The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Haley’s 21st Birthday (SPOILERS)


Over the past six seasons, we’ve seen Phil try to grow closer to Jay though Jay isn’t the welcoming type.  In “Haley’s 21st Birthday,” Jay went above and beyond to make Phil happy, even though he’d never admit it.  It was sweet and just shows how far they’ve come.

The best lines in “Haley’s 21st Birthday” were when Phil arrived with Haley’s car.  Phil said, “Please, tell me you didn’t get a tattoo,” and Haley replied, “No, but talk to mom because she’s trying to make me.”  Then, Claire came out of the tattoo parlor and saw Haley getting into the car.  “You’re not going anywhere.  You’ve been drinking tonight,” she said.  “Only because you made me,” Haley replied.  Phil looked on with concern, “What are you trying to do to her?”  Taken out of context, anyone would be concerned.  Poor Claire.  This just wasn’t her night.

Throughout “Haley’s 21st Birthday,” Lily kept asking her cousins where babies came from.  And of course, they tried to avoid the conversation like the plague.  In the end, Lily revealed that she knew where babies came from: “You just put eggs and tadpoles in a glass, and the woman has to drink it.  Then, the woman and man kiss and jump on their bed.  After a year she pees and a baby comes out.”  Lily just wanted to test whether her cousins knew that.  It was a hilarious twist to end the episode.

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