Vote Claire Dunphy for City Council!
Wednesday night saw the return of Modern Family after a spring hiatus. It was voting day for the Dunphy family as they all promised to put their best foot forward and help Claire win the election for City Council. (Remember she started campaigning way back when she demanded a stop sign be erected to “slow down [her] neighbours”?) Phil was just as excited as Claire to get it going, especially since he would get to be the “First Husband.”
Cam and Mitch put out all the stops for the day, renting a megaphone to attach to the top of their car, which was transformed into the Claire-mobile. They drove around town shouting out encouraging things like, “I can see Claire-ly now the Dwayne is gone!” That is, until they quickly realized the power of the megaphone. After getting a stranger to pick up some trash, they drove around grinding their many axes until their overuse turned the megaphone against them. The button got stuck on playback, broadcasting their entire conversation about a friend’s possibly gay fiancé to the street. Where she was standing.
Jay and Gloria were happy to lend a hand too. Gloria made an effort to cold call some potential voters at the Alex-run phone station (their kitchen), but quickly learned that her convincing powers lie in her, ahem, appearance. Jay was ready to vote until he saw that an old one-night stand was running the poll booth. When Gloria asked him why he was running away he explained that the line was too long, to which she responded, “It’s only three people. And no one has a gun.” Colombia comedy. Gotta love it.
Phil’s job was to drive the senior citizens to the polls, but he was quickly derailed by his very first pick-up. Luke’s old pal from next door made Phil spend the entire day running his errands, causing Phil to also fail at his task.
I guess you could say this Family is all heart and no execution, since all of their plans failed in one way or another. Even Claire was road blocked, so to speak, by an old fake tooth falling out. But the tooth wasn’t all she lost this week.
When the votes were counted, Claire was not elected, upsetting her, and interestingly, Haley. In a rare moment of true emotion from the eldest Dunphy child, Haley cried to her mom about receiving only rejection letters from colleges, and now being too scared to open the last envelope and fail her family. They all rallied around her as she tore it open to discover she had not been accepted, but had been waitlisted! Her parents were proud as they high-fived and shouted, “We’ll take it!” and “Our daughter might be going to college!”
But back to the election. Claire ended up getting her stop sign from Dwayne as a way to silence her, but now she sees something else is necessary: speed bumps.
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Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Citytv/ABC.