It was a reverse case of not being in Kansas anymore: three members of the Modern Family cast ended up stuck in a Kansas City elevator for a full hour before the fire department was able to evacuate them and the rest of the unlucky riders.
Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were meant to appear at a fundraiser for the Kansas City Boys and Girls Club, but ended up living what could very well have been a Modern Family plot line first.
Jesse tweeted the adventure, and the three even created a Vine video of them and the 15 or so other riders trapped in the Sheraton Kansas City elevator saying, “Get us out!”
Maybe the show writers can use this as fodder. Eric is a Kansas City native, and his character is from Missouri in part because, he told the Kansas City Star, “he wanted the show to make fun of Missouri instead of Kansas.”
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Sources: Twitter, Kansas City Star