History YMMV / ModernFamily

10th Jul '16 11:31:52 AM HBICece
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** In "Vegas", Phil asks the other magicians at the meeting what their spouses are like, only to be met with an uncomfortable silence with focus on the leader, played by Creator/PattonOswalt. Funny at the time, but uncomfortable after the untimely death of Oswalt's wife in May 2016.
9th Jul '16 12:06:57 AM ChrisDen
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* InformedWrongness: In "Fight or Flight," Manny is being bullied at his cooking class by a guy who punched him in the groin hard enough to make him drop to the floor in pain. Jay teaches him to throw a punch so he can defend himself. The next time he goes to class, the bully comes up behind him and menacingly says, "Hey Delgado, you want a piece of this?" Manny turns and punches him in the face, after which it is revealed that the guy was offering him a piece of apple crumble as a way of apologizing for his earlier behavior, and that he was acting out because his parents were divorcing. Manny is horrified at what he did, and even Jay tries to eschew responsibility when he finds out what was going on, but it's pretty hard to sympathize with the bully. He says he felt bad about "teasing" Manny, but that's not what happened; he ''assaulted'' Manny in pretty humiliating fashion. Maybe Manny shouldn't have been quite so fast to throw a punch, but the other boy was certainly old enough to know that violence has consequences.
* LesYay: In "The Wow Factor" when Clare and Cam attempt to outwit each other while trying to flip a house, Cam recruits Pam, a actual contractor that also happens to be a lesbian. In order for her to swing Clare's way, Clare "puts on a little show" for her by doing things such as showing off some skin, making her cleavage visible, and even "accidentally" spills water onto her white shirt.

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* InformedWrongness: In "Fight or Flight," Manny is being bullied at his cooking class by a guy who punched him in the groin hard enough to make him drop to the floor in pain. Jay teaches him to throw a punch so he can defend himself. The next time he goes to class, the bully comes up behind him and menacingly says, "Hey Delgado, you want a piece of this?" Manny turns and punches him in the face, after which it is revealed that the guy was offering him a piece of apple crumble as a way of apologizing for his earlier behavior, and that he was acting out because his parents were divorcing. Manny is horrified at what he did, and even Jay tries to eschew responsibility when he finds out what was going on, but it's pretty hard to sympathize with the bully. He says he felt bad about "teasing" Manny, but that's not what happened; he ''assaulted'' Manny in a pretty humiliating fashion. Maybe Manny shouldn't have been quite so fast to throw a punch, but the other boy was certainly old enough to know that violence has consequences.
* LesYay: In "The Wow Factor" when Clare and Cam attempt to outwit each other while trying to flip a house, Cam recruits Pam, a an actual contractor that who also happens to be a lesbian. In order for her to swing Clare's way, Clare "puts on a little show" for her by doing things such as showing off some skin, making her cleavage visible, and even "accidentally" spills water onto her white shirt.
25th Jun '16 3:47:24 AM jonty1
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Season 7 has so far been the least well-received season in the show's history, with a lot of story-lines that were set up in Season 6 ending up either under-explored in favour of more filler episodes (like Haley and Andy's relationship, which starts off promisingly but grinds to a halt as soon as [[spoiler:TheyDo]]) or ignored altogether (like the heavy hints that Mitchell and Cameron were both wanting to adopt another baby). However, the season's relative lack of success and inability to work in all the story-lines can't have been helped by the fact that the network gave it an ''incredibly'' erratic schedule, often airing only one or two episodes a month seemingly at random, and for the first time reducing the episode order from 24 to 22 after dragging their feet on the decision until the last possible second.
21st Jun '16 6:40:04 AM GreenLady
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Season 7 has so far been the least well-received season in the show's history, with a lot of story-lines that were set up in Season 6 ending up either under-explored in favour of more filler episodes (like Haley and Andy's relationship, which starts off promisingly but grinds to a halt as soon as [[spoiler:TheyDo]]) or ignored altogether (like the heavy hints that Mitchell and Cameron were both wanting to adopt another baby). However, the season's relative lack of success and inability to work in all the story-lines can't have been helped by the fact that the network gave it an ''incredibly'' erratic schedule, often airing only one or two episodes a month seemingly at random, and for the first time reducing the episode order from 24 to 22 after dragging their feet on the decision until the last possible second.
26th May '16 1:33:42 AM jonty1
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: While she wasn't outright hated, Haley was probably the least popular character in Seasons 1-4. However, the fact that getting expelled from college actually triggered some decent CharacterDevelopment, coupled with her WillTheyOrWontThey dynamic with new recurring character Andy, has given her a significant increase in popularity since then and she's since emerged as one of the most popular characters on the show.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: While she wasn't outright hated, Haley was probably the least popular character in Seasons 1-4. However, the fact that getting expelled from college actually triggered some decent CharacterDevelopment, coupled with her WillTheyOrWontThey dynamic with new recurring character Andy, has given her a significant increase in popularity since then and she's since emerged as one of the most popular characters on the show.
26th May '16 1:32:55 AM jonty1
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** ''What the hell is that?!?!'' An alpaca! I got the last one!
26th May '16 1:31:01 AM jonty1
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* {{Shipping}}: {{Averted}} in the first four seasons, due to the fact that nearly all of the characters in the show were, y'know, ''related'', and that all three couples were long-term and very stable. PlayedStraight from Season 5 onward with Haley and Andy.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Lily, especially once she starts talking.

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* {{Shipping}}: {{Averted}} in the first four seasons, due to the fact that nearly all of the characters in the show were, y'know, ''related'', and that all three couples were long-term and very stable. PlayedStraight from Season 5 onward with Haley and Andy.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Lily, especially once she starts talking.
Andy.
23rd May '16 3:27:26 PM ThatsNotFroot
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* {{Shipping}}: {{Averted}} in the first four seasons, due to the fact that nearly all of the characters in the show were, y'know, ''related'', and that all three couples were long-term and very stable. PlayedStraight from Season 5 onward with Haley and Andy.

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* {{Shipping}}: {{Averted}} in the first four seasons, due to the fact that nearly all of the characters in the show were, y'know, ''related'', and that all three couples were long-term and very stable. PlayedStraight from Season 5 onward with Haley and Andy.Andy.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Lily, especially once she starts talking.
10th May '16 8:39:44 PM jonty1
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** Everyone 'adores' Phil

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** Everyone 'adores' ''adores'' Phil
10th May '16 8:39:21 PM jonty1
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** Even critics who dislike the show admit that they love Phil.

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** Even critics who dislike the show admit that they love Phil.Everyone 'adores' Phil
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