Modern Family's Got Secrets

Secrets. We've all got 'em. I've got 'em. You've got 'em. Heck! Even Victoria's got 'em.

Modern Family's got secrets too. Alex wants to surprise her mom for her birthday. Jay had a dream about his dog. Manny and Luke are filming a zombie parkour movie. Haley wants to keep her photo exhibit a secret.

These aren't malicious secrets. No one is wrong to want their privacy respected. Claire and Phil's spying on Luke and Manny with a drone got me thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know).

I don't think it's a coincidence that Modern Family included a spying scene with a drone. Clearly, they want us to think about Amazon's proposal to deliver packages to your house with a drone. Or the government spying on us. I'm not sure. You be the judge.

Many who accept the government spying on its own citizens say if you haven't done anything wrong, you shouldn't have anything to hide. But were Luke and Manny doing something wrong filming their zombie movie? Was Jay wrong for dreaming about his dog? (wrong, not weird, mind you) Yet, they didn't want their secret known. The bottom line is there is more to the right to privacy than just hiding wrong doings (which, incidentally, the right to privacy doesn't actually cover).

Line of the Night: Haley: "I'm 420 percent sure." Phil "Wow, she's bad at math."

Honorable Mention: “You like it when I give you the dirt.” ~ Cam to Mitchell


Phil misses the point on Haley's pot admission.