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Old 12-03-14, 06:40 PM
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MITCH AND CAM QUICKLY DISCOVER THAT A BRAND NEW COUCH AND AN UNEXPECTED HOUSE GUEST IS NOT A GOOD COMBINATION, ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY"

Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock from the Sun") Guest Stars as Mitchell's co-worker Brenda

"Strangers in the Night" - When Alex tells Phil and Claire she has a boyfriend, they worry they've put too much pressure on her and has made up an imaginary boyfriend. Jay and Gloria both have parties that they are dragging the other to and Jay has a clever plan to get himself out of it, but Manny just might spoil everything. Mitch and Cam just got a beautiful white couch delivered but when Mitch is stuck helping out Brenda, a distressed co-worker, and allows her to stay - it is a mishap waiting to happen, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

I thought the Alex stuff was really funny and well done. I liked the scene where she was describing Teddy.

The Jay and Manny stuff had a kind of funny payoff but was lame otherwise.

Mitch and Cam were terrible.
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The episode would have been so much better if they start off with Mitch and Cam drove over a cliff and died. Used their time instead on developing Alex's Kaiser Soze further. Alex's story line are smart writing. Mitch and Cam are just homophobia inducing.
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
I thought the Alex stuff was really funny and well done. I liked the scene where she was describing Teddy.

The Jay and Manny stuff had a kind of funny payoff but was lame otherwise.

Mitch and Cam were terrible.
This reflects my thoughts on the episode. The show needs to do something different with Mitch and Cam. They're dragging episodes down.
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Got some laughs out of the Alex storyline, but overall a weak episode.

Hard to believe, but ModFam is now the weak link in ABC's Wed night lineup.
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

"God! I've done more paddling than Lewis and Clark!"

What's the pun about this?
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

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"God! I've done more paddling than Lewis and Clark!"

What's the pun about this?
Lewis and Clark were American explorers. They traveled the rivers to get to the west coast. So they did a lot of paddling.
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

I thought the last bit with Mitch and Cam was pretty funny, in the bathroom.

The Teddy scene was really well done.
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For me, the Mitch and Cam story was tiring. I get it that his coworker was to be annoying, but that's all it was.... there was little payoff (if any).
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

I thought this one was a horrible episode. Lily had the best line of the night when she said "It better not be a baby" when Mitch and Cam said they had a surprise.

However, the Mitch and Cam stuff was too over the top, the Jay/Gloria stuff was unfunny, and the stuff with Alex has been done before on a dozen other sitcoms. Result: probably my least favorite episode this season...and that's saying a lot (this season's been pretty bad).
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I'll actually play devil's advocate here and say the Mitch and Cam storyline wasn't that bad. It was basically lame sitcom plot 101 but compared to the other plot lines Cam and Mitch have it at least made me laugh.
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Re: Modern Family (S6E09) - "Strangers in the Night" - 12/3/14

Originally Posted by robin2099 View Post
I'll actually play devil's advocate here and say the Mitch and Cam storyline wasn't that bad. It was basically lame sitcom plot 101 but compared to the other plot lines Cam and Mitch have it at least made me laugh.
I'll agree here. Usually I'm very critical of the Mitch Cam stuff. It's to the point where I can't wait until their scene is over so they can get back to Phil. Sit-com 101 yes, but I actually had some laughs which I don't normally have from them. Still the weak link of the evening.
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