Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 19

The Musical Man

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 13, 2011 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
314 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Cameron takes control of the spring musical at Luke and Manny's school, while Jay's brother pays him and visit, and Phil tries to get the family to be in his new real estate advertisement.

Who was the Episode MVP ?


    One of the best especially at the end with the WE LOVE THE F WORD bit
  • Cam directs a musical and Jay's brother visits

    A classic Modern Family episode. Cam directing the musical was the perfect choice. He was such a diva (and I mean that in a good way). It was funny how he thought this was a big Broadway production. It was classic sitcom-everything-that-can-go-wrong did go wrong with the play that this episode very funny. My favorite part was the ending of the play when the kids spelled out we love the F word. I also like how much Mitchell tried to support him. It was also the classic Phil screw up and tried to fix the problem. I can't decide where this ranks with his other ones. I liked when Phil explained the messages to Claire. Her reaction was great. She was offended yet liked what was being said (even perverts). I also like the relationship that Jay has with his brother. I think it's what makes the Jay character good, this episode funny and this series great.moreless
  • What's this?

    Well, it had only been months since the last one (excusable for shows I don't watch, not for a show that people actually praise) but we actually had a good episode of Modern Family. They used Cam the right way to tonight and playing up on theater stereotypes was the right way to go.

    The Jay and Donnie scenes were good tonight. Feel good ending and just two old actors having fun out there.

    The Phil and the van stuff was alright too. Not one of Claire's better performances, but a clever situation that the advertisement put them in.

    Good episode Modern Family. I knew you had it in you!moreless
  • Cam works on putting together a musical while Phil creates the worst advertisement ever.

    You gotta love Phil. He's a goofy man with a lot of charm which makes him the most likable character on the show (arguably). This episode, which I would argue is the best since "Chirp" early in the season, is one of the best in awhile because it takes each group of characters and mixes them together in a way that doesn't feel forced and instead makes it all even funnier.

    Phil creates a ridiculous advertisement that, at its best, is a great way to show he's a family man and willing to do his best, and at its worst, is an advertisement that makes his wife and his daughter looks like prostitutes. It was funny enough to see everyone honking their horns at Claire and Haley, with them clueless as to what's going on, but the show doesn't stop there.. nope, instead, we get Phil discovering the truth and trying his hardest to hide the truth from Claire. Alex was on fire tonight as well (I lost it when Haley said, "I'll go home with anybody!" and Alex responded with, "That's what it should say on the side of the van!"

    Cam and Mitch, who have disappointed me the most this season, got a great plot (at least Cam did) where he becomes the new music director for the school. He creates an ambitious plan for the students that is way over their head, and as expected, ends up failing big time. The best part is when instead of "We Love the World" being the message the kids hold up, it ends up saying "We Love The F-Word." Just good writing by the crew here.

    There's an interesting appearance by Jonathan Banks from Breaking Bad, and although it wasn't much of an appearance, it was cool to see him in a comedy show instead of being a hitman of sorts on a drama.

    I was definitely impressed with the show here.. good episode.moreless
  • I almost forgot this show but it was definitely a good episode

    TV dot com(lol yes I am using this as my 100 words) annoys me that the fact you have to write this much for a review.

    Honestly, this was probably one of my favorite Episodes of Modern Family in awhile. Cam and Phil definitely were the strongest parts of this episode. I liked that Cam wasn't a subplot to Mitchell...Usually it is a Mitchell Dominant plot and Cam is usually reacting to whatever the plot is...Gave us role reversals

    I also liked Phil, Claire and Haley's storyline. It starts off with Haley unsure about if College is in her future so what you think is going to be Claire overreacting to this situation, it turns into Claire starting to think of her College days and wondering has she reached her peak and is it all down here from here. Meanwhile, Phil's new source of advertising for real estate makes Claire and the family look like escorts. Now that was funny and a good plot and it also fed into Claire's

    All in all, a great episode of MFmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions