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'Modern Family': 'Oh sweet Lady Gaga that is good'

May 13, 2010 | 11:33 am


While on the phone with a friend Wednesday he summed up “Modern Family” more succinctly than I ever could. “It’s just soooo good,” he said.

There was no need for more explanation. The show is “soooo good” with that many O's. Initially, I was skeptical of the Hawaii vacation to be truthful. And not because it’s been done before by the "Brady Bunch." Frankly, it’s just that I began complaining about the fact the show doesn’t seem that grounded in “modern” times. For one, how in the heck did Jay afford to take the whole clan to Hawaii, do we even know what he does for a living? But eventually I said “so what,” and accepted this show for what it is: 30 minutes of pure hilarity. Sure there are some bumps. But at the end of the day the show is “soooo good” with that many O’s.

With the airport messiness behind them, the clan made it to Hawaii, though Hayley had a bit of an issue. As we all know vacations can be a challenge. Personally, I love going on vacation with my family, but then again we don’t take everybody!

Before I get into my favorite lines (let’s do an extended take, because there were so many), I learned a few key things from the family while they were in vacation. Mind if I share? 

119721_187_pre 1. It’s a good idea to be a great swimmer and maybe a runner if you're related to Gloria, who by the way looks ridiculously “amazingfantasticalincredible” in a swimsuit.

2. It’s probably NOT a good idea to dress your Vietnamese baby in jungle print when visiting local banana plantation.

3. You should only share a room with Manny if you're a sophisticated, sharply dressed man interested in fire safety and picking up girls with virgin mai tai’s.

4. Despite his goofiness my sentiments remain, Phil is the ‘Best. Husband. Ever.’

And now, as usual, my favorite quips:

Mitchell: Why did you dress her in jungle print?
Cam: Because I thought it would be cute!
Mitchell: She's going to think she's back in Vietnam!

Gloria: I thought one of the advantages of marrying an older guy was that I was going to be able to relax. But all of this swimming and running and rowing, it's just like how some of my relatives got into this country!

Manny: Oh no, who will pee all over the bathroom floor?
Luke: I was brushing my teeth at the same try to do that.

119722_185_pre Luke: We had a fire drill last night. Not the hotel. Just me and Manny.

Luke: Manny's the worst roommate ever. Everything he finds, he folds (I still can’t believe this one made it in).

Manny: I noticed some lovely tweens down by the kids' club, maybe we can find a nice spot near them by the pool and send over a couple of virgin mai tais. They may be interested in two sophisticated men like us.

Cameron: It would be like Lewis telling Clark that he didn't like to walk. Sidenote: We're very good friends with a couple named Lewis and Clark. Clark bought a big sparkly belt in New Orleans that he calls his Louisiana Purchase.

Jay: I just ordered an extra-long straw to avoid accidentally doing a sit-up

Mitchell: Oh sweet Lady Gaga that is good.

Phil: There she is. The prettiest white woman on Maui.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

Photos: Members of the "Modern Family" clan live it up in Maui. Credit: ABC


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