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"Modern Family" Great Expectations (TV Episode 2009) Poster

(TV Series)

(2009)

Trivia

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Edward Norton plays the fictional bass player and backing singer for Spandau Ballet, Izzy LaFontaine. The real bassist and singer for Spandau Ballet was Martin Kemp.
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"Great Expectations" marks the third time Ty Burrell has worked opposite Edward Norton. The two had previously worked together on The Incredible Hulk and the off-Broadway play Burn This.
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In season one, Jay says that he met Phil when he was hiding in his backyard trying to sneak Claire out of her house.
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The ending includes a tribute to _David Lloyd (III)_, the father of series producer _Christopher Lloyd (II)_, who passed away November 10, 2009, 8 days before the episode aired. It includes a picture of the elder Lloyd holding an Emmy he won for Mary Tyler Moore: Chuckles Bites the Dust (1975), and the quote from that episode: "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."
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Ty Burrell and Edward Norton prievously stared in The Incredible Hulk (2008).
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It would be easy to see why Claire confused the band that she thought Phil liked as Spandau Ballet had a song called Only when you leave, whilst the song he liked was called If you leave by OMD.
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