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The Lily Easter Egg Eagle-Eyed Fans Caught In Modern Family's Season 2 Finale

In Season 2, Episode 7, “Chirp,” baby Lily (Ella and Jaden Hiller) films a TV commercial, much to the dismay of one of her dads, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). The cheesy, Godzilla-themed commercial features the Vietnamese-born Lily and another Asian baby sitting in front of a display of cardboard skyscrapers as white actors voice their lines in faux Japanese accents, prompting Mitchell to declare, “This commercial, it’s a big stereotype!” While Mitchell contends that their Asian daughter is being used as a prop, husband Cam initially defends the role, calling it “niche casting.” By the second take, however, even Cam agrees he doesn’t want his daughter to appear in the racist ad.

“Modern Family” fans would have gladly forgotten all about the commercial, but it actually makes a cameo at the end of the season in the background on the Dunphy family’s TV. “In the season 2 finale you can see [L]ily’s [G]odzilla commercial playing in the background,” u/yordan1247 pointed out.

While some fans simply commented on the nice Easter egg find, u/ohwellwereherenow noted, “Their final episode of each [season] often contains Easter eggs.” In fact, a separate thread shared by u/kickitlikeadidas lists a bunch of other Easter eggs in the episode, including the reappearance of Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) Froot Loops necklace from her son Manny (Rico Rodriguez) and the incessant barking of the neighbor’s dog in the background of the video they filmed for Jay (Ed O’Neill).

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