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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 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 11 — “New Year’s Eve”

KIP MOONEY: I love when Modern Family gets some edge. There are the occasional bawdy jokes that were bound to fly right over the heads of most of the show’s younger viewers. By leaving the kids at home, this week’s…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 6 – “Yard Sale”

KIP MOONEY: My apologies for not being able to cover the installment I was most excited about this year: the Halloween episode. Season two’s “Halloween” stands as one of the 10 best episodes the show’s ever done, and…

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Modern Family: The Last Walt

KIP MOONEY: My apologies for not getting last week’s review up. Technical difficulties, and that was totally on me. Anyway, after rumblings I heard this morning from friends and family about this week’s episode not being up to snuff, I…

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Modern Family: Aunt Mommy Review

KIP MOONEY: Watching the latest episode of Modern Family – yet another winner in my book – I couldn’t help but be reminded of one its all-time greats, “Our Children, Ourselves.” That’s for two reasons: both revolved around Cam and…

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Modern Family: Week 4 in Review

KIP MOONEY: I don’t know if I’d go on the record as saying this was one of Modern Family’s best episodes. I will go on the record as saying this had the most laughs per minute for me since “Good…

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Modern Family: Week 2 in Review

KIP MOONEY: I could be wrong about this, but I think Modern Family’s headed for a detour into the absurd in Season 3, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

After two seasons of doing their best—and almost always succeeding—to put…

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Modern Family: Season 2, Episode 18

KIP MOONEY: As season two draws to a close (we only have two episodes left to review–my how time flies), I think this week’s episode will be my favorite. It’s not necessarily the funniest (that would be “Halloween”) or the most humane (“Two Monkeys and a Panda”), but managed to pull off a rare feat–having its characters grow.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Agreed, and what Modern Family consistently does is take the situations that have been distorted beyond the point of humor by lesser sitcoms and infuse reality into them. Not that it is a snapshot of real life or anything, but it does provide the actual fears and motivations that drive people within their comic situations. Continue reading

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Modern Family: Season 2, Episode 17

KIP MOONEY: In the long run, I think this will become one of my all-time favorites because, while it doesn’t have the extreme punch lines of other great episodes, it earns major points for actually building on emotional moments instead of simply blind-siding us with sentimentality.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Tremendous episode, with all three plots working well together.

Agree with Kip that the writers need to be careful with narrowing Phil, but I also greatly enjoyed him within the framework here- both at the spa, and classically, in the encounter with Claire near the end of the show. Continue reading

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