What The Fudge Did Lily Say?
In its third season, Modern Family earned the wrath of the Parents Television Council and a student group called the No Cussing Club after news broke that Cameron and Mitchell’s adopted two-year-old daughter Lily would drop the F-bomb in an episode entitled “Little Bo Bleep.” “The more we see and hear this kind of language on television, the more acceptable and common it will become in the real world,” said PTC’s Melissa Henson. Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, who portrays Cameron, took to his Twitter account to address the controversy, saying: “Lily didn’t ACTUALLY say FU*K. She said fudge. How bout see the episode, THEN form an opinion. For fudge sake people. Chill the f–k out … how bout redirecting energies of the No Cuss Club 2 reading 2 the elderly, picking up litter, feeding the hungry…” And the controversy didn’t seem to affect the show… The “Little Bo Bleep” episode was watched by 11.89 million viewers.