A so-so episode overall, (nothing really stood out to me) but I gotta say that while I have never really noticed Hailey’s character too much before (I am 40 years old, and am not physically drawn to teenagers in most cases) but Hot Damn, she was certainly NOT looking like any 16 year-old I have met when she was modeling her nurse or kittycat costume!!!
Anyone know how old the actress who plays Hailey actually is?
(and please, you don’t need to tell me what a creep I am—I have been more than glad to focus on Julie Bowen during Modern Family so far, but I am guessing that “Hailey” is at least 20 years old)
Not that I have anything at all against Julie Bowen, but… um, have you seen Sofia Vergara??
Anyway, I enjoyed the episode, but it was not one of their best. The ending (when the family steps up and performs the haunted house after Claire’s freak-out) was sweet, but otherwise a lot of the episode seemed kind of forced. The Mitchell/Spiderman bit had some comic potential, but devolved into stupid halfway through.
And the neighbors-getting-divorced thing was a lost opportunity. It’s a great concept and worth exploring, but it didn’t work wedged into the over-the-top Halloween episode.
:dubious: I think your sign is backwards. Should be Bowen < Vergara.
But Bowen in costume was fantastic.
As for “Hailey” - way too small for my tastes, even if she is legal. She is still a girl, not a woman. Granted, she’s about the same age as my daughter and she’s small, which may be coloring my perceptions, but I was thinking the same lines as the parents without getting titillated.
BTW, aside from the relative merits of Julie Bowen vs Sofia Vergara (although I prefer Sofia myself), that was a really elaborate job they did of decorating the house. Do you know anyone who goes to that kind of trouble? And the costumes and make-up was also really elaborate, especially Phil’s. Perhaps there are enough film make-up artists and costume suppliers in L.A. that people can get much better costumes than the rest of the country?
Sitcom characters always seem to go all out for Halloween. Check out the elaborate costumes they always wore on the Halloween episodes of Roseanne. I’ll admit that was one thing that kind of bugged me. They were always hurting for money, yet could afford these fancy get ups.