Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 11

Slow Down Your Neighbors

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 05, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Claire tries to stop a neighbor who speeds around the neighborhood, while Phil deals with a difficult client. Mitchell and Cameron meet a charming neighbor, and Jay teaches Manny how to ride a bike.

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  • Very good

    All the actors were equally good if i might have one greatest charictor in this episode it would be Gloria or Clare.
  • Claire and a new neighbor; Cameron and Mitchell get a "new" neighbor

    This was another funny episode that was a small step down from the previous ones. I think it's funny when Gloria was worried that she would get kid-napped when she was learning to ride a bike and that exactly (sort of) what happened. Another funny storyline is when Cameron and Mitchell find out someone is living above them. I like the way Cameron is all giddy over him. I like that the guy, Barry did not come off as a douche although he is crazy (see the end). Is it just me or does that guy look a little bit like Boone from Lost? Claire's mission to get her neighbor to slow down was well intentioned but a bit fruitless. Her craziness was a bit like Gloria. It was a small part, but Luke teaching Gloria and later Hailey was good to see. I like that it gave him a small ego boost. The best part was Phil. When he realizes that the same women Claire is chasing is the same women he is trying to sell her house and how he tries to stop both from knowing was great to see. Like in previous episodes, this is not because Phil is a bad husband it's because he doesn't know any better.moreless
  • lol"Luke I am you father"lol

    This episode is why I love this show. I love that Gloria's mom thinks that if you ride a bike you'll get taken. I don't like that Manny thought it would be ok to ride his bike with training wheels to school. I love that Jay wants to teach them both right away. The look on Phil's face when he realizes who the speeder is, and of course it would be his client. I hate Clair's sign, but I love that she loves it. Mitch and Cam are the best part of the show, they could have their own show. Luke IS the best teacher ever. Where was Alex, its not the same without her random opinion on everything she sees.moreless
  • 211

    I thought I might have been watching a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory has there was not a single laugh in this show. Okay, that was a cheap shot, but really, I did not enjoy this episode of Modern Family. They had a somewhat big name guest star who really contributed nothing to the broadcast, and the whole storyline with Gloria trying to learn how to ride a bike just felt like something thrown together by the writers at the last second.

    I won't say this show is in a sophomore slump, but this was a bad showing.moreless
  • Luke, I am your father.

    Cam-Mitch storyline: Okay, so they see a guy on their hottub. They get in andf the gyusays he just moved in blsh blah. Mithc htinks he isn't a good guy to have around, but Cam doesn't. One day, Cam reutrns home to find guy (I think he was called Barry?) massagin Mitch. Then Cam finds out that vhe is living in Lilly's prnicess home sand evicts him.

    Dunphy storyline: There is some girl who drives really gfast in the neighborhood, and clarie goes berserk to find out who is she and stop her. She tries to use a megaphone, tries posters, but fails. Turns out the driver is one of Phil's customers, and Phil has to avoid both to find out about each. But wshen Claire arrives to the open house to drink water, the driver offers to give her a ride, and she ifnds out.

    Bike story: Both Manny & Gloria don't know how to ride bikes so Jay teaches them. Manny is a natural but Gloria is all worried. Luke decided to teach her. He just shoot her with a water pistol until she flees on the bike. Later, Phil is helping Haley with her homeowrk and Luke offers to help, soaking her whenever she gets the answer wrong.

    Overall: PRetty lame episode but Luke was able to make up for it. He was HiLARiOUS! So he boosts the 8 to an 8.5/10.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Cameron: You wrote off Scott because he serves the salad after dinner, which is very common in Europe.
      Mitchell: What part of Europe is he from, Pretentioustan?

    • Cameron: Mitchell, there's a stranger in our hot tub!
      Mitchell: Who is it?
      Cameron: You do know what stranger means, don't you?

    • Phil: (re: trying to keep Laura and Claire from finding out about who each other really is) I wish I were one of those people who thrives on the danger of leading a double life. You know, Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Hannah Montana...

    • (Cam enters with Lily to find Barry giving Reiki treatment to Mitchell).
      Cameron: Oh! Well, what's going on here?
      Barry: Hey, Cam. Just getting rid of some negative energy.
      Cameron: Oh. Well, in that case, we'll be back Tuesday.

    • Cameron: (to Mitchell) Every time we meet a new friend, they say one thing you don't like and you just write them off.
      Mitchell: I do not!
      Cameron: Oh, really? What about "But Yet Rachel"?
      Mitchell: (mocking her) I'd love to go but... yet... I don't feel like parking. (back to Mitch) It's either "but" or "yet"... not both.
      Cameron: You're lucky no one's kicked your butt yet.

    • Gloria: (to Jay and Manny, re: learning to ride a bike): You two have fun. I pass. It makes no sense. There's no reason that thing should stay upright.
      Jay: There's no reason you should stay upright, but it just works.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 5, 2011 on Citytv
      Czech Republic: February 23, 2011 on HBO Comedy
      United Kingdom: February 25, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: November 4, 2011 on TV4
      Finland: December 1, 2011 on MTV3

    • Ariel Winter (Alex) does not appear in this episode.