Modern Family 5×16 — “Spring-a-Ding-Fling”: While this wasn’t the greatest episode, I found myself smiling at a lot of lines and moments. I’m fairly intrigued by this new rival Cam has at school, and think it could be fun seeing them try to one-up each other in different settings in the future. I also liked the twist of Claire trying to pretty up Luke’s date and nudge Alex’s boyfriend into making a move instead of the usual sitcom route of the parent trying to break up the pairings. Even Lily was cute in staging Joe’s footprints so she could blame him for the accidents around the house. Clearly she watches her CSI!
My favorite part of the ep had to be Mitchell’s misunderstandings with Wendy. I like Aisha Tyler and hope she’ll be a recurring character, just like Mitch’s last boss.
As much as it pains me to say it, Phil and Hayley were the worst part tonight. In fact, Phil has become increasingly grating and Hayley is being portrayed as uncharacteristically competent recently. Not a good way to go, writers!