Jesse et al

Elmo with the cast of Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill and Sofía Vergara at the 2010 Peabody Awards.

Modern Family is an ABC television series that premiered in 2009 about the life of three interconnected families told in mockumentary style.

References

  • Glimpsed on the CDE Wednesday night schedule in The Muppets is a show titled "Different Families," an allusion to Modern Family.

Mentions

  • In "Unplugged," while waiting for an interview at the pre-school, Cameron thinks that one of Lily's strong points could be the fact that "she always perks up whenever we watch Charlie Rose." Mitchell states it was a one-time occurrence, mainly because Elmo was a guest.
  • In "Hit and Run", Cameron and Mitchell mistakenly enter a showing of The Muppets. Believing they are going to watch a film with a lot of blood and gore, Cam tries to convince a father to leave the cinema before the movie starts. When he leaves, he explains to the other family that he was "always a fan the Muppets, especially of the two guys in the theater who wouldn't shut up". Once at home, they retell their story to their extended family. When their daughter, Lily, overhears that they were kicked out of The Muppets she responds sorrowfully, asking, "you saw the Muppet movie without me?" Mitchell tries to convince her that they only watched "just the first two numbers".
  • In "Haley's 21st Birthday," Claire and Haley drunkenly decide to get matching mother-daughter tattoos. Upon hearing this, Cameron decides that he and Mitchell will also get matching tattoos saying "Ernie" and "Bert."
  • In "Spring Break," Phil cites Kermit the Frog as one of his inspirations for taking up the banjo.

Connections

Sources

  1. "Kermit opens up about Miss Piggy split ahead of new Muppets show", The Telegraph, August 5, 2015.
Wikipedia has an article related to: