ABC is airing the 200th episode of Modern Family on January 10. The episode ‘Dear Beloved Family’ features Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) who is rushed to the hospital. Phil has to have an emergency surgery after experiencing intense stomach pains. Everyone in his crazy extended family shows at the hospital to be by his side. Occasional Modern Family director Fred Savage makes a cameo appearance as a character named Caleb.
Savage, best known for his role as Kevin on The Wonder Years, has directed a total of nine Modern Family episodes over the years. His most recent was the November episode ‘Ten Years Later’, when everyone celebrates the tenth wedding anniversary of Jay and Gloria. He seems to love the job and all the perks that come with it. In August, Savage posted a photo of him on the set when retired soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria — aka Posh Spice — stopped by the set with their kids. He calls them “Posh and Becks.” See ecstatic Savage below. P.S. Savage is currently on-camera as the host of the new game show Child Support, executive produced by Ricky Gervais. Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC.