Modern Family: Bad Hair Day Season 4 Episode 16 Review

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Modern Family once again separates its three chief families with mixed results.

This week, Claire has a college reunion, Jay has a big bowling match, and Cam has some funky ways of preparing for an Oscar party. In that order, the stories went from cliche and boring to hilarious.

Claire’s reunion got interesting when her ex boyfriend, and ex professor showed up. Phil also showed up and had no clue about the guy. Listening to Claire explain her past with this guys was really quite awful. It sort of ruined a lot of the history we’ve been told up to this point and the dynamic that’s been established. So there were tons of awkward moments and old jokes. But it all felt very tired, like the writers don’t want to be writing for these characters anymore.

Jay’s bowling match was intertwined with Manny’s singing audition. It worked for the most part because Jay hasn’t been this self centered in a while. He deserves this bowling match because he’s been dealing with everyone else’s crap for so long. But he still helped Manny, and the way in which he did it was sweet. Happy endings all around.

Now, the best story of the night featured Cam dressing Lily and then Fulgencio (Joe for short?) in classic movie costumes to take pictures to show off at an Oscar party. Lily, in costume, saying “can I be alone” was hilarious and adorable. But then the wig gets stuck on Joe’s head because Lily put glue on it. It all ended well though with Jay taking the blame and knowing how to get Gloria to forgive him right away.

Overall, this was a serious hit-or-miss episode, but when it hit it was great. Plus, who knew Oscar specials could be a thing? I’m down for more. Grade: B-

By Matt Dougherty

One Response to Modern Family: Bad Hair Day Season 4 Episode 16 Review

  1. Nosgoth says:

    Yeah I have to agree, when this show ‘hit’, it had me laughing so hard I had to pause my DVR. And I think it had enough of those moments to make it great episode. Modern Family is one of those shows I can watch over and over again, and since I got a DISH Hopper I’ve been recording this whole season so I can do just that. Working at DISH, I was really hyped up about getting a Hopper installed in my house when it was released, and it’s been making me glad I did ever since. For one thing it has 2,000 hours worth storage space, so I’ve been able to record the entire seasons of a number of my favorite shows, and I still haven’t even made a dent in the memory!

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