Modern Family

Broadcast January 6, 2016 (ABC)

Cast of Modern Family

“Special Guest Star” Barbra Streisand showed up near the end of Modern Family Season 7, Episode 10. The episode was written by Jeffrey Richman, who wrote for the Back to Brooklyn tour, the 2006 tour, and Barbra's show at the Village Vanguard. 

In the episode, Haley, Alex and Luke are surprised when Uncle Mitchell comes over to cash in on the birthday coupon they gave him for a belated celebration, so they scramble and end up on an impromptu tour of celebrity homes. Actor Ray Liotta saves the day when he takes the four over to Barbra's house gate where Barbra's voice is heard over the loud speaker.

Cast approaches Streisand's gate

Barbra: What's up, Ray?

Ray: Barbra, I have some of your mail from when you used to live over at Cedarhurst and I have a friend here who would ...

Barbra: Just leave the mail by the gate. I'll send someone down.

Ray: Ok, but —

Barbra: Oy! There's more?

Mitch: Hi, Miss Streisand, my name is Mitchell Pritchett and I have been a fan of yours since I can't even remember. Your artistry and integrity has inspired me my whole life. I just can't even believe I'm talking to you right now.

Barbra: Please, I'm just a regular person like you. I have people put on my pants one leg at a time.

Liotta talks to Barbra through an intercom

Ray: Barbra, today is his birthday!

Barbra: You sound very sweet, Mitchell.

Ray: I was thinking maybe as a special treat, you could —

Barbra: I'm not singing into my gate, Ray.

Mitch: It was very nice to talk to you. I did have a quick question about —

Barbra: Goodbye.

Streisand's credit on Modern Family

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