“Modern Family“ is one of the best comedies on the air, it regularly wins Emmys and other accolades but it’s also more groundbreaking than maybe we give it credit for with its portrayal of gay couple Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet). The show frequently hits on hot button topics like gay parenting and, with tonight’s episode, gay marriage.
And, is it just me, or is this event not that big of a deal?
I don’t mean the event for the characters themselves and for fans of the show – for them this is huge and the guys literally walked out of a cake to cap yesterday’s ABC Upfront Presentation at Lincoln Center in New York City – but the fact that if there are protests or unhappiness about the marriage happening on the show, that kind of noise is not creating much of a ripple…and that’s the way it should be, right?
And the show, created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, managed to slide in a typical wedding happening – the argument between the marrying parties and the parents. In this cast, Mitch and his father, Jay (Ed O’Neill) had a blow out in last week’s episode that, again, subtly but powerfully, touched on the fact that Jay is still not 100% comfortable with his gay son getting married to another man. Here’s a clip from that powerful scene that will lead into tonight and next Wednesday’s episodes.
“Modern Family” airs Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC.
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