Peyton Manning has done many things on TV for a laugh: hosted SNL, hurled insults at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, played himself on The Simpsons, and shilled for DirecTV. One thing that he hasn’t done? Guest-starred in a role in which he wasn’t playing himself.

That all changes on Wednesday, when the retired NFL QB pops up on Modern Family as Coach Gary, a sports tutor whom Gloria (Sofia Vergara) hires to school baby Joe (Jeremy Maguire) in the art of throwing a ball. Turns out, he’s also handy around the house, fixing drawers and cleaning out gutters, which makes Jay (Ed O’Neill) feel emasculated. Especially when Gary talks about the size of own hands.

Check out this first clip from the episode, which airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Episode Recaps

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Modern Family

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

  • TV Show
  • 10
  • Wednesdays at 09:00 PM
  • ABC
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