Two Guys, a Girl and a TV Set

Three college friends out in the world, filling the void with television…and loving it.

“The Kiss” (Modern Family: S2:E2)

Posted by Mr. Feeny on September 29, 2010

Plot Summary: Cam tries to make Mitchell comfortable with kissing in public (in response to all the criticism last year over them not kissing), Jay gets Phil to help with making a printer work while also learning about Columbia from Gloria, and Claire tries to find out about Alex’s possible boyfriend (nice to see Alex get a centric-episode).

Best Moment: Jay calls the Dunphys. Phil answers and says he’ll get Claire, but Jay says “I was calling to talk to you. I need your help.” And Phil lets out a little girly chirp then rushes out of the house because Jay’s never asked for his help. He proceeds to then flaunt his technological knowledge…until it doesn’t work.


Top 3 Jokes/Gags:

1) Claire (with Phil smiling next to her): “Your kids don’t need to know who you were before you had them. They need to know who you wish you were and they need to try to live up to that person. They’re gonna fall short. But better they fall short of the fake you than the real you.” Phil: “Which is why we don’t hide anything.” Claire (quickly): “That is the opposite of what I just said.” Phil (nodding): “I was not listening.”

2) Gloria convinces Jay that a custom in her country is to beat chicken breasts with almighty force while wailing in high pitch screams. Then, to the camera: “I made all that up. That’s not a real custom in Columbia. We’re not lunatics. But you mess with us, and we mess with you. That’s the custom.”

3) When Cameron, sitting on the back of the couch, leans over to kiss Mitchell, he steps out of the way and Cam rolls all the way to the floor (hilarious to watch).

Also, as a note, “the kiss” was really well done. The centerpiece kiss wasn’t actually Cam and Mitch, but they soon kissed in the background with no fanfare. Reminded me of Joss Whedon having Willow and Tara kiss incidentally during the highly dramatic “The Body” episode. He said he purposely waited for that episode so the first lesbian kiss on television (is that true?) wouldn’t be a big deal.


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