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Modern Family Review: Dropping the F-Bomb

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Despite the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's opinion, this season of Modern Family hasn't exactly been award-winning in my eyes. That is, until "Little Bo Bleep" had me doubled over in stitches.

Holy bleep Modern Family is back! There was a lot of controversy buzzing throughout the interwebs about the fact that there would be a cursing toddler on tonight's episode. But, come on, who out there had a problem with Lily's antics?

Claire vs. Duane Bailey

For those of you who have young kids, siblings, nieces or nephews, there is this one basic fact we all know: KIDS REPEAT THINGS. With five nieces/nephews under the age of thee in my family right now, I've learned the hard way just how much I need to censor my potty mouth! 

Modern Family has always prided itself on being realistic and representing true-to-life situations. So why should it gloss over something as basic and common as the fact that little kids sometimes mimic bad words they hear their parents sa?. And just like Cam did, sometimes people laugh! If people are being that uptight one little curse word, sorry, but you're watching the wrong show. Heck, you shouldn't even be watching TV.

Back to the episode: what was up with the light-up wedding dresses? Hideous yet hilarious! Still, that wasn't even the best part of the episode. The debate was pure gold. Readers, PLEASE find me the YouTube remix of Phil's perverted confession. It has to be floating around Tumblr already, autotuned and everything. 

The family coaching session was also pretty amazing, because there's just no way Claire would ever be able to control all of her little ticks. In the end, it was just better for Claire to be herself. It turns out she wasn't the one the kids had to worry about.

Clive Bixby always finds a way back into our lives. Although I think it's safe to say that Phil and Claire will be finding a safer environment for their Valentine's Day exploits this year. 

The storyline with Stella was only okay, but it gets boosted by the fact that I'm just obsessed with that little angel! Plus, everyone knows people who prefer their pets over their family members. (Cough... cough... Mom, I'm looking at you. 

Great post-GoldenGlobes episode for the Modern Family crew. For me it was chock full of amazing quotes, not including Lily's little slip up. Do you guys think this was Modern Family's comeback episode? What did you think of Lily's slip-ups? They were...

 

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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    Best. Episode. EVER. I haven't laughed that hard to a TV show in a LONG time!

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    This show makes me laugh and I love it. Lily was perfect and Stella adorable. Claire and Phil absolutely hilarious...

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    Loved the episode. Best episode of Season 3. Here's Phil's autotune defense of his wife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G-wrAzMQX0

    Bulle88

    HILARIOUS and the damages of youtube... One of my favorites episodes ever

    But I can't stand Lily... in general

    Wolfshades

    Phil's confession/defense of Clair had me absolutely howling. I loved it! It was right up there with his famous explanation of WTF means. ("Why the face?") I also laughed at those extremely tacky flashing-LED bridal dresses too. Because you KNOW someone out there has already had that idea, right?

    This is such an amazing show.

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    it was hilarious!! the fact that a 19 year old who i would bet my house doesnt have kids had a problem with the idea of a 3 year old repeating a cuss word was so stupid to me....if u didnt like the idea of the episode...DONT WATCH IT!! love modern family...one of the best shows on tv...

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    I enjoyed this episode very much as far as the Lily part having 5 children and 6 grandchildren I understand as I "crap" the other day and my 2 year old grandson repeated it immediately. The Clare part not so much. I loved Stella

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    As usual the funniest parts of this show are the snarky dialog whipping back and forth between loved ones. Highligh was definitely the practice debate. Everyone has his/her role to play and they all played them to perfection.

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    Another funny episode. I have no issue at all with Lily and the F Bomb. It was funny and even funnier knowing that she said FUDGE!!!

    Christinatran

    That was definitely the best episode of this season! Lily was adorable and perfectly funny.




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