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MODERN FAMILY Season Premiere – Never Let Go of the Funny

September 22, 2010 by  

“You know what? You can insult a lot of things about me. My hair. My voice. My balance board exercises. But don’t insult my selling. That crosses a line. What line? Oh, you don’t see it? That’s because I sold it.” – Phil Dunphy

MODERN FAMILY, the Emmy award winner for Best Comedy, returned tonight for its second season, and I’m ecstatic to report that the show didn’t lose any of the funny over the summer months.

The smart humor and biting humor that defined the first season was spot on tonight. The cast didn’t miss a beat in bringing the viewers back into the lives of this hilarious extended family.

Letting go. For some it’s easier than others. In the case of Gloria and Manny, don’t bank on it ever happening. But for other members of the family, memories were shared, lessons were learned and station wagons went over a cliff. All in the time it took to build a pretty princess castle.

Mitchell’s fascination with building things started with Brigadoon and ended when he was cornered by a sadistic bird inside his daughter’s play castle. No one was killed, Mitchell got to feel like a man and Cam gained possession of all the power tools. Done and done.

Claire surprised herself by getting emotional over selling the family’s old station wagon. It seems the Dunphy’s shared a lot of memories in that car. I know what you mean. Remember that time when Luke almost threw up and Haley almost strangled her dad with his seat belt when she saw a spider? Oh and remember, remember when the car started backing down the mountain and Phil jumped on the hood in an effort to stop it? Hilarious! And who can forget Claire screaming, “What’s the plan, Phil?”

Memories…like the corners of my mind.

So happy to have the show back. MODERN FAMILY’s Emmy win was well deserved and I can’t wait for the great laughs coming out way this season.

No need to let go of tonight’s episode just yet. Check out a few of my favorite quotes from tonight.

  • Cam: If an accident does happen, I hope he kills me…because I don’t think I’d be a very inspiring disabled person.
  • Luke [holding up an old picture]: Mom, when was this from?
    Claire: Oh, that’s the year your dad and I went to the Rose Bowl.
    Phil: Incredible game.
    Luke: Mom, you look really pretty.
    Claire: Thank you sweetheart.
    Luke: So what happened?
    Phil: Well Lukey, everyone gets older. Just because parts of your mom aren’t what they used to be…
    Luke: I mean, what happened in the game?
  • Mitchell: Dad, remember how much fun we had when we built that bookshelf together?
    [Jay talking head]: That was my Vietnam. And I was in Vietnam.
  • Cam: You know, there are a few areas that define us as men. Like sports and construction. Mitchell just wants to feel like he’s part of the man club.
    Jay: Isn’t that where you guys met?
    Cam:I know you’re making a joke because you’re uncomfortable so I’ll let it slide. And, we met at an orgy
  • Ok, sue me, I am a Colombian mother. I’m not going to let him make a mistake that’s going to affect him for the rest of my life. His life.
  • [Cam reading a gossip mag to Lily]: Sources say she’s been barhopping like a coked-up kangaroo.

Thoughts on tonight’s season premiere? Happy to have the show back? Favorite moments or quotes?

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2 Responses to “MODERN FAMILY Season Premiere – Never Let Go of the Funny”

  1. Kath on September 23rd, 2010 1:10 am

    MItchell vs. the Pigeon…take 2! Brilliant!
    Modern Family bringing the laughter throughout the show and then the heartwarming tears at the end! No sophmore slump there!
    And I loved Jay’s speech about Mitchell still being a real man, even if he isn’t a handy man!

  2. Melissa on September 23rd, 2010 9:18 am

    Hands down the best show on tv. Period. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed at my screen as much as I did tonight. Thought they couldn’t improve over last season but I have to say if the first episode is any indication of how the second season is going to be, we are all going to be in for a great ride!