Ah, Valentine's Day -- such a perfect backdrop for exploring the relationships of our favorite Modern Family folks. The freshman series did a fantastic job tackling the holiday, and I hope the theme becomes a yearly tradition. Wednesday night's episode gave us three very different experiences, each with their own great moments, and one with Clive Bixby.
Of the three stories, Jay and Gloria's outing was the weakest -- though still entertaining and very funny in parts. The fact that Jay is much older than Gloria has been played up for laughs a number of times so far this season, but never as directly than in "My Funky Valentine." Instead of salsa dancing, Jay treats Gloria to an evening with comedian David Brenner. Gloria had no idea who this was, prompting Jay to discuss the fact that they are from different generations. At the show, the couple caught Brenner's eye and the comedian went off on the age difference. Jay took the ribbing at first, but then had to leave the room.
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