Monday, March 28, 2011
About: Modern Family "Boy's Night"
Luke makes friends with the neighborhood grump Mr. Kleezak AKA Walt. Phil and Claire tell Luke that he can' be friends with Walt because he's weird and creepy. Granted, they know nothing about their neighbor who looks about as harmless as...an old man with a breathing tube. I enjoyed this story line and I really enjoyed the reference they made to UP because I was immediately reminded of the Disney movie when Luke went over to visit Walt for the first time. Luke has that same sweet and innocent but completely oblivious personality as the little boy in UP. The whole bit about the oxygen tank is a classic example.
Luke: What's that tube in your nose?
Mr. Klezak: It's my oxygen tank.
Luke: We have that our house. But we don't need a tank for it. (Holds breath as he enters house.)
That's the thing I really like about Luke's character, though. He is so kind and trusting and just a little too innocent for his own good.
The Haley babysitting for Lily storyline was a little tired and didn't really add all that much to the episode, in my opinion. I just think this is something we've seen before and I would have liked to see Modern Family give this old troupe a twist. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Overall, I really enjoyed this episode of Modern Family. I know a lot of people have been disappointed this year because the show got off to such a strong start in its first season but it has yet to disappoint me. Some weeks are better than others, of course but no matter what I'm always laughing.
Here are some great moments I can't go without mentioning.
*Cam: Richard Gere, I'll be the officer, don't be a gentleman.