Modern Family has been overrated and overhyped since its season premiere, but they have had a few decent episodes during its run, and surprisingly this was one of them. I know all of the signs point to this being a bad episode, but it actually was not. Nearly everything Phil said here was funny, and I have been missing the days when Phil Dunphy was amusing. Jay had some good lines too. I would have liked to actually see some scenes with Claire going from store to store searching for the sweater; missed opportunity for some laughs there.
All in all though, quite an above average episode for the family.