This week “Modern Family,” one of the BEST shows on TV, hysterically addressed parents getting busted by their kids while doing the dirty.
Their three kids were planning to surprise their parents (Phil and Claire) with breakfast in bed for their anniversary. Instead the kids’ retinas were scorched off by the site of their parents’ amorous (and what appeared to be standing up) love making.
The kids freak. Claire and Phil freak (although Phil stops to eat the dumped breakfast off the floor). Claire and Phil lock themselves in their bedroom to decide what to do now: Do they discuss it with the kids? Do they joke about it to lighten the mood? Do they ignore that it happen? (Claire is extra sensitive to the issue because she witnessed her own parents having sex when she was a child and they never even addressed it.)
Meanwhile the kids are downstairs discussing how they DON’T want to discuss it!! The final scene is just perfect. You have to watch it. It is the second link I have. (They didn’t have the actual busted scene or I would have posted it too! I do have a link below where you can watch the entire show. )
There is another screwball comedy issue going on in the show: Claire’s stepmother (the super hot Gloria) accidentally sent Claire a rude email about how she doesn’t want to help with the school bake sale because Claire is such a control freak. She comes to the house to apologize not realizing Claire is upset about the interrupted sex not the bake sale. You need to know this so the first scene makes sense.)
(I couldn’t get the stupid Fancast player to load so you have to click on the links to watch. Bummer I know. But tried for 30 minutes to make it load right, and it wouldn’t. Sorry.)
I think this is a pretty common occurrence. You don’t always lock the door. Sometimes it just happens. You can also be walked in on other places. My girlfriend told me the other day her little guy found them in the shower together. (Think nothing of it. Daddy’s just washing mommy’s hair.) Michael and I were interrupted a couple of times by knocks on the door. (Go away. Come back later.) I think we were only walked in on once by Walsh as I remember, but the kids were very little and wouldn’t have figured it out. Now we definitely have to be more cautious.
Have you ever been walked in on? What are your precautions? Does a “loud” lock (ie the show) just traumatize the kids because then they totally know! (This could apply to radios, TVs, sound machines or any other masking item that actually just may tip them off.) I remember somebody told us on the blog they had a door sign that said “Marriage in progress.” Gross! (Sorry whoever it was!)
Did you watch this episode of “Modern Family?” What did you think?
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– by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso, Momania at ajc.com