There was an unlikely Canadian reference on the sitcom Modern Family this week, when Newfoundland actor Gordon Pinsent was mentioned by one of the show's main characters.
In the scene, character Cameron Tucker (played by actor Eric Stonestreet), has some visiting house guests from Canada, whom he welcomes at the door.
When asked how they like their room, one of the characters said, "It's like a palace up there," while his wife quipped, "I keep expecting to run into Gordon Pinsent."
Stonestreet's character clearly has no idea who Pinsent is, which prompted one of the Canadian characters to say, "I'm sorry, is he not a big movie star down here?"
The clip didn't go unnoticed by Canadian viewers, who took to social media to acknowledge the shout-out.
Bahahahahaha Gotta love a shout out to G Pinsent https://t.co/7fOrsTBepq— @allanhawco
@CochraneCBCNL and Gordon Pinsent was mentioned on Wednesday nights episode of Modern Family. What a time to be alive!— @carlajonesboyd
Loved the Gordon Pinsent reference, on today's episode of Modern Family!— @JamMcBain
Thanks to @filmspotting I got a bigger laugh than the average viewer when they name dropped Gordon Pinsent on tonight's ep of Modern Family.— @DJAHa
I totally know who Gordon Pinsent is. #ModernFamily— @ShinjinSaKaKi
@Sarah_Hyland Very funny show as usual! Loved the reference to Gordon Pinsent (he's form my home province of Newfoundland!) LOL— @tb_jam
Nice shout out to Gordon Pinsent by the "Canadians" on Modern Family last night. #cancon— @flickerbat
NL's Gordon Pinsent had a shout-out on last night's Modern Family! pic.twitter.com/U63GTprOqA— @melissaroyle
LOL at the Gordon Pinsent shoutout on @ModernFam .— @sdwolfpup