By Margaret Lyons
April 29, 2010 at 04:34 AM EDT
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Image Credit: Adam Taylor/ABCThe thing about a just okay episode of Modern Family is that it’s still pretty damn good, so it’s hard to rag on. But I know how great this show is when it’s firing on all cylinders, and “Travels With Scout” just didn’t. Still, there were some terrific lines. Here are the 10 best:

“Actually, I did get one right mood a couple nights ago… but I cashed that in for something else. ” — Phil

“You’re supposed to floss, too, but you got away with that one.” — Jay

“We’re like two peas in a pod, or Siamese twins, a snake with two heads!”

“They’ve actually been all those things for Halloween.” — Jay and Claire

“No, because you’re old…”

“Well, that hurt more, Dylan.” — Dylan and Cam

“That’s what the disabled lesbian shaman who blessed Lily’s room said, too.” — Mitchell

“Maybe a demon is ringing it!” — Manny

“What are we talking about?” — Gloria

“Well, we were out on a date, and he has a really nice car, so — how do you think? He got it from the laundry basket! ” — Claire

“I always felt bad for people with emotionally distant fathers, but it turns out I’m one of them. It’s a miracle I didn’t become a stripper.” — Phil

“That was Phil. He had a Red Bull.” — Mitchell

Even though this won’t go down as one of Modern Family‘s best episodes, there’s no denying the fact that Fred Willard and Ty Burrell are the best cast father/son duo in living memory. Part of it is looks, but most of it is mannerisms and vocal cadences. Between that, Manny grabbing a fencing epee, and Cam’s goofy t-shirt, there was still plenty to love about this episode.

What did you think, PopWatchers? Did you love the Luke-is-dumber-than-the-dog bit? Or were you more charmed by Manny’s reaction to the horror movie? What was your favorite line from the episode? And did you watch the cast on Top Chef: Masters?

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  • 10
  • TV-PG
  • Wednesdays at 9:00pm
  • 09/23/09
  • In Season
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