By Michael Slezak
Updated November 05, 2009 at 03:00 PM EST
  • TV Show
  • ABC

So I’m (technically) on vacation today, and my colleague Ken Tucker is handling recap duties for last night’s Manny-centric Modern Family. Click here to check out his take, but in the interim, I had to share my five favorite lines from “En Garde.” In descending order (drumroll please) they are:5) “I saw a ghost.” –Luke, failing to help Phil seal the deal on his real-estate sale

4) “Cam, no!” (needs no explanaysh)

3) “Haley is so pretty. So she can meet someone who’s the best at something.” –Phil, pondering his not-so-bright daughter’s future

2) Gloria explaining Manny’s natural aptitude for fencing: “It’s in his blood. His father was a master swordsman. He was an artist with his sword! I mean, the way he throws the sword, I mean, he was legendary.”

1) “I’m fairly confident that Dad’s proudest moment was when you finally took off the flame-red unitard.” –Claire, discussing the end of Mitchell’s skating career

What did you think of last night’s show? Did I miss anyone’s favorite quips? Then by all means, share below!

Episode Recaps

Modern Family

Parents just don’t understand… and neither do kids or spouses in this hit ensemble comedy

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  • 10
  • Wednesdays at 09:00 PM
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  • ABC
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