While the thought of being trapped in a small, enclosed space for an extended period of time sounds like an absolutely awful time to most people, pairing it with the cast of Modern Family seems like it would actually be the most amusing way to be trapped in a small, enclosed space for an extended period of time. A meet-cute, almost.
Yeah, so this actually happened. Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson spent an hour trapped in a crowded elevator on their way to headline a fundraiser in Kansas for the Boys & Girls Club. And like a litter of helpless kittens, they had to wait to be rescued by the local fire department as the firefighters worked their way down 37 floors to reach them.
All were freed in the end, and presented at the charity event as planned. Awww.
The photo alone (and accompanying video, found here) has me convinced that this experience needs to morph itself into an episode, stat. But with Phil Dunphy. Lots of Phil Dunphy.