Ty Burrell Talks Perils of Hitchhiking in Manhattan (VIDEO)

Ty Burrell Talks Hitchhiking on 'Late Night'

Now L.A.-based for 'Modern Family,' Ty Burrell misses "where the nuttier stuff happens," i.e., New York City, where he lived for 12 years. So he shared an only-in-New-York experience when he stopped by 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). Burrell needed to get to Midtown by 5PM, but (as always around that time), couldn't hail a cab.

A "friendly looking woman pulled up," recognized him from the TV show and offered him a lift. He accepted. "It started out great," he said of their conversation. "Twenty-five minutes later, traffic got jammed up, and it was kinda like..." (Burrell stared blankly in awkward silence.)

The actor thanked the "good Samaritan" and added, "I'm sorry that you had to witness up-close how dull I am." (An intriguing aside: The TV star wasn't willing to pay for a "freaky expensive" gypsy cab.)

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