Modern News #32 – “Send Out the Clowns” (3×18)

On the next episode of Modern Family, tensions rise between clowns, realtors and Pritchetts.

Synopsis: The funeral service for a beloved clown mentor reunites Cameron with his estranged ex-clown partner, Lewis (Bobby Cannavale); Phil is serious about landing a very important listing, only to get trumped by a notorious bulldozer of an agent, Verna Roth (Ellen Barkin); and Manny has a cool new friend, which makes both Jay and Gloria suspicious. Source

Air Date: March 14th, 2012

Written By: Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman & Bill Wrubel

Directed By: Steven Levitan

Guest Stars: Ellen Barkin as Verna, Bobby Cannavale as Lewis, Dash Dobrofsky as Griffin, Jonathan Emerson as Stan Larkin, Nancy Linari as Patti Larkin, Guilford Adams as Chuckleberry, Chris Dollard as Bubbles, Gary Morgan as pallbearer no. 1 and Michael Heatherton as pallbearer no. 2.



Sneak Peak:




  • Disneyland, part of the ABC/Disney family, is being eyed as a shooting location for an episode to air during May sweeps. Source
  • Barry Corbin has been cast as Cam’s dad in an upcoming episode. Corbin will play Merle Tucker, who’s quite the opposite of Cam’s overly touchy-feely mother (Celia Weston) is described as a solid, masculine, Midwestern, gruff guy. Eric Stonestreet first tweeted a photo of Corbin at the table read on Thursday. Source
  • Sarah Hyland’s (Haley Dunphy) real-life boyfriend, High School Musical 3‘s Matt Prokop, will guest star on Modern Family as  Haley’s love interest. Prokop will play Ethan, the nephew of one of Claire’s friends. Described as a stand-up kid, Ethan is moving to town to go to college and Claire thought it couldn’t hurt to introduce him to Hayley (Hyland). Source

One thought on “Modern News #32 – “Send Out the Clowns” (3×18)

  1. The best part was all the clowns in the little car… “How many clowns can you fit in a Volkswagen?”… Was it a Volkswagen or a Mini Cooper?

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