Okay, fine. The last new episodes of Modern Family and Happy Endings aired two weeks ago. Let's just chalk up this (super) late post to Thanksgiving hype and a tryptophan-induced coma. At any rate, what better way to get hyped for tonight's new episodes than to remind ourselves how funny these shows are?
Yeah, that's what I thought. Let's do this thing...
Season 3, Episode 9: "Punkin Chunkin"
It's time for A Very Special Modern Family Thanksgiving—sadly devoid of any tandoori turkey—and the theme of the week is "secrets and dreams." Gloria won't let Jay tell Manny how horrible his crafty centerpiece is, Alex and Haley try to keep Claire from learning about their fender bender, a visit from former kid neighbor Kenneth (played by Josh Gad) inspires Phil to dig up some old inventions and Cam tries to convince Mitchell that his Punkin Chunkin story actually happened.
"There's no such thing as a supportive 'wah wah.' A 'wah wah' by it's very nature is vicious and undercutting." - Cam, who has only met one pastor's daughter who was a goody two shoes.
"Do you know what's illegal in Europe? Nothing!" - Claire, who thinks anything good enough for the Last Supper is good enough for her.
"You know what? Sometimes I need to be puffed up and frilly." - Phil, who wants to make napkin origami to startle and delight his guests.
"The stress from my job at the robot assassin factory is too much!" - Luke in the commercial for The Real Head Scratcher™.
"We only had one punkin, and we just chunk it." - Gloria, who know crow is not as delicious as it sounds.
Season 3, Episode 8: "Full Court Dress"
Jane agrees to let Alex design a dress for her upcoming charity event, (Aunt) Penny helps Max babysit his niece and nephew, and Dave and Brad quickly regret befriending Brad's crazy mailman.
"Daddy don't do domestic papaya. Splash!" - Brad, whose smoothie budget is out of control and wants a tea cup rhino.
"If there's anything 15 years of babysitting has taught me, it's 1) If a dad asks you how school's going, don't bite your lip, toss your hair and say, 'I think we both know we're not talking about school,' and 2) Kids love me!" - Princess Penny from the Palace of Chicago.
"Legally we’re not allowed to call it that so its 'Situation Walk Space.'" - Alex, who is taking online
Project Runwayfashion design classes from Nick Gun, Tim Gunn's step-second cousin whose catch phrase is "Figure it out!"
"To be fair, I am their real uncle. Blood is thicker than annoying." - Max, who has a taco logo tattooed on his side.
"On the other hand, what does it say about Drew that neither one of us were surprise that he taunted a bear into a murderous rage?" - Dave, who is bad at trash talking during basketball because he swam as a kid.
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