Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 10

Dance Dance Revelation

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 08, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A School dance is coming up and it will be a first for Luke and Manny. But, Jay and Phil think this is a big deal and it turns into an eventful day at the mall. Claire tells Gloria she doesn't need her help with planning the dance with the parents' dance committee. Cam and Mitchell are surprised when Lily doesn't seem to be making friends on the playground.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 8.5 out of 10

    Mitch and Cam is forgettable.

    Gloria and Clare were good

    Phil was bad at first ended funny.
  • Manny's and Luke's first dance and realtionships

    Relationships. They can be complicated, especially with in laws. This happens in this episode. Jay and Phil's relationship has always been testy. Jay treatment of Phil has always been borderline mean. I think this episode he crossed it a bit. However, this doesn't make you dislike Jay. You find out why Jay treats Phil the way he does. The things that Phil doesn't and does get upset about it are what makes Phil great. Claire and Gloria have always had complicated relationship too. Unlike Phil with Jay, Gloria stands up for herself more. One of the great things about this episode is that the relationships between Phil and Jay and Gloria and Claire are not resolved but did take a step forward The story with Cameron and Mitchell and Lilly was also good. Like with the relationships in this episode. Lilly's issue is not resolved. This episode had the typical Modern Family ending with a twist. Overall this was a very good episode.moreless
  • Lilly bites. And steals. She sucks.

    So as usual, the Dunphys & Jay's families are tied and Mitch & Cam get the separate story.

    Cam-Mitch: So at the playground, Cam % Mitch ownder why does Lilly has no friends. A mom comes in and says that Lilly bit his son. Mitch and Cam deny it and blame another boy. Later Cam tries to get sth in the car and Lilly bites him. They overhear the boy they blamed not getting icecream cause he "bit" a kid. So Cam writes a song to Lilly about not biting.

    Gloria-Claire: So Gloria goes to help with the dance even though Claire told her not to bother, and rearranges everything and everyone likes it and the janitor likes her better and Claire is jealous. At the dance she gets wet and sees Gus the janitor coming with a paper towel, but it's for Gloria, and she gets all mad cause the dance was her thing and Gloria tells her that she tried to make the school think more of her other than the hot chick with big boobs. Phil-Jay: So they are going to the mall to buy ties ofr the kids and a guy steals their parking slot. Later at the store, Jay goes all macho on him about how can he be a coward and then Phil sotrms out and a guy asks to sray oclogne on him. Phil goes berserk, stills his cologna and beings to spray him. Jay then sees the spot stealer confronts him but then realizes that the guy s sad and they relase Phil from the mall prison.

    Overal: Eh. I'm starting to dislike how everytime Mitch & Cam have a separate storyline. Also, no Haley tonight? Seriously? 8/10.moreless
  • A big disappointment

    This was probably the worst episode Modern Family has ever crated. I didn't laugh a single time.

    Modern Family is one of the few comedy shows I really like. I love its cast and the its humor, but in "Dance Dance Relevation" all the characters were misused and all the storylines were terrible. I really don't want to talk about this episode anymore. Overall, a bad "year finale" for this show.

    Nevertheless, every show delivers bad episodes now and then, and bad episodes are forgivable, so I really hope Modern Family comes back with a bang in January making me forget this week's twenty minutes.moreless
  • 210

    This was the first time I watched Modern Family live and not on or in sometime, and I have to say that it disappointed. I did not really laugh at anything here tonight and just about all of the storylines today were really poor. I do not want to see Manny talking about ties, I do not want to see stolen storylines involving stolen parking spaces. The show has not hit a sophomore slump as it was not even that good last year. Tonight's episode though, was well below even what I expect from this acclaimed comedy series.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Mitchell: (re: putting pepper in Lily's mouth) Relax. It's a seasoning.
      Cameron: Well, then, why don't you try some?
      (they fight as Cameron tries to insert pepper into Mitchell's mouth. When he does, Mitchell bites him).
      Cameron: Ow, you bit me!
      Mitchell: Well... why don't you sing me a song about it?

    • Cameron: (reacting to what Mommy Forum suggests) I am not hiring some hobo to come over and traumatize my child. She's already prone to flashbacks if you know what I mean.
      Mitchell: Kay, you know she didn't fight in Vietnam, right?

    • Mitchell: (reading from the Mommy Forum to figure out what to do about Lily's biting) Well, this one says "when my daughter bit her brother, I put a pinch of pepper in her mouth. She cried and cried but she never bit again. Smiley face."
      Cameron: Oh, well the smiley face makes it okay. I water-boarded our toddler. LOL.

    • Cameron: (referring to how Lily learned her to bite people) Well, I'm not the one who uses my teeth as a multi-tool.
      Mitchell: Here we go. Cookies for Lily (rips the bag open with his teeth) and wine for us (pops the cork with his teeth) .

    • Cameron: (in reference to Lily and Mitchell) Oh, wow. I have a daughter who bites and a partner who stings.

    • Luke: Here's something I didn't know about mannequins. They don't have a weiner.
      Manny: (clearly referring to the pocket square) What the heck is that?
      Phil: (thinking he was referring to "weiner") It's a nicer word for "penis."

    • Cameron: (to Mitchell, re: Lily) She bit me!
      Mitchell: Are you serious?
      Cameron: Oh, ow! She did it again. It's like Twilight back here.

    • Claire: So, the kids are gonna be here in two hours, so... (claps) Everybody back to work!
      Gloria: (claps) Everybody back to work!
      Claire: I just said that.
      Gloria: And I just co-said it.

    • Jay: (to Manny and Luke) Boys, here's the only thing you need to know about being a man. Never let someone take what is yours.
      Phil: Unless it's just a parking spot and there's plenty of others.
      Jay: That's sweet, Phil. You gotta write that down. You got any lipstick in your purse?

    • Phil: (to Manny and Luke) I want you to know there's more to being a man than just shopping for fancy outfits.
      Jay: Yeah, pretty soon, you get some on your chest... you start answering the phone, people don't think you're ladies.

    • Claire: Hey, Mitch. Where are you?
      Mitchell: Oh, we're at the park. You would not believe how some of these people dress their kids. Lily's friend just pulled a Britney Spears getting out of a sandbox car.
      Claire: So, Dad's on the line...

    • Gloria: (picking up something she thinks is a pocket squarel) Ay, look. This might work
      Manny: Well, except that's it turquoise. Oh. And a bra.
      Gloria: Do you think the kids in my village had pocket squares?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 8, 2010 on Citytv
      Australia: January 30, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Czech Republic: February 22, 2011 on HBO Comedy
      Sweden: October 28, 2011 on TV4
      Finland: November 24, 2011 on MTV3

    • Despite being credited, neither Sarah Hyland (Haley) nor Ariel Winter (Alex) appeared in this episode.


    • Cameron: It's like "Twilight" back here.

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