Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson will reprise his role on Ugly Betty as Betty’s orthodontist Dr. Farkus. EW’s Ausiello reports that Ferguson will appear in the first episode back from the break on January 6.
I LOVE Ferguson on Modern Family – his character is one of the funniest on TV. I’ll be absolutely honest with you…I had forgotten that Ferguson was Dr. Farkus. He appeared in episode 1.17, Icing on the Cake. Here is a reminder:
As an aside, re-watching this episode was a whole lot of fun. Daniel had crazy hair, Alexis was relatively new, Charlie was her normal insane self, and in this episode, Amanda wore the infamous rubber dress.
Ferguson was really good as the good Doctor, interestingly, he was another man who had a crush on Betty. It will be very interesting to see his feelings when he returns.
According to Ausiello, “Ferguson was inserted into the episode at the 11th hour after ABC asked [Silvio] Horta to come up with a cool way to kick off the show’s move to Wednesdays. Approaching one of the night’s biggest stars (who also just happens to be a Betty alum) was a no-brainer. ‘In lieu of a recap, they asked if there was a fun way to start the [episode],’ he says. “So we decided to [bring] Jesse back.”
This is going to be awesome. Now, if they can just bring him back in the spring to do the deed!
(For those of you who think I’ve lost my mind, I mean ‘take Betty’s braces off’)