“Modern Family” came short of staging a full-fledged “Married…With Children” reunion Wednesday night. Despite being anticipated as a “reunion” episode, Al Bundy and his former TV son Bud didn’t share a second of screen time together. Instead, David Faustino’s “Tater,” a former college classmate of Claire’s, disappointingly only interacted with the two Dunphy parents at Claire’s college reunion.
On the plus side, the episode did boast a surprising cameo for “Empire Records” fans. That’s right, Rex Manning himself, also known as actor Maxwell Caulfield, guested as Claire’s former college professor-fling. Phil = not into Rex Manning Day.