Tonight’s Christmas episode of ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family” should be even crazier than usual because tonight’s installment is directed by Bryan Cranston. Before Cranston blew people minds, literally and figuratively, in “Breaking Bad” he was the zany Dad on “Malcolm in the Middle”. The cast of “Modern Family” is the best purveyors of crazy on TV, and a perfect match for Cranston’s background.
The all new episode, titled “The Old Man & the Tree”, centers around the extended Dunphy family working a holiday charity event. Check out the ABC synopsis of tonight’s episode below.
Jay takes Manny out to cut down their own Christmas tree, and Gloria is on edge with mom in town, but changes her tune when she sees her bonding with Claire. Emmy Award Winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) directs, and Elizabeth Peña (La Bamba) returns as a guest star.
One thing I’m looking forward to at the charity event is Cam interacting with the clown hired for the party. If this other clown dares to step on Fizbo’s very large shoes then there will definitely be a problem. The promo from ABC gives us a better idea of the holiday hurdles the family will be dealing with tonight.
Also great to have Elizabeth Pena back on the show as Gloria’s opinionated Mom. Her bonding with Claire should be hilarious.
Date: Wednesday, December 11th
Episode Title: “The Old Man & the Tree”
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: ABC.com