Modern Family Review: A Rocket Ship to the Moon

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Elizabeth Banks is back and Gloria's showing off her rack! Sorry. I couldn't resist the rhyme. Yes, it's true, Banks returned this week as wild Sal on Modern Family.

Also in "Best Men," Jay wasn't pleased with how much Gloria is exposing of herself when breastfeeding Joe.

Cam & Mitch Are Best Men

It's not so much a breastfeeding issue as it is the fact that Sofia Vergara is HOT and her breasts cause a bit of a commotion. As Jay said, Phil almost ate a candle when she whipped them out at dinner. While breastfeeding is a natural and healthy thing to do, I think Gloria might just be causing a lot of extra stares because, well...she's Gloria.

When Manny's art teacher calls Jay and Gloria into school to discuss Manny's latest fascination with drawing the female anatomy, it's brought to their attention that it might be time for Gloria to cover up. While I, too, would be convinced it was Gloria to blame - especially when Jay hilariously held up the bust next to her to do a side by side comparison - wouldn't that be just a little too Oedipal? Most teenage boys would be like "ugh, Mom, put those things away!" 

Granted, Gloria and Manny are a little weird - she still runs his baths at 14-years-old - but it still didn't make sense. Then we find out that it's the nanny Manny for whom was jonesing. Not uncommon. Just ask my brothers, that's all I'm sayin. Hey, at least Jay got some tiramisu out of it!

Elsewhere, Claire had me cracking up over asking Haley to dinner. She seriously should have just had Phil pass her a note like they were in study hall. She was acting all cool jock about it. The important and sweet thing is that Claire is getting Haley back in her life! And it's perfect timing because she might be losing Alex.

Raising a kid is like sending a rocket ship to the moon. You spend the early years in constant contact and then one day, around the teenage years, they go around the dark side and they're gone. All you can do is wait for that faint signal that says they're coming back. | permalink

I don't think Phil and Luke will ever have this problem. They are two peas in a pod. Although Phil just might suffocate from the amount of what I presume to be Axe body spray that Luke was layering on.

One kid who has a lot of sass is Miss Lily. Loved that ending scene on the couch with her and Sal. They've been competing for attention since Elizabeth Banks first premiered on Modern Family. 

It was great to see Banks and dare I say that her vows stole the show? When she talked about how marriage terrified her and she thought Cam and Mitchell were so boring until she realized that nothing (even putting in shelf paper) is boring when you're with the right person... I totally choked up. Leave it to me to cry from a sitcom!

What did you all think of this week's Modern Family? Any tears for you too?


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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (83 Votes)

You are right on target about Phil and Luke. I really enjoy the interactions they have, with total commitment on the part of both. No subterfuge or condescension from either. The other story lines were original enough to keep my interest through each scene. What a great troupe of actors!


I thought it was kind of sad that Claire was so desperately trying to get to know Haley that she left behind Alex. Phil has Luke and Claire has Haley. Haha maybe it's the middle child in me. Oh well, at least Alex is pretty okay with the lack of attention. I love Sal & Lily at the end though. And I liked Sal's vow. And Tony's too.


I related so much to the scene when Haley and Claire saw Alex in a totally different light and discovered things about her they never knew. Felt the same way when I saw my son perform on stage for the first time


The ending was the best, I died!

Sarah silva

This was a pretty funny episode.
Lilly has some sass to her. That last scene was funny.
I do not see Sal's marriage lasting, but it may.
In typical Phil fashion he was oblivious when Luke's dates mom was hitting on him, even though it was obvious from the moment she sat down.
I like Claire and Hayley's scenes today.


I had too laugh so hard with the ending. A scene with Lily&Banks will never get boring. That girl is going to become a real star!


This episode follow right next to the padrino parodia!!! holy cow, poor manny, hes really desperate, remind me to howard wolowitz but without being horny, just romantic. And the scultures, wow,.... wow..... wow
Salt as always was very funny, even more with Lily.
Luke lose his recently gained brain with a girl!! LOL


A total LOL-episode! It was great to see Elizabeth Banks back - she was hilarious!

Drea xoxo

i lit couldn't stop laughing my head off!! lily is too funny!! and the whole episode was just on point


I laughed out loud so many times this episode, there is just not many other shows that are this funny.

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