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My Funky Valentine is the name of the fifteenth episode of the series Modern Family' season 1. It premiered on American Broadcasting Company.


Plot

Phil and Claire decide instead of the usual date to have do a little role play which turns into a disaster when Claire gets her coat stuck in the escelator, with no clothes on underneath. Mitchell and Cameron break their valentine date, because Mitchell has a case. The case doesn't work so well when the client wants to settle. Manny goes to Mitchell and Cameron's house and tells them that she wrote a Valentine for another girl, but someone else took the credit. So they go to the restaurant and Manny confronts them. Mitchell then defends manny by using the speech he was going to use from the case which makes Cameron happy. Unfortuenatly, the girl still likes the other man , because he says had the feelings, but didn't know how to express them. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria go to a Comedy club where David Brenner is performing. David starts insulting Jay's age which makes him angry so he leaves and Gloria comes to comfort him. They find Phil and Claire with Claire still stuck in the escelator. So Gloria helps Claire out and then Jay and Gloria go Salsa dancing and Phil and Claire go upstaires into thier hotel room.

Cutural references

The title is a reference to the song My Funny Valentine. Jay mentions David Brenner was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Reception

In its original American broadcast, "My Funky Valentine" was viewed by 10.11 million viewers with a Nielsen Rating of 4.2/11 matching with the previous rating high from Fifteen Percent and The Pilot and helping it come second in its timeslot after American Idol, and making it the most viewed episode on ABC Comedy Wednesday helping ABC come third for the night after CBS and FOX. The episode got positive reviews. Robert Canning gave the episode a 8.6 saying it was "Great" and "the three storylines from "My Funky Valentine" had a lot of laughs. The episode continued to prove Modern Family is the best new comedy of the season." Jason Hughes of TV Squad gave the episode a positive review saying that "Again, it's those genuine little moments that help the audience believe in these characters, and believing in them makes the situations they find themselves in that much funnier." Donna Bowman of The A.V. Club gave the episode an A- saying that "It may not be the freshest idea in the world, but I haven't laughed this hard at a sitcom in a long time." and that "Nothing new about these storylines. But it's not about the situation -- it's about the comedy. And what we have here are comic actors playing characters -- especially Mitchell, Cam, and Phil -- that can make everything old new again." Lesley Savage of Entertainment Weekly gave the episode a positive review saying that "How is it possible that this show gets funnier every week? I mean, you would think that it would have to plateau at some point, but the last few episodes have just gotten better and better. While I thought that last week was ultra-quote worthy, this week’s Valentine’s Day-themed episode may have just topped it.
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Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
Jay and Gloria are off to see the most romantic of things to see on Valentines day, the timely humor of David Brenner. Phil and Claire role play at a swank hotel and Phil still manages to say stupid things and Mitchell and Cam help Manny get a girl. You read that right.
review by . February 19, 2010
posted in Modern Family Fans
 Love is in the air on Modern Family "My Funky Valentine", which was one of the best episodes of the season. All three families and the different generations have to deal with some facts of life (getting older, having no alone time, being occupied with work) and some love issues (breakups, competing for a girl, and the usual coat get stuck in the escalator while you are naked underneath).    Cam and Mitchell faced a usual problem in many couples relationships, when …
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