Cam and Mitch just fit together like mac and cheese. Cam’s got this wild and outgoing vibe that balances out Mitch’s more chill energy. It might seem a little odd at first, but it’s one of the things that makes Modern Family such a hit.
And can we talk about Eric Stonestreet? He plays Cam so well that it’s hard to believe he’s not actually gay. The dude is straight as an arrow, but he absolutely nails the role. Mad props to him. But what really sets this show apart is how it handles same-sex parenting. It’s not something you see on TV all that often, and when you do, it’s usually not portrayed in a positive light.
Modern Family, though? They’re killing it. Cam and Mitch are navigating parenthood like champs, dealing with all the crazy stuff that comes with raising a kid. It’s refreshing to see a same-sex couple represented so well on screen.
So, let’s go take a closer look at some of the funniest scenes between Mitch and Cam that always leave us in stitches.
Cam as the Duchess of Drama
When Cam and Mitch went and adopted a daughter, they decided not to tell their family about it because, well, let’s just say the Pritchetts aren’t exactly the most accepting bunch, especially Jay. But Cam, being Cam, couldn’t keep it a secret for long and decided to invite the family over for dinner to drop the bombshell.
Now, Mitch is a bit of a chicken and wanted to avoid the whole thing, but Cam was all gung-ho about it. So they start the dinner and Mitch starts to give this announcement and whatnot. But things quickly go off the rails when everyone starts throwing in their two cents. Even Jay thought Cam had gone and gotten a boob job.
But the real kicker comes when Alex asks where Cam is. And just when you think things can’t get any weirder, Cam bursts out of nowhere with this dramatic music blaring, wearing a robe, and swinging their new daughter Lily around like she’s the newest member of the cheerleading squad.
But hey, everyone was happy and excited about the new addition to the family, and Cam and Mitch’s journey as parents began.
When Mitch and Cam Accidentally Locked Lily in the Car
Oh man, who could forget that iconic line: “We locked our baby in the car and people are judging us!”
What’s even funnier about this scene is how it all went down. Mitch and Cam were just chatting away about parenthood, with Mitch getting all jealous of Cam to have this whole fatherhood thing down pat, effortlessly changing diapers and whatnot. Meanwhile, Cam is reassuring Mitch that he’s also doing things that he never thought he could, like fixing the adoption papers.
But then, in a sudden turn of events, Cam goes and locks the car with Lily inside. And let me tell you, Cam’s reaction was pure drama queen material. Meanwhile, Mitch was all calm and collected, trying to get some help from the emergency assistant. Of course, things only got more hilarious when the assistant mistook Cam for Mitch’s wife.
But hey, it all worked out in the end. Before Cam could do anything too crazy, the car magically opened up and Lily was saved from her temporary prison.
When Mitch Ferberized Lily
When Lily was a baby, she cried a lot, which is perfectly normal. However, every time she cries, Cam would immediately cuddle her. This doesn’t sit well with Mitch, who thinks that Lily will learn to associate crying with getting cuddled all the time.
Mitch has a solution in mind, and it’s called the Ferber Method which is a technique developed by Richard Ferber to help infants with sleep problems. Essentially, it involves training the child to self-soothe by letting them cry for a specific amount of time before comforting them.
According to experts, this method is appropriate for babies between 4 months and 1 year of age who are already sleeping consistently for long periods and in their own room. Cam, however, has a different opinion and thinks that the Ferber Method is a form of torture for babies.
Throughout the scene, Cam struggles to resist the urge to comfort Lily every time she cries, while Mitch tries to prevent him from doing so, he realizes that he’s ferberizing two babies, which is Lily and Cam. It’s quite comical to watch these two trying to implement their own approach to dealing with Lily’s crying.
When They Inadvertently Help an Adulterer
Cam has a personality bigger than Texas and a love for drama that would make Shakespeare proud. He’s a ball of energy that’s always at odds with Mitch’s more uptight nature, which makes for some hilarious moments between them. But despite all of Cam’s quirks, he’s got a heart of gold and will do anything to help someone in need.
In one episode called “Manny Get Your Gun,” Mitch and Cam are strolling through the mall, trying to find a present for Manny. But of course, Cam gets sidetracked when he sees an elderly man named Donald trying to win back his ex-girlfriend Helen. Cam, being Cam, decides to jump in and help, even though Mitch warns him that they’re running out of time.
And this is where things get hilarious. Cam starts frantically yelling Helen’s name and even carries her over to Donald so they can be reunited. But then, plot twist! Helen drops the bombshell that Donald is actually a married man. Oops!
The Venn Diagram of Sexual Identity
It’s pretty normal to get into a little tiff with another kid in class, right? Well, Lily is no exception. When Mitch and Cam drop her off at school, they find her in the middle of a hair-pulling scuffle with another student.
