The episode, which is titled “Punkin Chunkin," is described as such: "When an old neighborhood kid returns to town as a hugely successful internet billionaire, it gets Phil thinking of what could have been. Jay feels Manny could use a little dose of constructive criticism, and Cameron is offended when Mitchell questions the authenticity of his colorful childhood stories. It all comes to a head at Thanksgiving with the family divided between the 'Dreamers' and the 'Pritchetts' – and nothing settles the score like a punkin chunkin challenge – on 'Modern Family.'"
“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily. Guest cast for “Punkin Chunkin” includes Gad as Kenneth, Gretchen Morgan as Natalie and Aaron Krebs as Andy.
“Punkin Chunkin” was written by Ben Karlin and directed by Michael Spiller.
Gad currently stars as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, a role that earned him a 2011 Tony Award nomination. He has also been seen on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and is known for his television work, which includes "The Daily Show" and "Back to You," among others.
"Modern Family" airs Wednesday nights at 9 PM ET.