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Lily's F-bomb on Tonight's Modern Family

January 18,2012
Erin Dower

I heart Modern Family for it's subtle risks in humor. But tonight's episode, called "Little Bo Bleep," promises to be not-so-subtle: 2-year-old Lily drops the F word at a wedding. Gasp!

ABC says the word will be bleeped out, her mouth will be blurred out, and it turns out that the actress who plays Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) actually said the word "fudge" during filming. But the episode still has tongues wagging! One group, called the "No Cussing Club" -- founded by an 18-year-old Brigham Young University student concerned with the prevalence of swearing -- is slamming the show for putting profanity on primetime TV.

Do you watch Modern Family with your young kids? Are you worried about the impending F-bomb? Have you heard your youngster swear and what was your reaction?

We all know kids say the darndest things -- mostly because their parents do! Back in the fall, we asked our Facebook fans what they say (or try to say!) instead of cursing in front of their kids. We were overwhelmed with funny responses, and here are just a few of our favorite "alternative explatives" that moms shared:

* Shut the front door!

* Oh shucks!

* Sugarplumfairy!

* Jiminy Crickets!

* Fraggle Rock!

* God bless America!

Please share your own faves! And let us know what you think of tonight's Modern Family... IMHO, it's all in good fun, and the show would probably have much lower ratings (and no Golden Globe or Emmy on its shelf) if it were called Archaic Puritanical Family...  :)