refrain]I say, we can dance, we can danceEverything out of controlWe can dance, we can danceWe're doing it from wall to wallWe can dance, we can danceEverybody look at your handsWe can dance, we can danceEverybody takin' the cha-a-a-anceSafety danceIs it safe to danceIs it safe to danceS-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-ySafe, dance!We can dance if we want toWe've got all your life and mineAs long as we abuse it, never gonna lose itEverything'll work out rightI say, we can dance if we want toWe can leave your friends bhneid Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't danceWell they're no friends of mine[Refrain]Is it safe to dance, oh is it safe to dance [6x]Is it safe to dance

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Claire was amazing :D
I love her more than Gloria, and the lily was totally hilarious :D

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i really love this comedy...i'm hooked up to phil and clair's family....having kids like haley, alex & luke can be a nightmare, but if i have someone like julie bowen....its all worth it....she is super sexy in boston legal, but here she really rocks...i couldnt believe she could pull off this character....julie bowen is the diva(p.s....i cant believe i said diva) ....

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I disagree. I thought this episode was hilarious. Man, I laughed hard when Phil chased the guy with the cologne...

Saad-khan

Gloria and Julie thing was little boring... otherwise it was fun :-)