‘Modern Family’ Stars Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Share a ‘Star Wars’ Geek-Out in Sneak Peek (Video)

Co-stars of ABC sitcom bro down and cross sabers in whimsical photo montage

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … Okay, make that Wednesday night on “Modern Family,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell will apparently experience a major geek-out.

Ferguson shared a sneak peek at tonight’s episode of his ABC sitcom early Wednesday, depicting himself and co-star Burrell sharing a super-fanboy “Star Wars” moment.

According to Ferguson’s summation of things, his character Mitch Pritchett and Burrell’s Phil Dunphy will unleash a heap of “Storm Trooper realness” in this week’s installment.

“Mitch & Phil serving Storm Trooper realness on tonight’s all-new ‘Modern Family,’” Ferguson wrote, adding, “Get excited, mitches.”

The actor included a montage of photos depicting Ferguson and Burrell against a backdrop of stars, lightsabers in their hands, vogue-ing through a series of saucy poses that culminates in the pair wearing Storm Trooper helmets as they share a picture-perfect embrace worthy of a senior prom photo on the Death Star.

Judging from ABC’s description of this week’s episode, it’s unclear how, exactly, the “Star Wars” motif will fit in.

“Haley needs a little motherly advice from Claire as she considers her future with Dylan and her career,” the description reads. “Meanwhile, Jay and Cam’s less than politically correct coaching style earns them a class on sensitivity from Manny and Phil; and Mitch runs into Phil’s nemesis, Gil, at an unlikely place.”

Still, any excuse to watch Ferguson and Burrell bro down and merrily cross sabers is a good one, so dive into the “Star Wars” silliness below.


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Mitch & Phil serving Storm Trooper realness on tonight’s all new Modern Family. Get excited, mitches. ????#ModernFamily

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