Clearly, the high jinks on the “Modern Family” set extend beyond the scripted moments.
Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam on the hit ABC sitcom, shared a moment of behind-the-scenes shenanigans on Thursday, chronicling a moment when he appeared to shake co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson to his core.
In an Instagram post, Stonestreet told fans, “Here is @jessetyler receiving a VERY unpleasant meme from me on set.”
The accompanying video evidence of the moment captured Ferguson scrolling through his phone and reacting with disgust as he came across the offending content.
“Eww, Eric .. no!” Stonestreet exclaimed in reaction.
Stonestreet then put his hand to his head and emitted an exasperated groan.
Stonestreet didn’t share the exact nature of the “VERY unpleasant meme” with fans, prompting curious reactions in the comments section of the post.
“What was that meme!!!!!” one fan asked.
Another commenter weighed in with, “wish we could see it too!”
Stonestreet laid his unpleasant surprise on Ferguson at a time when the latter is coming to grips with the impending end of the show, which will wrap things up with its upcoming 11th season. Earlier this week, after news broke that the show would conclude, Ferguson wrote that he was “already preparing myself for a VERY emotional last year with my beautiful, hilarious fake family.”
“Here are some people you get to see one more season of (if you so choose),” Ferguson posted, along with photos of himself and his castmates. “@abcmodernfam has been picked up for an 11th and final season. I can’t believe I’ve spent over a decade of my life working with a cast and crew I love so much. I’m already preparing myself for a VERY emotional last year with my beautiful, hilarious fake family. And thank YOU for watching.”
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