Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 1

The Old Wagon

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 22, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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