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View Full Version : Modern Family -- "The Last Walt" -- 4/18/12


DJariya
04-18-12, 08:13 PM
<img src="http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3647/modernfamilyr.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/djariya">djariya</a> at 2012-02-08

Synopsis:

Barry Corbin ("Dallas," "The Closer") Guest Stars as Merle Tucker

"The Last Walt" - Claire delicately helps Luke cope with the fact that his friend and their old neighbor, Walt, has passed. Phil takes Alex for some father-daughter bonding time, and Haley throws an unauthorized party. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria go over to Mitch and Cam's to have dinner with Cam's father, Merle, who is in town visiting -- and awkwardness and tension seem to be the rule of the night -- on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Episode 20 of 24

RocShemp
04-18-12, 10:27 PM
It was a sweet episode but not very funny. I'm mixed since I liked it but can't say I laughed a lot.

Draven
04-19-12, 10:16 AM
I laughed pretty hard at Phil during this one. His plan after death, his plan to tell Luke, his reaction to the seagull, his attempts to induce labor.

Claire's smiling WAS creepy, but Julie Bowen really sold it as a natural thing that she just did and couldn't control.

I'm glad Luke didn't burst into tears or anything like that. Seemed like a nice reaction to what happened.

Goat3001
04-19-12, 11:29 AM
I liked this one a lot. I agree that it was more sweet than funny but still had some good moments.

Laughed at Claire's smiling. The scene with her and Luke at Walts house was hilarious. Also thought Luke revealing all the creepy things Walt did was funny.

Phil was hilarious, as usual.

The Mitch/Cam storyline was weak though. And the Haylie party storyline could have been good but was a waste in the end. Nothing happened. If you're going to have Haylie throw a pool party you better at least have her wearing a bikini.

hasslein
04-19-12, 12:34 PM
Walt was great, why did they feel the need to kill him off for such a lame storyline?

madcougar
04-19-12, 02:11 PM
Walt was great, why did they feel the need to kill him off for such a lame storyline?

Philip Baker Hall is 107. Maybe he didn't want to do it anymore.

BMAG
04-19-12, 02:16 PM
Philip Baker Hall is 107. Maybe he didn't want to do it anymore.

More like 80.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Baker_Hall

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Philip_Baker_Hall_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival.jpg/421px-Philip_Baker_Hall_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival.jpg

madcougar
04-19-12, 02:20 PM
^^^^^^^^
Pretty sure he's 107 and the oldest working actor in the world.

cleaver
04-19-12, 02:57 PM
^^^^^^^^
Pretty sure he's 107 and the oldest working actor in the world.
I call bullshit Abe Vigoda is 129

clckworang
04-19-12, 03:42 PM
I got a kick out of Claire's involuntary smiling. I remember when I was a kid and someone would report a death to me, I would feel myself trying to suppress a smile. It's such an unusual response to have, all the more so if it's someone you actually knew and were saddened by the loss.

clckworang
04-19-12, 03:42 PM
I call bullshit Abe Vigoda is 129

And I call bullshit. No way Abe Vigoda is only 129.

Goat3001
04-19-12, 04:05 PM
Wow. Terrible timing for that joke. :(

Abe Vigoda Dead at 91 (http://www.autoinfection.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Sofia-Vergara-4.jpg)

madcougar
04-19-12, 04:53 PM
I call bullshit Abe Vigoda is 129

I call bullshit back! Abe Vigoda died in 1982 according to People Magazine!

madcougar
04-19-12, 04:55 PM
I got a kick out of Claire's involuntary smiling. I remember when I was a kid and someone would report a death to me, I would feel myself trying to suppress a smile. It's such an unusual response to have, all the more so if it's someone you actually knew and were saddened by the loss.

Dude I have a nervous laugh that I hate. Got called in by HR once at a former job and was (erroneously) accussed of some serious stuff. I started laughing pretty hard. It wasn't pretty surreal.

JasonF
04-19-12, 09:45 PM
The episode's title is even more bittersweet in light of the passing of Levon Helm.

Rypro 525
04-19-12, 11:43 PM
More like 80.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Baker_Hall

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Philip_Baker_Hall_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival.jpg/421px-Philip_Baker_Hall_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival.jpg

for some reason i thought he was older. As he looked really old in Magnolia which came out in 1999

hasslein
04-20-12, 11:45 AM
Wow. Terrible timing for that joke. :(

Abe Vigoda Dead at 91 (http://www.autoinfection.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Sofia-Vergara-4.jpg)

:lol::lol::lol: