Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 1

The Old Wagon

11
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 22, 2010 on ABC
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6.0
out of 10
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382 votes
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Episode Summary

Claire finally convinces Phil that it's time to get rid of their old station wagon, and it prompts everybody to take a trip down memory lane. Meanwhile, Mitchell decides to build Lily a life-size princess castle and Manny invites a cute girl over to study, which doesn't sit well with Gloria.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Phil and Clare were best !!!!

    9.0
    Mitchell,Cam and Jay were about a 6.5.

    Gloria and Manny were 7.5

    Phil and Clare were 9
  • Good episode. Bad season premire.

    7.5
    This was a pretty good episode. It aired, though, a week too soon. The Kiss should have been the season premire.

    The Claire/Phil plot was really sweet.

    The Cam/Mitchell/Jay plot was funny.

    The Manny/Gloria plot was funy.
  • Season 2 premire

    9.0
    How do you follow a great season? By doing a great start to Season two. As was common with season one, all three parts were good. I enjoyed Mitchell. Cameron, and Jay part. I think it's funny how Mitchell thinks he is this master builder. It's done in such a way that Mitchell comes off as likeable and not douchey. I also like how Jay and Cameron try to spare his feelings. It's kind of like a classic sitcom. The part with Gloria and Manny was good too. I enjoyed the moment when Manny is trying both ladies milk and both reactions of Gloria and Manny's friend. The Third part with Phil, Claire and the kids may have been the best part. I think it's funny that Phil gets offended that people doesn't think he is a good seller. The way he remembers things like people names is kind of like the way Michael Scott would. Another funny part is how "excited" the kids were for Claire's surprise. It was funny how everything went wrong when the family was in the car and the highlight of the episode.moreless
  • The premiere of season two.

    7.5
    It should have been funnier for a season premiere. some parts were very slow and too nostalgic. It should have been funnier for a season premiere. some parts were very slow and too nostalgic. It should have been funnier for a season premiere. some parts were very slow and too nostalgic. It should have been funnier for a season premiere. some parts were very slow and too nostalgic. It should have been funnier for a season premiere. some parts were very slow and too nostalgic. It should have been funnier for a season premiere. some parts were very slow and too nostalgic. But still it's good to have modern family back for a second season.moreless
  • Second Season Premiere!

    9.6
    The emmy award winner for outstanding comedy series returns for a second season. I have been watching since before the pilot episode aired on television! and this show really showed promise and continued to get better and better throughout the season! and the second season opens in just as much quality as it had when it ended.



    What a fantastic hilarious episode.



    I love all these characters and they have outstanding chemistry! The kids are great and make the show. Haley is my favorite of the kids. even though its hard to choose because Manny and Alex have some great lines too, and so does Luke. In the premiere, Phil doesn't want to sell their old station wagon, but Claire does, until she realizes how many great memories they had in it!



    great start to a second season!



    9.6/10moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Phil mentions that Angela Lansbury was the grand marshall of the tournament of roses parade, and that 'we got our butts kicked by Penn State.' Angela Lansbury was the GM of the 1993 tournament of roses parade, but Penn State did not play in the game that year. Michigan beat Washington 38-31 that year. Penn State was in the 1995 Rose Bowl when Chi Chi Rodriquez was the GM. Penn State had never won a Rose Bowl prior to that.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Luke: (Holding up a picture he found) Mom, when was this from?
      Claire: Oh, that's the year your dad and I went to the Rose bowl.
      Phil: Incredible game.
      Claire: Yeah.
      Luke: Mom, you look really pretty.
      Claire: Thank you sweetheart.
      Luke: So, what happened?
      Phil: Well, Lukey, everyone gets older. Just 'cause parts of your mom aren't what they used to be, it doesn't mean-
      Luke: I mean, what happened in the game?
      Phil: (After getting a look from Claire) We got our butts kicked by Penn state. The parade was awesome though. Angela Lansbury was the grand marshal. "Good time, she wrote."

    • Phil: (confessional) You know what? You can insult a lot of things about me: my hair, my voice, my balance-board exercises, but don't insult my selling. That crosses a line. What line? Oh, you don't see it? That's 'cause I just sold it.

    • Cameron: Every home improvement project that we've undertaken has been a near-death experience. If an accident does happen I hope he kills me, because I don't think I would be a very inspiring disabled person.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 22, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: October 7, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Czech Republic: February 1, 2011 on HBO Comedy
      Sweden: February 11, 2011 on TV4
      Latin America: July 5, 2011 on FOX
      Finland: September 22, 2011 on MTV3

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Phil says, "Good times she wrote," in reference to Angela Lansbury being Grand Marshal at the Rose Bowl. This is an allusion to Murder, She Wrote, a 1984 mystery television series starring Angela Lansbury.

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