It may have seemed bizarre, then, that Jay Leno wanted to talk about her time working on the syndicated show 'Acapulco H.E.A.T.' The series ran for two seasons in the mid-1990s and starred Fabio, who Bowen lamented she never got a chance to meet.
Today, we have something just as hilarious from the Emmy-dominating Dunphy-Pritchett gang. In this exclusive clip from 'Modern Family: The Complete Second Season' (out today on DVD and Blu-ray!), watch newly crowned Emmy winners Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen read a scene from the episode 'Strangers on a Treadmill' in front of an audience of Emmy voters.
We can't tell what's cuter, the pair hamming it up for the audience or the giggles of their fellow cast members.
There were plenty of surprising twists and turns at the 63rd Emmy Awards, and more than a handful of remarks to remember. From host Jane Lynch's (jokingly) bitter comments about drowning her sorrows in a tub of turkey meatballs to Peter Dinklage's endearingly odd shout out to his dogsitter, the best quotes of the night are right here.
Click through the gallery to read the highlights, and tell us what caught your attention during the broadcast.
Two-time nominee Julie Bowen took home her first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, beating out costar Sofia Vergara, Emmy host Jane Lynch and golden girl Betty White.
Meanwhile, her on-screen husband Ty Burrell took home his first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, after losing out to co-star Eric Stonestreet last year. Burrell was competing against costars Stonestreet, Ed O'Neil and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, along with 'Glee' star Chris Colfer, in his category.
Unlike his character, Burrell seemed rather reflective accepting the golden statue, noting that his father passed away before he ever had the chance to see his son perform. "I wonder what he'd think of this," Burrell said, telling the crowd that his father would probably be surprised that his son goes to work in full makeup every day.
The Season 3 cast picture features the gang dressed in classic circus attire -- there's even an animal in the mix! Each person is dressed like a specific circus character.
Last year's photo had the cast hanging out in vintage beach attire.
The new season kicks off with a 1-hour premiere that sees the Dunphy and Pritchett families heading to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a dude ranch adventure. ABC promises big firsts, surprises and a face-off!
Check out a full gallery of ABC's new portraits -- including the new Lily, played by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons -- below.
The aforementioned funny ladies gathered as part of The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy Roundtable series to discuss their big breaks, best moments and those bad jobs everybody in the industry seems to have had.
In the video, Poehler attributes the success of her transition from improv to 'Saturday Night Live' to her experience with the Upright Citizens Brigade.
"It's very difficult to comment on your own career," Poehler said, with the other women nodding in agreement. "It's very strange, you kind of want to leave it up to other people to dissect it."
'The Office' star Fischer wasn't shy about revealing details of her career. She admitted to working as a telephone psychic and spending three years working at a car wash.
Watch the videos below.
As a result, he got some different answers to his favorite questions as when he asked Julie Bowen her favorite curse word. Hers was "dagnabbit," but for Claire Dunphy it's one far more crass.
It was certainly a fun hour, and a neat exploration of how the actors perceive their on-screen characters without the filter of the show's writers giving them their words.
The special is scheduled to air June 7 at 8PM on Bravo, but the network posted two clips showing us the hilarity in store for when we tune in next week. For example, the fact that Eric Stonestreet agrees with Jesse Tyler Ferguson's assessment that he's gay for pay, or the non-school-related adventures Julie Bowen had in Florence while studying Italian Renaissance Art during college.
Check out the clips below. (Thanks to PopWrap for the heads up.)
"I've played a lot of really nice people, and Claire is nice, but she's a lot more than nice," said Bowen. "She's loud, she's angry, she's frustrated, she's like the glue in their family. She gets to be a lot of things."
Bowen said that, judging by the response she gets from fans, a lot of other people related to the show, as well. She said that sometimes she's not sure in what language some fans are addressing her, but she knows they are saying they related to something they saw on 'Modern Family.'
On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), that was the problem when one of 'Modern Family' star Julie Bowen's children broke his collarbone.
First of all, she said that even with two parents it's impossible to keep a firm eye and grip on three children. So that's how one of her twins, Gus, wound up falling and breaking his collarbone. The problem was, that they didn't know the extent of his injury.
So it wasn't until two days later, when she realized he'd been favoring his left arm, that she started to get suspicious. When he wouldn't even reach for candy with his right hand, Bowen finally took him in and discovered he'd been suffering with a broken bone for two days.
During a recent afternoon of laundry, Bowen discovered "the smart one had gotten the fat cute one in the dryer -- I don't know how!" Conan O'Brien joked, "You should learn their names!"
Her gut reaction was not to take him out but to take a photo. "Wait a minute!" exclaimed the host. "That's your first instinct, is get a picture? A dryer is an oven that moves! You get Fatty out!" Yes, but it's a really cute picture. (See the clip.)
The stars answered fan questions about their early television influences, their dream shooting location and their childhood celebrity crushes. Plus, Burrell's "most awkward scene" story is not to be missed.
Last week marked the 10th anniversary of 'Ed,' which certainly has a plum spot on our list of great shows that were canceled too soon. The fine dramedy that revolved around a barrister/bowling alley proprietor and his quirky fellow Stuckeyville-ians premiered on NBC on Oct. 8, 2000. And though its four seasons whizzed by all too quickly, we can't say we hardly knew ye, 'Ed' ... in fact, we knew ye, and loved ye, quite well.
Host Oprah Winfrey asked Sophía why her accent seems to be getting heavier, even though she's been living in America for some time now. The actress replied that she actually does it for comedic effect, and gave an example: "I realized that sometimes it was funnier to say 'YOOOUHH' [rather] than 'you.'" Good point!
During the Emmy Awards, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet of 'Modern Family' got to film a skit with Mr. Clooney, and be in bed with him. Nice! That's the dream of nearly every single heterosexual woman and gay man. And Jesse and Eric play the gay couple on 'Family.' But, as it turns out, only one of them is gay in real life.
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