"You know, when I met you, you were eating cereal out of a bucket."
Manny was great in this episode — he hit his jokes well, looked adorable in his fedora and gave the closing reflection speech well. Jay, however, out-did him in terms of hilarity (“So what do you say? Anybody up for a hobo adventure?!”) and Ed O’Neill acted the hell out of his scenes. Gloria obliging to be a trophy would have probably bothered me if he hadn’t sold his character so well.
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Personally speaking, it’s easy for me to forget that Modern Family is revolutionary as far as network sitcoms go. Watching the two ultra-masculine fathers admit their issues about their sons being “gay for each other” was a nice reminder of that, as they handled the subject matter well.
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"Just like I always end up on the shortest line at the bank."
— Javier, talking about his uncanny betting ability that lends itself beyond the scope of horses. I think my favorite moment of the episode was Jay’s smart-ass move of opening his eyes wide as he pretended to be ready to talk to Javier after he had said he could look into a horse’s soul through its eyes.
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