One of the best sitcoms to date, Modern Family holds over 200 episodes with 85 Emmy nominations to its name. Now that the show has been over for a while, fans can re-watch their favorite moments anytime on Disney Plus. There are plenty of them to choose from. We all can relate to a show like this, that’s why it’s so good. From its down to earth stories to every flaw the characters have. It makes us all understand life a bit more and laughing while doing so.
Here are some of our favorite choices, note: this is all personal opinion.
Season 1, Episode 23: Hawaii
Gloria surprises Jay with a trip to Hawaii for his birthday, a hot, relaxing vacation with his wife. It’s just what he needs right? Well turns out Gloria invited the rest of the family too. With all of them having their own goals for this vacation.
Mitch wants to explore while Cam wants to relax. Claire can’t stop worrying about the kids while Phil wants to rekindle their marriage. Jay on the other hand has trouble finding a balance between fun and youthfulness. The ongoing theme here is aging; Jay wants to prove to himself that he’s not old but has trouble finding balance. The episode is great seeing the family out of their routines.
Season 1, Episode 24: Family Portrait
One of the most memorable episodes that even gets a callback in the shows emotional finale. Claire books a photographer to take a nice family portrait. Obviously, with this family it’s not that easy. The episode is filled with changed plans and craziness. Especially when a bird gets into Mitch and Cam’s house, forcing Mitch to face a fear and dramatically try to chase it out of the house. All while Cam’s version of Ave Maria plays. A perfect finale to summarize the chaos of season one.
Season 2, Episode 13: Caught In the Act
The kids catch Phil and Claire having sex, that’s enough story for one episode. As the kids flee the scene, Phil and Claire spend the entire episode coming up with a good enough speech. Even though Haley, Alex and Luke already have their own plan. This episode is filled by what the series is known for today, a bunch of relatable moments and misunderstandings.
Season 5, Episode 24: The Wedding, Part 2
The continuation of Mitch and Cam’s disastrous wedding day. Fortunately, it ends up being one of the most special moments in their lives and the shows. After the many conflicts Jay’s had, he pulls through, in many ways than one. Mitch and Cam tie the knot which should’ve happened ages ago, Phil ordained and Claire as the best person. The day went from disastrous to happiness in the best ways possible.
Season 6, Episode 16: Connection Lost
By far one of the most creative ideas to grace television. The episode was filmed in the POV of a laptop screen, from Claire’s perspective. While she waits for her flight, she panics as she can’t get a hold of Haley. She calls the family to find any leads to her whereabouts. Through facetime calls, messages, tracking, Google and old photos down memory lane. It’s definitely an idea no other show has done before, and they succeeded.
Those were some of our favorites of Modern Family, how does it differ from yours? Regardless of opinion, the show excelled at taking real life themes with flawed characters to teach us lessons. At the end of the day, we’re all flawed and could use life lessons to help us evolve. With the help of humor and heart, Modern Family did just that, cementing them as one of the best shows in the history of television.