In the Speechless episode “S-I– SILENT N-I—NIGHT”, Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) takes a vow of silence in attempt to better understand what it’s like to be her brother JJ. Meanwhile, their brother Ray (Mason Cook) is being served fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies by his girlfriend Taylor’s (Sedona Jones) mother Melanie. While wearing a “World’s Best Mom” apron in the kitchen, Melanie asks to meet Ray’s parents. Turns out Melanie and Ray’s mother Maya (Minnie Driver) have already met, and they “have a history together.”
Melanie is portrayed by Sarah Chalke. She is known for her roles on Backstrom (Amy Gazanian), How I Met Your Mother (Stella Zinman), How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) as Polly Green-Tatham, Cougar Town (Angie), Mad Love (Kate Swanson), Scrubs (Dr. Elliot Reid), and Roseanne (Becky Conner-Healy), among others. Fun fact: She’s the voice of Beth Smith in the popular animated series Rick and Morty. Speechless airs Wednesdays at 8:30 pm on ABC, right after The Goldbergs, and right before Modern Family.
— Speechless (@Speechless_ABC) December 13, 2017