“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is starting his Emmy campaign for 2013 early — and he’s going negative.
Ferguson was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night (Sept. 24), and he talked with the host about Sunday’s Emmys and his on-screen partner Eric Stonestreet‘s second win in three years for best supporting actor in a comedy. (“Modern Family” also picked up its third straight best comedy Emmy.)
“He was so generous to me in his speech — and rightfully so,” Ferguson jokes. Kimmel then asks if Stonestreet was rooting for Ferguson to win this time: “He says he was. I mean, who knows if it’s true, but he says he wanted me to win.”
Ferguson then reveals he has a plan to sew up next year’s honor, unveiling a fake attack ad aimed at Stonestreet that accuses him of “steal[ing] gay American jobs from gay Americans” and calling him a “liar” for the portion of his Emmy acceptance speech where he talks about going to “every one” of the early-morning auditions in his career. It ends with a shot of Stonestreet as his “Modern Family” alter ego, Fizbo, and the tagline, “Congratulations on your Emmy, clown.”
It’s all completely tongue in cheek, of course, and also quite funny. Well played, Jesse Tyler Ferguson.