By Annie Barrett
Updated March 02, 2013 at 07:13 PM EST
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This will probably turn out to be the best and worst press release ever for the Kansas City Sheraton. TV boyfriends Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, along with Jesse’s TV sister, Julie Bowen, documented their 45-minute holdup in the hotel’s elevator. The Modern Family actors were on their way to headline a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Stonestreet’s hometown).

Stonestreet announced that he handled the situation better than expected and gossiped that “All Jesse did was pass wind.”

Ferguson retaliated by out-tweeting his co-star and uploading photos of the scare (above, featuring Stonestreet’s mom in blue) and a video of the 15 occupants asking firemen to “Get us out!”

When the firemen arrived, Ferguson reasoned, “At least the firemen in K.C. are cute” and mentioned in another video that he hoped Julie Bowen had been wearing underwear during the clutch save.

Thank you to magical social media for rescuing so many TV stars and commoners!

Episode Recaps

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Modern Family

Parents just don’t understand… and neither do kids or spouses in this hit ensemble comedy

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  • Wednesdays at 09:00 PM
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