Modern Family

Season 1 Episode 23

Hawaii

8
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 12, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Jay's plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check. Meanwhile, Phil tries to make the trip romantic for Claire, Mitchell and Cameron disagree on whether they should go sight-seeing, and the kids get themselves into trouble.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Hawaii

    8.5
    Phil and Claire were about a 5 out of 10 unfortunately.

    But everyone else was good
  • Modern Family heads downhill

    5.5
    This could have been a REALLY good episode. The Dunpheys were funny and the part with Lily in the elevator was funny, but otherwise, BORING.
  • The Family Vacations in Hawaii

    8.5
    This was the second part from the previous episode. This as good if not better then the first one. I really enjoyed how Phil tried to get Claire to relax and enjoy the vacation. I thought it was funny when he threw Hailey's phone in the water. Phil has always been the "cool" dad and this was no different. What I always like about Phil is not he is not a bad or neglectful parent. He really is a good dad. I also like how Phil tried to Jay out of the hammock. Speaking of Jay, I also enjoyed his part. I liked it how he wanted to relax at first but then got rattled by his brother's comment and tried live life to the max. It was out of character but not too much. I also enjoyed the Cameron and Mitchell storyline. Like with Phil and Claire, they are different but work out in so many ways. The way they both freak out when they lost Lilly (twice) was funny. The best part was the end. It was very sweet and one of the highlights of the season.moreless
  • Proving why they are the best new show this season with their best episode to date.

    10
    For me at least, Modern Family has been in a back and forth struggle with Parks and Recreation as the best comedy currently running. With Hawaii MF took back the crown and then some. Everyone got a moment to shine, and remind the audience about what makes each character so unique. Some of my favorite lines,



    (As he is getting a foot massage)

    Mitchell: Ahhhh! Sweet Lady Gaga, that is good.



    Phil: Actually Claire and I were supposed to go to Hawaii on our honeymoon...but something else came up.

    Claire: I got pregnant with Haley.

    Phil: (Shouts) My bad!



    And this image, even with no explanation, is simply hilarious.



    http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/kickdoor/MF-Elunga.jpg



    Now MF has always blended emotional and endearing moments with outright hilarious ones very well, and the ending of Hawaii might have done it better than ever before. Just as I was starting to think the marriage ceremony was getting a little sappy, "Eye of the Tiger"(being played on a ukulele) kicked in and immediately got a laugh from me. I've heard people say this show is a ripoff or it's all been done before, but what I don't think they realize is that Modern Family is taking TV show cliches and doing them better than they were when the idea was first used. It's setting a new standard for the family sitcom, and I hope with an episode this good, others start to realize it as well.moreless
  • Consistently funny and probably my favorite episode this season

    10
    Modern Family is my favorite new show this year along with Community. All the characters are really likeable and its just an all round great new show. Its just so fresh and it has a lot of great ideas every week.



    This week was no different and is probably a prime example of what this show is all about. Its a continuation of last weeks airport episode in which the family are getting ready to take off for Hawaii. There are hilarious moments in this episode and little throw away jokes that make you literally laugh out loud at unexpected times. One of the funniest lines in the episode was when Jay got an extra long straw for his drink so he didn't accidentally do a sit up.



    I don't want to spoil too much of the episode in this review but its definitely one of the funniest and most charming episodes of the season.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (As he is getting a foot massage)
      Mitchell: Ahhhh! Sweet Lady Gaga, that is good.

    • (Mitchell and Cameron have lost Lily in a banana orchard and are running around looking for her)
      Mitchell: Why did you dress her in jungle prints?
      Cameron: Because I thought it would be cute!
      Mitchell: She's gonna think she's back in Vietnam.

    • (Confessional)
      Phil: Actually Claire and I were supposed to go to Hawaii on our honeymoon...but something else came up.
      Claire: I got pregnant with Haley.
      Phil: (Shouts) My bad!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 12, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: June 3, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: June 21, 2010 on HBO Comedy
      Latin America: November 2, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: January 28, 2011 on TV4
      Finland: September 8, 2011 on MTV3
      Slovakia: March 30, 2013 on JOJ Plus

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