someone to watch over lily - sesason 2, episode 20
vegas - season 5, episode 18
the bixby valentine's day episodes are some of my favorites. i tried to get taran to meet me at a hotel bar where we would drink virgin drinks and pretend to be different people but that just made him crazy uncomfortable. that isn't his style and he had no idea how he would pretend to be a different person. i always watch the valentine episodes that time of the year because they are so funny and original. this one has a fabulous miscommunication in it where phil ends up in the wrong room and ends up laying all sexy on the hotel bed of an old woman and scaring the living daylights out of her. can you tell i love miscommunications? i think it can be overused if you do it too much in show, but if you do it here and there, its fabulous.
i think i really really love this episode because i can really relate to it. my poor dad lived in house full of girls. he has no sons so that meant that he had to deal with women on their periods a lot. this episode is when all the girls in the dunphy house have their periods at the same time and phil wants to go to a trapeze class because leap day is an extra day that you get in the year and it shouldn't be spent at work or school! but all the girls are emotional and he tries to trick them into staying home so he can have a non emotional and fun extra day of the year. you know that i always pay close attention to writers when i watch an episode and yes, this was written by a man.