Following a disappointing episode of Modern Family that went overboard in unrealistic scenarios such as a man living in Lily's play castle, "Our Children, Ourselves" grounded the sitcom in everyday situations.
We had parents wondering about their influences on their children; the kind of awkward, forced friendship we've all experienced; and, well, a gay man mistakenly thinking a red-headed midget was his love child.
So... two out of three.
While the Jay/Gloria storyline didn't really fit into the theme of how parents take responsibility for their kids, and while that gag cup of Manny's seemed like a forced way to make the senile joke on Jay work, this episode certainly had its moments.Granted, it wasn't as entertaining as Croctopus (in 3D!), but my favorite bits included:
- Luke treating Alex's mouth like a Hungry Hippo.
- Manny's previous attempts to look cool: a walking cane and business cards.
- Phil, just thinking about all the Sanjays.
- Gloria, checking on how exposed her nightgown cleavage was before racing downstairs to her guests.
- Watching Phil watch a 3D movie. This could be an episode in itself.
- Cam noting his "inventive" meal as he reacted to Mitchell's news.
- The look of excitement on Claire's face when a franchise reaches its fifth edition and the cast changes.
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