In the episode, the whole family gathers at Jay and Gloria's to watch the football game. Mitch, who does not know much about football, decides to learn some things about it so he can enjoy the game. Luke and Manny make up after fighting at school, but when Manny says that Luke calls Gloria a \"coal digger\" (a term he has heard from Claire), things get worse, with Gloria leaving the room. Eventually, Claire apologizes and the two women make up.
Later, when the two boys have had some fun, Manny brings up that Luke constantly insults Gloria, calling her a \"coal digger\". Phil corrects Luke's pronunciation saying he meant \"gold digger\". Luke states that he learned this term from Claire, who used it last year. This makes the whole situation worse, with Gloria leaving the gathering and staying in her room, refusing to join the group. Phil tries to reason with her, resulting in an awkward situation. Eventually Claire comes to apologize, but Gloria will not accept it unless she can get even. She tells Claire that the only way she can forgive her is to jump into the pool with her clothes on. Claire does it, and soon afterward, everyone, except Haley (Sarah Hyland), jumps in or is pushed in as well.
BuddyTV named \"Coal Digger\" the 45th best episode of 2009 saying \"Gloria and Claire got into a hilarious feud after it's revealed that Claire used to call her young step-mom a gold digger, wrongly interpreted as \"coal digger\" by her kids.\"
We then see each two members of the family; including Gloria and Claire, who had breif feuds earlier in the show patch things up: Mitchell and Jay, after Jay tells Mitchell to get out of the room following him not knowing about football except from the little he looked up on the internet, then Manny and Luke after Luke tells Manny not to call him his nephew although he is, Luke just isn't used to it and doesn't want to have someone his age be his Uncle. Luke and Manny then patch it up whilst playing games: they come doan and say what they made fun of each other for, however things take a sour turn for Gloria and Claire as Luke reveals that he heard from his mother, Claire that Gloria is a 'coal digger', Phil corrects Luke and Alex saying 'coal digger' to 'gold digger' (which is a derogatory term for women who are only after a mans' money; (See Cultural Refrences)) Gloria being offended again, asks Claire 'So it's all in my head huh' Which sparks the same arguement between Gloria and Claire.
It's still nighttime when the camera pulls in on the Pritchett Households' Gloria's bedroom. We then see Phil try to talk to Gloria, in an \"interview\" with Phil before he walks into Gloria's bedroom, he says that Claire says you can be part of the problem or part of the solution, but he believes that he can be both, we come back to Phil who tells Gloria, Claire feel horrible and Gloria should try to talk to her. Gloria says she knws how Claire feels about her she knows Claire thinks that she is a 'coal digger' Phil stupidly tries to correct her to 'gold digger' but Gloria tells Phil she knows the word, Phil tells Gloria that Claire did call her that but it was a long time ago and she doesn't feel the same way evidently getting to know her. Gloria starts to throw her underwear at Phil saying that Jay does buy her nice things but she can live without them, Phil being distracted by the colourful underwear: \"Gloria we all know you'd be fine without underwear- I mean we know it's not about that\" Gloria affirms that it's about her not being accepted by Claire into her family, Phil tells her that she is beautiful and she maybe one of those beautiful women who don't know it, although Gloria dismisses this, Phil then says it's natural for his wife, to wonder about what Gloria wants from her Dad. Phil says that the Pritchett family is very protective of their own family, and that keep a very close eye on the people who come and marry into their family, Phil makes Claire bringing home himself for Jay to inspect him, saying Jay thought that Phil wasn't good enough, but by then Mitchell brough Cameron home, so in Jay took hie eyes off Phil, leaving him 'golden to date/marry Claire'. Phil tells Gloria that Claire needs to finish inspecting her and she'll be 'the most loyal friend' she's ever had.
This episode provide examples of: Mondegreen Gag: \"It's golddigger, not coal digger\". Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Just as Manny and Luke make up and everyone is getting along, Luke lets it slip that his mom Claire said that Manny's mom Gloria used to \"dig coal\". Revealing that Claire called Gloria a golddigger. Wicked Stepmother: Claire occasionally feels this way about Gloria. However, the show overall actually presents an Aversion of this trope, since even though Gloria is the same age as her step-kids she's shown to be far more involved and caring than the woman who raised them.
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Phil: There's our little roustabouts! You look like you patched things up pretty good, huh We can learn so much from the children. I bet it seems kind of silly now what you were fighting about.Luke: I made fun of his accent.Gloria: [heavily accented] What accentManny: I made fun of him for having the same thing for lunch every day.Luke: I made fun of him because his mom used to dig coal.Gloria: WhatManny: He said you were a coal digger.Phil: Okay, I think we can move on!
Gloria: Who said I was a coal diggerLuke: That's what my mom told me.Alex: What's a coal diggerPhil: Sweetheart, he heard it wrong. It's \"gold digger.\"Haley: [on phone] I'm gonna have to call you back.Claire: I really do not think that I remember ever saying that.Luke: Well, you said it in the car, you said it at Christmas, you said it in the Mexican restaurant...Claire: Okay, Mr. \"Leaves his sweatshirts at school every day\" suddenly remembers everything. Thank you.
In \"Coal Digger,\" tensions increased between the Dunphys and the Pritchetts when Luke reveals he overheard Claire call Gloria a gold digger. This all came about after both families were called to the school because Manny and Luke got into a fight when the pair riled each other up with insults.
Their fight ended up passing on to Claire and Gloria when the future real estate agent hears that Claire believes she is a gold-digger. Naturally, Jay is furious with Claire's insinuation as she rubs salt further into the wound by suggesting \"a beautiful, hot woman\" wouldn't be interested in someone much older. It's not exactly the apology he wants to hear.
I only needed one use to know that I don't mind getting coal for Christmas. I never apply pressure to my face when using an exfoliant and for the first time, my skin was happy and felt moisturized. Usually, it feels raw and dry after use of store-bought cleansers. I fully understand why this is sold out. My s.o. wanted to try it before me because he was intrigued. (He didn't, I had to fight for my right to party!) If this doesn't make \"The Staples\" list, I'm starting a petition.
This large, 15-ton piece of coal is now located at Bedwellty Park, Tredegar, and is Grade II listed. It was cut at the Yard Level, Tredegar as a single block with the intention to display it at the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was originally 20 tons; however, after a 5-ton piece broke away in transportation it was decided not to transport it to London as it might not survive the journey. It was subsequently set up in the grounds of Bedwellty House. The smaller block of 2 tons (to the left) was cut in 1951 from the same seam as the earlier one. It was exhibited at the Festival of Britain in London, before being placed next to the earlier block in Bedwellty Park. 781b155fdc