Nolan Gould is great as the dim-witted Luke Dunphy on “Modern Family,” but the whole “kids say the darndest things” schtick doesn’t work as well in real life.
The “Modern Family” cast let three of its kiddie stars take the reins during the acceptance speech for the cast’s award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 2012 SAG Awards, which Gould began with an oh-so-precious “I think it was the late, great W.C. Fields who said ‘Never work with kids or animals.’ Well, he can kiss my–“
Gee whiz, guess we’ll never know what he was going to say, since costar Julie Bowen pulled him away before he could go any further.
Gould’s costars Rico Rodriguez and Ariel Winter thanked some actual people before Gould interjected again with another “aw, shucks” line, thanking SAG and AFTRA (which have now merged) for “making sure we’re properly fed, have all our shots, cleaned and are put in our pens by sundown.”
In all fairness, we’re not blaming the 13-year-old, who is actually quite intelligent in real life, for the offending speech. The grown-ups made him do it!