Julie Bowen was left speechless following WandaVision’s reference to Modern Family.
Since its debut on 15th January 2021, Marvel Studios’ first Disney+ original show WandaVision has featured a variety of classic sitcoms from bygone eras of American television history.
The latest episode, Breaking the Fourth Wall, deals with the comedies of the 2000s, most notably ABC’s mockumentary sitcom Modern Family.
After the episode hit our screens, Julie Bowen—popular as Claire Dunphy during Modern Family‘s decade-long journey—took to her social handle to share just how honored she felt.
— Siân Mayhall-Purvis (@SianMP) February 19, 2021
Bowen wrote on Instagram,
One year to the day since we wrapped Modern Family, and tonight we were part of WandaVision.
They’ve paid homage to I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and The Brady Bunch among others… To see our show as a ‘classic’ through the eyes of an incredibly innovative Marvel show left me speechless… from the breaking of the fourth wall to the fabric on the couch… wow. What a great way to celebrate a bittersweet anniversary.
Modern Family debuted at ABC in September 2009. The series ran for a total of 250 episodes over 11 seasons and concluded in April 2020.
As Bowen points out, it’s just the latest sitcom to be alluded to by Marvel’s sitcom-inspired miniseries that ties directly to Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness.
Besides Modern Family (2009-2020), I Love Lucy (1951-1957), Bewitched (1964-72), and The Brady Bunch (1969-74), WandaVision has also dropped references to shows like The Honeymooners (1955-56), I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77), Full House (1987-95) and Malcolm in the Middle (2000-06), among several others.