Ed O’Neill on Modern Family

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Crave talked to Ed, here is some of the highlights:

CraveOnline: Do you imagine any possible world where you’re more known as Jay than Al?

Ed O’Neill: [Laughs] I didn’t think about that one. I don’t know. I think Al’s kind of an iconic character. Maybe Jay will be, I don’t know. I hope so.

CraveOnline: What makes you laugh the most on the show?

Ed O’Neill: Again, it’s hard to say.

CraveOnline: I won’t hold you to one thing, but just to talk about things.

Ed O’Neill: Well, the first thing I remember really, really laughing behind the scenes was Ty. It was a scene where the underwear was falling on him, where Sofia was throwing the underwear and it was all over him. I was watching on a monitor and just the look on his face, it was pricelessly funny to me. Then things Sofia would do would crack me up. The gay couple is great, hilarious.

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Happy Birthday, Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family”)

April 12, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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Ed O’Neill, who plays Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family” (8 p.m. Wednesdays on ABC), turns 64 today.

Source: Newsok

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Playing gay on Modern Family

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Here’s a sneak peek at Joy’s interview tonight with Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron on ABC’s breakout hit, “Modern Family.”

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Modern Family to Jump Space and Time à la Lost (or Maybe Just Go to Hawaii)

March 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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The Modern Family cast is in Hawaii right this second, filming their big “family vacation” episode.

E-Online just met up with the whole Modern Family cast and creator, and you aren’t going to believe this:

“What we’re trying to do is plant several modern families in several different times and then jump all around,” executive producer Steve Levitan told me. “And then we have a fully underwater episode, too. We’re really gonna embrace it. Why not?”

Clearly, he’s kidding. But so great that he’s a Lost fan! Levitan, who tweeted that this picture was “a good Hawaiian omen for our first day of shooting,” also fesses up his real motivations for taking the cast to Hawaii. “We’re just gonna try to just live up to the Brady Bunch Hawaii episode. It’s not a ratings ploy. Frankly, I’m tired and wanted to go to Hawaii.”

Read more: E-Online

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More Sneak Peeks – Modern Family 1.16 “Fears”

March 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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More sneak peeks of March 3rd episode of Modern Family “Fears” is coming from TV over Mind:

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Want to help with the ‘Modern Family’ fansite?

February 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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modern-family-tv.com, the #1 fansite for the TV show “Modern Family” on ABC, is looking for someone to help us write reviews and recaps of “Modern Family” episodes as well as to help us grow the site. We’re looking for someone who can write well and loves “Modern Family”.

This is an UNPAID internship, however this could be a nice resume booster.

So if you have strong writing skills, please send a Word/PDF version of your resume and a writing sample or links to blog writing or web samples to admin@modern-family-tv.com .

Please note: modern-family-tv.com is NOT affiliated with ABC or with Fox Television Studios.

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Top TV Loving Couples On Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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Happy Valentine’s day!

Rob Salem has ranked the TV top 25 loving couples, and the number one couple is Cameron and Mitchell from Modern Family (although some of you complained to our Twitter @modernfamilytv – they haven’t kissed on screen yet… ABC – we are waiting):

Of the three married couples depicted in the family-friendly domestic comedy, the Mutt-and-Jeff gay mates are the most popular with kids.

“I think it’s a Bert and Ernie thing,” suggests Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays the somewhat straitlaced lawyer, Mitch.

“I just like that they’re being handled as a regular couple. It’s not that they’re gay, that’s farther down on the list … but, you know, they’re new parents, they’re partners …

“I’ve been on a show where they, like, had to refer to me as the `gay’ character five times, just to remind people. And I’m like, `They get it, they get it.’ But with this, I think it’s just Cameron and Mitchell, and that’s what I really love about it. I think that itself unfortunately is unique …”

“It’s slowly getting less unique,” offers Eric Stonestreet, a.k.a. the “drama queen” Cam. “Just a couple of guys who live together who adopted a baby … it’s an opportunity to sort of, not educate, you know, but just open peoples’ minds to the idea that families come in all different shapes and sizes.”

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Critics will always be critics

November 5, 2009 by · 3 Comments
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It seems that yesterday a few critics were on Twitter jawing about which they considered the best comedies on right now. Modern Family came up, and while there was general agreement that the show is hilarious and clever and warm, James Poniewozik added that he hoped that its warmth didn’t get expressed, in every episode, as “[Ed] “O’Neill says something gruffly sweet in last 30 secs.”

Here is what he says about the ending monologues:
I’d like to see the show change up from those here’s-what-we-all-learned homilies, for a couple reasons:
* First, and most obvious, a show is just better if I can’t predict its ending the afternoon before it airs.
* It undercuts the documentary format. There’s nothing inherently wrong with ending an episode with a longer speech from one of the characters’ “confessional” interviews in a mockumentary show. But the Jay we hear in a speech like last night’s isn’t entirely the Jay we see in action or hear interviewed on camera in the rest of the episode: he’s more reflective, self-aware and empathetic. Though the speeches end on a tension-breaking joke—like last night’s Guilt fades, but hardware lasts forever—it verges on breaking character.
* Finally, it’s just not always necessary. Modern Family has heart and sentiment to spare, and it doesn’t need to oversell it to get us to like it. If you took the monologue out, the montage it ran over would have been just as affecting, and actually maybe more.

What do you think?

Read more at the: Time.

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