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Modern Family: Week 5 in Review

KIP MOONEY: Misdirection. It’s a form of comedy that, if done well, puts you in an elite group with the Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks, and the ZAZ team. While I don’t know if I’d necessarily call tonight’s episode “time capsule comedy,” it certainly used misdirection at series-best level. When it’s all said and done, this is probably going to be one of the top 10 episodes ever produced.


HOWARD MEGDAL:
Agree here with Kip- excellent use of guest stars (though poor Jennifer Tilly has not aged well.)
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Modern Family: Episode 16

KIP MOONEY: “Nothing this week was particularly original, especially Phil not knowing what set Claire off during their epic fight. And the writer(s) didn’t even find a fresh way to spin all those clichés, but when it’s this funny, there’s not too much to complain about.”

HOWARD MEGDAL: Agree with Kip that this was a more pedestrian effort from Modern Family. Continue reading

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