So far, so good. But things take a hilarious turn when Cam decides to take matters into his own hands and threatens the little boy who was pulling Lily’s hair. Naturally, the principal is not too pleased with Cam’s behavior and demands an apology. Mitch is freaking out, but Cam is confident that he did nothing wrong. That is, until the boy’s parents show up.
And let me tell you, it’s not just any old set of parents. Nope, it’s a lesbian couple. Even Mitchell can see that this is about to get messy. And things only get funnier when Mitch and Cam decide to break out the Venn diagrams to explain the differences between gay men and lesbian women in the simplest and most fun way.
But you know what? That’s what makes Modern Family so great. It’s not afraid to tackle the tough issues with humor and wit, even if it means poking fun at some of our most deeply held stereotypes and beliefs.
The Vietnamese Restaurant Scene
In this hilarious scene, we find Mitch, Cam, their daughter Lily, and Gloria sharing a meal at a Vietnamese restaurant. Cam and Mitch are on a mission to immerse Lily in her Vietnamese heritage, hoping to spark a connection with her roots. They believe that taking her to the restaurant would be a great way to get her more acquainted with her cultural background.
Lily, however, doesn’t quite share her dads’ enthusiasm for Vietnamese culture. She even exclaims, “I hate Vietnaaaaaam!” while Gloria tries her best to convince her of the importance of valuing her origins.
As you can imagine, all this commotion turns a few heads in the restaurant. And to add to the hilarity, Lily declares that she’s gay, not Vietnamese. Talk about a kiddo grappling with an identity crisis! But wait, there’s more! In the midst of all this drama, Gloria passionately laments how everyone has forgotten their roots, especially her beloved Colombia.
The scene just keeps getting funnier as the family unintentionally says some rather offensive things to other diners, only making matters worse. And oh by the way, here’s a fun fact: the waitress in the restaurant is Lily’s mom in real life!
When They Took a Sleeping Pill During Their Flight
Mitch and Cam decided to pop some exotic sleeping pills right as their plane was about to take off. However, the plane got delayed due to mechanical difficulties. Talk about bad timing, right?
So, they had to disembark and take a new route, but here’s the kicker – the sleeping pills started to kick in, making them act all confused, dumbfounded, and downright dysfunctional which makes the whole situation so hilarious because in just five minutes, they went from being a normal couple to acting like they were on some wild and wacky drug trip.
When Cam Had to Take an MRI Scan
One of the best things about having a partner is knowing that they’ll always be there to support you, no matter what. And that’s exactly what Mitch did for Cam when they had to face the dreaded MRI machine.
Now Cam, being a drama queen, was absolutely terrified of getting into the MRI. And can you blame him? That thing looks like a giant coffin, and if you’re even slightly claustrophobic, it can be a total nightmare. But, being the supportive partner that he is, Mitch decided to show Cam that there was nothing to be afraid of.
So, what did Mitch do? He hopped right into the MRI machine himself! And let me tell you, he was just as scared as Cam (in fact, he even ugly cried a little bit). But despite his own fears, Mitch stayed strong for Cam, putting on a brave face and showing him that there was nothing to be afraid of.
This scene is both funny and heartwarming, and it’s a perfect example of why it’s so important to have a partner who will be there to support you when you need it the most.
Fizbo Comes to the Rescue
Let’s take a moment to talk about one of the most beloved and bizarre characters from Modern Family – Fizbo, the clown persona of Cameron Tucker. Despite his farming background, Cam is just as dedicated to the art of clowning, a passion that he developed as a teenager under the guidance of the esteemed Professor Ringmaster Al Uzielli. And let me tell you, some of the storylines involving Fizbo are downright hilarious.
But what really sets Cam apart is his unwavering dedication to his family. He’s not just a drama queen, he’s also a papa bear who will do anything to protect those he loves. In one memorable scene, Mitch gets into an argument at a gas station while Cam is dressed in his Fizbo costume. And without hesitation, Fizbo steps up to defend his partner like a true badass. It’s moments like these that really showcase the depth of Cam’s character – sure, he may embody some classic gay clichés, but when push comes to shove, he’s the one you want in your corner.
When Mitch Thought He Had a Son
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you bump into someone you had a “sloppy” night with years ago, only to find out they have a kid that looks suspiciously like you? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Mitch.
Poor Mitch was stuck in the closet for over two decades, thanks to his super homophobic father. He was so confused about his sexual identity that he even slept with a girl to see if he could “go back” to being a man. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.
Fast forward to years later, Mitch sees the same girl he had a fling with, and things get super awkward. Well, turns out she’s with a little boy who has the same fiery orange hair as Mitch.
Naturally, Mitch was completely shocked and thought he might have a long-lost son. So, Mitch and Cam have decided to visit Tracy to have a little chat and clear things up. Well, it turns out that Mitch wasn’t actually the father of the little redhead boy after all. In fact, as it happened, that “boy” was actually Tracy’s husband who has dwarfism who is a redhead as well.
Whoops! I guess Tracy just has a type, huh?