Tonight's episode of Modern Family will be a mini-Married… With Children reunion, as former MWC star David Faustino is set to guest star. From the preview photo we have to show you, it looks like his character will be interacting with Phil as part of the Dunphy arc in the episode, which involves Claire visiting her college for a reunion and a very awkward situation arising.
Here's ABC's official description for the episode, titled "Bad Hair Day."
"Bad Hair Day" - Claire flies solo to her college reunion and runs into a professor she once dated, but when Phil shows up things get really awkward. Back at home, Jay is obsessed with winning his big bowling tournament, and Gloria is running ragged with the baby but won't admit it. Mitchell offers to take baby Joe for a while, and Cameron seizes the opportunity to use him in one of his elaborate photo shoots. However, a wig malfunction leads to unfortunate results and no one wants to be the one to face Gloria, on Modern Family, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
We have no photographic evidence that Faustino will share screen time with his former Married… With Children co-star Ed O'Neill, but it's still great to see the Grandmaster B back in action.
Also guest-starring in the episode is Maxwell Caulfield, who plays the Professor Cooke (presumably the professor Claire once dated.)
As a secret fan of Grease 2 and a more openly adoring fan of Empire Records, I'm as excited for Caulfield's experience as I am Faustino's. It's almost as though it were Rex Manning day! Say no more, mon amour.
Here's a clip that has nothing to do with the above mentioned guest stars, but does give us a look at what's going on for Cam and Mitch.
"Oh my God, what has gotten into her? We've been doing this for six hours and now all of a sudden she doesn't love it?"
Poor Lily… and Joe.