I'd say "Send Out the Clowns" was a pretty funny episode, but I may have a higher tolerance for Fizbo and general clown humor than the average viewer. We were probably overdue for an episode where Cam and Mitch bickered the whole time, so at least Lewis (Bobby Cannavale, who will forever be "the guy who ate his own spunk" in my heart) was thrown in there to mix things up for a change. It seems the writers are back in the groove with Manny, though the odd cut-to of him in a horse costume in front of an obvious green screen was kind of weird. And one thing I do appreciate about Modern Family is that they'll actually name-drop Oreos and Facebook -- ironically, I generally hate product placements (assuming this mention was even paid for), but the fact that Claire will talk about Facebook rather than rip-off fake Internet sites like "Facepage" and "MyBook" is one of the few times this sort of thing enhances the joke instead of drawing the audience out of the reality of the show.
Anyway, most of funniest moments in "Send Out the Clowns" were non-verbal, but a few lines were pretty great:
"[Sad slide whistle.]"
"Aren't we already gathered?"
"Luke, what are you doing? You got to eat it like it's an ear of corn."
"I'm like a boxer before the big fight. That's why I didn't have sex with Claire last night."
"Salutations, Wyatt. I'm so glad you're joining me for an afternoon of mirth! Ah, good evening, Reuben-San. May I ask you to remove your shoes? Tonight, we are going Japanese. [Bows] Ah! Heba laboo ridabaylay lay mubay rumboom. I invented a new language this morning."
"Everybody else has accepted my Facebook requests! Your father, Uncle Mitchell, Adele. That's right. Adele has agreed to be my friend, and my own daughters haven't."
"Griffin! Manny! Do you want to go with Jay to ride his motorcycle, or you want to go with me to the supermarket to buy a couple of onions?"
"A real man would have just poisoned the soup."
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