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Manny Get Your Gun 

A birthday dinner for Manny at a family restaurant turns into a race for Phil and Claire and a chance for Cameron to socialize at a shopping mall while looking for a gift.

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A birthday dinner for Manny at a family restaurant turns into a race for Phil and Claire and a chance for Cameron to socialize at a shopping mall while looking for a gift.

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17 November 2010 (USA)  »

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In this episode Phil looks back on the families time at family camp and his teams color wars win the summer before. His team's color was white and he comes home wearing a tee-shirt saying "if you ain't white, you ain't right" which their black cab driver thinks is racist. In real life Ty Burell who plays Phil is actually 1/64th African having a third great-grandmother who was from Madagascar. See more »

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In every scene where they are driving to the restaurant, regardless of context or the background through the back windows, the positions of the steering wheels, never change more than maybe a few degrees. Even when Phil was supposed to swerve to miss an accident and Claire supposedly pulls over to ask Luke about how he would choose his dad if they split up. See more »

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Jay Pritchett: I am always on time. It's easy for me, 'cause I'm organized. Not my wife. You think growing up in a place full of death squads and drunk uncles she'd learn to run faster.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: [Runs in and sits down] Sorry! Sorry! I couldn't find my earring. So, what were we talking about?
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References Annie Get Your Gun (1950) See more »

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Free Your Mind
Performed by Melanie Nyema, Meloney Collins, and Laura Dickinson
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The flash mob dance
6 March 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Manny's birthday is going to be celebrated at a fancy restaurant. The three families are doing everything they can to make the occasion a happy one, but before the actual dinner takes place, each family has to deal with different issues.

The most important situation is happening at the birthday boy's home. Gloria, who is viewed by her husband Jay as a little irresponsible, has lost her keys. She goes frantic trying to locate them, but she never seems to realize where she put them, in the first place. Jay is the key to solving the problem. The keys have always been in his jacket pocket, but he does not own to having them. Only Manny knows the real reason, but he will not tell his mother what really happened. For a gift, Jay has thought of getting an inappropriate gift for the boy: a BB gun!

Cameron and Mitchell's gift take a different route. At the mall, Cam, ever the helpful individual he is, goes to help an elderly man find his wife. He goes after the wrong woman, dragging her on escalators, only to find his error. Mitch has surprised for Cam. Unknown to his partner, Mitch has rehearsed to participate in a 'flash mob' dance, so popular in shopping malls. Cam is clearly impressed.

The situation with the Dunphys has to do with Phil's driving. Luke seems to be scared to be in his father's car. Haley and Alex has no desire to go to Family Camp. Both feel they have outgrown that phase of their young lives. Clair and Luke take her car, being so competitive, Claire tries to outsmart Phil.

Michael Spiller directed this chapter of the sitcom. Written by Ilana Wernick and Elaine Ko, the episode keeps moving at a rapid pace. The 'flash mob' section of the program at the mall was an amazing happening. This phenomenon seen in Youtube and other online sites is amazing for the most part, as surprised shoppers stop dead on their tracks to enjoy the impromptu celebration that no one realized must have taken a lot of rehearsal time to make it work.


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