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Old 05-22-13, 08:17 PM   #1
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Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

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Fred Willard ("Best in Show") Returns as Frank Dunphy

"Goodnight, Gracie" - Everyone flies down to Florida to be with Phil after his mom's passing. Claire helps Phil with Gracie's last wish for Frank, and the kids reflect on the gifts grandma left for them. Gloria has to contend with an outstanding arrest warrant in Florida, Cam finds himself fitting right into an elderly women's group at Frank's retirement community, and Jay runs into a pivotal person from his past, on the season finale of "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.



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Old 05-22-13, 09:34 PM   #2
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Where'd they leave Lily?
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Old 05-22-13, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Good ep. Glad they let Ty Burrell show off his acting chops beyond being goofy.
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Old 05-22-13, 10:48 PM   #4
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

I really enjoyed this episode. All the stories were entertaining. And I must admit I got teary eyed towards the end when Phil was talking about his mom and later Alex with the fireworks.
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Old 05-22-13, 11:30 PM   #5
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Maybe first episode I've really liked this season. Thought it was great and sweet.
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Old 05-23-13, 04:23 AM   #6
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Maybe first episode I've really liked this season. Thought it was great and sweet.
Glad I'm not the only one really disappointed with this season. New Girl was my go to comedy this year.
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Old 05-23-13, 07:59 AM   #7
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Pretty good. I didn't think it was anything special though. I did enjoy Phil's moment with the old lady.
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Old 05-23-13, 08:24 AM   #8
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

I enjoyed it except for Mitch in the courtroom. I know what they were going for, but it fell flat for me.
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Old 05-23-13, 08:43 AM   #9
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Anyone else kept thinking of the cable promo while watching certain scenes of this episode?
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Old 05-23-13, 11:25 AM   #10
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Where'd they leave Lily?
maybe she's babysitting Jay and Gloria's baby
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Old 05-23-13, 11:55 AM   #11
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maybe she's babysitting Jay and Gloria's baby
Ha, good point. I forgot about the new baby. Doesn't Gloria's sister live in the area now? She is probably watching the baby.

Maybe they left Lily home alone to take care of the cat. Do they still have a cat?
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Old 05-23-13, 12:24 PM   #12
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Maybe Fulgencio and Lily are with Pepper?

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Ha, good point. I forgot about the new baby. Doesn't Gloria's sister live in the area now? She is probably watching the baby.

Maybe they left Lily home alone to take care of the cat. Do they still have a cat?
I think Lily ate the cat.
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Old 05-23-13, 12:32 PM   #13
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

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Where'd they leave Lily?
Hopefully for dead. At least they're smart enough not to fly with a young child, particularly one like her.

Great LBJ comment.
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Old 05-23-13, 04:05 PM   #14
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

My favorite part of the episode was that no Lily, no baby were in it. Really enjoyed this episode despite it being a downer of a subject
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Old 05-23-13, 06:35 PM   #15
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

I didn't think that this episode was very funny and it really didn't set up next season either.
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Old 05-23-13, 06:45 PM   #16
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

I haven't watched it yet, but has there ever been a Modern Family that "set it up for next season" outside of the pregnancy one? I don't seem to recall other cliffhangers at season's end.
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Old 05-23-13, 06:58 PM   #17
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I haven't watched it yet, but has there ever been a Modern Family that "set it up for next season" outside of the pregnancy one? I don't seem to recall other cliffhangers at season's end.
Wasn't adopting Lily one of the setups? Eh, either way, I was hoping it would.
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Old 05-23-13, 07:30 PM   #18
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Wasn't adopting Lily one of the setups? Eh, either way, I was hoping it would.
I seem to recall them adopting Lily at the beginning of the pilot.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:20 PM   #19
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Were the old ladies at the retirement home all former sitcom characters or something? They all looked familiar.
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Old 05-24-13, 10:37 AM   #20
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Were the old ladies at the retirement home all former sitcom characters or something? They all looked familiar.
I recognized the fattest one (the one who was sneaking booze) from an old Cheerios commercial which they still run.


There were a few laughs in this episode but to me, the whole thing felt contrived and forced.
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Old 05-24-13, 06:31 PM   #22
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

Man, this season has been a huge disappointment. They keep it up, might be getting axed after Season 5 or 6.
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

I liked the payoff, but the entire setup with Debbie Reynolds was weird. Hearing about some older guys first wasn't too entertaining until the "She sent more guys off to war than LBJ." That I thought was good.
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

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Were the old ladies at the retirement home all former sitcom characters or something? They all looked familiar.
One was Kathleen Turner's neighbor in Serial Mom, and I *think* the woman who played Mrs. Grubman in Nip/Tuck was the youngest looking one.
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Old 05-25-13, 12:08 PM   #25
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Re: Modern Family -- Season Finale -- "Goodnight, Gracie" -- 5/22/13

I didn't think it was too bad, but again, I was more interested in the various Dunphy plots than anything else, although Jay's wasn't horrible and Cam's started out alright.

Just add me to the camp that wasn't sad Lily didn't make the flight to Florida.
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