Modern Family's Brotherly Love

With the myriad dynamics among the members of the Pritchett-Dunphy clan, one type of relationship hadn't yet been explored: the brotherly bond — or lack thereof. That changed with the introduction of Wiseguy and Breaking Bad veteran Jonathan Banks (who knew he could be so funny?) as Donnie Pritchett, Jay's younger sib. At Gloria's urging, Jay asked him a more sincere question than "How you doin', you dumb sonofabitch?" and found out he has prostate cancer. It could've crossed over into Very Special Episode territory but Modern Family kept it grounded in painful reality without losing the funny. (The disease's upside? Donnie's unseen wife, Irene, "lost 20 pounds from the stress.") Read More...


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