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Now that the show is in season five, Modern Family has reached the 100 episode mark. Some shows, such as Friends, in whose one hundredth episode Phoebe gave birth to the triplets she was carrying for her brother and his wife, do something special for episode number 100. Modern Family didn't do anything special (unless you consider Gloria needing reading glasses or Cam's sister visiting special), but it's still a landmark episode, meaning it's special, meaning I write a review of it.

In "Farm Strong", the series' one hundredth episode, Phil and Claire agree not to go to one of Luke's soccer games, but Claire ends up going anyway (while Phil accidentally destroys a birds' nest with bird eggs in it), Jay insists that Gloria needs reading glasses, Alex believes that Jay is cheating in a game, and Cameron's sister Pameron visits, and they both have big news to tell the other.

Phil and Claire's storyline was really good, although it felt a little bit forced in spots, and the killing of the bird eggs was just awful, although it did create some good humor. (I mean awful in that that's an awful thing to do and I can't believe that the writers would have Phil do that!) The glasses storyline was good, and I especially loved the fake dying. Gloria was excellent. Alex's minor storyline provided some good laughs. Pam was hilarious, and she helped Cam be even more hilarious. Lily's lines were really funny too.

Overall, this was a very, very funny episode. There aren't many quotes below, but actions speak louder than words, and there was a lot of funny things that happened along with funny lines. And there were a lot of jokes referring to earlier things in the episode. But still, a hilarious episode!

QUOTES I LIKED FROM THE EPISODE

Phil:
Remember before we had kids and we could sleep in on Saturday?
Claire: That's how we got them.

Alex: Okay, Grandpa's cheating.
Haley: On Gloria? Why? How could he get any better than that?
Alex: No, at this game.

Pam: He has absolutely no interest in my digging rights--well, not that kind.

Manny: You're the boy who cried "divine".

Pam: Look at me, I'm crying like a Cam--sorry, old habit.

OVERALL RATING: 9.5/10

What did you think of Modern Family's 100th episode, "Farm Strong"?
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I love the show but wasn't particularly impressed with this episode. I don't know why Cam and Mitchell are getting married when all they do is find fault with each other. Sometimes, I don't even think they like each other. I wouldn't want either one to leave the show, but I really think they are mismatched, and their characters need to be restructured. I always like Lilly's understated deadpan comments.
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Maybe its just me, but I really feel like this show has two sets of writers. Once in a while the "A" team comes up with a great episode, but most of the time the "B" team seems to get the field and the result is simply not very good. This episode had a few choice moments - the crows on the roof as Phil rushes into the house, and Lily telling Cam that she fakes going to sleep so he will stop reading to her. But all in all this felt like another step down that long hill towards the bottom. Perhaps its time for a new "C" team of writers!!
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If you're implying that this B team wrote most of season four, then I agree with you.
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Review? Where?
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I'm confused as to what your question is.
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Was just remarking on how short the article was. Never mind.
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Well I apologize for not being a professional then.
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I think Pameron is the name Michell gives to Pam and Cameon couple, not Pam´s name
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On Facebook, before the episode was aired on Wednesday, I saw a picture of her and it said Pameron.
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the best line for me
Jay: "Listen, one day you might be the smartest person
in this family, but today is not that day. So tread lightly before
you assiduously malign the veracity of my etymological prowess.
Jay Pritchett out."
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It was so funny when he dropped his phone on the ground. Lol!
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Have been watching that show since the beginning and Claire is just aweful to Phil most of the time. I have trouble understanding why the writers keeps them together.
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Because they're a stereotype, the bumbling husband/dad and the mean/sarcastic wife, like Debra and Raymond in Everybody Loves Raymond, or Doug and Carrie in The King of Queens.

They are the stereotypical comedy couple whose caustic relationship is depicted for laughs.

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I get that, but like kaniball said, Claire is really mean. No wonder why Phil wanted her to fire Mitchell for him and why he couldn't break up with her 14 years ago (reference: S3E23 Tableau Vivant)
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True, but they amped up the ferocity of the wife in this show compared to the others. Debra was usually quite loving with Raymond, and Carrie was usually tender with Doug. Only when they'd screw up a little bit would they go wild.

Here... Claire is quite mean like 80% of the time. Sure that's because Phil is a bigger idiot than your average sitcom husband but still.
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