Maybe W.C. Fields was right

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV0000642" title="Modern Family (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/modern-family-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV0000642.topic">"Modern Family"</a> won its second <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCIG0000041" title="Screen Actors Guild" href="/topic/entertainment/screen-actors-guild-ORCIG0000041.topic">SAG</a> Award for ensemble in a TV comedy series, yet any evidence as to why the cast was honored certainly wasn't on display when Team "Modern Family" accepted the trophy. The adult actors let the show's younger stars have the microphone, and there were more cringe-inducing moments than funny ones. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0000009368" title="Nolan Gould" href="/topic/entertainment/nolan-gould-PECLB0000009368.topic">Nolan Gould</a>, who portrays Luke Dunphy on the show, played the role of an obnoxious kid at the podium, paraphrasing <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001678" title="W.C. Fields" href="/topic/entertainment/w.c.-fields-PECLB001678.topic">W.C. Fields</a>' "never work with animals or children" quote, adding, "Well, he can kiss my... "<br>
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And it was downhill from there.
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( Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times )

"Modern Family" won its second SAG Award for ensemble in a TV comedy series, yet any evidence as to why the cast was honored certainly wasn't on display when Team "Modern Family" accepted the trophy. The adult actors let the show's younger stars have the microphone, and there were more cringe-inducing moments than funny ones. Nolan Gould, who portrays Luke Dunphy on the show, played the role of an obnoxious kid at the podium, paraphrasing W.C. Fields' "never work with animals or children" quote, adding, "Well, he can kiss my... "

And it was downhill from there.

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