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Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

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Jay and Phil vie for a coaching vacancy on Manny and Luke's basketball team following the abrupt departure of the previous coach. Meanwhile, Mitchell takes Cameron to a job interview; and Claire and Gloria worry about their children getting older.
Old 04-14-10, 08:13 PM
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Can't wait! This is the only show, other than Lost, that I go out of my way to watch.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

The whole bit about Cam buying the greeting cards was fantastic.

Paraphrasing...

Jay: "When I'm a grandpa everyone better watch their meat."

Mitchel: "I want to fill her [Dora The Explorer] backpack with bricks and throw her in the river."

Cam: "I want to go back to being a stay-at-home dad slash trophy wife!"

Five minutes in and I'm dying.

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Claire: "I'm gonna make it up to you tonight."
Jay: "And I'll be thinking of your dad when you do."

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Gloria: "I know what you're thinking. Let's get pregnant."
Claire: "I was gonna say we get some ice cream."
Gloria: "Alright, we'll do that first."

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Claire was amazing at the end. I seriously wasn't expecting it. Brutal and hysterical. Loved it!

Loved Gloria ignoring Manny. Him sipping the coffee at the end was priceless.

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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Damn ive missed this show! Halfway through and barely stopped laughing!
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Lesson learned:  Don't f-ck with Claire.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Originally Posted by wishbone View Post
Lesson learned:  Don't f-ck with Claire.
That part was hysterical!
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

i don't know if it was the particular mood i was in, but found this one of more entertaining/funniest episodes yet.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Claire at the end was awesome
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

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Claire at the end was awesome
That was the only time I laughed. I LOVE this show, but thought this episode was really weak.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

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That was the only time I laughed. I LOVE this show, but thought this episode was really weak.
Yeah, I have to agree; it's starting to fall into the "oh look I'm being silly" style of sitcom as opposed to the clever bits from earlier in the season.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

There were some good lines, but I didn't think it was one of the stronger episodes. Still, I liked it.

I didn't think Cam and Mitchell's story was that great, although I laughed at the car collision on the turntable.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

"Peaches and Herb"
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Weak overall episode, but Claire was great at the end.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

I liked it.

Just read kstublen post and that was my exact same reaction to the show.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

What made Claire's Training Bra comment so great was that as the series goes on I'm realizing that daughter is Evil.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
What made Claire's Training Bra comment so great was that as the series goes on I'm realizing that daughter is Evil.
Now you're figuring that out? They've been pushing her being evil since the pilot.

That's the main reason I was upset with the lack of resolution with the episode where she made Luke think that a friend of their dad was Luke's mom. They made a big deal of her brother burning her twice and she being unable to think of a comback and yet they dropped that subplot and never resolved Luke being fooled into thinkin Claire was not his mother.

Anyhoo, I really dug this episode except for Manny playing basketball. It's been established before that he's very coordinated and highly competitive. His antics in the basketball court were out of character.

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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

I thought it was a good episode... not amazing, but there were some really good lines.

Nice to see Andy from Weeds.

Phil: I think I can help (looks over to Claire)... you're not your mom (Claire gives him a look)... Wow, that's your mom... oh, I just got chills

Jay: Phil, try not to confuse my boys ok?
Phil: Ok... (in a low voice) I sleep with your daughter
Jay: What?
Phil: Good Luck!

Loved Claire screwing over Alex at the end.

No Haley this episode. That's at least the second episode where Haley was totally missing.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Not the strongest episode, but still rock solid. I think this show has yet to have a truly bad episode.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

i love this show, its fantasitc, I loved loved the ending with Claire, that was great. just love the characters on the show, they all add to the show and really feel like a family and real people.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

The Claire part at the end was great, but I really didn't care for the whole Mitchell/Cameron storyline, especially Andy from Weeds (why do all shows make their millionaires new-age space cadets now?)
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

This show is so great. I could see the car turntable thing a mile away, esp as it was an older Ferrari..

I loved how Cam and Mitchell both wanted the same thing, but couldn't tell each other what they really wanted.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

It might not have been the strongest episode, but I still laughed throughout.

I thought everybody got to deliver some great lines. Still hilarious. And yet again, I can't wait until season 1 DVDs are released!
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

This show cracked me up! Just the fact that the basketball team was named "Lil Dribbler" was enough to make me laugh out loud!

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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Watched this episode again last night and caught a line I completely missed the first time out.

Right after Phil takes over for Jay and gives the Lil Dribblers the big pep talk...

Phil: "Let's show these guys what kind of team they're about to beat! Lil Dribblers on three!"

It's so subtle and natural I completely glossed over it the first go-round.
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Re: Modern Family -- "Benched" -- 04/14/10

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
What made Claire's Training Bra comment so great was that as the series goes on I'm realizing that daughter is Evil.

She definitely doesn't need a training bra anymore

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