Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 15

Princess Party

10
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 2011 on ABC
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Claire and Mitchell's mother comes to Lily's princess-themed birthday party with Claire's ex-boyfriend.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • REALLY HAMMY EPISODE.

    5.0
    Elements of this story were fun: Cam's obsession with playing a clown at Lily's birthday party, and the twist which has Claire's ex-boyfriend falling for Claire's mom and Claire's mom subsequently fighting with Gloria over Jay. But Julie Bowen's overacting spoils it. She seems to feel she has to gesticulate wildly, flail her arms about, shake her head furiously, bare her teeth and deliver her lines in a voice that alternates between pitches so low and so high that she sometimes whispers and at other times literally squeaks. The scene in which she confronts Matt Dillon's character is quite painful to watch, and you can see every muscle in her body straining to get out her lines. I wish someone would take her aside and tell her that she doesn't need to overplay her scenes in this self-consciously manic way, but as she's now won an Emmy, I'm not holding my breath.moreless
  • Very good and very memorable.

    9.5
    One of the best ever episodes.
  • Lilly's Birthday

    8.0
    She's back. It's the return of Dede. She was great in this episode. I think it's funny how she tries to keep it together only to explode. Her outburst was almost as good or (bad) as the incident in Season one. I enjoyed how Jay tried to cheer her up. It shows he has great character. I thought it was really funny when Dede went after Gloria and Phil said "I got Gloria!" Also funny was how offended Cameron was at the party for not being Fizbo. Scenes with Claire and her mother are always good and this was no exception. Great storyline with Dede dating Claire's boyfriend. Luke acting like a little kid was hilarious. A very good episode from bottom to top.moreless
  • 215

    5.5
    What do you get when you combine an overrated actor, an actress who hasn't been relevant since Cheers, and an annoying clown? Yep, you get the "Princess Party" episode of Modern Family.



    This was actually not that bad a show. Claire was kind of funny here, and Phil was not terrible. But the two guest stars, as I mentioned, Shelley Long and Matt Dillon, were absolute train wrecks. This show does not need to be reduced to stuntcasting to generate laughs.



    They tried too hard to have a Curb Your Enthusiasm style moment with Jay and Gloria leaving the answering machine message as well. That irked me a bit. Do people even own answering machines anymore?



    Some laughs here, but you know what it is, the show is just so overrated.moreless
  • If I say beep won't they think it's the beep?

    8.0
    Cam PLot:So Cam wanted t be Fizbo again for Lilly's bday, but Mitchell told him that it's a princess party. He tried to be a jester, but no. Then he made the princess go OOC. But when Claire's ex started to flirt with the princess, Mitchell asked him to go Fizbo.



    Clarie plot: So Deedee returned for the bday, and broght Claire's ex from highschool. Everyone but Haley was unconfortable with him. So after ex takes Deedee home, Phil & Claire see them kissingo nthe driveway. The next dat Deedee takes ex to the bdayk, and Phil, Mitchell, Jay & Claire think it's to spite them, but later Deedee says she always tries to hard to leave a good impresion on them and then fihgts Gloria.



    Gloria plot: So she bought Lilly a book to record about a fmaily of bears. Jay did a lousy job, and Manny didn't know he was voicing a girl. Later at the party Gloria wasdrugged to stand Deedee but ends up fighting with her Again.



    Overall: Good peisode. Good jokes scattered here & there. 8/10.moreless
Kate Reinders

Kate Reinders

Princess

Guest Star

Shelley Long

Shelley Long

DeDe Pritchett

Special Guest Star

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon

 

Special Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Phil: You guys know when your nana Didi comes to town, it tends to make your mom...
      Hayley: Psycho.
      Luke: Scary.
      AlexPhil: All true.

    • Haley: It is so unfair. You told me I can go.


      Claire: I said you can go, if you got a B on your history exam. Which you didn't.


      Haley: I have a learning disability where the letters jump around on the page and appear backwards.


      Claire: Honey, we had you tested six times. Trust me, I was praying for dyslexia!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 16, 2011 on Citytv
      Australia: March 6, 2011 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: April 1, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: June 22, 2011 on HBO Comedy
      Sweden: December 2, 2011 on TV4
      Finland: December 29, 2011 on MTV3

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