Weâ€™ve got a bit of competition taking place on â€œModern Family,â€ season two, episode 10, Dance Dance Revelation. The two young boys Manny (Rico Rodriguez) and Luke (Nolan Gould) have their first school dance, but it clearly isnâ€™t all about them.
Jay and Phil go to the mall on â€œModern Familyâ€
Manny needs a teal pocket square, and Luke needs a suit that doesnâ€™t squeeze him out of it. But the kids are easy enough to take care of, even if they end up choosing matching ties. Itâ€™s Jay (Ed Oâ€™Neill) and Phil (Ty Burrell) who have the problem. â€œThereâ€™s more to being a man than shopping for fancy outfits.â€ And Jay takes this opportunity to give some lessons to the boys…and Phil.
For one, Jay says, â€œNever let someone take whatâ€™s yours,â€ like a parking spot. Until Jay realizes that the guy who stole the parking spot is having a hard day of his own. He realizes how hard heâ€™s being on Phil, and he doesnâ€™t want to be like his father. But he doesnâ€™t realize this until after Phil gets taken into mall security custody for attacking the perfume guy with cologne, over and over again. You live, you learn.
â€œModern Familyâ€ Claire gets territorial
Claire (Julie Bowen) is the chair of the dance, but Gloria (Sofia Vergara) claims sheâ€™s the co-chair, and with her loud voice she wants to be heard. After Claire refuses to listen to her ideas, Gloria decides to do move the tables anyway in order to make the dance floor bigger. All the mothers love it–except Claire. And even janitor Gus (Danny Trejo) turns his attention from Gloria to Claire.
Instead of fighting, they finally admit why theyâ€™re upset. Claire says organizing the dance is â€œher thing.â€ Meanwhile, Gloria says she wants the other mothers to see her as something more than the woman who turns guyâ€™s heads.
Cam and Mitchell have a biting problem
The two â€œModern Familyâ€ dads donâ€™t have a part to play in the school dance, but they do have a big problem. Baby Lily has been biting other kids on the playground. Naturally, they donâ€™t want to believe it at first – even saying itâ€™s like a game, â€œLetâ€™s blame the gay dads!â€ – but then Lily chomps down on Cam (Eric Stonestreet), again and again and again.
Where do they search for a solution on â€œModern Familyâ€? Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) starts with the Internet of course. But Cam doesnâ€™t like the idea of someone outside the family disciplining her. Or putting pepper in her mouth. Cam also doesnâ€™t agree that heâ€™s enabled her, by playing with her feet and saying he wants to eat her all up. Instead, he tries to sing a song. And it fails.
But thatâ€™s parenting. Just like the other episodes of â€œModern Familyâ€ – granted, funnier ones than this Dance Dance Revelation – Jay gives a little lesson, and this time its about being a parent. â€œFake your way through it,â€ he said. â€œAnd hopefully you donâ€™t raise a serial killer.â€
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