"Gotta Dance!" — Imagining Musical Episodes for "Girls," "Modern Family" and More

By Benjamin Solomon
09 Mar 2014



Jesse Tyler Ferguson

"Modern Family," ABC

Why this show: Besides the excellent episode "The Musical Man," which featured Cam directing Manny and Luke's school musical, it's kind of a shocker that the ABC comedy hasn't had a full musical episode, given it stars two Broadway vets: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sofia Vergara. (Remember when she played Mama Morton in Chicago?

Possible plot: After the family travels to New York to see a Broadway show, Mitch trips, falls and gets a concussion which causes him to imagine his life if he was a big Broadway star and not married to Cam.

Odds: High. Despite not actually being dancers, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet would jump at the chance to make fools of themselves in a kickline.

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