Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 22

Good Cop Bad Dog

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 11, 2011 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Phil and Claire decide to switch parenting roles for a day, while Jay gives entrepreneur advice to a friend opening a dog training business, and Cameron comes down with the flu on the night of a Lady Gaga concert.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 5.5??

    I am shocked that the average rating for this episode is 5.5. This was one of the funniest episodes I've seen personally. The rage in Phil's eyes as he jumped on the car. And Claire forcefeeding Luke in order to make him think of her as cool. I just couldn't stop laughing. Brilliant show, brilliant episode.
  • Very good

    A allrounder in all the cast but is it just me or is Alex missed out AGAIN
  • Phil and Claire switch roles and Gloia and Jay get a dog

    Another brilliant episode from Modern Family. The only bad/weird part was the Claire and Phil part. Something was missing when Phil tried to be tough and Claire as easy going. It was funny to see them act different. I liked that they realized they couldn't do it, especially Phil.

    Because I am a dog lover, I liked the part with Gloria and Jay. I like how Jay always shoots from the hip and his advice is met to be helpful and not hurtful. I like how has a soft spot in his heart and grows attached to the dog.

    The part with Cameron and Mitchell was also funny. I like how Mitchell and Cameron turn into helpless babies when they are sick. I also like how Mitchell tries to justify leaving Cameron to go to the concert, while trying not to be mean or a bad boy friend. The start of the episode might have been the best Mitchell I have seen. I like at the ending when Mitchell goes to the concert and Cameron is not offended by it.

    An overall funny episode.moreless
  • Alex: Dad, we haven't had lunch yet. Phil: Neither have half the kids in Africa. Stop yappin' and get back to work.

    Jay: So Gloria brings home yet another man who wants Jay for careet advice. The turth is his inventio is awful. It's a "good doggy/bad doggy" thign where if your dog deos something bad, you give him a bad doggy treat and if he deos sth good, you give a (you guessed it) good doggy treat. Jay is honest and tells the dude his invention is truly awful and the dude is at first crushed but then thankful.

    Mitchell: HE basically wants to go to a LAdy Gaga concert but Cam is sick and wants attention. Then when Cam0s sleeoing is about ot leave when busted, but Cam goes to sleep again and he leaves. But he is busted in the credits stinger.

    Phil-Claire: They have a role-reversal whre Claire is fun & Phil is strict. But Clarioe goes seriosul overboard and is dangerous & scary & Phil also goes overboard as becomes a supervillain. Thanks to the kids they eventually go back.

    Overall: It was a great episode. I liked all plots. Cam's was a little slow but the ending made it worth it. 9/10.moreless
  • 222

    "Good Cop Bad Dog" even the poor attempt at creating a clever episode title should indicate that this was not a strong episode of Modern Family, not that too many of them are anyway.

    That weird guy who wanted advice, I don't even know what the point of that was. Then to randomly have Jay give the Manny the dog as an act of kindness. What a cop out that could be seen coming from a mile away.

    I guess that Claire acting like "the good cop" was mildly amusing, but Phil as "the bad cop" was anything but that.

    I try to tune out anything Lady Gaga related, but that is not why the Cam and Mitchell storyline was lame, it just was poorly-written.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Alex: I'm starving.
      Haley: Me too. Say something.
      Alex: Um, Dad...we haven't had lunch yet.
      Phil: Neither have half the kids in Africa. Stop yapping and get back to work.

    • Claire: Luke, honey, come back! I said I was sorry!
      Luke: I'm 12. I need limits!
      Phil: What happened?
      Claire: Oh, I made them drive too fast and eat like Vikings and then Luke threw up all over the car! I got to go clean that up...
      Phil: No you don't. (calling upstairs) Girls! Grab your buckets and meet me by the car!
      Claire: They don't have to do that.
      Phil: They do if I say so. (seeing the girls standing on the stairs) I'm sorry, I swear I just told you to grab your buckets!
      Alex: We haven't eaten all day!
      Haley: We're hungry!
      Phil: Well you won't be in a minute!
      Claire: Honey, you haven't fed them all day?
      Phil: They're monsters, Claire. Deceitful, manipulative monsters. And they need to be broken.
      Haley: He's crazy!
      Luke: You know what? Mom's the crazy one! She ran over my hand!
      Claire: We were having fun!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 11, 2011 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: May 20, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: July 11, 2011 on HBO Comedy
      Finland: February 16, 2012 on MTV3
      Sweden: April 13, 2012 on TV4