Fans of ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ are hoping a member-generated campaign will help gay dads Cam and Mitchell show a simple sign of affection shared by every loving couple in the world – a kiss.
That’s the idea behind a new Facebook group to influence the producers of ABC’s ‘Modern Family.’ The group – called ‘Let Cam & Mitchell kiss on Modern Family!’ – was launched because Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), the gay couple on the hit sitcom, have never kissed, yet Mitchell’s sister Claire (Julie Bowen) and her hubby Phil (Ty Burrell) have.
ABC has tapped into gay parenting with its comedy called Modern Family – Wednesdays 9/8c.
It stars Ed O’Neill [Married… with Children] as the patriarch of a family.
O’Neill plays Jay Pritchett, who’s married to a younger Colombian woman and has a teenage stepson.
Jay’s grown kids from his first marriage each have families of their own.
The show is presented in the mockumentary format that’s helped ‘The Office’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ – without a laugh track. WARNING: no stereotype is spared from the storylines.
Here’s a funny clip – from Episode 5 – in which Jay asks Jesse and his partner to rate his looks:
Watch this clip – from Episode 2 – featuring an overachieving dad in a mommy-and-me class. Unfortunately the scene also includes one of the dads pigeonholed as a dancing queen:
This clip introduces the new dads:
The Emmy Award nominations were announced and the list for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series is a major gayfest! Chris Colfer (pictured) from Glee; Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother; Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family; and Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family. That adds up to 3 guys who are openly gay and 1 very gay-friendly straight! How fun is that?
NPH also gets nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his awesome portrayal of Bryan Ryan on Glee.
Other notable nominations include Jane Lynch (two nominations – one for Glee and one for Dr. Linda Freeman on Two And A Half Men; and Ian McKellen (for the AMC production of The Prisoner).
And a fantastic group of women for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy: Lea Michele from Glee; Julia Louis-Dreyfus from The New Adventures Of Old Christine; Edie Falco from Nurse Jackie; Amy Poehler from Parks And Recreation; and Tina Fey from 30 Rock.
With time on your hands over the holidays, I thought I would update everyone on a few interesting additions to the television line up. Modern Families on ABC is a great show in many ways, as is shows how different families can be while poking fun at itself. Some things are clearly cliche; but, you can’t have everything!
On the other hand, there is a new show, which Fertility Authority actually brought to my attention, called Find My Family. It sounds like a good premise; however, what concerns us the most is the fact that it claims to bring families back together. What we do hope is that they address what a family is and that they come in all shapes and sizes regardless of origin.
Happy New Year to all – this will be my last blog post until next week, so have a great week. See you in 2010!!