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WATCH: The Dunphy's Valentine's Day Escalator Disaster From Modern Family

  • Early on in Modern Family, we learned that Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) like to keep things spicy in their marriage by immersing themselves in sexy role play for Valentine's Day. One such occasion goes humiliatingly wrong in this clip from back in Season 1.

    While fully into their characters of Clive Bixby and Juliana on their way to a naughty rendezvous, Claire's coat gets caught in an escalator, completely derailing the fantasy. What's worse is that, in anticipation of sexytimes, Claire was wearing nothing at all underneath the coat, so she couldn't take it off. Cue an emergency stop, and then a parade of acquaintances happening upon the embarrassing scene, including Phil's colleagues and their son's math teacher. 

    It's not until Gloria (Sofia Vergara) arrives that Claire is able to successfully extricate herself from the situation in a shimmying sort of way that gives Phil a little extra to work with in his own personal fantasies.

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    TOPICS: Modern Family, ABC, Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell