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Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

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Nathan Lane ("The Producers") Returns as Pepper, And Fred Willard ("Best in Show") as Frank Dunphy

"A Slight at the Opera" - Cameron is putting on the school production of "Phantom of the Opera," but when their star falls ill, Manny pulls all the stops to land the lead -- even if that means going against Luke. Meanwhile, Jay teaches Phil to golf and they wind up in a golf-off with Pepper and Mitch; Gloria takes Alex along on errands which include a visit to a psychic; and Claire's adventures in babysitting Joe and Lily become a comedy of errors, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.



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Old 02-06-13, 11:10 PM
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

Hmm...kind of an offbeat episode. What was with Claire's fascination with setting Phil up? She put down the golf ball and they dropped the subplot.
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

Agree it was an offbeat episode, but it had some funny moments.


Luke doing Phantom was awesome. I'm amazed he could sing.


Haley: "Having babies is fun and easy"

"Maybe this is what I should be doing with my life?"


I liked how Alex thought she was screwing with the psychic and then her vision sort of came true.
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

Mitch slapped
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

My least favorite episode so far this season...just wasn't that funny.
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

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What was with Claire's fascination with setting Phil up? She put down the golf ball and they dropped the subplot.
I think the point of it was that she was trying to teach him a lesson about doing things that put her and the kids at risk (leaving golf balls laying around to slip on), then she realized she had been ignoring Hayley having so much fun with Dylan and the baby, which could lead to Hayley wanting to get pregnant.
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I enjoyed this episode but I hope Dylan dies an offscreen death. I really hate that character.

And where the hell is Phil's neighbour pal?
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

Pepper Talk and Mitch slapped were the highlight for me. Rest was kind of average.
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Maybe it's just because I'm used to sitcoms being over the top with regards to babies, but does anyone else feel that Gloria being pregnant has fallen flat. The potential for a great delivery episode was wasted, and the baby is being given a backseat, and he's been around for only a few episodes. Very disappointing.
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I loved Alex with the psychic. She's hilarious.

And I think Mitch Slapped was the best. (Although I thought Cam was really good this episode too.)
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

The four of them crying to "Cat's in the cradle" had me laughing.
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Luke doing Phantom was awesome. I'm amazed he could sing.
It looked to me like the actor was just lip-syncing.

I liked Gloria's accidental theatre jokes:
"We can't be late or there won't be any dry ice in the house"
"Dee Cho must go on"


Phil (while putting): "ok, hold still honey"
Lily: "I'm afraid you're going to hit me again"
Phil: "Don't worry, I"m just putting this time"


Lily was accidentally getting pummelled by Cam a couple weeks ago, and it looks like it's Phil's turn now off-screen.

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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

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I enjoyed this episode but I hope Dylan dies an offscreen death. I really hate that character.
I don't hate him I just think they've done everything they can do with him so he's being redundant. If they kill him off can he please be holding Lily when the plane goes down or the boat sinks or however they do it? I still find it fascinating that a group so talented to put together this show are 0 for 2 in finding a decent Lily character. I love kids and she makes me want to smash her face in.
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

This episode feels like it could have benefited from 10 or 15 more minutes.
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

Has there ever been an episode of MF with so many bad puns? Seems like it was rapid fire one after another....
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Re: Modern Family -- "A Slight at the Opera" -- 2/06/13

People complain about Lily's bad delivery, but I think Manny is the one who's acting is subpar.

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