Modern Family: Season 2, Episode 5

Unplugged (20 Oct. 2010)

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Phil, Claire, and the kids try to improve their communication skills by giving up their electronic devices. Gloria is getting obsessed over a neighbor's barking dog, and Mitchell and Cameron try to find a preschool for Lily.

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Phil, Claire, and the kids try to improve their communication skills by giving up their electronic devices. Gloria is getting obsessed over a neighbor's barking dog, and Mitchell and Cameron try to find a preschool for Lily.

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At the end of the April 6, 2011 showing of this episode there was a dedication to the memory of "John Adler". John was a U.S. Congressman to the House of Representatives, from New Jersey, who served for one term in 2008. Adler was the brother-in-law of Steven Levitan, co-creator of "Modern Family" and was married to Steven's sister Shelly. Adler died only 2 days before the airing of this episode and was only 51 years old. See more »

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Alex Dunphy: How am I supposed to do my homework?
Claire Dunphy: The same way I did.
Phil Dunphy: Chiseling on a stone tablet. Can't unplug the funny bone.
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"Modern Family" was great:"Leave it to the gays to raise the first underachieving Asian."
6 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Modern Family" had another great episode, this past Wednesday called "Unplugged." As always, there was out-of-this-world writing from creator Christopher Lloyd. The comedy was brilliantly acted by many great actors led by Ed O'Neill.

What happened in this episode? Jay (Ed O'Neill) becomes suspicious of Gloria (Sofia Vergara) when the neighbor's dog goes missing since she has a history of killing things in the past. Best Joke: Jay remembers back to a time when Gloria killed a rat and left the head out for the other rats as a message. Also, Claire (Julie Bowen) decides that her family needs a week which Phil (Ty Burell) accidentally turns into a competition of who can stay unplugged for the longest promising the very attractive Haley (Sarah Hyland) a car if she wins. Best Joke: Claire tells Phil because he's addicted to fantasy football that he has almost no faith in him winning and stopping Haley from getting the car. Finally, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) panics when he finds out that Lily may fall behind because all of her friends started preschool, so Mitch and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) try to find a good preschool. Best Joke of the Episode: Mitch says "Leave it to the gays to raise the first underachieving Asian." In the end, Gloria only gave away the dog to her cousin, Haley wins but won't be getting a car, and Lily gets into a good preschool.

Anyway, "Modern Family" was superb as usual this week. New episodes of "Modern Family" are on Wednesdays at 9/8c on ABC. "Modern Family" is my click-of -the week.


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