“There is no Beth. There’s only you. I’m just trying to slow us down a little. We kind of started this whole thing off in the middle. I just want us to catch up emotionally to where we are physically so we don’t burn out. We’re not going to burn out. I liked you way before we ever hooked up.”
I was re-watching some of my favorite Andy/Haley episodes on Modern Family and I noticed something. Jokes aside about Haley being Hyde and Jackie’s future daughter or Sarah Hyland being fan favorite fancast for JH daughter, here’s this:
The first time Hyde and Jackie kiss, Jackie assures she felt nothing and asks Hyde if he did. He lies and says that no, he felt nothing too. And we can see hisbody language and just enrie face how much he’s lying:
In similar fashion, when Haley and Andy first kiss, they are talking about how if one of them felt somorever)ething out of it, it would be a disaster and he is sure she would had been infatuated with him by now. She calls bullshit and he keeps assuring her it would had happened. So, to shut him up (and because she’s been wanting to kiss him since forever), she kisses him and says that nothing happens.
But Haley’s reaction reminded me of something,
or more like, she reminded me of someone:
I find a lot of similarities between both couples, but especially between Hyde and Haley in the ‘where do I go, what should I do, do i deserve this bit of happiness with this too good for me person’ sense and the fact that both are openly rebellious and sexual and incredible closed when it comes to their actual feelings. Hell, Haley is not able to say ‘I love you’ to Andy directly, does it sounds familiar?
What I found interesting is that the parallels between both couples can be made on a very deep and meta level, because in the outside they may not be much alike. In fact, I’m sure people may think that Haley is more like Jackie, since both are spoiled girls with a high interest in fashion.
Both female chracters share their ‘funny’ tropes (shallow, spoiled, fashionist, popular girls), but Haley shares her deeper tropes with Hyde the most (laziness out of insecurity about the future, commitment issues, alcohol and drug use as supposed recreation but actual copping mechanism, smart but lazy, bad at school but not dumb, loving and passionate inside, pining for the optimistic dreamer, I could go on).
For me, it’s great to find these similarities in two of my biggest OTPs ever. Yes, I have a type in OTPs even, it seems.
And it amuses me how much people like the idea of Sarah Hyland being fancasted as Hyde and Jackie’s daughter, especially if sharing most of Haley’s highlight moments. Seeing her share these bits of characterization so similar to Hyde’s just adds to the magic.
Adam DeVine Turned Down An Offer To Be A Series Regular On Modern Family
I met Adam DeVine after seeing him in his standup comedy show in Madison, Wl last Friday night. He was super nice and a really great guy! I told him I miss him on Modern Family because he was my favorite guest star ever on the show and l loved Andy’s relationship with Haley and his bromance with Phil. He told me that the creators asked him to be a series regular, but he turned them down because he was too busy with Workaholics. I told him he should do it now that Workaholics is ending. He joked that he should go crawling back to them begging and pleading to them to let him back on the show. I laughed and said that I just really want Haley and Andy to end up together. He said he wanted that too.
I like knowing the creators wanted to add Andy as a series regular, making him really part of the family on the show. It just sucks that after Adam informed them he couldn’t do it, they decided to drop his character completely from the season; instead of using him like they did before as a special guest star, which allowed him to work on both shows at the same time. It’s frustrating that it seems to be all or nothing with them when it comes to Andy. I just hope they will ask Adam again when his work schedule opens up some more and he can actually do it this time. Or, at least invite him back as a special guest star because I really miss Andy and want him back on the show.