Gloria tries to surprise Jay with news on his birthday that she is pregnant, while Phil surprises Jay with a fishing trip. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron debate getting Lily a cat after she loses out on getting a baby brother.

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Gloria tries to surprise Jay with news on his birthday that she is pregnant, while Phil surprises Jay with a fishing trip. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron debate getting Lily a cat after she loses out on getting a baby brother.

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Surprising Jay
24 October 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

On his sixty-fifth birthday Jay gets two unexpected treats. He is kidnapped by Phil, Shorty and Miles to go fishing, something that turns out to be a real disaster as the birthday man falls from the boat and is almost left behind. The other one has to do with the fact that Gloria, his much younger wife is pregnant.

Cameron and Mitchell wanting to adopt a boy to keep Lilly company, are facing a lot of obstacles to get the infant. Lilly, who insists in getting a little brother, is relentless asking her two fathers to please find her a sibling. The couple decides to play it safe and get her a kitten. However, when they go to get the little animal, they find a hurdle: are they the right candidates?

We do not know what went wrong, but the opening of the 2012-13 season did not have the same team playing that made the previous seasons so enjoyable. It was as though the director, Steven Levitan, one of the show's creators, had an off day. Perhaps it was the screenplay, which did not have as many laughs as previous episodes, in spite of the fact that Brad Walsh and Paul Corrigan, the writers, have contributed hilarious chapters for the series.

The producers keep insisting in having the glib Manny saying things that no kid his age will ever utter, but perhaps it may make sense to someone in the production team. Perhaps the season will improve as it goes along. This is, after all, one of the best sitcoms in television.


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