Author Archives: Kip Mooney

About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney is a recent graduate of UNT's Mayborn School of Journalism and big-time opponent of going to grad school. Working as a freelance writer in the DFW area, he's always ready to go in-depth with his opinions on film, television, music, religion and the sorry state of politics in America. He continues to work independently, as each of his non-college jobs has resulted in the company experiencing serious financial troubles once he leaves, including Blockbuster and the trashy restaurant D's Country Kitchen. (The lesson here is hire him, but don't let him leave.) His literary heroes include Roger Ebert, Donald Miller and Matt Taibbi. Kip has written for The Dallas Morning News and Pegasus News and served as editor-in-chief for the North Texas Daily, but he is perhaps best known as the inspiration for Christian Lander's well-known blog Stuff White People Like.

Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 24 – “Goodnight Gracie”

KIP MOONEY: It’s been a little more than two months since my grandfather passed away. I miss him every day, some days more than others. What usually makes me sad are the fragments of things he said that come to…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 22 – “My Hero”

KIP MOONEY: By confining the families to one location, Modern Family exponentially increases its success of having multiple stories gel. My most frequent complaint is that Modern Family always feels like every character has to be involved in some way,…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 20 — “Flip Flop”

KIP MOONEY: That wasn’t so hard, was it? Only two stories, given an equal amount of time? No rushing, no one getting short shrift. See, it can be done!

That’s right. This week’s Modern Family did what I thought would…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 19 – “The Future Dunphys”

KIP MOONEY: This week’s Modern Family strikes me as among the best, if not the best, of a strong season. Even with multiple stories, the writers have woven them together beautifully, delivering an episode with laughs upon laughs and just…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 18 – “The Wow Factor”

KIP MOONEY: Much like family, sometimes it’s good to take a break from Modern Family. When you see them again, you’re hopefully happy for the reunion, but a little wary of their habits that drive you nuts. So it was…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 16 — “Best Men”

KIP MOONEY: Modern Family never met a sitcom trope it didn’t like. That’s usually OK because the writers typically find a to tweak them so it doesn’t quite seem like we’ve seen it before. Unfortunately, this week’s episode failed to…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 15 — “Heart Broken”

KIP MOONEY: In relationships, sometimes you have to try new things. You’ve got to break up the routine, do a little role-playing or be totally spontaneous.

And so it was with this week’s episode of Modern Family. Not just with…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 14 – “A Slight at the Opera”

KIP MOONEY: It’s episodes like this that remind me that Modern Family is sometimes a show divided against itself. There’s the sharp, hilarious stories it tells for its best episodes and the aggressively mediocre ones it uses to pad out…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 13 – “Fulgencio”

KIP MOONEY: I’ll just come right out and say it: the last five minutes of this week’s episode are the funniest since the pilot’s introduction of Lily. That Godfather parody is so spot-on, so hilarious, that I just want to…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 12 — “Party Crasher”

KIP MOONEY: I would have expected a show like Modern Family to really draw out a big moment like the birth of another baby. Or to hold it until February sweeps. But this episode was full of surprises. From Manny’s…

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