Thursday, March 3, 2011

Family Jules: Two Monkeys and a Panda

Image courtesy of ABC

Last night's Modern Family was one of my favorite episodes since last fall's "Manny Get Your Gun." It infused the perfect amount of heart with the show's usual blend of punchlines, physical comedy and awkward situations.

So before I sign a 12-year gym membership contract, let's take a look at the best moments from last night's show, as well as another episode of Cougar Town: Writers vs. Actors...

Modern Family
Season 2, Episode 17: "Two Monkeys and a Panda"
Phil uses a spa gift certificate while Claire tries to get Haley and Alex to get along, Jay and Gloria argue about where they will be buried and Cam, who decides to write a children's book about adoption for Lily, learns that Mitchell intentionally excluded him from being a part of her last name.
"If you don't use them, then all our money just goes to charity!" - Phil, who has very soft, lady-like hands according to Kim the manicurist.

"What'd Oprah do now?" - Mitchell, who doesn't think kale, the new spinach, is ready to anchor a meal.

"I want them to share clothes and do each other's hair and gossip about boys. Just like I used to do with Mitchell." - Claire, not nearly concerned enough that Haley thinks Albert Einstein is "that guy from Back to the Future."

"She makes me feel like a fifth-grader again." - Manny, who unfortunately can't make Wiggles jokes around his new younger girlfriend.

"The more you spend the more you save." - Cam, who no longer fills out legal forms since signing up for a 12-year gym membership.

"You mess will Phil Dunphy, the claws come out." - Phil, who doesn't have the face for bangs.

"Please, for the first month I didn't even bother to learn your name." - Manny to Jay, who really needs to learn the appropriate times for using the phrase "Ta-da!"
And as a special treat, here's a photo of the first draft of Two Monkeys and a Panda:

Cougar Town: Writers vs. Actors
Episode 3
Last week on Vulture's web series Cougar Town: Writers vs. Actors, the male actors made an unsuccessful attempt to name all of the writers. Let's see how the ladies did...



Of course, Courtney Cox, an executive producer on the show, has a slight advantage. And I really appreciated that Christa Beatrice Miller's "Asian guy" answer was counted as correct.
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