Here's a fun story, but first I need to give you a little bit of the backstory. Just a few days ago, at the Primetime Emmy Awards, a little show called Modern Family won the award for the Outstanding Comedy Series, a third consecutive year in a row. Also winners that night from Modern Family were Julie Bowen (who plays Claire Dunphy) and Eric Stonestreet (who plays Cameron Tucker) who won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, respectively.
You're probably wondering what this has to do with Yo Gabba Gabba! Well, just recently, both Bowen AND Stonestreet (actually, his character on the show), have given shout outs to Yo Gabba Gabba!
In April, Julie Bowen was at Milk & Bookies, where she tweeted a picture of her experience meeting DJ Lance Rock! The caption read, "Best party ever? DJ LANCE with my johnny and goddaughter Wallis at @milkandbookies event."
In the past, Julie Bowen has said of Yo Gabba Gabba in interviews, "I've heard all the evidence about television for kids, but every now and then Yo Gabba Gabba! is your best friend when you need to get the dishes done or just chill out for a minute." (Julie Bowen, have you been reading MY DIARY??)
Then tonight while watching the season premiere of Modern Family, I perked up when I heard Eric Stonestreet delivering a line that contained the words "Yo Gabba Gabba". He and his partner, Mitchell, were bantering on camera, talking about what it is like as a gay couple to receive gifts from their community.
They explain into the camera with this dialog:
Cameron: The giant stuffed elephant was a gift from our good friend, Pepper.
Mitchell: Gay guys having kids is relatively new, so our community has not yet learned how to modulate baby gifts.
Cameron: When Stephen and Stephan had little Rocco, our friend sent over the whole cast of Yo Gabba Gabba.
Mitchell: Now Rocco cries whenever he sees bright colors.
Cameron (shaking his head and talking quietly): I'm not allowed over there.
Mitchell (shaking his head in agreement): No.