[S11E9] The Last Christmas
"Modern Family" season 11 fall finale celebrates the holiday season as Pritchetts, Tuckers, and Dunphys come together for their "Last Christmas." Since this happens to be the last fall finale and Christmas special of ABC sitcom, fans are assured that this brings every element of a typical "Modern Family" episode. Here is everything we know so far about the next chapter of the series.
Modern Family is one of the most beloved sitcoms of the last decade, having aired on ABC since 2009. This show follows the lives of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a blended family which is a source of both comedy and drama. After 12 seasons, viewers have been able to rank the best episodes and discuss their favorite moments. Here we look at the episodes that have been highly ranked by viewers, and why they have become so popular.
With such a large family and each member with varying traditions and beliefs, it's easy to imagine how diverse each Christmas episode of Modern Family is. As expected from a sitcom, no entry is without its mishaps, with the six Christmas installments ranging from log cabins in hot weather to extremely last-minute Christmas celebrations. Regardless of what happens, each Christmas caper from the Pritchetts and Dunphys has bought joy to audiences everywhere.
'The Last Christmas' was literally the last ever Christmas episode of the show. This is perhaps one of the most argumentative episodes of Modern Family, as each member is trying to avoid another for varying reasons. This includes Luke dating Manny's ex-girlfriend, Jay trying to get Claire to join his dog bed business, and Gloria secretly interviewing for another real estate firm behind Phil's back.
This episode is touching since it's the last Christmas episode, and it has some lovely scenes in it. One such instance is Gloria admitting she applied for another job because she didn't want her work to affect her friendship with Phil, proving they have some of the best on-screen chemistry in Modern Family. For the sake of the holiday, the family eventually comes together by the end.
Dylan: Oh, hey, can you move Haley away from me and the twins? My present to her is the night off from Mommy duties, so...Cameron: Okay, well, I would've appreciated a little heads-up, but it's a thoughtful gift, so...Dylan: It's also free, which is helpful because I forgot my ATM pin last summer. Any chance I ever mentioned my four favorite numbers to you?Cameron: No.
[aside to camera:]Alex: Gloria's been working for my dad. He totally mentored her, and then the other day, I caught her interviewing with his competitors.[flashback:]Gloria: So, if I come on board, do I have to change my hairstyle?Madge: We'll talk about it.Evan: It's kind of our thing.[As Alex packs up her laptop and gets ready to leave the restaurant, she turns around to find Gloria standing there]Gloria: Word to the wise... I'm like the last five Matthew McConaughey movies. You never saw me.
After last week's penultimate episode saw a huge train crash unfold, leaving the lives of Dr Turner and Sister Julienne hanging in the balance, fans were eager to see who might die in the train crash.
In "Requiem 1981/1987 Part Two," Gino himself gets added to that pile, spared from a visit by any finger-wagging ghost from his own past because he was "a good gay." Adam, the last gay standing aside from Fran (Sandra Bernhard) who we just never hear from again after Episode 8, steadies himself in front of a room of mourners, about to eulogize Gino. He takes a breath, sighs deeply, and the credits roll. I felt that sigh, and let me tell you, it weighed a ton. 781b155fdc