Modern Family Review: To The Future

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For an Emmy-winning show that had a pretty mediocre season, I'm totally shocked to say that I think "Baby on Board" might've been my favorite Modern Family episode of all-time.

It had it all. The true mark of a perfect sitcom is a show that can take you from laughing to crying in a matter of seconds - and this episode served up plenty of that. And all with a super surprising ending!

Jay Helps Lily

By the way, this picture is so adorable I can't handle it! Lily is usually pretty annoying and I know I'm not the only one who thinks that because I read all of your comments. The moment I teared up was actually when Jay was dancing on stage with Lily, not when Cam and Mitchell were lying down at the gas station.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Cam and Mitchell gave me plenty of ammo, but my eyes weren't actually watering until Jay was up there with his granddaughter doing some jazz hands.

Jay and Manny are a hilarious duo and they play off of each other wonderfully. I wonder how they will react to Gloria's news. I think it was the perfect antidote to offset the disappointment of watching Mitchell and Cam have an adoption fall through yet again. While the hospital scene was amusing to watch, because we all know Jay has a secret obsession with Spanish soap operas, it was evident that it wasn't going to end well.

Did anybody else suspect Gloria was pregnant? I kinda thought Jay would've had a vasectomy. Maybe that was just a weird assumption on my part.

Over at the Dunphy household, poor Alex was getting picked on for being a little bit dorky. I feel you girl. I was not the hot sister growing up. I think Alex will come into her own by the time she is a senior, though, and she won't be saying things like "I'm gonna hook up all over him." However, her line about her date being gay and not knowing yet was amazing, "I'm basically his beard, pre-beard, stubble..."

For more Pritchett-Dunphy one-liners, and there were a lot tonight, go to the Modern Family quotes section.

It's always nice to see Claire and Phil on the same team. I especially love when they reminisce about the old days. Phil teaching Alex how to dance had me giggling a bit, but not as hard as their speech to Haley about how miserable her life would be if she and Dylan moved in together. Sorry, but that was so on point. The sheet as a divider and bootleg bookshelf? Amazing.

Well, it turns out they didn't have to worry since Haley did get into college, Luke was just hiding her acceptance! Who else used to intercept the mail as a kid? Luke had a phenomenal collection in his room: the birdhouse he blew up at the dude ranch, Claire's coupon for the gun range, a ton of report cards, a ticket for the red light he and Manny missed when they stole the car. Whoops!

Great end to a great episode. What did everyone else think? Hit the comments and we'll see you next year!


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (136 Votes)

This is the worst program on TV. I will watch anything else I can find other than Modern Family. In our country with the worst personal finacial position since the Great Depression, who wants to watch a bunch of Upper Middle Class
people with their successful life!


The actor that does make his character normal though cynical is Ed O'neil the rest are not using their usual language on this seasons mistake.


Can I ask something?
They've taken really great actors & tried to get them to carry this very unbelievably story-line . Children that say very very unbelieveably intelligent words for their ages, Why? I'm disappointed in the show. You only have one main character that's anywhere close to being normal in a un-normal group The rest, is just way out there.


This show is everything that is wrong with current tv shows. It is slick, quick and totally outside of life as most people know it. Shame on all of you and what you are doing to America's young.

Leon alexis

I have started watching Modern Family s.2 I like it! When I watch it I smill, I like Phil and Jay.


You took the words right out of my mind... I used to love this show. It seems like the writers have become complacent and not pushing the envelope this season. I hope they get it together next season...


Ed was great in "john from cincinatti" which was a very strange show, brilliant in parts and his character was very wierd but terrific. as for this season, what are you people talking about? my friends who all watch and love the show thought this season was terrific! did it have a few ok moments? sure but the addition of Lilly was outstanding. who could not laugh out loud at her turn in the wedding? Hilarious!


Fantastic episode! I was laughing and crying the whole time :*)


Loved the episode I'm glad Jay is getting to interact with Lily. He does have solf spots. I thinks it's great that Gloria is pregant. Sad for Cam and Mitchel, I kinda of thoiught I don't think they are getting a baby this year. The act at the hospital was a great "spanish soap" Glad Halie and Dillion aren't moving in together they would probably die. They are sooo dumb


My all time favorite episode is 'Princess Party' from last year! Where Claire and Michell's mom (Shelly Long) comes to Lily's princess party with Claire's High School boyfriend! I keep it on my DVR and whenever I have a bad day or someone else does I play it! The best belly laugh I have had in ages!!!
So glad Gloria is the one that's Pregnant! Almost thought it was Haley!

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Modern Family Season 3 Episode 24 Quotes

Proms are lame, it's just an excuse for dressed up dorks to ride in limos and hump each other.


How cool would it be if you turned into Wonder Woman right now?

Mitchell [to Cam]