'Modern Family': Lily said a bad, bad thing


If an anti-profanity group accomplished anything by protesting Wednesday's (Jan. 18) "Modern Family," it was probably only to get a few more people to watch it.*(*Maybe. Ratings will probably be down opposite the premiere of "American Idol," but the show has held up reasonably well opposite "Idol" in the past and we expect it will this year too.)Because, as with a lot of ginned-up controversies around TV shows, little Lily saying a bad word did not exactly throw civilization off its axis. And like Cam and eventually the rest of the family, we couldn't help but laugh at the situation.We're not advocating little children working blue, but Lily's situation strikes us as pretty close to reality (give or take a hideous light-up flower girl dress). Parents of young kids we know have told us similarly mortifying stories of their children dropping an F-bomb, and they end up as shocked as Mitchell was and as unable...



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