Fashionable Household – Did the Hen Cross the Highway? – Evaluation: "E, I, E, I, No"


This week on Fashionable Household, many family members are combating who they’re.

First, it is Cam and Mitch who’re having a whole position reversal on what we (and so they) count on of themselves. Cam begins the episode by waking up Mitch in the midst of the evening in a panic. He realizes he has forgotten lots of the phrases to Thank God I am a Nation Boy which to Cam means he’s shedding contact along with his nation roots. Cam places a lot of the blame on Mitch for all the attention rolling when Cam says issues like “y’all” or the truth that Mitch made Cam take down his outdoors clothesline. Cam’s resolution is that he should get again to his roots and to take action, he’s going to purchase himself a rooster.

Realizing Mitch is effectively versed in legislation, Cam already has carried out his attain and is aware of there is no such thing as a authorized cause that he can have a rooster. So he brings one dwelling and begins to undergo a number of names for the rooster alongside the best way – Egg Leia, Egg Ryan, and Chickie Menage to call a couple of.

However the reality is, Cam really hates the rooster. It is filthy and past silly. Cam desires to return the rooster…simply as quickly as he can discover the receipt. However in a twist, it is Mitch who will not admit it however he really LOVES the rooster. He has by no means actually felt connection to animals however there’s one thing about that rooster (most definitely the purple head), which he calls Hennifer.  Plus, Mitch loves going to the Feed Retailer to placed on his greatest “gentleman farmer” act.


So it is Mitch who is definitely fairly upset when he finds out that Hennifer has gone lacking. Mitch thinks he might have unintentionally left the gate open, however when Cam desires to have a look at the safety footage to see what occurred, Cam steps in as a result of he is aware of Mitch may not like what he sees. Which is true, as a result of it was really Cam who chases the rooster down within the footage to do away with the rooster – and never the raccoon assault story that Cam spouts out.

Arming themselves with Hennifer’s favourite squeak toy, Cam and Mitch head out to trace down the rooster. As soon as Mitch notices the scratches on Cam’s arm and the egg within the backseat, the lawyer places two and two collectively and realizes Cam was the offender who removed the rooster and actually hated Hennifer/Egg Leia. Mitch admits to Cam that he really did just like the rooster.

Ultimately, the rooster is shortly forgotten as soon as the 2 make their confessions. As an alternative, they relish the truth that each of them have rubbed off on each other. Cam had grow to be far more “citified” whereas Mitch  has taken to a few of Cam’s nation methods. They wrap up their storyline by doing one thing they each would take pleasure in – procuring on the Feed Retailer.

Issues within the Dunphy family have been getting fairly psychological this week due to Luke’s new experience within the matter (having learn Chapter 1 of his Psychology textual content guide). With the household gathered for a gaggle interview that’s a part of the applying course of for an enormous authorities job Alex is attempting to get, Luke factors issues the viewers have identified ceaselessly. Claire is controlling and possessive, Haley cannot develop up and has a Peter Pan character, and Phil is a “gullible” dreamer.

This stuff play out throughout the interview as Claire obsesses over her chair placement and her solutions to her portion of the interview, Haley brags about how Alex impressed her to maneuver out of her room..and into the basement, and Phil tells a narrative concerning the time his tumbling crew visited the Soviet Union throughout the Chilly Warfare that exposed he might have unknowingly been giving out intel to the Soviet authorities.

Haley and Phil particularly appear to be taking their character revelations the toughest. Haley instantly begins attempting to do issues extra grownup – akin to canceling plans with Dylan to go to the carnival and as an alternative go to a four 1/2 hour play whereas Phil wonders about all of the issues in his life he had been duped into believing.

For Phil, issues wrap up in a touching second with Alex when she finds out she received the job (what a quick determination). As Phil worries about whether or not or not his distant relative actually met Walt Disney based mostly on a really sketchy sketch of Mickey Mouse, Alex reassures him explanation why it may very well be true. When she reveals she received the job, Phil congratulates her and says he knew she would. Alex admits that she knew he would say that as a result of he all the time says that…however that is what she wants in her life. She has all the time been there to persuade her that she might do one thing when she thought she could not. For Alex, it is good to have a dreamer in the home.

In the meantime, for Haley she realizes that being an grownup does not imply doing grownup issues, per say. When she and Dylan understand they’re the youngest folks in line for the play, they determine to go to the carnival anyway as a result of…effectively, they’d be the oldest folks there and that type of makes them the mature adults there compared. I imply that is fairly sound logic, for Dylan anyway. However an errant bumper automotive bump sends lipstick up Haley’s nostril and sends her to the hospital.

On the hospital, Haley’s nurse encourages Haley and Dylan to take pleasure in dwelling their carefree life whereas they nonetheless can. As a result of as soon as she’s a guardian, it’s going to all change. Haley laughs, that is a very long time away. Effectively, not fairly…as a result of the urine take a look at reveals that Haley is, the truth is, anticipating. A shock to Haley, for certain…however maybe to not the educated eye of a few of Haley’s clues the final couple weeks. However for Haley, she could also be compelled to desert her Peter Pan mentality a lot faster now…

Random Ideas:
-There is a third storyline about Jay attempting to get Joe to eat his greens that additionally entails Jay as a soccer ref at Joe’s sport, the place Gloria can also be Joe’s coach. Jay relishes on the likelihood to boss Gloria round and finally ejects her…and results in them agreeing they must be on the identical web page with Joe and so they work on getting him to eat his greens…however they shortly discover out they can not outlast him and each make aspect offers behind the opposite’s again to eat one in every of his beets for him. It is such an uneventful and considerably misplaced story given the general theme of the episode and drags the episode down a bit.

-A part of me questioned about Haley being pregnant throughout Good Grief when she was scarfing down a lot meals, and thus the clues have been definitely there.  If something, it opens the door to some new tales to be advised right here.

-Credit score to the Mitch & Cam story line, I consider this position reversal of Cam having some metropolis in him and Mitch having nation in him was a recent concept for the present.

-No Manny once more this week, like third episode in a row. Not that I am complaining.

-Phil week in and week out is the MVP. His subplots about him being an unwitting Russian Spy and in addition story behind his hats are highlights of the episode.

“Your final English paper got here with a Garfield sticker that mentioned effectively carried out!” – Alex
“That’s the second highest sticker they provide out!” – Luke

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